Hannah James - presentation of work as part of Standpoint Futures Residency Programme

22 Sep 2011 – 23 Sep 2011

Event times

22 September 2011 12-8pm (discussion and drinks at 6.30pm), 23 September 12-6pm

Standpoint Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Old Street / Liverpool Street

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22 September 2011 12-6pm - presentation of work in progress

22 September 6.30-8pm - Hannah James in discussion with Lucy Reynolds. Drinks served.

23 September 2011 12-6pm - presentation of work in progress

Hannah James' site-specific sculptural installations use minimal forms to explore space and the way in which the viewer experiences it, often incorporating the printed and projected image. A pace is created through the positioning of works, allowing a speed and slowness with which the work can be absorbed. James' installations often contain theatrical connotations, whereby the framing of elements and the manner in which they are composed dictate the work.

During her residency at Standpoint, James will be developing her interest in the documentation and archive of an object. Through experimenting with alternative sites to explore the potential for a variation of contexts to establish new meanings within her practice, James is interested in revisiting the notion of public sculpture. Combined with this James aims to explores the archive as a process of self- appropriation, where the documentation of one installation forms the basis of a new body of work.

Hannah James studied BA Art and Visual Culture at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Alongside her practice as an artist, James is involved in curating, writing and collaborative projects with a broad range of practitioners. Recent solo exhibitions include Local Interference at WORKS|PROJECTS, Bristol (2011), the duo exhibition Pots Purr, respectively held at Rhubaba, Edinburgh and Chert, Berlin (2011). Recent group shows include The Potential for Windows and Scale at The Contemporary Art Society, London (2011), What does and what does not belong to words at Baginski, Lisbon (2011), Curtain Show at Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2010), and Drinnen and Draussen at Chert, Berlin (2010). Hannah James lives and works in Bristol.

This special two-day presentation is part of Hannah James' participation in Standpoint Futures Development Residencies designed specifically for artists based outside of London. The presenation will include a discussion at 6.30pm with Hannah James on Thursday 22nd September, and an opportunity to meet and talk to the artist at any time during the two days.

The residency's chief aims are to provide high quality, individualized opportunities to develop an artists practice and career, and to integrate London and the Regional UK art world to promote dialogue and interchange. Please see residency blog to keep up to date with the progress of each residency http://standpointfutures.tumblr.com/

Further information: Fiona MacDonald: 0207 739 4921 / standpointgallery@btconnect.com or Matilda Strang: standpointfutures@btconnect.com

Standpoint Futures is supported by Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, arc, Castlefield Gallery, Eastside Projects, OUTPOST, Spike Island and Peacock Visual Arts.


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