Platform 20: Heavy Water – Maud Haya-Baviera + John Eng Kiet Bloomfield, Curator, Wysing Arts Centretalk • 17 Aug 2021 6pm–7pm
Join Maud Haya-Baviera, who is presenting two new video works as part of Platform 20: Heavy Water at Site Gallery, and curator John Eng Kiet Bloomfield for an in-conversation around the process of making the works and her practice to date.
The in-conversation will loosely embrace the structure of the radio programme Desert Island Discs echoing the exhibited works and the intentions behind their making.
Find out more about Platform 20: Heavy Water here.
This event will take place on Zoom, and you will be sent a link to access the event ahead of the event.
Maud Haya-Baviera was born in France and currently lives and works in Sheffield, UK. She works with a variety of media and methods including video, photography, sculpture and installation employing the strategies of appropriation, performance and participation. Her recent works, Things Fall Apart and Wish you were here, respond to a sense of isolation heightened by recent times. Within these works, several depictions of cultural histories have been playfully appropriated to question past representations and to construct new narratives. Her current interest lies in collecting images that have migrated through different cultural perspectives; this includes postcards, films, advertisements, TV series and archives. This material is digitised to create moving images that are intense and emotional fabrications, able to convey both personal and social histories.
John Eng Kiet Bloomfield
John Eng Kiet Bloomfield joined Wysing in July 2016, where he works as Curator and Acting Head of Programme. He currently oversees the organisation’s programme, including residencies, exhibitions, events, partnership projects, an annual music festival and digital projects. At Wysing, he has curated the exhibitions Wysing Broadcasts, All His Ghosts Must Do My Bidding, more of an avalanche, Warm Worlds and Otherwise and All Channels Open. John also manages the Syllabus programme, a collaboratively produced alternative learning programme that supports ten artists each year.
Before Wysing, John was an editor at Black Dog Publishing alongside which he worked as a freelance curator, developing exhibitions and projects for Arcadia Missa, Flat Time House, MOT International and Tate. John has worked for the British Film Institute and Rich Mix, London and has also worked for the artist Isaac Julien. John has an MA in Film Studies from UCL, London.