Event, 16th February:
Nottingham Contemporary, Grace Before Jones
Join us for a live, online conversation with co-curator of Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio, Cédric Fauq and performance studies scholar, Uri McMillan about Black image making, performance and self-fashioning.
Departing from a selection of artworks included in the exhibition, this dialogue reflects on the moving power of stillness and fashion as dynamic sculpture, while tracing the Grace Jones’ entanglement with gender binaries, politics and androgyny through performance. In a live exercise at the crossover between visual cultures and performance studies, this talk draws unlikely connections from the performances and photographs of Jones, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Adrian Piper.
Event, 19th February:
This workshop is presented by artists Lori Amor, David Byrne and Linda Duvall. Technology is Central to these artists practices but the usage which is very different.
Together these artists have put together a workshop which will present a wide-ranging view of the use of technology in art. They will talk about how they use technology with examples of their work before taking questions on how other artists can benefit from their expertise.
Event, 20th February
Similar to yoga, visual art encourages us to pause, slow down and be in the present moment. During this Yoga & Art experience, you’ll have time to mindfully explore Phoebe Boswell’s Here exhibition through a short film and calming soundscape we’ve created especially for these sessions.
We’ll begin with yoga to awaken our body and senses, followed by our short film featuring the exhibition. The film and accompanying soundtrack will immerse you in a calm and slow wander through Phoebe’s Boswell work. The session ends with a deep guided relaxation, leaving you feeling rested and relaxed.
Workshop, 20th February
Lulu Senft is an animation director, modelmaker and illustrator from London. She describes her work as being “mostly character-led”, and loves to tell stories. Recently completing a Ceramics Residency with Collective Matter, Lulu has also worked as a modelmaker for The Wildlife Trusts and Greenpeace.
Led by Lulu herself, the online workshop will provide a small group of creatives with a one-day beginner’s guide to stop-motion animation, where they will each be supported to produce a short film using materials found around their home. From this, a film reel will be created and premiered by Modern Painters, New Decorators.