Lizzy Rose references the Japanese art of ikebana, which she explored during a visit to Japan in 2016, and a 1950s book called The Art of Flower Arranging by Ishimoto. Her new audio-visual installation brings a layer of living moss into the space at Crate in an environment constructed from video, sound, hand-made objects and manipulated plant-life.
Until 30 September 2018, Crate Studios and Project Space, 1 Bilton Square, Margate.
What Is… Earth?
As part of the Heads Up Festival, the What is Collective are staging an event in an secret location – ‘with a breathtaking view of the city’ – that isn’t usually open to the public. Booking for this event is required as attendees will be given 48-hours notice of the location by email. For each ‘What Is…’ event, a theme is selected and two artists are paired to make work in response to the theme and the location. On this occasion, Jen Skip Smith and Charlie Sellers will be inviting the audience to witness the curvature of Hull.
Sunday 16 September 2018, 6,15pm, Secret venue in HU6, Hull.
Sarah Dufayard, Laura Guarch and Holly Khan take the audience on a journey through Woolwich Foot Tunnel, which lies 70 feet under the River Thames, with a site-specific soundscape that has been mastered by Ben Kelly. The themes of water, pollution and childhood memories are conjured up as the audience is guided by the voice of a child. Part of Totally Thames Featival, this event also runs over a second weekend at the end of this month.
Friday 21 – Sunday 23 September 2018, Woolwich Foot Tunnel North Entrance, London SE18.
A one-day sound art and music event at Newhaven Fort with a range of installations and performances from over 50 artists including Louise Mackenzie, Julian Weaver and Disinformation. Mackenzie’s installation uses DIY technology and seawater to create ‘lively vessels’, Weaver’s new piece Outwork imagines new sonic defenses for the fort, while Disinformation’s performance produces wavelengths sourced from the ambient Very Low Frequency (VLF) radio field of the national grid.
Saturday 22 September 2018, noon to 11pm, Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven BN9 9DS.
Artist Symposium: Pivotal Moments in Developing Artistic Practice
A one-day conference that looks at the development needs of mid-career artists. This artist-centred debate asks what is needed to sustain an art practice and how organizations and funders can support artists’ needs, and will explore the models of support that the sector could develop specifically for mid-career artists. Part of London Creative Network, a progamme delivered by Space in partnership with Cockpit Arts, Four Corners and Photofusion.
Thursday 20 September 2018, 10am, Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, London E2 9NF.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Lizzy Rose, Looking for light after Yasuhiro Ishimoto, 2016
2. What Is… Earth?, What is Collective
3. FLOAT, flyer
4. Pivotal Moments, flyer