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JERWOOD SPACE

171 Union St, SE1 0LN
020 7654 0171

www.jerwoodvisualarts.org
jva@jerwoodspace.co.uk

Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 10-3 FREE entry

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NATIVE TONGUE READING GROUP #2
Feb 20, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm talk/event
Anna Bunting-Branch uses science fiction as a methodology to re-vision feminism and its histories, remixing elements from a range of sources to generate new and imaginative resonances. Her work, exhibiting as part of the Jerwood Solo Presentations 2017, draws inspiration from the work of linguist and science fiction writer Suzette Haden Elgin. In a decade-long thought experiment, Elgin crafted a feminist constructed language named LŠadan, which was disseminated through a series of sf novels. The Native Tongue trilogy, published between 1984 and 1994, created a storyworld around LŠadan and introduced this “women’s language” to a community of fans.
 
To coincide with her commission two reading group sessions provide the opportunity to read and discuss selected chapters from the Native Tongue trilogy. This session is the second. Following the model of feminist small-group consciousness raising, participants will be invited to reflect on what this future-oriented story from the past can offer to present-day feminist thinking, and how Elgin’s visions of the future might be re-imagined in the context our own contemporary experiences.
Participants are asked to read the texts beforehand. To book a free place and receive a PDF please email lauren.houlton@jerwoodspace.co.uk

PROJECT SPACE: RYAN L. MOULE, VESSELS AND VESTIGES
May 22 - Aug 26, 2017
Vessels and Vestiges is an exhibition of chemically unfixed photographic prints by Swansea-based artist, Ryan L. Moule.
 
Through the presentation of photographs in their unfixed state, Moule repositions the image away from its assumed signifier of certainty to one of uncertainty and fragility. Exposure of the light-sensitive paper is slowed down by their presentation under UV filtered box frames, which mimic the red-light environment of the photographic darkroom. This leaves them in a process of becoming, as the images continue to subtly transform over a prolonged period of time. Through the decision to not complete the traditional printing process, Moule aims to re-orientate focus away from the image as a form of representation, and onto its materiality.

JERWOOD STAGING SERIES
May 25 - Jun 11, 2017

JERWOOD STAGING SERIES : THE HARRY MEADLEY SHOW
May 31, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
Harry Meadley performs and films a new work in the form of a late-night talk show, inviting attendees to become part of his ‘live studio-audience’. The presentation investigates the artist’s financial situation, marital status, and general mental state. The Harry Meadley Show continues to further delve into what it means to be an artist. The traditional over-confident and satirical nature of the host is replaced with one of uncertainty and vulnerability – exploring, through humorous delivery, the myriad of obstacles facing artists today.
This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jerwood-staging-series-the-harry-meadley-show-tickets-34272795855
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JERWOOD STAGING SERIES : SLANT - FOR THE UNSETTLING
Jun 2, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
An evening of films and words in action in the age of American Author Thomas Pynchon come to fruit curated by Gareth Evans.
 
As the image of the world we expected/hoped to find ourselves/continue living in – liberal, sensitive, just, internationalist – dissolves before our own and other’s eyes, and the image of the world we have long denied – globally unequal, nationalistic, prejudiced, climate-appalled – rises undeniably into view, we are understandably unsettled on a number of levels, from the personal to the universal. This evening looks ‘slant’ at these significant concerns – through film, readings, performance and 16mm installation – but refuses to look away. It is presided over by the 80th birthday spirit of Thomas Pynchon, one of the great understanders and unsettlers of our time.
 
Presenting works by Laura Alhach, Louis Benassi, Katya Chitova, Rob Crosse, Webb Ellis, Samuel Fouracre, Keira Greene, Stanley Schtinter, Jessica Sarah Rinland, Irene Solŗ, Anita Wolska-Kaslow and Andrea Luka Zimmerman.
This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jerwood-staging-series-slant-for-the-unsettling-tickets-34272963356
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JERWOOD STAGING SERIES : SIREN
Jun 7, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
Siren is the first public iteration of a new series of performance works from Louisa Martin, building upon previous work involving live improvised sound performances and working directly with performers. The event will take place across Jerwood Space’s three galleries and comprise sculpture, light interventions, orchestrated sound works and samples and a choreographed movement piece.
 
Louisa Martin is exhibiting related work in a solo exhibition at Bluecoat, Liverpool, 6 May- 24 June 2017.
This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jerwood-staging-series-siren-tickets-34273119824
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JERWOOD STAGING SERIES, THE FIN COM COMES A LITTLE EARLY THIS SI»CLE
Jun 9, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
An evening of performances and screenings curated by Lauren Houlton that bring together four artists – Alex Culshaw, Faye Green, Guy Oliver and Richard Whitby – whose works encompass various approaches to re-enactment.
 
As opposed to re-stagings that attempt to accurately replicate an event, these works view the past as hosting a multiplicity of simultaneous facts; that depending on our position, history becomes readable in a different way. Through considering the historical trace as an ‘encounter’- an understanding of material under a process of continuous transformation by the systems of relations that it enters into – the works open the potential for alternative narratives and transformations through each act of return. Exploring storytelling methodologies that employ non-linear understandings of time, influence and affinity are seen as dynamic entities, moving across time and space.
This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite:
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Click to enlargeJERWOOD STAGING SERIES : RUSHES, SKETCHES AND SCHEMES
Jun 10, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
As an episode of a larger, ongoing project, Our Common Ghosts. Christian Nyampeta presents a live audio-visual session of the rushes and glimpses of the previous stagings of this project. The idea of Our Common Ghosts was developed at the inaugural meeting of The Another Roadmap School Africa Cluster at Nagenda International School of Art and Design, Uganda, in July 2015. Since then, Our Common Ghosts has been revisited, staged and presented in different contexts, including exhibitions, colloquia and workshops.
This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jerwood-staging-series-rushes-sketches-and-schemes-tickets-34273543090
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