Film Screening – Time you Need
Screening of Sarah Sparkes’ film Time You Need, winning film in the 3rd edition of the MERU ART*SCIENCE award, Screening commences at 7:00with an Introduction by artist Sarah Sparkes and astrophysicist and artist Pietro Reviglio. Also a chance to see the two solo exhibition by Fergus Hare and Sarah Sparkes as part of First Thursdays late openings.
Time You Need explores the potential for consciousness to time-travel within the material limits of the human body. Using the symbolism of portals and black holes, as they are conceptualized in both science and science fiction, the film presents a montage of narratives and documentation of performances and installations, which together with sonic and visual disruptions, create a liminal experience for the spectator. The idea is that, here, each of us can find the time we need.
More on MERU Art Science award here https://gamec.it/en/meru-artscience-award-3rd-edition
Launch of The Ghost Tide catalogue
The Ghost Tide was curated by Monika Bobinska and Sarah Sparkes, as part of Sparkes visual arts and creative research project GHost. the exhibition features over 30 international artists and took place at Thames-side Studios Gallery in the autumn of 2018. The Ghost Tide was was supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
The Ghost Tide – coinciding with the festivals of Hallowe’en, All Souls and the Day of the Dead – takes as its starting point the perspective that ghosts exist as an idea, or as part of a belief system, across cultures, across national borders and throughout recorded history. Most languages contain words to describe the ghost, spirit or immaterial part of a deceased person. Often, these words – like the type of ghost they describe – have traversed borders and been assimilated across cultures.
The exhibition, situated next to the Thames Barrier in South-East London, evokes ghosts as a migratory tide, washed up along the shore of the Thames their historical baggage in tow. It also explores the presence of artists in this part of London, as a migratory tide of creative flotsam and jetsam which ebbs and flows as the city gentrifies and develops.
Featured works include sculpture, installation, film, sound, performance and wall based works. The exhibition will include installations and outdoor interventions, as well as public events.
The Ghost Tide features works by over 30 UK and international artists.
Artists featured: Andrea G Artz, Chris Boyd, Davies, Monaghan & Klein, Gen Doy, Sarah Doyle, Graham Dunning, Diane Eagles, Andrew Ekins, Charlie Fox, Katie Goodwin, Kio Griffith, Miyuki Kasahara, Calum F Kerr, Rob La Frenais, David Leapman, Liane Lang, Toby MacLennan, Laura Marker, Joanna McCormick, Josie McCoy, Jane Millar, Output Arts, Miroslav Pomichal, Brothers Quay, Anne Robinson, Edwin Rostron, Matt Rowe, Sarah Sparkes, Charlotte Squire, Sara Trillo, Yun Ting Tsai, Kate Walters, Patrick White, Heidi Wigmore, Neale Willis, Mary Yacoob, Neda Zarfsaz.
About the Curators:
Monika Bobinska is the director of CANAL, which organizes exhibitions and art projects in a variety of settings. She is the founder of the North Devon Artist Residency.
Sarah Sparkes is an artist and curator. She leads the visual arts and creative research project GHost (initiated in 2008), curating an on-going programme of exhibitions, performances and inter-disciplinary seminars interrogating the idea of the ghost.