Past exhibitions / Events

AUTUMN 2017 LONDON EXHIBITION:


Matters of Lineage
Continual Shift


This Autumn 2017, the CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS is proud to host international interdisciplinary artists Gina Ricker (US), Annalisa Furnari (IT), Michelle Hall (IE), and Sophie de Vos (NL).


As time unfolds, pathways are continually re-written by experience. Each new understanding reframes how positions are viewed and approached. Points of rest and reflection allow for movement and authorship alongside, within, and in spite of lineage.


In negotiating these applied, perceived, and inherited threads of lineage, structures have been navigated alongside separate and collective experiences of loss. These aspects of knowledge and histories have been untangled to allow for new foundations to manifest. In addressing and confronting these histories – new details have been brought to the surface. Through process-driven, research- based practices, space has been created for the continual shift of parameters between perception and realization through a range of disciplines.


Ricker’s work illuminates and confronts societal gaze centering on themes of ostracism and personal loss; manifesting within performative movement and installation. Furnari’s works depict the survival of the technological memory in relation to human life and the reconstruction of the lived and imaginary. Hall’s research is a process-led investigation into trauma and modes of recovery presented through text, drawing, and installation. De Vos’ photographic works reflect upon the concept of time and the physical/emotional weight it carries.


Performance, works installed, and artists present.


EXHIBITION:
30 NOV 2017: 5-9pm – Opening Reception | Performance | Works Installed
01 DEC 2017: 12-6pm – Gallery
02 DEC 2017: 12-6pm – Gallery
03 DEC 2017: 12-6pm – Gallery


AUTUMN 2017 BERLIN EXHIBITION:


To Permeate


This Autumn the CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS is proud to host international interdisciplinary artists and researchers Louise Prévert (FR), Lynn Imperatore (UK), Edward Williams (FR), Lauren May (AU), and Karla Suler (IE).


The dictionary would define this phrase “to permeate” as action or element which passes through, seeps into, pervades. Each artist suffuses this sensibility into practice, each finds their way into unique method, media, and articulation. The work in the exhibition represents on-going processes which address various encounters with loss. By referencing intimate histories as well as testimonies of collective experience, these works endeavour to permeate limits of surface, diffuse expectations of memory, and saturate silence with tonalities yet unheard.


Works installed and artists present.


EXHIBITION:
20 OCT 2017: 6-9pm – Opening Reception | Works Installed
21 OCT 2017: 12-6pm – Gallery
22 OCT 2017: 12-6pm – Gallery


SUMMER 2017 BERLIN EXHIBITION:


Boardering Grief


This Summer the CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS is proud to host international interdisciplinary artists Lieselotte Fontrodona (NL), Anna Piatou (GR), Stefani Kuo (HK), Katherine Fiona Jones (WAL), and Debbie YJ Lin (CAN).


Boardering Grief is each artist’s sensitively constructed process-driven accession through loss by way of familial mental illness and role; trauma and distant separation; containment and dialogue; linguistic archetypes of translation and decay; and silence through censorial self-observation and historical text. Developed by way of personal experiences and rooted in evolving internal structures; parallel is the maternal identity, familial body of discourse, migrational, linguistic interchange, and woven silenced censorship by which change is inherently marked, navigated, and depicted.


Works installed and artists present.


EXHIBITION:
15 SEP 2017: 5-9pm – Opening Reception | Works Installed
16 SEP 2017: 12-6pm – Gallery | 2pm – Artist Talk
17 SEP 2017: 12-6pm – Gallery


AUTUMN 2016 LONDON EXHIBITION:


Holding Space


This Fall the CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS is proud to host international interdisciplinary artists and researchers Rachel Giles (UK), Jenna Knapp (US), and Nine Yamamoto-Masson (FR-JP).


The three artist-researchers make work that commemorates what is often elided, marginalised, and even pathologised. They strive to articulate in their works a new language, as well as, rituals for their deeply personal and politi- cal resistance against silencing, shaming, erasure and forgetting.


Absence is a common theme in the three works presented: Giles’ paper and textile-based pieces are meditations on infertility and childlessness, Knapp’s reflects on memory and archives the life of a lost loved one, and Yamamoto -Masson’s installation explores the politics of silencing/erasure of the (mostly women) victims of unredressed state violence.
Each artists’ engagement with grief and loss is deeply personal, rigorously forensic, and poetic. Their works echo Audre Lorde: “the transformation of silence into language and action is an act of self-revelation and that always seems fraught with danger.” They understand art as an interface and impulse that can transform silence, break taboos, and commemorate the past, thus opening up possibilities of language, recognition, solidarity, remembrance and justice.


By holding space for those we’ve lost and have never known, we acknowledge the shape we have carved out for them despite their absence.


Works installed and artists present.


EXHIBITION:
01 DEC 2016: 6-9pm – Opening Reception | Works Installed
02 DEC 2016: 12-6pm – Gallery | 2pm – Artist Talk


AUTUMN 2016 BERLIN EXHIBITION:


A Memorial to the Fragmented Self


This Fall the CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS is proud to host international interdisciplinary-conceptual artists and researchers Helen Kirwan (UK), Sharona Franklin (CAN), and Ilyn Wong (US).


Challenging the interwoven and sometimes indistinguishable processes that serve loss – A Memorial to the Fragmented Self aims to depict a personal search through the historical, metaphorical-mythical, and present day journeys of each artist. While integral parts of these iterations relied on research; the navigation was led by personal experience. The works, presented as ceremonial-performative and transmutations of documentary processes, draw on the complexity of loss and losses; portraying the imbalance of source as cause – evolving as a living artefact while contributing to our awareness at present.


Works installed and artists present.


EXHIBITION:
15 OCT 2016: 6-9pm – Opening Reception | Works Installed
16 OCT 2016: 12-6pm – Gallery | 2pm – Artist Talk

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