November’s SPOTLIGHT focuses on artist residencies, with two artists showing work and talking about their experiences. Our artist-in-residence, Zheng Shi, from Shanghai; and studio member, Rachel Cohen, recently back from a residency in Brazil, will be our guests.
The event takes place on Monday, 2 November 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30.
Places are free, but spaces are limited. Book your place here.
Zheng Shi is in residence at Phoenix between October and November, as part of the international exchange programme, Both Sides Now, curated by videoclub (UK) and Videotage (Hong Kong).
Zheng will show some of his beautifully-rendered, computer-generated landscapes that run alongside his addictive, rhythmic soundscapes; he will also give us a glimpse of new work he has been creating during his residency at Phoenix.
In recent years, he has shown work at international festivals including Sound Art China 2014 (Hong Kong), Sound Art China 2013 (Shanghai), FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Brazil), Today Art Museum (Beijing) and Ars Electronica 2012 and 2015 (Linz).
Rachel Cohen has worked with a Brazilian artist and former Phoenix studio member, Gisel Carriconde Azevedo, on a series of international residencies. Beginning in 2012, at Hastings Museum and Museu do Traje in Portugal, the project explores travel, collections and our colonial history.
This year Rachel went to Brazil where the two artists created a residency called Agua e Luz; water and light. Rachel and Gisel worked in nature in the Chapada dos Veadeiros, in Goias State, and then installed an exhibition in a contemporary art space in Brasilia. In the talk, Rachel will show work from this latest residency and talk about how collaboration and residencies inform her practice.