Rules and Regs: Live Art Residencies with Jo Bannon, Florence Peake and Melanie Wilson
28 February 2011 to 26 March 2011
South Hill Park Arts Centre
Bracknell, South Eastwww.southhillpark.org.uk
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Jo Bannon: Exposure, 2011, Rules and Regs at South Hill Park. Photo: Stuart Rodda, copyright 2011 Rules and Regs.
28 February – 26 March 2011
Bracknell Gallery (Large Room)
Three artists are invited to create new work in response to rules devised by a curator as a challenge to explore new ways of working.
- Surrender control.
- Purify through austerity.
- Be direct.
The artists will be based in the Bracknell Gallery that will be open to the public during the residency, offering an opportunity to view the entire process of creating new live art. The public is invited to meet and discuss with the artists from Thursdays to Saturdays. Come with an open mind and engage with the artists.
Gallery opening hours are (28 February – 20 March, only): Thursdays to Saturdays, 1 – 7pm.
Public performances of the new live artworks on Friday 25 March, 6pm, and Saturday 26 March, 6pm. Free admission.
Booking by email recommended: email@example.com
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
Rules and Regs at South Hill Park is a co-production of South Hill Park and Rules and Regs and is curated by Dr. Outi Remes at South Hill Park.
The project supported by Arts Council England.
RULES AND REGS ARTISTS:
Jo Bannon is a Bristol based artist making live art and performance. She is an Arnolfini associate artist and founder member of Residence. She has presented work nationally and internationally in the UK, Spain and Germany. Jo also works as a dramaturg and director for devised theatre and as a freelance producer of performance and live art.
Jo’s practice investigates the shifting role and responsibility of the artist as the author of the live event. Jo is concerned with implications of the collective in performance and often invites different ways of meeting an audience, creating tasks or scenarios which place the audience at the centre of the action, as co-collaborators. Fascinated by the notion of ‘the expert’ on stage her current work interrogates the vulnerability, intimacy and sometimes assuredness allowed by being in and out of control, both knowing and amateur. www.jobannon.co.uk
Melanie Wilson is a writer, performer and sound artist, based in London. She makes performances, installations and sound walks that live in theatre and cinema spaces and in the street. Her work centres on the use of sound as a distinct agency that is immersive and potently evocative of place linked to state of mind. Melanie uses sound to explore the nuances of psychological predicaments, which together with the use of first person narratives explore the themes of escape, identity and plurality. Through audio work created for headphones, she also utilizes the strategic use of altered soundscapes to explore the interplay between the eye and the ear. www.melaniewilson.org.uk
Florence Peake’s performance practice includes the use of drawing, painting and sculpture materials combined with found, appropriated and fabricated objects in relationship to the
moving body. The current introduction of text, either spoken by the performer or recorded prose for sound installations acts as a poetic layering and play with multiplicity of meaning within a given theme.
A reoccurring theme in Florence’s work is the exposure of the invisible life of a subject and its relationship to its own concrete form. Her recent interests have been with the performative nature of making art work, particularly sculpture. www.florencepeake.com