Exhibition and residency
KERRI JEFFERIS AND SOPHIE CHAPMAN
27th February - 8th March 2019
Ebor Studio opens its 2019 residency programme by inviting London based collaborative artists Kerri Jefferis and Sophie Chapman to take over the Ebor Project Space for 8 days in February. During this time the artists will collaborate with the in-house artists at Ebor Studio and introduce their practice to a new audience within Great Manchester. The residency will culminate in a final exhibition in Ebor’s Gallery Frank open to members of the public. This evening includes an artists’ talk.
We invite you all to join us for the preview on Friday 8th March. This coincides with International Women's Day in recognition of contemporary feminist art practice.
How do bodies orientate in the world? What shapes the way they move? How are they extended or limited in their desire or difference? Could tools for disorientation allow us to think differently together, about presence and relationality, in all its messy uncertainty? How could moving differently be political?
Sophie Chapman + Kerri Jefferis make interdisciplinary artworks with people, places and things to explore collective agency and enact prefigurative forms of resistance. By instigating participatory situations they open and occupy space for critical and convivial conversation, inviting those present to re-orientate, unlearn or embody a different way of being. Informed by the feminist practice of doing; common to each work is the desire to bring differing people together and provoke the social imaginary. The results manifest in multiple forms … across text, performance, sculpture and film; both poetic records and reworkings of the residue that lingers.
Sophie + Kerri have made work together since 2015, their practice is rooted in collaboration. They are 2018/19 Artsadmin bursary award holders and part of Peckham Platforms current PEER FORUM. In 2018, they were artists in residence at Scottish Sculpture Workshop and METAL Southend and published ‘private insurrections to loosen public ground,’ an open ended archive collating autoethnographic questions to peoples mothers or mother figures. Their punk band with Giles Brunch - molejoy has it’s first EP launch this year.
Residency dates: 27th February - 8th March 2019
Public exhibition opening date: Friday 8th March 2019 6pm – 9pm, including artists’ talk at 6pm.
Exhibition continues: Saturday 9th March – Sunday 17th March
(Monday and Tuesday open 10am – 4pm, every other day by appointment only)
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This residency has been funded by the Arts Council National Lottery Fund, England