During 2014, artists Gayle Chong Kwan, Laura Napier and Will Jennings have produced new bodies of work at Four Corners, using its unique film and photographic production facilities, alongside dedicated space and staff support. At the same time, two Research and Development residencies have enabled Tessa Power and Anna Sherbany to develop new work.
The residency programme, supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund, meets an identified need for artists working in film and photography, who have few opportunities for practice-based experimentation. Projects were selected by an external panel of Laura Noble, Director of LA Noble Gallery, and Christiane Monarchi, Editor of Photomonitor.
An associated Symposium at The Cass will explore the residency process, and where artists go to get their work exhibited and distributed following production. This will include presentations from the artists in residence.
‘Much of the art world’s focus is on interpreting the finished artwork, which miraculously appears in exhibition spaces, its origins unquestioned. My only wish for the FATHOM Residency at Four Corners is that it may continue forever, so that many more artists can benefit from the resources available here, and the art world can gain a better understanding of the development stage, in that crucial time between idea and artwork.’ (Christiane Monarchi, Editor, Photomonitor)