Group exhibition: UAL Photography Research exhibition, Camberwell Space Projects

29 Nov - 16 Dec 2016

Private View: 29 November 2016, 5pm - 8pm
Symposium: 7 December 2016, 2pm - 6pm

Camberwell Space Projects, Camberwell College of Arts,  Wilson Road, London, SE5 8LU

Installation view of Rocks & Fortresses, Corinne Silva and Martina Caruso, UAL Photography Research Exhibition, Camberwell Space Projects, 2016

Installation view of Rocks & Fortresses, Corinne Silva and Martina Caruso, UAL Photography Research Exhibition, Camberwell Space Projects, 2016


Contributors include: Jananne Al-Ani, Mervyn Arthur, Bernd Behr, Paul Bevan, Lewis Bush, Beverley Carruthers + Jane Woollatt, Sarah Dobai, Itai Doron, Neil Drabble, Jennifer Good + Harry Hardie, Max Houghton, Tom Hunter, Wiebke Leister, Martin Newth, Sophy Rickett, Daniel Rubinstein, Corinne Silva + Martina Caruso, Paul Tebbs, Esther Teichmann, Duncan Wooldridge
 
What is photographic research? Is a photograph research? Is a photograph a form of research in formation? Is a photograph a gesture? An act? An analogy? An apparition? A program? An algorithmic artefact? What kind of research object is photography?
 
This is the inaugural exhibition of the University of the Arts London (UAL) Photography Research Forum. It brings together for the first time practice and research in photography from across the University. 
 
The work on show exemplifies the experimental, critical and interdisciplinary thinking that questions the boundaries of the medium, and the cultural and critical context of the image. 
 
Photography, possibly more than any other medium, is characterised by a longstanding cross-fertilisation of fine art and applied practices. The most exciting practice in all sectors is heavily influenced by the critical, conceptual and aesthetic thinking that underpins fine art, and leading photographers as well as artists see the exhibition space as a natural home for their work. 
 
Photography research at UAL, whether practice-led or academic, has been at the forefront of this interrogation of the medium, and its varied manifestations across culture. This exhibition is accompanied by a Symposium that explores the changing definitions of photography addressed by the work in the exhibition.
 
The exhibition is accompanied by a new publication 'What is Photographic Research' published by Camberwell Press

Curated by Anne Williams and Duncan Wooldridge

Group exhibition: One Place After Another

An iteration of my Garden State installation will be included in One Place After Another, ArtSpace, 5 Green’s Road, Cambridge, CB4 3EF, from 21 October 21st to 30 October, 2016. 

"At the beginning of the twenty-first century in the face of the mass movement of people escaping conflict and environmental catastrophe across the world One Place After Another explores contemporary nomadic experience.

Deploying visual art as a form that can transcend borders the exhibition is a response to Cambridge's Festival of Ideas' 2016 theme of Movement. How free is movement in the modern world? For One Place After Another local and international, near and far, here and elsewhere are collapsed in works that reposition immigration and foreignness at the heart of twenty-first century human experience." One Place After Another 

Artists: Jan Ayton, Lucie Harris, Susie Johnson, Olga Jurgenson, Idit Elia Nathan, Corinne Silva, Ali Smith, Helen Stratford & Lawrence Bradby, and Sarah Wood. 

 

Instagram: corinne.silva.rocks

I'm finally Instagramming some of my Rocks & Fortresses adventures: tracking invisible empires along the Mediterranean. #rocks #fortresses and things that happen along the way. 

Silva+Sajovic: Beating the Bounds, Walk Four

Beating The Bounds participatory walk
Corinne Silva + Eva Sajovic with Revd. Dr. Peter Stevenson
Friday 7 October 2016, 5pm – 6pm

Meeting place: outside main entrance to London College of Communication

Elephant & Castle doesn’t exist as a political ward, yet it takes shape in the imaginations of people who live and work in the area. Artists Corinne Silva + Eva Sajovic invite LCC students, staff and members of the community to join them for a participatory walk, led by Revd. Dr. Peter Stevenson, the minister of Crossway United Reformed Church. Peter will show us his personal boundaries of the Elephant & Castle, and share the story of the church’s one hundred year engagement with local people. 

See here for more information on our walks so far.

Beating the Bounds is part of London College of Communication's public programme.

Artist in Residence at The Mansion, Beirut

5 - 20 September 2016 I'm in Beirut with writer Martina Caruso, staying as guests of artist-run space The Mansion, and travelling along Lebanon’s coastlines making new work for Rocks & Fortresses. I'm posting pictures on Instagram: corinne.silva.rocks 

Earth collected from each location I make a photograph in will be ground into paint pigment.

Earth collected from each location I make a photograph in will be ground into paint pigment.

Silva+Sajovic: Beating the Bounds Walk Three

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 5.30 pm, led by Danny Hollowell

Elephant & Castle doesn’t exist as a political ward, yet it exists in the imagination of people who live and work in the area. Artists Corinne Silva + Eva Sajovic invite students and members of the community to join them for a participatory walk, led by Danny Hollowell, who will show us his personal boundaries of the Elephant & Castle.

Beating the Bounds is an ancient English custom in which a priest and members of the community, armed with willow boughs, would beat the parish boundary markers, lest they be forgotten.

Walks will be digitally traced using an app. The artists will then superimpose the resulting drawings to identify a collective boundary of the area and produce a multi-media map.

Beating the Bounds is part of London College of Communication's public programme.

 

Chelsea Flower Fringe Cyanotype

Saturday, 5th June 2016 , 11.30am – 3.30pm

Join artists Melanie King, Corinne Silva, Eva Sajvoic and Alice Cazenave in a workshop to create a massive cyanotype print using sunlight, plant debris and salvaged flowers from New Covent Garden Market.

Silva+Sajovic: Beating the Bounds Walk Two

Friday, 15 April 2016, 2-3pm, led by artist Rebecca Davies.

Elephant & Castle doesn’t exist as a political ward, yet it exists in the imagination of people who live and work in the area. Artists Corinne Silva + Eva Sajovic invite students and members of the community to join them for a participatory walk, led by artist Rebecca Davies who will show us her personal boundaries of the Elephant & Castle.

Beating the Bounds is an ancient English custom in which a priest and members of the community, armed with willow boughs, would beat the parish boundary markers, lest they be forgotten.

Walks will be digitally traced using an app. The artists will then superimpose the resulting drawings to identify a collective boundary of the area and produce a multi-media map.

Beating the Bounds is part of London College of Communication's public programme.

The walk is part of TCCE programme of walks.

 

Performance: Eating the Bones

6.30pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

Corinne Silva and Eva Sajovic will perform Eating the Bones within their installation Five Hundred Flowers and the Mother Plant at UAL/LCC's Lower Gallery installation as part of the WILD: ReNaturing the City symposium. The performance embodies a number of voices including memories of individuals collected during workshops held by Silva + Sajovic with the People’s Bureau at Tate Britain (October 2015).

Silva+Sajovic: Beating the Bounds Walk One

Tuesday 9 February 2016,
2-3pm
, led by Alison Proctor of Siobhan Davies Dance.

BtB.jpg

Elephant & Castle doesn’t exist as a political ward, yet it exists in the imagination of people who live and work in the area. Artists Corinne Silva + Eva Sajovic invite students and members of the community to join them for a participatory walk, led by Alison Proctor of Siobhan Davies Dance who will show us her personal boundaries of the Elephant & Castle.

Beating the Bounds is an ancient English custom in which a priest and members of the community, armed with willow boughs, would beat the parish boundary markers, lest they be forgotten.

Walks will be digitally traced using an app. The artists will then superimpose the resulting drawings to identify a collective boundary of the area and produce a multi-media map.

Beating the Bounds is part of London College of Communication's public programme.

Symposium: Artists in the Field - Ephemeral Landscapes and Experimental Geographies

Parasol Unit, Saturday 16 January,  2 - 5 pm,  £8/6(conc.) Booking required

With itinerant artist network *TSOEG including Ignacio Acosta, Luce Choules, Andrew Ranville, Corinne Silva, and Emma Smith, and keynote speaker Dr Harriet Hawkins, Royal Holloway University of London. 

This symposium will consider the wider role of fieldwork in contemporary arts practice, including themes of exploration in Julian Charriere's work. A panel of artists will share insights into their research, personal fieldwork methodologies, and artist-led expeditions. A discussion will be opened up to examine artistic practice in the landscape, reflecting on the ways artists are redefining the geographic narratives of place, site and encounter.

*TSOEG - Temporal School of Experimental Geography is an itinerant network of artists sharing ideas and responses to landscape through fieldwork. The aim of TSOEG is to bring together artists working across a range of disciplines and geographic environments, to discuss fieldwork as methodology, parallel activity, art form, and research.