Opening Night shots (1)

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Images by Camilla Greenwell

Ghost on the Wire Bermondsey Launch – not long now!

ImageIt’s not long to go now! – another ten days. It feels very exciting, and very good. We have finalised the installation plans at Bermondsey Project. It’s been great to meet the artists in the space and to fine-tune with them how best to present their work; Suzanne and I have learned a lot about the intricate logistics of how to create the right circumstances for a dance performance to be woven into into an Opening Night, and how to work happily with silkworms. This is the best part, and makes all the graft worthwhile – talking with other artists, planning a show that the public will find exciting and thought-provoking all at the same time.

The work has begun to arrive; films are being transferred, art has been shipped, equipment ordered, and as I write at least one of the Singaporean  artists, Tania De Rozario is in the skies, flying West. She is hosting Broken Telephone on Saturday June 15, as well as co-installing a piece for the show with UK-based artist Lynn Lu.

ImageWe’ve also taken delivery of the exhibition catalogues, which include, in a great layout by Elizabeth Gan, images and texts by all the 22 artists in the show as well as an introduction, and a wonderful essay by Singapore-Melbourne writer and philosopher Alexandra Serrenti.

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So – we hope you can join us on the 12th, or on any of the show days after that, and we know that we will be presenting an intriguing and unique experience, one that brings together many different art forms and sensibilities from across 7,000 miles.

Suzanne de Emmony and Gavin Maughfling, Co-curators, Ghost on the Wire

 

 

 

 

 

Bodies That Matter at ArtLacuna

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Installation for Bodies That Matter
Suzanne De Emmony
‘Welcome to the Pleasuredome’ (2014)
” Looking in & back as Kraken-like the abject emerges, tenderly caressing the rhythms of an unknowing display… Limbs intertwine as past and near future play and tease, until at last the gaze dictates and climacteric slow dance self-censors and muffles the song … ”
Private View – Thursday 22nd May 6-9pm
23rd – 25rd May 12-5pm
Fast and Furious and Crit – Saturday 24th May 3-5pm
Alex March | Jane Harris | Chris Cawkwell | Amelia Critchlow | Mindy Lee | Sasha Bowles |James Petrucci | Trish Scott | Rebecca James | Bethe Bronson | Holly Stevenson |Suzanne de Emmony | Catherine Linton | Clare Walker | Katheryn Owens | Chris Green

Sarah Choo nominated for Sovereign Art Prize 2014

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We are very pleased to announce that Ghost on the Wire artist Sarah Choo has been nominated for the Sovereign Art Prize 2014. Works can be seen at

http://www.sovereignartfoundation.com/art-prizes/asia/gallery/?year=2013

 

Between Us will be exhibited at The Rotunda, Exchange Square in Hong Kong from 28th April to 8th May 2014 with the Auction taking place on 9th May 2014. The  work, which was nominated by curator Isabel Ching, is part of a larger series comprising of 7 pieces. Between Us explores the topic of isolation forced upon us by our jobs. Seven professionals – a doctor, a lawyer, a mechanic, a clerk, a hawker, a teacher and a shopkeeper – are pictured busy in their work environments. In a slow fade, the environment disappears and they are left in a forbidding, grey, concrete space.

The full series can be seen at

 http://www.sarahchoojing.com/category01.html

A sample of how the video can be found at

https://vimeo.com/79109479