Date and time: Friday 19 June 5.30pm Drinks, 6-8pm Screening and discussion
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Workshop: Writers Workshop with Frieze magazine contributor Jonathan P Watts, 3pm
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Mentoring: 45 min Session with artists Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson, 3pm
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Venue: Harris Museum & Art Gallery
Contemporary artists Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson are two of Britain’s most exciting young filmmakers and performers. Working independently and collaboratively, their work explores what constitutes performance outside conventional theatrical environments.
Beech and Thomasson have composed a unique programme of their most recent video works including Lucy Beech’s Results that Move You, Edward Thomasson’s Open Your Mouth, as well as documentation of the artists’ collaborative live work Passive Aggressive 2 (all 2014). Programmed to coincide with Lucy Beech’s solo exhibition Me and Mine.
Lucy Beech (born 1985) Lives and works in London Recent solo exhibitions include Me and Mine, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, which travels to Tetley, Leeds in July 2015. Her work has been included in group exhibitions and screenings at ICA, London, Chisenhale Gallery, London, GAK, Bremen and V22, London. Beech will be part of the Selected V, touring screening, throughout 2015 including CCA, Glasgow, CIRCA, Newcastle, Fabrica, Brighton, Whitechapel Gallery, London and Nottingham Contemporary.
Edward Thomasson (born 1985) Lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include The Present Tense, Chisenhale Gallery, London, Just About Managing, Southard Reid, London, and Inside, South London Gallery. His work has also been included in group exhibitions and screenings at GAK, Bremen and Pilar Corrias, London. In 2013 he presented his first play Between You And Me
at The Glass House Community Centre, London. His new play Escape Routes will be presented at The Assembly Hall, Indian YMCA, London in May 2015.
Alongside their independent practices, Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson have collaborated on performance and video projects since 2007 after leaving Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. Recent presentations include Passive Aggressive 2 at Camden Arts Centre, London, Passive Aggressive at Kepi Kredi Culture Centre, Istanbul, Left Behind Together at OUTPOST, Norwich, 2nd Biennale de Belleville, Paris; South London Gallery; Frieze Projects at Frieze London; Barbican Theatre, London; Bloomsbury Theatre, London and Modern Art Oxford.
Jonathan P. Watts lives and works in London. Jonathan P Watts is a regular contributor to frieze magazine. As well as being arts editor of Noon magazine, he is a founding editor – one of seven – of Aorist, a new magazine of critical writing on contemporary art and culture.