This event brings together four artists who share a sculptural approach to the composition of light, time, space and narrative. Fran Cottell, Liz Harrison, Jefford Horrigan and Susan Trangmar have devised when I get home I hope as a loose conversation between discrete works which intersect and yet remain independent. The performative becomes a fundamental part of each work, allowing different themes to emerge, yet all sharing an undercurrent of privacy, tension and mystery.
List of works:
Fran Cottell, THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF SOUTH LONDON: Art in the Time of Reagan, 2006. Filming and editing by Lorraine Cawley
Liz Harrison, Waiting, video loop, 2013; Levitation, super 8 film transcribed to video 1998 - 2013. With thanks to Brendan Sparks
Jefford Horrigan, Thea, 2011. With thanks to Thea Willcocks; Rotterdam, 2012
Susan Trangmar, between the lines, 2013. With thanks to Birgitta Hosea
Fran Cottell works at creating visual presentations which harness the performative qualities of the ordinary and the mundane. Structures are developed out of collisions and conversations. Recent and current projects include an e-book, House: from Display to BACK to FRONT 2012(a series of live installations in her house as offsite projects for CGPLondon 2001-2012) available from www.ktpress.co.uk; the installation for Concrete Geometries: the Relational in Architecture at the Architectural Association, London 2011 (she continues to work withConcrete Geometries recently co-presenting the project at Rethinking the Social in Architecture 2013, Umea School of Architecture, Sweden); and a new performance is being developed for LUPA London 2013. Fran is a Senior Lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts, her work is supported by the UAL Graduate School.
Liz Harrison utilises a broad range of eclectic media, incorporating sculptural forms and transforming architectural space with light, illusion and projection. Works shown centre around the human condition, with its physical and psychological estrangements informed by the daily ritual and repetitious nature of everyday life. Projects in 2010 include: High Five, external screening, Croydon; Erased Walls, Freies Museum, Berlin;When Birds Sing Up, a sound installation for Deptford X 2010, and winner of Deptford X Award. In 2011: PROJECT-ion, APT Gallery, London; Perduto Padre, C.A.V.E labaratorio, Sistiana/Trieste, Italy. And recent projects in 2012 include: Idyll, solo show, Art First, London.
Jefford Horrigan is resistant to making documentation of his performances, preferring to make films that share or emerge from the same concerns. For when I get home I hope he is showing two works made specifically for television sets. He is currently working on a number of performances to be held the Agency Gallery, London, The Korean Cultural Centre London and the Trienal no Alentejo in Portugal later this year.
Susan Trangmar is an artist interested in the representation of place and experience of change through technologies of projected image, text and sound. Most recently she has been working with ideas of the vernacular, a common life and the urban imaginary. Current projects include A Forest of Signs, Literary London Journal issue 10 no 2, 2013; Photography and Culture Vol 4, issue 5, Berg 2012; IAVU Visual Urbanisms, British Library 2012, and In Passing, CAG Annual Conference, Waterloo/Kitchener Canada 2012; Art and Geography: Aesthetics and Practices of Spatial Knowledges University of Lyon 2013; Making Knowledge(exhibition) Central Saint Martins/UAL 2013. She is Reader in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, UAL. susantrangmar.com