Home Me 3:
PV and Film Screening
Saturday 4 November 2017, 6-9pm
Domino Houses Billboard, Bounds Green Road, N22 8YB
An evening of screenings to launch the second instalment of Cypher Billboard, with work by Patrick Goddard, Daniel Schine Lee, Amba Sayal-Bennett, and Gray Wielebinski in collaboration with Georgia Lucas-Going; programmed by Erin Laura Hughes.
Wrap up warm and join us 4th Nov 6-9pm for an evening of Film screenings, BBQ Sausages (veg option too!) and Martini.
Patrick Goddard | Looking for the Ocean Estate (34’00” / 2016 / SD video) Excerpt 12’30”
Looking for the Ocean Estate takes the form of an alternative documentary / mockumentary, initially exploring the(ex)council estate The Ocean Estate in Stepney Green, East London. Talking to a host of ex and current residents thefilm spirals off from an oral history project to question the documentary and ethnographic assumptions of the filmmaker. As the motives for making the film are questioned and the power relations between the artist and protagonists fluctuate the film weaves together thoughts on gentrification, class antagonisms, and the enigmatic notions of authenticity.
Patrick Goddard is an artist and writer working in London. Completing an MFA at Goldsmiths University in 2011, he is currently studying for a doctorate at the Ruskin, Oxford University, in Fine Art practice. Creating video, graphic novels, performance and installation; Goddard's politically loaded and narrative based works undermine themselves with a self-defeating black comedy. Works focus on a range of topics: between gentrification, post industrialisation, anarcho-individualism, class politics and the wider idea of the creative class and its impact on the modern city. Inverting the position of the aloof cultural critic, the works wrestle with the complexities of commitment and the artist own fumbled attempts to create a personal and political integrity. | www.patrickgoddard.co.uk
Daniel Schine Lee | Concrete Matters (10’01’’ / 2017)
Four guys lounging, just chilling, that is how we would put it. As you may see there’s not much to drink really — yes, not much to drink. Did we expect to have a conversation about architecture from different cultural and continental regions? Not exactly, but the domestic space naturally brought comfort and gradually produced academic discourse then whichthen flipped back to the reality of getting public transport home. The process of making this film was kept to minimal measures of production as the purpose of the work was based on everyday chat— more specifically an artist’s experience with fellow artists. While the selection of people came from different global régions, the camera was set in aperspective where mainly torsos are shown, not full figures. Therefore, the angle directs to the conversation by not precisely identifying those involved, moving away from how we are accustomed to listening to people speak.
Daniel Schine Lee is an artist primarily working with video and installation, currently an MFA candidate at the Royal College of Art. Daniel’s work mediates his experiences from a global, urban, alien point of view. Having grown up in America his family moved back to Seoul in 1999, where the city introduced him to the fastest and most networked internet servers. Lee's experience of culture clash eased the more he encountered foreign customs online, through his process of digging fresh internet sources which were previously unavailable to him. Informed by this experience, his work seeks to navigate an encounter with unfamiliar things, they are open-ended, fragmentary, and interrelated. | http://make.myblog.arts.ac.uk/author/danielschinelee/
Amba Sayal-Bennett | Kinetic Drawing (09’32’’ / 2017)
Amba Sayal-Bennett’s practice involves transposing drawn elements across different media to explore the effects andaffects generated by this movement across sites. Motion is integral to her experience of drawing, as forms iteratively develop and change through the making process. In her paper or installation works (drawings in an expanded sense)this kinetic aspect of the works' production moves from its physical augmentation, to the viewer’s interpretive process.This video work is an experimentation in movement within drawing. Using SketchUp, a rudimentary and free modelling program, Sayal-Bennett explores the potentials of the software in a clunky animation that traverses a virtual, drawn environment.
Amba Sayal Bennett lives and works in London. She received her BFA from Oxford University and her MA in The History of Art from The Courtauld Institute. She has just completed her PhD at Goldsmiths. Her practice involves transposing drawn elements across different media to explore the effects and affectsgenerated by this movement across sites. Motion is integral to her experienceof drawing, as forms iteratively develop and change through the making process. In her paper or installation works (drawings in an expanded sense) this kinetic aspect of the works' production moves from its physical augmentation, to the viewer’s interpretive process. The video work that will be shown is an experimentation in movement within drawing. Using SketchUp, a rudimentary and free modelling program, Sayal-Bennett explores the potentials of the software in a clunky animation that traverses a virtual, drawn environment. | www.ambasb.com
Gray Wielebinski in collaboration with Georgia Lucas-Going | I’d Never Date an Artist (03’42’’ / 2017)
In this work Gray Wielebinski and Georgia Lucas-Going explore the relationship between intimacy, collaboration and competition; the role of agency (or lack there of) of the artist in both public and private spaces and how different formsof power and identity wrestle with one another depending on the context and subjectivities. Furthermore, they want to question representations of queer relationships on film and in public spaces and propose new forms of intimacy relating to spaces, their audience and each other.
Gray Wielebinski is an artist working between London and Los Angeles in collage, animation, sound, video, performance, and illustration and currently an MFA candidate at The Slade School of Fine Art. Their work explores Gender and Sexuality and how these intersect with other structures of power and identity. Wielebinski is inspired by the glitch, queer temporality, podcasts, quantum mechanics, Jennifer Lopez’ Green Versace Dress at the 2000 Grammy Awards, male bonding, conspiracy theories, queering the archive, clowning, and Surrealism. | www.graywielebinski.com
Erin Laura Hughes is an artist based in London, currently studying her MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art. After completing her BFA from Oxford University she spent three years living and working in Berlin where she is a co-founder of Cypher Space. Recent work depicts simple interiors using home improvement materials to look curiously at our implied domesticated desires. She uses products from DIY superstores in her flattened interiors as they are intended in ‘real life’ such as wall emulsion on the walls of the image, or skirting board as skirting board in the image. By treating like with like, the constructed state of the image becomes more apparent and therefore also its strangeness. This deadpan gesture is marked by the starkness of the interiors that offer no doors or windows. | www.erinlaurahughes.com