Gillard and Sutherland will present their new research project C~C, an exploration of how environment influences art-making and the similarities and links between the Cornish Coast of their childhood and the Pacific Coast of California.
In Spring 2013, the artists undertook a journey: ‘several thousand miles through the arid and unfamiliar landscapes of the western states of the US, aiming to reach the Pacific Coast. Imagining a foreign shore meeting an ocean, we prepared for another unknown territory. On reaching our destination, however, we were transported to the coastline of our childhoods — to a returning rather than an arriving’.
Excited to be invited to exhibit at Tate, St Ives this coming May 2015 as part of C~C
C~C Bryony Gillard and Oliver Sutherland will collaboratively produce a special Late at Tate event at Tate St Ives in April 2015. Gillard, based between Bristol and the Netherlands, works across a wide range of media including writing, performance, installation and music. Sutherland, based between Bristol and London, utilises hardware and software to examine the languages of digital culture and digital processes. As participants of the Artists Programme, Gillard and Sutherland will launch C~C, a research project exploring the similarities and links between the Cornish Coast and Pacific Coast (California) as sites for the production of art.
I will be attending June 1, 2015 - June 19, 2015 for the Demos: Life in Common residency, see below for details. Faculty: Alex Hartley, Astra Taylor, Nina Power Organizers: Imre Szeman, Eva-Lynn Jagoe Banff Research in Culture (BRiC) is a residency program designed for scholars and artists engaged in advanced theoretical research on themes and topics in culture. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty (pre-tenure), activists, writers, and practicing artists from around the world will convene at The Banff Centre for three weeks to contemplate the theme Demos: Life in Common.
BRiC is designed to offer researchers and artists with similar interests from different disciplinary and professional backgrounds, an opportunity to exchange opinions and ideas in a fruitful and intensive environment. Participants are encouraged to develop new research, artistic, editorial, and authorial projects, both individually and in connection with others. Participants will attend lectures and seminars offered by visiting faculty. This program aims to develop new approaches toward the study and analysis of culture, as well as create lasting networks of scholars and artists who might use this opportunity as the basis for future collaborative work.
Demos: Life in Common is the fifth edition of BRiC following Distributed Intimacies (2014); Dock(ing); or, New Economies of Exchange (2013); The Retreat: A Position of dOCUMENTA (13) (2012), and On the Commons; or, Believing-Feeling-Acting Together (2011). The Banff Centre is a world-renowned facility supporting the creation and performance of new works of visual and digital art, music, dance, theatre, research and writing. http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1534