Response

October 20, 2010

 

RESPONSE
video – installation – performance

This coming Friday (22nd October) 6.30 to 10 p.m.
Performances will be continuous throughout the evening.
Admission Free – bring your friends, warm clothing and a torch.

Continues on Saturday and Sunday 10 to 5 pm
Only via admission to the fort (£3.50)
Includes periodic performances.

At Landguard Fort, Felixstowe

VIDEO WORKS: Carol Gant; Tamar Nissim (Israel)

INSTALLATIONS: Mel Donohoe; Helen Lydia Green; Emma Johnson;
Michael Lumb; Linda Theophilus

PERFORMANCES: Ervin Babic (Bosnia & Herzegovina); Nenad Bogdanovic (Serbia);
Pasko Burdelez (Croatia); Mel Donohoe; Jane Dudman (Carlisle);
Dawn Rose; Helen Lydia Green; Paul Grimmer (Newcastle);
Dominik Jałowiński (Poland); Beni Kori (Israel, – b.Turkey); Michael Lumb;
Tamar Nissim (Israel); Iza Tarasewicz (Poland); Helena Walsh (Ireland).

AND ‘guest student’ Elena Italia (Italy – Norwich School of Art)

SATURDAY includes Student Platform: Emmi Edwards (UCS)
SUNDAY includes guest performance artist Di Clay and

Where not stated, artists are from the region.

NATURE OF THE WORKS
All works will be made specifically for this event. Other than the title ‘Response’ the curators prefer not to set a theme but to give the artists complete freedom although the nature of the work that the artists produce indicates coherence. However, the artists have been encouraged to explore the building (in some cases this will be through web images) and make work that considers and is empathetic to the building as well as demonstrating an awareness of the proximity to the shoreline and container port.

In particular, a number of the artists come from troubled countries. This is born out in the work of Israeli Tamar Nissim who says: –
“My work is political and personal.
I use my body and my personal memories as my pallet of colours.
I live in Tel Aviv a modern city but I speak in the language of the bible.
I feel that I live a normal life and raise my children in a quiet neighbourhood but I’m a woman in a military culture, I am in the middle of endless conflict.
All the conflicts and duality that I experience are becoming part of my work.”

For those from countries that were part of Yugoslavia, only they can know the pain of the memories of those horrendous years of war.

It seems particularly fitting or on the contrary, maybe ironic, that they should be making art in a military Fort.

Curated by Helen Lydia Green & Michael Lumb for GRIP.

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