Approved: 02.08.2017

gobscure

Artist, Community worker, Film-maker, Maker, Writer

Approved: 02.08.2017

associate artist with museum of homelessness (part of our lived experience). artists films commissioned or screened worldwide - e.g. mac birmingham; tullie house carlisle; national film theatre studio; mission gallery swansea. other films were finalists in 100 years of dada, ica; finalist in altff spring 18 festival. solo exhibitions since 2017 include nudging meteors - art house wakefield; stitching petals to lead (fokidos athens): still alone in our voices (university of atypical belfast); is that a bruise or a tattoo - Alma Zevi Venice.   

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        Artist Statement

        associate artist with museum of homelessness (part of our lived experience). artists films commissioned or screened worldwide - e.g. mac birmingham; tullie house carlisle; national film theatre studio; mission gallery swansea. other films were finalists in 100 years of dada, ica; finalist in altff spring 18 festival. solo exhibitions since 2017 include nudging meteors - art house wakefield; stitching petals to lead (fokidos athens): still alone in our voices (university of atypical belfast); is that a bruise or a tattoo - Alma Zevi Venice.   

        http://www.almazevi.com/exhibitions/venice/187/is-that-a-bruise-or-a-tattoo/

        an amazingly light touch with very serious and important topics, giving your audience space to experience your work and concerns in such an intimate way. i find your work relevant, poetic and so original. Alma Zevi Venice on us

         

        working under the name gobscure, we use plural to describe our work,

        self-taught, we've faced multiple barriers, been successful in finding gaps to make / show / reclaim space for and with other marginalised, silenced people, we've recently become noticed, we now have an international track record of delivering uniquely memorable playful work that invites all in - audiences, participants, activists, non-arts people, passers-by. we believe in asking questions, rewriting narratives, playful creative resistances. we work across artforms - collaborating with others when offered the chance - and work in communities. we have a long track record of delivering virtually too

         

        rose carved in rain: solo exhibition at newbridge project gateshead, & queer arts north bursary supported performance at leeds playhouse, march 2020.

        https://thenewbridgeproject.com/events/rose-carved-rain/

        &

        https://leedsplayhouse.org.uk/events/queer-arts-north-showcase-2020/

         

        acclaimed sound-artist. e.g. ships-ov-fool (online) originally commissioned in 2020 for GIFT: Gateshead International Festival of Theatre.

        https://www.giftfestival.co.uk/ships-ov-fool

        thanks also to sage gateshead summer studio residency and francis chagrin award from sound & music. https://vimeo.com/367771925

         

        provoked to madness by the brutality of wealth tours is our next solo show touring nationally supported by BOOST : the Third Angel Mentoring Scheme in association with sheffield theatres. tour includes free zine and full-length album (first heard in the art of protest - bethlem gallery 2019).

        CV & Education

        solo exhibitions

        '20 rose carved in rain. newbridge project, gateshead solo exhibition

        https://thenewbridgeproject.com/events/rose-carved-rain/

        '18 . bi land & bi water. commissioned by curious - n.e. englands lgbtqi arts festival

        '18 is that a bruise or a tattoo? solo exhibition, alma zevi gallery, venice

        http://www.almazevi.com/exhibitions/venice/187/is-that-a-bruise-or-a-tattoo/

        '17 prisong. solo visual poetry exhibition. east ham library, london. together 2012! disability history month festival in association with newham book festival

        '17 nudging meteors. art house, wakefield -major (changemakers funded) residency with solo exhibition - performance - publications & online

        short documentary : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkDsb5a67K0

        '17 stitching petals to lead - solo exhibition. fokidos, athens, greece

        http://www.almazevi.com/exhibitions/projects/85/stitching-petals-to-lead/

        16 - still alone in her voices. touring. most recently university of atypical, belfast.

        https://gobscure.wixsite.com/alonestill

        '13 pharmageddon. oriel beaumont. llandrindod wells

        '12 c21st illuminations (after rimbaud). whitley arts festival, reading

         

         

        sound-art

        '19 - ships-ov-fool (online) originally commissioned in 2020 for GIFT: Gateshead

        International Festival of Theatre”. thanks also to sage gateshead

        summer studio residency and francis chagrin award from

        sound & music. https://vimeo.com/367771925

        '19 redvoice. experimental 45' radio play spiralling out of our worst sectioning. broadcast by radiophrenia, radio aurealis bergen & partner stations.

        https://www.mixcloud.com/gobscure/redvoice-19-ce/

        '18 marx&angels. 10'09''. premiered stockton contemporary, teesside

        '17 rant-north. 30' radio broadcast for radiophrenia

        https://www.mixcloud.com/gobscure/rant-north/

        rev '17 the bees sleep. 6'23'' commissioned by celf, mid-wales, premiered

        helicotrema venice. https://soundcloud.com/gobscure/the-bees-sleep

        '17 those of us who have learnt to love our madnesses. 16'06''. made from sampled medications. premièred arts access australia

        https://soundcloud.com/gobscure/those-of-us-who-have-learnt-to-love-our-madnesses

        '16 lonecrow make some hullabaloo. internet radio commission radiophrenia

        re-broadcast on resonance fm, london & radio borealis bergen

        https://www.mixcloud.com/gobscure/lonecrow-make-some-hullabaloo/

        '16 švejk's journeyings. 15'12''. obscenities of world war one thru the eyes of 'good

        soldier švejk'. made on residency in czech republic. premiered b#side -

        casarsa della delizia, italy. https://soundcloud.com/gobscure/svejksjourneyings

        '11 not losing yr marbles walsall. 7'28''. for new art gallery walsall.

        '10 lorcas tattooings. 3'50'' premièred dragonfly multi-arts festival sweden

        '09 buds have spoken b(l)ack. 5' 38 ''. premièred carlisle arts festival

         

        artists films (see https://vimeo.com/gobscure / www.dailymotion.com/gobscure)

        '18 gregor samsa awake. premiered university of atypical belfast. altff finalist

        '18 moths &rust. mission gallery swansea in association with disability arts cymru

        '17 16/10. premièred medff, sicily, italy

        '16 stitching petals to lead. 5'40''. premièred fokidos, athens

        '16 jezebelofthewaters / cello rain twelve. premièred facade video festival, bulgaria

        '16 ur's for kurt (schwitters). 2'24''. finalist in 100 years of dada award. ica, london

        '16 underland. lightworks, grimsby

        '15 seven short films about madness. 15'23''.

        premièred making sense of mad studies conference, durham university

        '15 slave ships today. 3'30''. premièred arc, stockton

        '15 firing the can(n)on. 4'59''. commissioned / premiered dash / mac, birmingham

        '14 bang! performance to camera. commissioned / premièred by tullie house carlisle.

         

         

        other performances - some site-specific / some touring

        '20 rose carved in rain. premieres leeds playhouse thanks to queer arts north bursary

        19 thinking outside boxes. asking questions with young people.

        supported by nead (north-east artists development) residency

        '18 squarepegs into roundholes. touring cabaret reducing psychiatry to firewood

        '17 - after unexpropriated (the earth stitching stories into us all) premièred athens

        '17 hyenas in petticoats. walkabout honoring internationalist mary wollstonecraft

        mac birmingham / dash / lada; axisweb / manchester met university etc.

        '16/'18 with added nuts. 'reclaiming the languages of lunacy'

        '15 what the dusk-eyed- fox sees. didsbury arts festival site-specific commission

        '12 psychosis belly. m21 unlimited funded disability arts festival, much wenlock

        dvd from the live art development agency includes highlights of my performances

        www.thisisliveart.co.uk/projects/m21-from-the-medieval-to-the-21st-century/

        '11 - '15 cracking up : durational performance opening space for collective exploring exploring of mental distresses

        '09 symphony of ravens. site-specific outdoor performance at odins glow,

        north york moors (& northern englands largest free art event of the year)

        '08 - '12 bastilles englan. about escaping asylums - touring internationally.

         

         

        other

        '20 -'22 associate artist with dao (disability arts online)

        '18 - associate artist with museum of homelessness (part of our lived experience)

        '11/'15 artist / writer / mentor in residence, celf o gwmpas, mid-wales

        '10'/11 disability arts residency 'reclaiming the languages of lunacy' - new art gallery, walsall / dash

        '10 napalm perceptible. arts-activist residency. live art development agency /

        kingston university

        ’06 digital artist in residence creating large body of work across visuals, sound, text and performance for humber mouth festival, hull