Category Archives: Talks

Are we body or are we landscape?

College of Arts and Humanities
University of Brighton
Grand Parade
2pm, 13 July 2015

pushing boundaries

Leah Capaldi and Jack Tan present the role of the Screen/Object and question the tension a live Body/Subject can introduce. Using the iconic landscape of the Wild West alongside pre-recorded video, live Skype link ups from Singapore and film commentary Leah and Jack question performance as a problemizer, a space of negotiation between states.

ARE WE BODY? OR ARE WE LANDSCAPE? is a live performance following on from Leah Capaldi’s research last year in the USA into the connections between sculpture and performance. It is part of Pushing Boundaries 2, Brighton University’s Annual Research Festival, 13 – 16 July 2015.

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Speech! Speech! at VITRINE

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Speech! Speech!

Edwin Burdis | Hannah Jones

Sunday 23 March 2014, 2.00-4.00pm. Ticket £5.00. Bookings only. Limited capacity. VITRINE Basement, Bermondsey Street

VITRINE presents ‘Speech! Speech!’ the first in a new series of The Onion Discussions, organised by Jack Tan and Elizabeth Porter, with three-course meal and guest speakers Edwin Burdis and Hannah Jones.

The Onion Discussions is a series of Sunday lunches exploring the creative possibilities of the dinner speech that seek to peel back ideas within art and culture for a deeper look. Often taking the form of panel discussions or roundtables, the Onion Discussions brings together artists, writers, curators and other producers to consider pertinent issues in contemporary visual, spatial and material culture in an experimental format and in a cross-disciplinary context.

Two artists are invited to make speeches at the event – one before dinner and one after dinner – in response to the etymology of the word ‘speak’. The artists are free to interpret and to reimagine what a ‘speech’ is and to respond in any way and to anything from the etymology or idea of speech. This series develops the Onion discussions’ exploration of different discursive formats. Come eat and hear Edwin Burdis and Hannah Jones make a Speech! Speech!

To book tickets, which are limited to 30, contact VITRINE:
rsvp@vitrinegallery.co.uk (with ‘Speech! Speech!’ Book ticket in subject line) or call: +44 (0)20 74076496.

Further information contact: Jack Tan (mail@jacktan.net) or Elizabeth Porter (lizziporter@aol.com).

Notes

1. Speakers 

Edwin Burdis
Edwin Burdis (b. Newcastle, 1974) has significantly contributed to the London art scene for over a decade. Edwin explores a unique and extravagant fusion between art, music and sub-cultural references, working across painting, sound, sculpture and drawing. His drawings and paintings often set the tone for performances, all part of an on-going compulsion to produce. www.vitrinegallery.co.uk/artist/edwin-burdis

Hannah Catherine Jones
I am concerned with the moment of live performance – the uniting of performer and audience in a contract of time and space. Predominantly static, presenting myself as a living sculpture and often, living pun, I allow myself to be observed visually and aurally by audience and camera. The presence and intensity from the perspective of the audience, performer and camera is an on-going investigation.  www.foxymoron.co.uk

2.  VITRINE

VITRINE is a contemporary art gallery based across two spaces in Bermondsey. Dedicated to working with emerging and mid-career artists across all media and focusing on cross-disciplinary practices. VITRINE Basement is a new space located under the Bermondsey Street gallery for events.

3.  The Onion Discussions

The ONION DISCUSSIONS are a series of discussions that seek to peel back ideas within art and culture for a deeper look. Often taking the form of panel discussions or roundtables, the Onion Discussions brings together artists, writers, curators and other producers to consider pertinent issues in contemporary visual, spatial and material culture in an experimental format and in a cross-disciplinary context. www.oniondiscussions.wordpress.com

For interview and exhibition image requests contact:

Philip Howe
Tel.+44 (0)20 74076496
info@vitrinegallery.co.uk

Support the work of Vitrine by becoming a Friend of the Gallery. See www.vitrinegallery.co.uk/development for more information.

The Art of Human Rights

Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research invites you to a research seminar on:

The Art of Human Rights: exploring the connections between art, activism and human rights in practice-led research.

Jack Tan – PhD student and Visiting Lecturer, Department for Drama, Theatre and Performance, University of Roehampton

1:00pm, 24 February 2014

Room 209, Hirst Building,
Department of Social Sciences
University of Roehampton
Roehampton Lane SW15 5PU

What is the intersection between the activity of making art and doing activism? Is there any common ground between the techne of human rights and the poiesis of art? What does it mean to make art politically (as opposed to making political art)? What is the value of ‘art-thinking’ for human rights?

These questions are asked within the framework of artists’ work. Jack Tan will present examples of his work and those of other artists as a way of laying bare the methodologies involved in using art practice as a means of researching political questions.

For more information about:
The Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/crucible/
The Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/drama-theatre-and-performance/

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