New Art Highlights
19 - 25 February 2018
New Art Highlights of the week from Axisweb includes: Iain Andrews, Rob Elford, Leah Lovett and Helen Barff
Three Wishes, 2017 by Iain Andrews
Acrylic on paper.
The Linden Mute, 2017 by Rob Elford
Afflicted with a hereditary lung condition from the Viking age, this work explores themes of hereditary illness through digitisation and the reinterpretation of the human body.
Contracorrente/Upstream, 2016 by Leah Lovett
A telenovela (Brazilian soap opera) based on Herbert Read's political sci-fi, 'The Green Child' (1935), played out between actors in London and Rio de Janeiro against the backdrop of London's Olympic landscape using blue-screen technology. All three episodes were performed before studio audiences on board the Floating Cinema (London) and at CASA 24 (Rio de Janeiro), and live streamed via UP Projects' website on 30th July, 2016. Contracorrente / Upstream was conceived by Leah Lovett and created by Leah Lovett and Maria Eugenia Lombardini in partnership with UP Projects and Foundation for Future London with performers Freddie King, Raphael dos Santos, and Farelis Silva (Rio de Janeiro) Rocio Galan, Tessa Parr, and Rafael Pereira (London). Running duration (3 episodes), approx. 60'00".
Folded, 2018 by Helen Barff
2017, jesmonite. Work in progress, casts of stacked, folded clothing.