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boyleANDshaw is the new Artist in Residence for the production of GOYA

boyleANDshaw presents DIGGIN

I search for a surge of wholeness

amidst this senseless stagnation

insisting on deepening the void

I want to hide something from everyone’s sight and to dig

I’ll pick up a shovel and start to dig…

For Gate Curate boyleANDshaw present a new installation work entitled DIGGIN a poetic response to the current play at The Gate Theatre by playwright Rodrigo Garcia.  Since 2007 boyleANDshaw have created a rich body of performance and multimedia works. Eschewing standard chronologies, the artists often couple disjointed structures in their pieces, defined by an absence of narrative and clashing imagery that generates the initial effect of a baffling, rambling monologue. Once acclimatised however, it is possible to make out themes, structures and connections that trace out an ever-expanding and idiosyncratic universe veering from perverse humour to elegiac sentimentality and from utopian optimism to bleak despair. 

The installation can be viewed before a performance or by appointment from the 6th-29th March 2014.

boyleANDshaw is a collaboration between Adrian R Shaw and Matthew Boyle. They have worked in partnership since 2007. Committed to exploring collaborative practice, they frequently elaborate their projects with other artists and performers. Their works include Dynamite Fighter (Artprojx at GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy, 2008), The Funnel of Love (176 Gallery, 2009), Maiastra, Please Sing! (Romanian Cultural Institute, 2009) and The Filthy Songs Of Their Fathers (Guest Projects, 2010), The Scuttler (ICA, 2010), THERE ARE THE LIVING, THE DEAD, AND THOSE WHO GO TO SEA (Calvert 22, 2010) and d0gland (ICA, 2011),  THE MARMALADE FACT0RY(The Ragged School Museum, 2012), Late Night Live: Draw (Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2012), away br0ken play (V22, London, 2012), bAsel HimBeerMarmelade8888888888888888888 (Schwarzwaldallee, Basel),The Will Gompertz Fringe (ICA, 2013), JERIKO with Studio for Electronic Theatre (National Maritime Museum, 2013)

GATE CURATE is a new and unique collaboration between the Gate Theatre, CHELSEA space and Chelsea Arts Club Trust. Every Gate show will feature an installation in our foyer by an emerging visual artist that responds to the play.

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Display #10 Dundee to London via Dublin Sinéad Bligh

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Dundee to London via Dublin

Sinéad Bligh

 

Dundee to London via Dublin is a retelling of past work after reading Derek Jarman’s text Chroma, A Book of Colour – June 93. With the multiple narratives intersecting Chroma, and a heightened awareness of colour in mind, this work was made. It ruminates on colour associations, current narratives and past memories, which create this whole. The work brings together past video and sound work made on various journeys between Dublin and Dundee and current sound work made in London. Shown here are single elements – stills of the film Dundee to London via Dublin. 2014. The rest of the piece exists online.

Please visit sineadbligh.com to view the work as a whole.

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This work, and Sinéad Bligh’s interests, lie within social collaborations between space and its agents, addressing the nature of this collaboration between viewer/user, subject, object and situation and its by-product experience and knowledge – In turn how these social interactions and spaces create the relationships that produce art.

About the artist

Sinead Bligh’s practice is employed through the mediums of sound and text (both online and in physical installation), video, photography and performance; these often employed through curatorial and artistic collaboration’s. A recent graduate she received her BA in Design at DIT Dublin, Ireland and an MFA at DJCAD Dundee, Scotland in 2012.  She has acted as project and editorial assistant on various events and exhibitions with the Cooper Gallery Dundee and currently at CHELSEA Space.

 

Forthcoming and recent projects include ‘190A Retelling’ MART, Dublin March 2014, Editorial assistant on the forthcoming publication for Edgar Schmitz 2012 -13 exhibition, “Hubs and Fictions” London, Bristol and Dundee, curated by Sophia Hao. Performing Worlds, Dundee, 2012. Generator Projects, Dundee 2011 and 2012.

For further details contact: sineadbligh@gmail.com

About the project

The Cafe Project is a series of displays of work by students and staff from Chelsea College of Art and Design.  These changing displays are a chance to see some of the talent here at Chelsea from across a diverse range of disciplines.  The series is curated in collaboration with CHELSEA space (opposite) as part of the Public Programme.

For more information please contact Daisy McMullan at info@chelseaspace.org or in person at CHELSEA space.

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Chelsea Cafe Project #9 Robin Jenkins

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A Second On The Severn Sea
Robin Jenkins

The Severn Sea inspires awe and fear in equal portions. A dark and moody slither of the Atlantic Ocean, that reaches into the heart of a Great island. Pushing and dragging the sea rises and drops at a rate greater then other tidal passage in the world. It pulls down cliffs and hurls rocks, it sprays and floods without discrimination, sculpting and destroying in equal measures. Out in the squall and depths, alone, the blackness rolls and pitches, silent against the cry of the wind that scoops and gouges without end. I was once there, and have been back many times through imagining on paper, in paint, with ink, film and models. It is an ephemeral moment that is present at every sleeping and waking second. Here my work takes this place, this thought, this memory and captivates it. All my life I have been watching The Severn Sea, as a child from my bedroom window, as an adult in my memories, not a day go’s by without a visit. This collection of images represents an idea of a place and a time. Out in the middle of The Severn Sea, a particular point that is the fulcrum of place and memory.

About the artist
Robin Jenkins studied at The Architectural Association in London. First experiences of working involved being a project managing architect for Giorgio Armani, designing a show room for Paul Smith in New York and consulting on a project in Hong Kong for Manolo Blahnik. Robin started working in education in 2005, at secondary level and then later in the same year as a guest lecturer at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Currently he is working full time across the BA and MA level of the Interior and Spatial Design course at Chelsea.

Recent exhibitions include ‘Film as Measure’ at Chelsea College of Art and Design. ‘A Second on The Severn Sea’ 2012, Test Bed 1, London. ‘H2O’ 2011, Future Space, London and 2013 at The Blip Blip Blip Gallery with Juan Cruz, in Leeds and at ‘ The Chopping Block’, Brixton, London

For further details contact: r.jenkins@chelsea.arts.ac.uk

About the project
The Cafe Project is a series of displays of work by students and staff from Chelsea College of Art and Design.  These changing displays are a chance to see some of the talent here at Chelsea from across a diverse range of disciplines.  The series is curated in collaboration with CHELSEA space (opposite) as part of the Public Programme.

For more information please contact Daisy McMullan  info@chelseaspace.org

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Jennifer Pitchers is the artist-in-residence for the Gate Theatre’s production of ‘No Place to Go’

Jennifer Pitchers has made an installation for the Gate Theatre’s foyer space in response to Ethan Lipton’s ‘No Place to Go’ a cabaret style play fronted by Lipton and his band. The work play is a story about a worker who’s office is relocated to Mars.

Jennifer’s response is a detailed wallpaper that documents her travels to work to jobs that support her creative practice as an illustrator.

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Gate Curate is a new and unique collaboration between the Gate Theatre, CHELSEA space and Chelsea Arts Club Trust. Together, the partners will appoint an Artist in Residence for each of the theatre’s five productions annually. These emerging visual artists will be commissioned to create a foyer installation at the Gate Theatre that is a bold, surprising and exciting response to the work on stage.

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Play by Bex Massey

Cafe Project #8 by Bex Massey

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Bex Massey

Bex Massey’s work is based on the copious stories found within newspapers and on occasion the broadsheets themselves as physical entities.  Massey appropriates images from Media headlines and translates them through paint.  She combines these canvases with objects which reference British nostalgia.  Moreover she often couples entities that talk of a mass-produced 80’s childhood in which she grew up. In so doing she cements our recent history in a slower, naively easier and more playful tense.

Massey’s installations question the ideals of expectation, with impetus to manner of display and art history:  In so doing she transforms these once 2D works into sculptural arrangements which balance precariously.  The inclusion of components integrating the canvas’ landscape distorts the press imagery and its account further.  As such she aims to create a platform for the viewer to translate the installation independently as to their own personal connection to item and image, thus enabling the audience to manufacture their own personal narratives.

About the artist

Showcased Exhibitions:

8-23 October 2013: ‘Young Masters’, Sphinx Fine Art, London.
4-14 October 2012: ‘March’, Solo show. A-Side B-Side Gallery.
4-17 Aug 2011: ‘Girls on top’. Duo Show. Dead Dolls Club, London.
11-14 Nov 2010: ‘Ladyfest Ten’. Showcased artist, ‘Seven’. Ground Floor Left Gallery, London.
25 October 2007: Graduate Showcase. Royal Overseas League. Green Park. London.
7 June-7 July 2007: ‘Pages’ Fellowship. ‘Conversations and Keepsakes’. Notice Gallery, London.

Selected Group Shows:

6-13 Sept 2013: ‘MA final show’, Chelsea school of art.
25-27 July 2013: ‘Fly By Night’. Exhibition 1: Division of Labour. Brunel Museum, London.
23 Feb 2013: ‘Pixelkitchen’, Kunst Bankett, Frankfurt.
13 Dec-7 Jan 2013: ‘Dreaming of a Black and White Christmas’. A-side B-side gallery, London.
17 June-10 July 2012: ‘Dazed and Refused’, Artch Gallery, London.
2-3 July 2011: ‘Le Corps’. Ladyfest Paris, Paris.
11-19 Dec 2010: ‘Grotto’. Towner Hoxton Gallery, London.
21 Aug 2010: ‘Have your cake and eat it’, The George, London.
30 April-11 May 2009: ‘The forgotten soldiers’. The Brick Lane Gallery, London.
2 Jan-3 Feb 2008: ‘Midsummer Night Dreams’. The Art Works Gallery, Newcastle.

About the project

The Cafe Project is a series of displays of work by students and staff from Chelsea College of Art and Design.  These changing displays are a chance to see some of the talent here at Chelsea from across a diverse range of disciplines.  The series is curated in collaboration with CHELSEA space (opposite) as part of the CHELSEA public programme.

For more information please contact Daisy McMullan or Karen Di Franco at info@chelseaspace.org or in person at CHELSEA space.

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Edward Cotterill is the next Gate Theatre Artist-in-Residence

Edward Cotterill, a recent MA Fine Art graduate (2009-10) from Chelsea College Art & Design is the next Artist-in-Residence at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill.  The residency is part of the Gate Curate project at the Theatre and is funded by Chelsea Arts Club Trust and artists are selected in association with CHELSEA space.

Edward’s work responds to the play GROUNDED by George Brant and the Gate Theatre version is directed by Chris Haydon and stars Lucy Ellinson.  The image above is titled 1.2 Seconds or A Portrait Taken by the Artist Ryan Gander By The Artist Edward Cotterill.

Edward states ‘1.2 seconds is a self portrait where I contacted another artist to take my portrait, this was the instruction.  He had carte blanche to do as he pleased the only specification was that the shutter speed was 1.2 seconds (the time it takes from moving a control stick somewhere in the world for a drone aircraft to move in another part of the world).  I wished to relinquish control (responsibility) for work but still have ultimate responsibility for it.  It is mine, it is not mine.’

GROUNDED is at The Gate Theatre from 28th August – 21st September.  You can see Edward’s installation before a performance, or by appointment.

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Forthcoming: Richard Wilson and Jane Won in conversation

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CHELSEA Public Programme presents an ‘in conversation’ event to accompany the exhibition, Richard Wilson: No Formulas. Material from the 2012 commission, Hang on a Minute Lads, I’ve Got an Idea, at the De La Warr Pavilion provides the starting point for discussion between Richard Wilson and Jane Won (Curator, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill).

Wednesday 16th October 2013, 6-8pm (admission free, open to all)
Lecture Theatre
Chelsea College of Art and Design, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU http://www.chelsea.arts.ac.uk/about/findus/
To book a seat please RSVP to: info@chelseaspace.org

Providing an insight into the working practices of the artist, the exhibition at CHELSEA Space includes material across the span of Richard Wilson’s career, from Bow Gamelan scores and documentation to material from Wilson’s latest project, 1513: A Ship’s Opera, a new commission for the Thames Festival which takes place in September.
For more information please go to: www.chelseaspace.org