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Installation of Going Along Without a Body, Benjamin A Owen 2018

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Nine artists meet at Cubitt to talk about their commissioned work with older people in community or care settings.

Who have they met and made work with? What did they learn about themselves and how they make art? Who and what inspired them? Who do they admire, and what do they aspire to next?

Artists taking part: Ania Bas, Francesca Beard, Sadie Edginton, Hayley Harrison, Fox Irving, Benjamin A Owen, Charlene Sandy, Joshua Sofaer and Lucy Steggals

Ania Bas is an artist and arts project programmer who works across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange. Bas is a co-founder of The Walking Reading Group. She is Open School East Alumni (2013- 2014) and Faber Academy Alumni (2018). She is Extra Ordinary People & Public Programmer at Eastside Projects, Birmingham.www.aniabas.blogspot.com

Francesca Beard - Associate Artist, All Change

Francesca is a performance poet who collaborates with diverse people throughout the UK and abroad to share stories about what it is to be human. She is currently developing a new piece, ‘Confabulation’, about the future of memory, supported by Arts Council, England. She is an Associate Artist with All Change, has been poet in residence at The Barbican, BBC White City, The Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kingston Library, the Natural History Museum and The Metropolitan Police and a guest lecturer in creative writing at the University of Westminster. Her work is often research-informed and inspired by emerging knowledge about ourselves and the universe.

www.francescabeard.com

Sadie Edginton is a participatory artist who is interested in working with materials and members of the public to think about how we can create alternative ways of doing things together. With an emphasis on collectivity and contestation, she makes sculptural installations and devise projects and workshops, researching through a process-based practice our connections to (and how we can change) our surroundings.Sadie recently finished her MA in Public Sphere at the Royal College of Art. Currently she has a Cubitt community studio, co-runs AltMFA and is shortly going to be starting a research project with Tate Exchange.

www.sadieedginton.tumblr.com

Hayley Harrison’s work examines our disconnection with ‘nature’ and each other - via discarded materials, text, performance, and video. She is currently working towards ‘Fool’s Gold’, an Art's Council funded two-person show at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, opening in January 2020. Her work has been selected for the Creekside Open 2019, by the White Pube for the ‘OUTPOST Members Show 2018’ (Norwich) and for ‘Visions in the Nunnery’ at Nunnery Gallery (London). Harrison lives and works in London, and delivers collaborative projects informed by themes within her practice.

www.hayleyharrison.co.uk

Fox Irving’s art is shaped by the liminal, precarious identity they inhabit as queer/femme/working class. With a playful, DIY approach informed by activist strategies and centering collaboration, Fox investigates how art can be used as a tool of empowerment by their own marginalised communities.

www.foxirving.com

Benjamin Owen is a U.K based artist that makes work with film, music, performance, and installation. A celebration of participation, improvisation, and collaboration are at the heart of the practice. They often use live soundtracking to reframe and undermine relationships between film, sound, ageing, and body. Owen’s work has been shaped by a background in music and independent musical communities with collective approaches to making and performing. Projects have unfolded over several years and involved various partnerships and collaborative events. Owen’s two-year project with Cubitt and residents of Mildmay Extra Care ‘Going Along Without A Body’ manifested as exhibitions in public libraries, socials in the care home, a day-long soundtracked performance event at Iklectik and a series of films. A text by Lizzie Lloyd about this work is available. He continues to make music and sounds separate and in conjunction with the film, educational and performance work.

www.benjaminaowen.com

Charlene Sandy is a designer maker. Her practice revolves around reusing waste be it second hand clothing to using food waste to produce natural dyes.

www.charlenesandy.co.uk

The artist Joshua Sofaer works across boundaries, borders and disciplines to developartworks that engage with all levels of society. Taking place in institutions or on thestreet, occupying art galleries or people’s homes, staged as operas or cast as goldensculptures, Sofaer’s work weaves with and through social fabric, to consider the ideasthat hold us together. Working internationally, Sofaer has presented work at The ScienceMuseum (London), SFMOMA (San Francisco) and Folkoperan (Stockholm), amongstmany other venues and institutions.

www.joshuasofaer.com

Lucy Steggals works relationally with environments and people. Her work centres around flow, trust, letting go, the unknown and the unconscious. Currently she is working on:

#Ooh0 (a collection of 266 loosely circular relational objects) www.lucysteggals.co.uk;

The Saturday Museum (a collaborative project run with George Moustakas) www.thesaturdaymuseum.org and

Colour Mining www.colourmining.co.uk.

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