In January 2009, Sarah Sanders spent 1month in Chongqing as part of the Breathe Chongqing residency at 501 Artspace. In April 2009 Daniel was artist in residence at Red Gate Gallery in Beijing. Chinese Arts Centre will provide both artists the opportunity to use our project space simultaneously to present works completed during their residencies and to develop their enquiries further. Both artists graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University and have remained working in the city. Daniel utilises disposable cameras, wooden mechanical structures, audio and video recording devices and paper to explore the subtleties in our everyday environments. Chance is often employed to avoid total conscious control of the product. Sarah attempts to capture the passing of time in drawing. Her sensitivity for the materials she uses informs her action and non-action in the process of the work. A shift in her concerns towards the performance aspects in her work has caused her to question and explore live performance art.
The project space will be open to the public throughout December.
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