The group exhibition Field/s ONE will include the work of 12 artists using photography, video, performance and installation. Reflecting on their work in the past year, having various conversations and debates about the relationship between photography and other mediums. The first show of the collective aims to show the diverse and exciting perspectives which the artists share through their practices.
Thom Bridge | Andrew Bruce | Emma Bäcklund
Laura Hensser | Julie F. Hill | Kim Jakobsen To
Maria Kapajeva | Helen McGhie | Ryan L. Moule
Anja Olofgörs | Martin Seeds | Monica Takvam
Private View: Thursday 8 November, 6:30–8:30pm
Opening Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 12–5pm, or by appointment
Daily Guided Tours: with Field/s members, 1pm
Public Talks: Wednesday 14 November, 6:30pm
Thursday 15 November, 7pm
Closing Event: Sunday 18 November, 12–5pm
In the works of Anja Olofgörs (SE), Emma Bäcklund (SE), Andrew Bruce (UK) and Monica Takvam (NO) the boundaries of bodily experience as rendered through photography are considered via the prisms of performance, technology and language. This is made manifest as sculpture, large-format printing and intimate video installations. Both Maria Kapajeva (EE) and Ryan L. Moule (UK) consider the complexities of family histories and relationships through secrets and unstable means. In the installations of Julie F. Hill (UK) and Helen McGhie (UK) our understanding of cosmic matter and dark spaces are questioned through 3D modeling and new research. Kim Jakobsen To’s (NO) collaborative documentation of mask-making workshops for home-educated youths and Martin Seed’s (NI) appropriated online imagery of three-hole ski masks synonymous with the troubles in Northern Ireland, both question the construction of identity. Laura Hensser (UK) and Thom Bridge’s (SE/UK) expanded practices encompass making, curation and organisation with a sustained engagement in developing communities of arts professionals. They share a keen interest for the processes and materiality of photography.
Field/s is a forum of 12 artists, curators and photographers that meets once a month. Always joined by an invited guest, Field/s aims to promote transnational, interdisciplinary and cross-generational discussions between arts-professionals. So far Field/s have been joined by a number of artists, curators and arts-professionals from Britain, Norway, Sweden and North America. Field/s is currently hosted by Gasworks. Set up with a peer forum grant awarded to Field/s coordinator Thom Bridge by Artquest in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery. Artquest’s peer forum programme aims to assist artists by providing them with the funding, space and resources necessary to establish their own peer mentoring groups.
Three previous visitors to Field/s forum are welcomed back in a public discussion centred around photography’s interconnected relationships with other mediums and technologies and the importance of networked communities. Tate Modern Assistant Curator in Photography Emma Lewis will join Artists Tom Lovelace & Sarah Pickering, discussion chaired by Field/s Founder & Coordinator Thom Bridge. This event is part of Field/s ONE, a group exhibition and public programme curated by Thom Bridge at Sluice Art.
7pm, Thursday 15 November
SluiceHQ, 171 Morning Lane, London E9 6JY
Nearest Overground: HACKNEY CENTRAL
Free Event, No Booking Required.
About Emma Lewis
Emma Lewis is an Assistant Curator at Tate Modern, where she organises exhibitions and displays and is responsible for researching acquisitions for Tate’s photography collection. Her book Isms: Understanding Photography was published by Bloomsbury in 2017.
About Tom Lovelace
Tom Lovelace is an artist and lecturer based in London. His practice explores photography and its collaborative histories. His work is underpinned by interruptions and reinventions of the unexceptional and the workaday. Recent curatorial projects include ‘At Home She’s a Tourist’ (2017) and ‘Concealer’ (2018). www.tomlovelace.co.uk
About Sarah Pickering
Sarah Pickering is an artist interested in fakes, tests, class, sci-fi, explosions, photography and gunfire. Sarah has extensively exhibited in the UK and internationally, recently as part of Manifesta 11, Zurich 2016, and Something Fierce at the Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, 2017. Solo exhibitions include Incident Control at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago 2010 and Celestial Objects at Durham Art Gallery, 2013. Her monograph, Explosions, Fires and Public Order is published by Aperture. Sarah currently holds the post of Senior Teaching Fellow in Photography at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. www.sarahpickering.co.uk