|Standpoint Futures 2014
Development residencies for artist from regional UK
Laura Reeves, The Italian Home Wedding Movie, 2013, 15 mins approx, documentation shot.
Wednesday 19 February 2014, 6.30-8pm
Laura Reeves’ practice is rooted in archives of found images from unknown sources, which are often combined with her own family photographs.
Thorough investigations of found material subsequently lead to the artist travelling to the original location in which the material came from, to piece together lost stories. Exploring memory and the commonality of personal narratives, Reeves’ attempts to revive these histories and create new interpretations based on her own personal experiences. The work takes form in a variety of ways but most frequently text and printed matter, photographic works, lectures and readings.
Laura Reeves, How To Start a Collection, 2013, limited edition publication.
In 2013 Laura was resident for three months at the library in g39, Cardiff. The publication How To Start a Collection made during the residency is now available from g39 (Cardiff), Mission Gallery (Swansea), The Artist Book Book Shop (London) and Motto Books (Berlin).
Laura's final event will be taking place on Wednesday 2nd April, 6.30pm at Standpoint. More information to follow.
Standpoint Futures Residencies 2013/14 include:
Candice Jacobs (England)
Marie Toseland (early career artist)
Tom Varley (Scotland)
Laura Reeves (Wales)
Emily Speed (England)
The artists were selected by a panel representing our partner organisations, comprising Hannah Firth, Curator at Chapter, Cardiff; Matt Burrows, Curator at Exeter Phoenix; Angela Lennon, Curator at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen; Elizabeth Murphy, Co-director at The Royal Standard, Liverpool and Fiona MacDonald, Curator at Standpoint.
Standpoint Futures visual art development residencies are for emerging/mid career artists, based outside Greater London. They are designed to be flexible and responsive to the project, needs and desired outcomes of individual participants. The residency's chief aims are to provide high quality, individualized opportunities to develop the artist's practice and career, and to integrate London and the regional UK art world to promote access and the exchange of ideas.
We are grateful for the support of Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, Creative Scotland and the Fenton Arts Trust, who are core funding the programme with Standpoint in 2013/14. In addition Tom Varley's residency is supported by Art Trust Scotland and The Hope Scott Trust.
And for the support of our regional partners with whom we run the programme and select artists: G39, Chapter, Peacock Visual Arts, Exeter Phoenix and The Royal Standard.
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