Conference: LANDSCAPE NOW

Writer and curator Val Williams and I have embarked on a new open-ended, multi-disciplinary project Lines in the Landscape: Ruins & Reveals in Britain. We will present our journey so far at the LANDSCAPE NOW International Conference, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London. Thursday 30th November & Friday 1st December 2017.

We are also posting on Instagram @ruins_and_reveals. 

Photograph by F.L. Attenborough, date  and location unknown. Made while journeying with historian W.G. Hoskins, author of 'The making of the English landscape'. With permission of the Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester. 

Photograph by F.L. Attenborough, date  and location unknown. Made while journeying with historian W.G. Hoskins, author of 'The making of the English landscape'. With permission of the Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester. 

Group exhibition: reGeneration at Lishui Art Museum, China

My photographic series Imported Landscapes is included in Musée de l'Elysée’s touring exhibition reGeneration3,  at the Lishui Art Museum, China from 15 November to 15 December 2017.

 

Imported Landscapes, site specific installation and C-type photographs, Corinne Silva 2010. installation view, reGeneration3, Musée de l'Elysée 

Imported Landscapes, site specific installation and C-type photographs, Corinne Silva 2010. installation view, reGeneration3, Musée de l'Elysée 

Group Exhibition: Metageography. Space - image - action.

Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA

Dates: 07.09 – 13.10.2017

Private View: 6th September 2017, 7pm

Сurators: Nikolay Smirnov, Kirill Svetlyakov

Co-curator in London: Olga Jürgenson

Scientific Consultant: Dmitry Zamyatin

Artists: Nadezhda Anfalova, Egor Astapchenko, Elena Berg, Irina Filatova, Dima Filippov, Lucy Harris, Valery Klamm, Kollectivnye Deystviya (Collective Actions), Ikuru Kuvadzhima, Ekaterina Lazareva, Idit Nathan, Egor Plotnikov, Boris Rodoman, Kirill Savchenkov, Corinne Silva, Evgeny Strelkov, Up! Community, Dmitry Venkov, Dmitry Zamyatin

Untitled 001 25 x 25 cm c type print, unglazed. From the installation Garden State © Corinne Silva 

Untitled 001 25 x 25 cm c type print, unglazed. From the installation Garden State © Corinne Silva 

Related Events:

06.09.2017 Private view and tour around the exhibition with co-curator Nikolay Smirnov

05.10.2017 Screening of video works by artists participating at Metageography exhibition: Lucy Harris, Idit Nathan, Corinne Silva, Dmitry Venkov

11.10.2017 Evening with Head Curator of Contemporary art at The State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow) and co-curator of Metageography exhibition Kirill Svetlyakov. Talk and Q&A

This interdisciplinary project is dedicated to Metageography — a concept that came into being in the Soviet Union in the 1960s. Metageography is a field of knowledge that lies at the intersection of science, philosophy and art, in its broadest sense.

Metageography considers possibilities, conditions, methods and discourses of geographical thinking and imagination. This project brings together the experiences of geographers and artists from three generations (1960s-2000s). As part of the project, contemporary artworks are accompanied by maps and concepts by geographers.

Since the end of the 1960s, when regular air travel began and the first pictures of Earth from outer space appeared, the concepts of space and time, local and global boundaries, and the categories of “far” and “near,” “inside” and “outside” underwent a radical revision. Now the globalization process is driving a new experience, a modeling and representation of space in which an individual also must reconstruct himself/herself all over again.

For the current London version of the project, that has previously been shown in a different format at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the curators decided to select artworks that reconfigure the post-Soviet landscape and focus on different ways of representing it. The so-called “geographical cartoids” by Boris Rodoman, one of the founders of Metageography are the central point of the exhibition. According to Rodoman: “They reflect a specific landscape formed in our country due to the steadfast features of its political system and economic mode”. Interdisciplinary works by eighteen artists based in Russia are accompanied by pieces by three participants based in the UK, adding further socio-political aspects to this travelling exhibition.

A version of this exhibition was first implemented at the the Kramskoy Museum of Fine Arts in Voronezh and State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val as a Special Project of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.

 

 

 

Panel Discussion at Photofusion

Thursday 30 March 2017, 7pm
Photofusion Photography Centre, 17A Electric Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LA                                                                                                                                                                                     
In this panel discussion co-chaired by Christiane Monarchi and Olga Smith, exhibiting artist Dafna Talmor and guest artists Tom Lovelace and Corinne Silva will discuss their work in relation to a wide range of converging interests. Using their interdisciplinary practice as a starting point, these discussions will revolve around the politics of space and place, representations of landscape, documentary versus staged approaches, materiality and process, (the limitations of) photography and the expanded field of current fine art photographic practice. The event will be rounded off by a Q&A.

Free entry (booking required)  

Exhibition: Open Lab: Plant / Lives with Eva Sajovic at The Lab, Darat al Funun, Amman  

25 March to 12 April 2017  

The Lab, Darat al Funun, Amman                                                                                                         

Artist talk and exhibition opening at The Lab, 6pm Saturday 25 March, 2017                                    

See here for exhibition text 

Open Lab: Plant / Lives, collaboration with Eva Sajovic, installation view, Darat al Funun, Amman

Open Lab: Plant / Lives, collaboration with Eva Sajovic, installation view, Darat al Funun, Amman

Source: http://daratalfunun.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Open-Lab-Plant-Lives.pdf

Artist in Residence: Darat al Funun, Amman

17 – 28 March 2017

Working alongside Eva Sajovic I will be undertaking a second residency at Darat al Funun, continuing our converging research into the relationship between photographic, botanical and colonial practices. We will be holding workshops, talks and discussions in The Lab. Further details on Darat’s website.

Image caption: (left) microscopic image of a palm tree | (right) Khosh khash tree in the Darat Al Funun garden, Corinne Silva and Eva Sajovic, 2017

Image caption: (left) microscopic image of a palm tree | (right) Khosh khash tree in the Darat Al Funun garden, Corinne Silva and Eva Sajovic, 2017

 

 

 

 

Symposium: Shadows II Natural Transformations

Lecture Theatre, London College of Communication

Friday 10 March, 12 – 6pm

This symposium considers how contemporary artists use natural materials and phenomena to create photographic images.

Shadows is part of Moose on the Loose 2017 and is organised by London Alternative Photography Collective in partnership with UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC).

Free entry (booking required)

Mseilha Fort, Lebanon, Corinne Silva, 2016 

Mseilha Fort, Lebanon, Corinne Silva, 2016 

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. 

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.