g39 UNIT(e) season January-March


g39 UNIT(e) season January-March


Open every Saturday 11am-5pm (to 15 March)

Shaun James // Holly Genevieve // Harrison Banfield & Jack Rees // Paul R Jones & Guy Mayman // Holly Ford // David Sopwith // Jack Burton & Rafal Zajko // Mark Houghton & Kelly Best // Bob Gelsthorpe

For our first season of 2014 we are hosting artists and curators who are undertaking nine separate projects during the season. They are inhabiting new modular UNIT workspaces for a period of production, experimentation and artist-led events. The UNIT(e) season resembles an art school, encouraging peer-to-peer critique and dialogue between artists.

The artists:

#1 – Shaun James is using tools and materials to develop work, then inviting guests to manipulate and change it, charting its evolution.

#2 – Holly Genevieve is developing a video installation entitled ‘Barbershop Quartet’, filming in the eight barber shops local to g39.

#3 – Harrison Banfield and Jack Rees are working with found footage from internet and social network sources, resulting in a multi-screen audiovisual installation. They share a UNIT with Paul R Jones and Guy Mayman working as Datamosh, sifting through the collections of analogue sources, 35mm slides, video and audio cassettes to the same ends.

#4 – Holly Ford is working sculpturally with child-like play to help us discover how objects work.

#5 – David Sopwith is producing sculpture based around human interaction and movement. He is followed by Jack Burton and Rafal Zajko’s Esperanto Café, a series of events exploring how different countries and places affect creative output.

#6 – Mark Houghton and Kelly Best are exploring the dynamics of a newly formed collaboration through production in a shared UNIT space.

#7 – Bob Gelsthorpe is following his Warp internship with a creative look at the role studios play in the production of work, and the state of studio provision.

Alongside UNIT(e) is Library Artist in Residence Louise Hobson, who is pursuing creative ideas around knowledge exchange. Details of associated conversations will be advertised as the season continues. Louise is inviting people to donate publications connect with the themes explored by the residency. For more details click here

During the UNIT(e) season we will also be hosting several talks and events, including:

Are Artists Leaders? by Simon Harris on Wednesday 19 February; and

Art, Pornography and Censorship – the Welsh Arts Council’s Sex Scandal 1971-73 by Dr Huw Jones on Saturday 15 March

For more information see www.g39.org

Oxford St, CARDIFF CF24 3DT
Telephone +44 (0) 29 2047 3633
opening times – 11-5pm Wednesday to Saturday

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