Four projects have now been selected for our 2015-16 Platform residencies. Platform is a unique opportunity for artists to make new work in public exploring as the gallery turns into a studio and the creative process becomes the artwork.
During the next season of experimental production we’ll be seeing the development of new work by:
- Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson
- Beatriz Olabarrieta
- Anna Chrystal Stephens and Glen Stoker
- Laura Wilson
The artists were chosen from over 200 applicants by this year’s selection panel:
Site Gallery Artistic Director Laura Sillars and Curator Sara Cluggish
Kirsty Ogg, Director of Bloomberg New Contemporaries
Florian Roithmayr, Platform alumni artist, 2014-15
Representatives from our young people’s group, the Society of Explorers
About the artists:
Beatriz Olabarrieta (born 1979, Bilbao) will create a play for sculptural objects, which draws on interviews, conversation and fictional writing to give voice to the inanimate.
Laura Wilson (born 1983, Belfast) works across a wide range of mediums and her project will bring together professional dancers and bread bakers to create an extended video work.
Lucy Beech (born 1985, Hull) and Edward Thomasson (born 1985, Stoke-on-Trent) have collaborated on performance projects since 2007. Their work together will use movement and sound to explore public intimacy and how people form relationships.
Anna Chrystal Stephens (born 1984, Plymouth) and Glen Stoker (born 1970, Bedford) will embark on a research project that explores alternative ways of living, rooted in a suspicion that our current socio-political and ecological systems of governance are failing.
Join the conversation and find out more about previous residencies on the Platform blog
Site Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, funder of Platform 2013 – 2016.