Over Time – On The Greenwich Foreshore

Over Time starts on September 13 – 14 2014 with performances and other works on the foreshore and Thames Path near Enderby’s Wharf in London, UK, 11.00 to 16.00 both days and 19.45 to 22.00 on Saturday.

Works from the project will be exhibited from September 19 to October 16, 2014 in The Stephen Lawrence Gallery Archive Space, Greenwich University, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9LS.

On Sunday October 26, there is a day of performance, films and talks at The National Maritime Museum and Queens House, Greenwich, SE10 9NF, 12.00 to 16.00.

‘Over Time [curated by Anne Robinson] is an art project involving eleven artists, each of whom will make a response to spending precisely the same fixed amount of ‘clock time’ (five hours without watches or phones) in in the very historically resonant and atmospheric riverside space at Enderby’s Wharf, site of the first underwater telegraph cables and marked by time as industrial history and now a space for mudlarking, beachcombing and reflection Works will include sound, movement, performance, film, drawing, writing, conceptual, objects…’

‘Over Time art project aims to enable eleven amazing contemporary artists to make ‘time pieces’ in a place that is about to change forever… on the Greenwich foreshore.’

Participating Artists

Birgitta Hosea, Jo David, Claudia Firth, Charlie Fox, Katharine Fry, Rachel Gomme, Victoria Gray, The International Western, Gavin Maughfling, Sarah Sparkes and Ian Thompson.

Birgitta Hosea

Birgitta Hosea is performance artist and animator based in London UK will present her work Time Channel, film projection at Over Time. She is working in the field of expanded animation: ‘Through video installation and performance art, she combines a range of media – animation, manipulated video, paper sculpture, performance drawing, live video feeds and interactive technology – with the live body’. Birgitta curated the exhibition SEeAFAR at Folkestone, Triennial Fringe, August 2014 and has exhibitied her own works since the early 90s. Her early works were soft sculptures and installations. She made among others the overtly erotic work work Fierce Pussy Chair (1993) which is presented in Damn Fine Art By New Lesbian Artists by Cherry Smyth (1996).

Rachel Gomme

Rachel Gomme is an interdisciplinary artist working in performance and installation. ‘Through durational performance, site-specific performance and interactive encounters, she seeks to open a space for engagement with the embodied moment, awareness of the unnoticed detail of bodily presence and processes, and to highlight the viewer’s essential involvement in creating the unique, shared moment of performance.’ She makes endurance performances where she is knitting, unravelling and reknitting as an exploration of experienced time, texture, the body and space.

Curator  and Artist Anne Robinson

Anne Robinson’s is a multi-diciplinary artist working with the perception and politics of time passing. She works experimentally with duration, frame, exposure, paint surface, sound and movement. She  is also an art and film curator. She has curated for Supernormal Festival, an annual 3 day experimental arts festival taking place at Braziers Park in Oxfordshire, UK (August 2014).

San Francisco: Queer Ecologies – A Gallery Event

The Arcus Endowment at the College of Environmental Design & QCC present Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts:

QUEER ECOLOGIES: A Gallery Event and Conversation Featuring

Kim Anno and Adrian Parr

Kim Anno: Water City, Berkeley (Film 2013)
Adrian Parr: So To Speak (Spoken Word Performance)
September 11, 5pm
UC Berkeley Wurster Hall Gallery (110)

Internationally recognized photographer, painter and film/video artist Kim Anno presents her provocative film Water City, Berkeley, about climate change, cultural identity, and the role of aesthetics in social change. Then, ecological critic and social theorist Adrian Parr performs her spoken word piece So to Speak. Followed by Parr’s talk on how Anno’s film connects ecological change and cultural difference and on the role of aesthetics in forming activist communities and new political imaginaries. Adrian holds a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati, USA.

Related Link

Read the press release about Queer Ecologies (the above event) at Queer Cultural Center’s website.

[ Double Blind # 3 ]

[ DOUBLE BIND #3 ] from [ RED BIND ] on Vimeo.

Performance | 2013 | 26’
Video from the performance | 2013 | 3’50’’

Soundtrack | National Anthem of the Russian Federation (Государственный гимн Российской Федерации) | “Stalker” (Сталкер), Andreï TARKOVSKI (Андрей Тарковский), 1979 | Poem, Fyodor TYUTCHEV (Фёдор Тютчев), 1836 | “Inland Empire”, David LYNCH, 2006 |

« I love your eyes, my darling friend,
Their play, so passionate and bright’ning,
When a sudden stare up you send,
And like a heaven-blown lightning,
It’d take in all from end to end.
But there’s more that I admire :
Your eyes when they’re downcast
In bursts of love-inspired fire,
And through the eyelash goes fast
A somber, dull call of desire… »
- Fyodor Ivanovich TYUTCHEV, 1836

©2013 Gilivanka Kedzior & Barbara Friedman – All rights reserved | http://www.kedzior-friedman.org

About Gilivanka Kedzior & Barbara Friedman

Red Bind, the artist duo Gilivanka Kedzior and Barbara Friedman are based in France. ‘As visual artists working with performance, video, sound and photography, they analyze the confrontation to otherness and its inter-thematic with subjects such as: social yokes; dominant/dominated relationships; codes and what happens to them out of their context; gender and its limits and ambiguities; issues of the double and of the multiple characters under a single skin; or yet the identity, status and image of Woman.’ They have shown their works extensively both in France and abroad.

Becoming An Image by Heather Cassils

BECOMING AN IMAGE Heather Cassils from Pacitti Company on Vimeo. Featuring Manuel Vason performing as photographer. National Theatre Studios, London.

About Heather Cassils

Heather Casssils is a queer visual artist and personal trainer, originally from Montreal, Canada and now based in California. She thinks of her physical body as a sculptural mass, and has turned it into is one of her creative tools. She is a ex semi pro boxer, who has trained her body in a way which is not typically female. Becoming An Image (2013) is a new body of work consisting of a live performance, photographs, a sculpture and an audio piece. It was originally commissioned by the ONE Archive, the oldest active Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning (LGBTQ) organization in USA. The performance questions the bisexual and transgendered people who are often missing from historical records and are more or less invisible in the archives.

In 1997 Cassils received a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada and received an MFA in 2002 from Art and Integrated Media, from the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. She is one of the founding members of the performance group the Toxic Titties (2000-2010). She is an international artist who is widely exhibited. Her works has been shown at J. Paul Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time at LACE and the One National Gay and Lesbian Archives (2012); Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (2012); the ANTI-Contemporary Art Festival in Finland (2012); Kapelica Gallery in Slovenia (2011); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (2008); Ronald Feldman Fine Art in New York, 2013.

Performance by Susana Cortez

Rainbow Party meets the artist _2012 from Susa Cortez on Vimeo.

Susana Cortez

Performance piece: The body is social; the body is political by itself. Who we are, where we come from, how we see ourselves, how society and others perceive us is all about body politics. It is all about power and control. Control of our own body, control of everyone’s body, control… nothing but control. (Music: Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata)

You can see one of Susana Cortez’ video works at Body, Body, Bodies, the exhibition of National Queer Arts Festival 2014 at SOMarts Cultural Center in San Francisco. The exhibition runs through June 28, 2014.

Related Links

Susana Cortez’ profile at RAWartists.com