AboutThis will be a discussion event accompanying Tocsin Bang, a solo exhibition by Stephen Felmingham currently at East Street Arts: Union 105. While looking at the exhibition, the two artists and the audience will talk about themes such as the architecture/traces of the Cold War, the notion of the sublime, the importance of childhood memories and archives within artistic research, representation through specific media as well as the theoretical context of the works.
Stephen Felmingham makes drawings and objects that set up a field of possibilities to provoke doubt and instability in the viewer. Current work uses the motifs of a Cold War childhood: plane; bunker; tower; clearing and sky with materials that carry a weight of meaning such as ash, soot, lead, beeswax and salt. He was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2009 and the Celeste Prize 2010 in New York.
Louise K. Wilson is a visual artist who makes installations, sound works and videos. Processes of research are central to her practice and she frequently involves the participation of individuals from industry, museums, medicine and scientific research in the making of work. Ongoing work explore aspects of the tactility of audio technology, the nature of convolution reverb and how Cold War sites resonate with cinematic narratives.