OPEN STUDIO 12 - 6PM
12 - 1pm: Niccolò Moronato Star Survey Workshop
Capacity: 15-20 people
During a highly interactive, conversational workshop experience you’ll be invited to draw your own imaginations upon random patterns taken from the Trappist sky. This will culminate in a group projection and discussion to establish what figures we shall elevate to the rank of constellations in this unknown environment, and ultimately create one of many possible alternative firmaments. The data collected will be added to the Archive of Potential Skies for later intervention.
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3 - 5pm: Xinhao Cheng Cyanotype Workshop
Capacity: 10-15 people
Artist Xinhao Cheng will give an introduction to the history of cyanotype printing in this workshop, followed by the process of making plant sample cyanotypes. Participants may hear unexpected anecdotes, stories and knowledge about familiar plants – how they arrived in London, where their origins are, how they were given their names and how Western and Eastern naturalists have perceived these plants.
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During the day: Mati Jhurry Phone call
Mati Jhurry is currently undertaking a durational covert performance; a long term commitment in which she works full-time as a cabin crew member for an international airline. During the Open Studio, Jhurry will check-in with the curatorial residents through video calls and share her experiences with the audience. The calls will reflect on the collapse of the boundaries between life and art in her travelings across countries while facing the demanding realities of her labour.
Re: Over everything which exists under the sky is a collaborative and interdisciplinary project taking place at Gasworks from October 2018 to May 2019. A group of international curating students from the Royal College of Art has initiated the first curatorial residency at Gasworks to run alongside the institution’s long-established international artist residency programme. Over an eight-month period the curators-in-residence are transforming Gasworks’ Participation Space into a temporary research studio, questioning what it means to be a resident in both the art world and the wider geopolitical context of restricted mobility.