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AJ Stockwell | Fadic Rock

Thursday 27 April 7-9pm

Chisenhale Studios. 64-84 Chisenhale Rd, London E3 5QZ.

At the culmination of her six-week residency, Standpoint Futures is pleased to present AJ Stockwell | Fadic Rock.
Clay, sound and a stage come together to reveal a point in time that has been lost to history. The work draws on AJ’s ongoing research into the Society of White Rock, a community centered round the preservation of precious porcelain, and its customs and folk traditions.

Elements of museum display and theatre design are employed to accompany a soundtrack of repeat rhythms and tones, in an effort to sing the fadic rock back into present time. This singing of the rock mirrors a folk custom of ‘singing the land’ emerging from AJ’s memories of her maternal connection to the Western Isles.

The 'fadic rock’ is a material lost in time, a fiction born of physical stuff, a utopic material fetish.

During the evening, AJ will speak about her research with Fiona MacDonald (artist and Director of Standpoint Futures) as a performed ‘in conversation’ event.

To book a place and help us out please RSVP through Eventbrite

Studio 4, Chisenhale Studios, 64-84 Chisenhale Rd, London E3 5QZ
Please Buzz the Office for entry or call 020 8981 1916

Current residency artist

AJ Stockwell (20 March - 28 April)

AJ is interested in how human life can be defined and archived through objects and materials, and how communication can operate across timelines through a shared 'material' culture. Working across mediums, sculpture, video and text, recent work has focused on observing ceramic artefacts as objects that can endure whole civilisations and cultures, presenting a constructed image of past lives. AJ is based in Cardiff. She completed her MA in Ceramics in 2014, and her residency is supported by The Fenton Arts Trust.


Coming up:

Nicola Dale (15 May - 23 June)

Nicola Dale makes sculptures and performances that arise mainly out of research within institutional archives (recent examples include: Shanghai Library, National Arts Education Archive (YSP), University of Manchester’s Medical School). She is interested in how “knowledge” manifests itself and how its continuation is constructed. Nicola is based in Stockport.


Standpoint Futures residencies will be run in partnership and hosted with Chisenhale Studios in 2017.

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, individualised opportunities to develop the artist's practice and career, and to promote the exchange of ideas between London and the wider UK art world.

Studio 4, Chisenhale Studios, where Futures artists will be based in 2017.

Credit: Tessa Whitehead, Studio4 Installation, 2015


We are grateful for the support of Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, Chisenhale Studios and the Fenton Arts Trust.

For further details please look at the archive from previous years.

For further information please contact:
0208 981 1916 /