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Dec 10, 2018 to 12:00am talk/event
Thomas Goddard presents bonus content from his new video work, The word of mouse (grok your cornea gumbo), commissioned for Survey. Presented as a live DVD commentary, Goddard will translate the video in real time, providing additional context to the artist’s analysis of our modern day condition through a series of micro-fictions, all the while tussling with digital omnipresence.
This new performance builds upon recent works which take the form of a ‘self-interview’, a process which allows the artist to continually question and re-evaluate his point of view.
The word of mouse (grok your cornea gumbo) reflects on our social and psychological experience of the digital age. Using the tropes of the coming of age genre, Goddard combines archival moving and still images from popular culture with an original score, to consider our lives as inextricably linked with the digital world, for better or worse.
This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.
Thomas Goddard (b. 1980, Cardiff) lives and works in Cardiff. He received a BA in Fine Art Painting from University of Gloucestershire in 2004. Recent exhibitions and performances include Experimentica, Chapter, Cardiff (2017); Up-On Live Art Festival, Chengdu and Chongqing, China (2016); Testspace, Spike Island, Bristol (2016); Europa, Transition Gallery, London (2016); Uprisings, MOSTYN, Llandudno (2015). Recent residencies include URRA, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2017); Standpoint Futures, Standpoint Gallery, London (2015). Goddard’s work was chosen for Selected VI, a film programme selected by Jarman Award nominees which toured nationally and internationally (2016).

Apr 3 - Jun 2, 2019
Webb-Ellis, Richard Whitby.
The Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone premieres two newly commissioned moving-image installations by Webb-Ellis and Richard Whitby, the recipients of this sixth edition of the Awards.
Responding to the curatorial theme of Going, Gone, the two works act as a barometer of the uncertain present (and unclear future) of contemporary Britain in the lead-up to its declared exit from the EU next spring.

May 28, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm talk/event
Artist-duo Webb-Ellis discuss For The First Baby Born in Space, commissioned for Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone, with writer, Emily LaBarge.
Filmed during the extraordinary long, hot summer of 2018, For The First Baby Born in Space features a number of teenagers from North Yorkshire and elsewhere. Talking to them about their hopes and aspirations and listening to them about their fears, it records how their coming of age coincides with a time when so much else is in flux.
Webb Ellis – Caitlin and Andrew Webb-Ellis live and work across Britain and Europe. Webb-Ellis have been working together since their time at Arts University in Bournemouth, both graduating with a BA in Photography in 2012. Recent presentations include Whitstable Biennale (2018); Inheritors, Siobhan Davies Dance, London (2018); Video Jam, Manchester (2017); Slant, For the Unsettling, Jerwood Space, London (2017); Aesthetica Art Prize 2017, York Art Gallery (2017); Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick (2017); Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts, London (2016); Estuary Festival, Tilbury Cruise Terminal (2016). Webb-Ellis are currently presenting We chose the earth project funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation at Whitstable Biennale until June (2020).
Emily LaBarge is a writer based in London, where she teaches at the Royal College of Art. Amongst other publications, she has written for Frieze, the LA Review of Books, Bookforum, the Guardian, Tate Etc., The White Review, Artforum and The Paris Review.
This talk is programmed as part of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone exhibition, featuring two new moving-image commissions by Webb-Ellis and Richard Whitby. The galleries are open late before the event (5-7pm) giving you the chance to enjoy our exhibitions and refreshments.
This event is free to attend but capacity is limited. Book your place via Eventbrite.

Jun 19 - Aug 18, 2019
Lucie Gledhill, Forest + Found, Mark Corfield-Moore, Tana West, Bethan Lloyd Worthington.


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