Thursday, 14 September 2017

Exhibition and performance in Hull

Please join me on Saturday 7 October, 2-4pm for the launch of my recent commission with Invisible Dust at the Hull & East Riding Museum as part of Surroundings 2017 for Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

Over the last few months I have been working with Yorkshire-based archaeologist Dr. Melanie Giles to explore the evolution of ancient grinding technologies used to make flour and their affect on the human body. This new video entitled Milling About (2017) will be presented within the archaeological galleries at the Hull & East Riding Museum 7 October - 3 December.

Alongside this, on Saturday 7 October in Hull's Museum Quarter, I will also present my durational performance Rolling (2017) commissioned earlier this year by Delfina Foundation and the Royal College of Art.

For more information click here.

Image credit: Laura Wilson, Milling About, 2017. Commissioned and produced for Surroundings by Invisible Dust in partnership with Humber Museum Partnership. Photo: Laura Wilson.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Lost Senses at Guest Projects

This Monday 7 August, I am presenting Four (2017), a new performance at Guest Projects, London as part of the opening of Lost Senses a programme of events and workshops curated by Linda Rocco. This new work with four bodies in response to the peculiar architecture of the space, uses a score by Mira Calix and the building’s supporting pillars as starting point for this new live work. Featuring dancers: Elina Akhmetova, Iris Chan, Piedad Seiquer and Lucy Suggate.

The evening is 6-9pm, and performance will be around 7.15pm, followed by a live set by Lawrence Lek and Clifford Sage.

LOST SENSES curated by Linda Rocco
7 August - 4 September 2017

Featuring artists: JocJonJosch, Lawrence Lek & Clifford Sage, Laura Wilson, Harold Offeh, Charles Michel, JoDI, Georgia Lucas-Going, the Uncollective & Sara Sassanelli, Tom Railton, Rhine Bernardino, Katharine Vega, Pier Giorgio De Pinto, Eliza Soroga, Andrea Maciel, Luli Perez, Sharon Gal, Diana Policarpo, House of Absolute, Nora Silva, Paloma Proudfoot, Luca Bosani, Finn Thomson, Beatrice Bonafini, Nataliya Chernakova, Federico Guardabrazo, Jay Jay Revlon and more to be announced.

LOST SENSES is a living space for encounters, open every day to everyone.

Revisiting the exhibition as format and exploring the gallery space as a fluid cultural site, artists and practitioners will work in close relation with people reorganising the self’s relation to perception.

The one-month campus wants to create collective experiences and ways to actively participate in everyday life, remembering that embodiment is not just textual but consumed by a world filled with smells, textures, sights, sounds and tastes. Generating a re-opening of senses exploring otherness, lost and participation, everyday life will be critically tested as a never static reality made of bodies, time and experiences. Mainly working as a hub for thinkers and a space for reverie, LOST SENSES will offer daily live experiences to engage diverse audiences through meaningful inter(actions), opening up reflections on a wider scale through processes of documentation and mediation.

The campus will use Live art to explore the now: to reorganise, open and reshape senses, generating reflections on our own identities, our communities and beyond.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Trio at the V&A

Last night I presented a new performance at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London as part of We Portal, a curated programme by Mira Calix. 

Thank you to the performers, Elina Akhmetova, Iris Chan and Piedad Seiquer, and to Yeast Bakery.

Laura Wilson, Trio, 2017

Available as a live stream on the V&A’s Facebook page, the broadcast will ran from 6-9pm and featured 14 specially commissioned performances, which played out alongside a series of artworks by a further 12 artists, to be viewed on the museum’s Twitter and Instagram platforms. We Portal live stream was part of Reveal, a free, week-long public festival that runs at the V&A museum from 30 June to 7 July 2017.

 You can view the stream here:

We Portal Artists: Anneke Kampman/Laura Wilson/Mike Harvey/Holly Pester/Mira Calix and Darrah Morgan/Dr Louis Moreno/Luke McCreadie/Ellas Robson Guillfoyle/Deboragh Coughlin?Luarie Tompkins and Susie Whaite/Tom Smit/Dylan Spencer Davidson/Peter Liversidge/Andy Holden

Instagram exhibition artists: Nimble News Network/Dom Aversino/Original Swimming Party/Peter Liversidge/Mira Calix/Mathew de Kersaint Giradea

Twitter exhibiton artists: Ian Macmillan/Hannah Morrish/David Whyte/Mira Calix/Peter Liversidge/Nick Ryan/Nimble News

We Portal at the V&A Museum was on Monday 26th June 2017 from 6pm, tune-in at:
Facebook: @victoriaandalbertmuseum  |  Instagram:@vamuseum  |  Twitter: @V_and_A

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The Opposite of Now at Guest Projects

If you are in London this weekend please pop by Guest Projects where i'm part of an exhibition with Syllabus II.

We have invited writer Emily LaBarge to produce a text under the title 'The Opposite of Now' for our residency at Guest Projects. A week of production in response to the text will culminate in a public presentation of new works, talks and music.

Syllabus II is a peer-led programme for ten artists over a ten-month period with Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island, and Studio Voltaire.

Participating artists are Mira Calix, Faye Claridge, Mike Harvey, E. Jackson, Tyler Mallison, Nika Neelova, Tom Smith, Dylan Spencer-Davidson, Thomas Whittle and Laura Wilson.

PERFORMANCE, Sunday 28th, 7pm
Dylan Spencer-Davidson with Luke Bafico and Hannah Parsons

SLIDE NIGHT, Sunday 28th, 8pm
Patrick Cole, Mike Harvey, Tyler Mallison, Thomas Whittle and Laura Wilson

Exhibition open 12-6, Saturday & Sunday, 27th & 28th May.

Guest Projects
Sunbury House
1 Andrews Road
London E8 4QL

Monday, 22 May 2017

Images from 'Rolling' at Delfina Foundation

Thanks to all who came on Saturday to see my new performance Rolling, 2017 at Delfina Foundation, presented as part of Open House curated by Kerry Campbell, Cecilia Giurgevich, Zena Khan, Nicholas Osborne, Linda Rocco, Elizabeth Thornhill. Please find below some images from the performance.
Special thanks to the performers: Elina Akhmetova, Iris Chan, Nicholas Keegan, Piedad Seiquer and Eliza Soroga.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Open House at Delfina Foundation

Laura Wilson, Rolling, 2017

This Saturday 20 May, 12-3pm I am presenting Rolling (2017), a new performance at Delfina Foundation as part of Open House.

Open House

Saturday 20–Sunday 21 May: Open to the public, 12–8pm
Delfina Foundation, 29–31 Catherine Place, London, SW1E 6DY

Open House responds to Delfina Foundation’s acclaimed international artist-in-residence programme during which creative producers live and work at the Foundation’s base in Central London. Drawing on the personal memories of participants’ residency experiences over the last eleven years, writers, curators, artists and performers, have been commissioned to produce temporary interventions in the private and public areas of the Delfina space. Over a single weekend this programme of vibrant participatory and performative work will catalyse the Foundation’s architecture, to explore ideas of ‘being in residence’, the intersections between public and private, and what it means to collect intangible experiences, rather than physical artifacts.

Artists: Manal Al Dowayan, Mudar Alhajji, Kathrin Böhm, Leone Contini, Srajana Kaikini, Yazan Khalili, Hala Muhanna, Judy Price, Alessandra Saviotti, Laura Wilson

Curators: Kerry Campbell, Cecilia Giurgevich, Zena Khan, Nicholas Osborne, Linda Rocco, Elizabeth Thornhill

Open House is a partnership between Delfina Foundation and six curators from the Curating Contemporary Art MA Programme at the Royal College of Art, part of Graduate Projects 2017.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Images from Holding Space

Here are some images from Holding Space which took place at The Brick Cube, Hunts Wharf, Leaside Road, E5 9LU on Saturday 25 March, 6-9pm. I presented a new performance called The Golden Stairs, 2017.
Special thanks to the performers: Anna, Johan, Kate, Kendra, Lucia, Sacha and Shamica.
Photos: Manuela Barczewski.