For #Five2Watch this week we've selected five artists whose work either represents or enacts the experience of change: Anna Chrystal Stephens, Marius von Brasch, Gemma Riggs, Cliff Crawford and Julie McCalden.
Food collected from bins at vauxhall wholesale market made into preserves and given away.
Passage (Cocoon), 2018
Oil on canvas. 100 x 100cm. 2018.
What it Was When it Happened, 2013 - 2014
What it Was When it Happened is a multi-directional audio installation made entirely from recordings of the voice. The vocal recordings stem from interviews with over 20 individuals; each describing the phenomenological experience of change. The piece explores the process of change, the sensation of something shifting; of metamorphosis, and how these intangible, ephemeral sensations are conveyed through language.
The new configuration of voices creates a conversation between multiple subjectivities, using space and direction to create an immersive experience and a reconfigured relationship between numerous voices, between numerous selves or even suggesting the profusion of selves within one individual.
Groyne 60 - Photographed from 2002 to 2017, 2018
A single post top from Groyne 60 that I have photographed from 2002 to 2017.
The post tops, like portraits of a person repeated throughout their life, are not only beautiful but provide clues as to the condition of the system.
Bexhill beach, East Sussex
Girl Gang, 2011 - 2015
Girl Gang is posturing and swaggering. Girl Gang is daring and adventure.
Girl Gang sanctions the exploration of different modes of behaviour via a slight change in individual perception.
Gang members explore how a small shift in thought only can influence behaviour and free self-imposed constraints.
Through a series of dares and adventures, Girl Gang members equip themselves with new skills and stories, inducing jealousy and admiration in equal measures.
Girl Gang investigates a range strategies for moving through the social and built environment, delighting in taking up space and reinterpreting the lay of the land in order to gain economic freedom, mobility and social space.
Published 19 November 2021