In a time when millions of viewers have access to the Internet, video/cameras and home-editing suites, a circulated YouTube clip becomes a conversational spectacle overnight. With the proliferation and advancement of technology, the creative process itself has become more democratic and has enabled people en masse to become not only viewers but ‘creators’. TestBed 1 responds to popular practice by inviting artists working with the moving image to produce and present artworks using the prevalent modes of production readily available - in the context of a professional art space.
TestBed 1 will occupy the Beaconsfield site from March until late July 2010. During this time commissioned artists will work in the galleries in a series of residencies. The public is invited to witness our galleries turn laboratories, turn performance and production sites. An accompanying FlatScreen programme of artists films and linked material will also show on site throughout the period.
It would be great if, space allowing, you are able to signal the rolling residency timetable or current in residence artist(s) in any listings. For example, the first artist in residence from 3rd March will be Anthony Gross.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information or images for press.
With many thanks
Lily Rose Davies
22 Newport St
T: +44 (0) 207 582 6465
22 Newport Street
Vauxhall, London SE11 6AY
Artists: Michael Curran in collaboration with Lucy Gunning
Pil and Galia Kollectiv
Dates: 1 March - 18 July 2010
Opening Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm
On-Site Residency Dates:
Anthony Gross 3rd March - 21st March
Michael Curran and Lucy Gunning 23rd March - 11th April
Dafna Talmor 13th April - 25th April
Joseph Walsh 20th April - 30th May
Lilli Hartmann 27th April - 23rd May
Live film production crossing performance, installation and the act of making art. Beaconsfield produces six new commissions, co-curated with Dafna Talmor and Joe Walsh.
In the time of YouTube, video cameras and home-editing suites, the creative process has become more democratic, enabling people en masse to become not only viewers but ‘creators’. TestBed 1 responds to popular practice by commissioning artists working with the moving image to use these readily available modes of production.
From March until late July commissioned artists will work in the galleries in a series of residencies. The public is invited to witness our galleries turn laboratories, turn performance and production sites. An accompanying FlatScreen programme of artists films and linked material will also show on site throughout the period.
Check website for details of artists projects as they develop: http://www.beaconsfield.ltd.uk
New commissions produced for TestBed 1 will be screened on 18 and 19 September during Open House weekend
TestBed 1 is produced as part of Beaconsfield’s curatorial mentoring scheme for emerging artist-curators. Mentees: Dafna Talmor and Joseph Walsh.
Beaconsfield Commissions 2010
Further information and enquiries:
020 7582 6465