The four commissions for Out of the Archives are being created by a dynamic, thoughtful and exciting collection of contemporary artists from around the world.
Helen Cammock’s video and photographic work explores issues of identity and of the construction of narrative. Often working from an autobiographical point of view, and well as in collaborationo with others.
Cammock is interested in uncovering and emphasising messages hidden in visual and written language.
She is co-director of Brighton Photo Fringe and is currently taking an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art, London.
Recent exhibitions include ‘Black History’ (2009) and ‘Affinity’ (2008) in Brighton
Maysia Lewandowska is a Polish-born, London-based artist who has collaborated with Neil Cummings between 1995 and 2008.
She is a co-author of many projects such as The Value of Things (Birkhauser, 2000) Give & Take (Victoria & Albert Museum, 2001), Capital (Tate Modern, 2001), Enthusiasm (CCS Zamek Ujazdowski Warsaw, Whitechapel Gallery Londond, KW Berlin, Tapies Foundation Barcelona, 2004/06).
Click HERE to see Marysia Lewandowska’s long-term project Women’s Audio Archive supported by CCS Bard College, NY and presented at The Women’s Library in 2009.
Olivia Plender is based in Berlin. Her research-oriented practice has addressed subjects ranging from the BBC’s early history to social and religious movements such as Modern Spiritualism.
She has shown her work internationally, in exhibitions including Adieu, Adieu Apa (Goodbye Goodbye Father), Gasworks, London; Altermodern: Tate Trennial 2009, Tate Britain; The Greenroom, Hessel Museum of Art, CCS Bard, New York (2008); The Great Transformation, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2008).
Hester Reeve lives and works in Sheffield.
Through her persona HRH.the, Reeve combines live art, writing, lens-based media and philosophical dialogue.
Public showings include The Met Theatre, Bury (2009); Site Gallery, Sheffield (2006); and LIVE Biennale, Vancouver (2003)
Eileen Simpson and Ben White
Eileen Simpson and Ben White use art, music and information networks to challenge conventional notions of authoriship, ownership and distribution of culture.
Their ongoing project Open Music Archive is an initiative to source, digitise and distribute ou-of-copyright sound recordings. Open Music Archive is also a vehicle for collaborative projects exploring the material’s potential for re-use. For more information see www.openmusicarchive.org
They have exhibited in places including Mexico’s Ambulante Documentary film festival (2010), ICA London (2008) and Cornerhouse Manchester (2007), and will exhibition at the 17th Sydney Biennale and at Gasworks in spring 2010
We will be hearing from all the artists as they research, develop and create their pieces for Out of the Archives. If you have any questions you would like to put to them about their work, or anything else, please email them to Nell Frizzell at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will be happy to pass them on.