AboutIslington Mill's 2013 programme begins with curatorial residency Rule of 3 (Jan 24th-Feb 24th) an exploration of current visual arts practice questioning the potential futures of creative expression. 3 questions 3 residencies 3 event nights. Curated by Gass Pendergast and Jeni Holt Wright who last year bought you the hugely successful group exhibition Dynamic Death Party.
Rule of 3 is a three night project showcasing emerging creative talent at Islington Mill. Addressing issues of funding, communication and cries of 'it's been done before,' it aims to bring creative minds together to discuss potential solutions to the increasingly uncertain future of creative expression.
FIRST EVENT NIGHT: RULE OF 3
Thursday 24th January. Doors open 6pm. Video Jam begins 7.30pm. FREE.
Mixed Mediaâ¦lights, furniture, austerity
The first event explodes with light and sound artist Joanne McClung performing on our haunting 5th floor attic space, live music and film merging in the club space at the one year celebration of Manchester's film and music night Video Jam, an interactive piece by illustrative artist Stephen Nuttall aka The Fag Baboon in collaboration with Trifecta Films and an open studio of artist-in-residence Rachel Anne Pursglove who will open unexpected doors into our imagination through a plethora of mixed media.
Rachel Anne Pursglove
Combining 3D collage, found objects, projection and drawings, Rachel Pursglove creates encounters within the everyday, waiting for the viewer to stumble across and discover hidden portholes of the imagination.
Rachel Anne Pursglove is a multi-media artist, her work involves interaction, exploration and imagination of the playful and evocative. She was recently awarded the NADFAS North West MA Bursary Award and is currently studying her MFA at the University of Central Lancashire. She has also exhibited in the recent graduate show, âAs Far As We Got / So Far So Good' at International 3 Manchester.
Performance on 5th Floor
Art, Design and Music. Dreams, Light and Circuitry.
âAs an artist, I explore the creation of realities in space, time and print that connects sound and music with the visible world. My work explores interactions between art, design and sound, combining digital illustration with installation, design for print, music composition, performance and visual communication.' Joanne McClung
The Fag Baboon wants your thoughts on the Manchester art scene
Stephen's work ranges from child friendly illustrations through to the more adult themes of political and social commentary.
An experimental night of short films with a variety of live musical accompaniment
Manchester's music and film night Video Jam now in its second year hits up Islington Mill as part of Rule of 3. Video Jam is an exciting new experiment in sound and moving image, inspired by the traditional use of live accompaniment to silent film. Video Jam takes short films by independent producers, strips them of their soundtracks and allows local musicians, sound artists, performance poets to experiment with a score over a short period of time to be performed live in front of an audience. Video Jam welcomes submissions from filmmakers and musicians of all disciplines. They are keen to explore the more experimental avenues and to encourage chance encounters between sound and vision. For more information on how to get involved click here. Deadline for submissions Tuesday 15th January.
Rule of 3 draws together a variety of academic, anecdotal and informal feedback on the nature of current art practice. Their research will be documented on their website (www.ruleof3.co.uk) which will be up and running shortly. This online resource will hold responses from emerging artists and curators, arts professionals and members of the public on everything from funding cuts to critical theory, what alternative opportunities there are and how dealing with all this makes us feel. For more information on Rule of 3 and the other artists and events the residency entails please visit www.islingtonmill.com.
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