Since November 2017, the four artists have made use of the space as a residency and studio, coming to the space to confer, collaborate, experiment and produce as a way of expanding their practices individually and also collectively. After an open studio event in December which included a discursive disussion on some of the central themes within their practice, an open rehearsal and a collective crit with invited guests, we would like to host a finissage and exhibition, with a private view on the evening of 12 January.
Please join us on Friday, 12th January, 6-10 pm for the Private View.
About the artists:
Victoria Fornieles uses her body as a tool, a camera and a mark making device. By combining camera based and camera-less techniques in the darkroom her work sets out to subtly subvert the characteristics of photography. She is also a School of the Damned alumni. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Cyprus School of Art in 2013 and was awarded a place on a residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2016.
Joshua Phillips’ work uses the photograph as a motif to investigate ideas and compose research, often taking an artefact or locating a historic position as a starting point to investigate the construction of cultural narratives associated with place. He has recently been nominated for PARALLEL European Photo Based Platform and will be exhibiting work and participating alongside cultural organizations as Procur.arte, Kaunas Photography Gallery and Organ Vida.
Ben McDonnell’s background as a musician informs his visual practice, using photography, installation and sound to create a cyclical relationship between sound, silence and the still image. He has exhibited and performed widely in the U.K., Europe and Asia, including Paris Photo in 2016. He is also an associate lecturer in art and photography at the universities of Salford and Huddersfield.
Nemo Nonnenmacher is a german visual artist who uses photography, digital sculpture and installation to explore how contemporary technologies affect our cultural identity. He has had exhibitions throughout the UK, Germany and Italy, including the Schleuse Opelvillen in Rüsselsheim, Germany in 2017 and at the Fondazione Fotografia in Modena, Italy in 2016. From 2012 to 2017 he has been a fellow of the German National Scholarship Foundation.