AboutASSEMBLY is a series of one-off events offering new and emerging artists a platform to show or perform experimental ideas or work in progress, within the gallery and its adjoining courtyard. Each ASSEMBLY event is themed; past ASSEMBLY events have featured exciting and diverse approaches to the subjects as varied as live performance, sonic art, film & video, text, light, time and computer culture, and have featured the work of more than sixty local and emerging artists.
For our 10th Assembly event, four Sheffield based artists have each been paired up with an artist in Istanbul. Plunged into the unknown within a pen-pal type relationship, the expectation has been to create work with someone they have never met. This work will be dependant upon the success or failure of the artistic dialogue, and while the emphasis is not on an outcome as such, the struggle to make something, will inevitably drive each encounter. Difference is the key. Within these restrictions, methods, thresholds and standards within an art making practice will be explored as well as the possibilities and impossibilities of coming together.
The artists taking part are:
Ipek Yeginsu and Michael Day
Cigdem Kaya and Laure Carnet
Erim Bikkul and Daisy Fossard
Ali Ibrahim and Susannah Gent
Snacks and hot and cold drinks will be on sale. Dress warm and bring a sparkler!
71 Eyre Lane,