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.

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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. 

Panel discussion: Royal Geographical Society

 ‘Artists in the Field’, Sunday 15 Nov, 3-4.30pm as part of
Explore 2015, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK

Artists: Luce Choules, Andrew Ranville, Corinne Silva, Ignacio Acosta with Jakub Bojczuk, and TSOEG guest artist Tuur Van Balen.

Before inviting questions from the audience, the panel will showcase various expeditions and/or fieldwork relating to recent work in a diverse range of geographical locations: French Alps, USA, Middle East, Poland/Chile, and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Exhibition: Silva+Sajovic: One Thousand Flowers From A Test Tube

Corinne Silva + Eva Sajovic, as part of In/Visible Cities - London, with Keith Piper, Dubmorphology, Ines Von Bonhorst, Yuri Pirondi and Fatima Bianchi, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning. 

13 November to 19 December 2015. Closing party 18th December, 7pm till late, Eating the Bones performance 8pm.                                                                                            

Silva+Sajovic's installation opens with one thousand red geranium plug plants bought from an industrial plant nursery in Holland and a number of geraniums from the Red Jan Line. The installation, which will evolve over the coming months as it moves to different spaces in London provides the context to explore methods for disrupting prevalent human/plant hierarchies. In the Spring the artists will begin to hybridise the Red Jan Line with the nursery plants.

 

Solo exhibition: Garden State

 Ffotogallery, Wales, 7 March – 2 May 2015
The Mosaic Rooms, London, 14 May – 20 June 2015

Untitled 006 , from  Gardening  the Suburbs . 25cm x 25 cm, C type print. CorinneSilva, 2013

Untitled 006, from Gardening  the Suburbs. 25cm x 25 cm, C type print. CorinneSilva, 2013

In Garden State, artist Corinne Silva uses photographic and sound installations to examine how gardens and planting are fertile terrain for ideological struggle and the colonisation of territory.

From 2010 to 2013, Silva worked on two projects between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. Wounded and Gardening the Suburbs examine how the Israeli state uses tactical landscaping to exert control over the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Taking the viewer through national parks and suburban gardens, Silva’s artwork reflects on how gardening can be used to mark out and progressively expand territory, as well as to encourage the Israeli population to spread and settle, to make roots and grass over divergent historical narratives.

The artist’s unique photographic language translates and re-maps the Israeli-Palestinian landscape. Positioned between the material and the imaginative, the work encourages the viewer to construct their own reading of the landscape.

Garden State is co-produced by Ffotogallery, Cardiff, The Mosaic Rooms, London, and UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC), London College of Communication, and supported by the Arts Council of Wales, A.M. Qattan Foundation and University of the Arts London.