What is it?
On 24th May at 6pm, at Winchester Discovery Centre, we saw glimpses of the work of seven exciting artists. They were at different stages in their careers, and of making the work — but all of them were competing for two commissions which offer funding and studio time in Winchester. This is really important support for work, allowing them to leverage it in order to obtain other support from their funders.
The works chosen for the commissions, and which will be working in Winchester in early September, are:
70/30 split Tweet to @7030split
The two, the duo, the relationship, the love, the balance, the sharing, the co-dependency. Sophie Unwin and Lydia Cottrell are 70/30 Split a double act, a meeting of two women with two altering ideas and opinions. The first stage of development was supported by Word of Warning.
Control Signal explores invisible influences and inexplicable connections. It explores our irresistible urge to impose our will upon our immediate surroundings; upon nature. Through sound textures, spoken text, and actions that build visual statements, two people amble, dance, and tremble through a series of ideas and introduce an uncontrollable vibration.
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The Shortlisted Artists
The seven short-listed artists are:
Gemma Alldred Tweet to @gemmaalldred
“I went alone because I wanted to be free” – In 1930 Joyce Reason took a walk from Glastonbury to Winchester. In 2012 Gemma Alldred set off on a walk to be an archeologist of the heart, to retrace steps and to discover a story of love waiting to be told.
Alice Malseed Tweet to @alicemalseed
Seen in Soft Focus is about a love of the lively. It’s a blurry truth; loud, fun, and raw. It’s about London and Belfast and Berlin and everywhere and everyone. It is about people, not place. This is about self-development and self-destruction, and men trying to pick you up in sexual health clinics. It’s massive and fun and sad.
Nigel and Louise Tweet to @louiseandnigel
Nothing moves faster than light. Nigel and Louise move faster than dark, though. And because it’s dark, you can’t see it happen. Like when someone you love and trust disappears from your life with no explanation and never comes back.
Daniel Pitt Tweet to @daniel_pitt
Following my love-hate relationship with the internet, incorporating digital technologies that we all think we understand. Starting as spiritualist medium’s stage show followed by a hacking, it’ll raise awareness of the freely available information the internet. The audience will have their lives and recent histories read, but they will have given the medium it all.
A performative presentation.
Karla Shacklock Company Tweet to @KarlaShacklock
The Crutch will depict a highly intense relationship between two bodies, two beings. Through physical contact, a vocabulary which swings from violence to tenderness, a pounding live score and a pile of crutches, this duet will explore what it how it feels to be there for someone at a time of crisis.