Friday 10 Nov
5 – 8:30pm
Curated by Stu Burke
EVE (Experimental Video Evening) is an open platform for artists to exhibit new and innovative video works.
For EVE, artists responded to an open call which stated “All aspects of video and sound art will be considered.”, with the curator setting no limitations on creative processes.
20 artists have been selected to exhibit, showcasing the eclectic mix that the medium has to offer.
The exhibition, a one night only event, looks to present new and exciting works as well as questioning the norms of exhibiting video and new media.
Curator, Stu Burke, brings his installation and sculptural practice to the forefront of his curatorial concepts for this exhibition. Stu Burke asks “How can viewers be more engaged with video rather than passively spectating.” Following on from research he has done, examining the imposition of sculpture on the spectator, he applies this knowledge to the curation of EVE, bringing a new energy to Bloc Projects as well as to the curation of video.
This project is a gallery hire. For more information about hiring the gallery please contact email@example.com
Sat 28 Oct, 2 – 4pm
To coincide with Duncan Higgins’ Open Residency, Higgins and David McLeavy (Director of Bloc Projects), will host an informal artist talk in which they will be discussing the work and it’s display at a particularly poignant moment half way through the residency.
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The Bloc Projects Open Residency provides audiences with a unique perspective on how artists work. By turning the gallery space into a working studio and inviting the public to engage in open conversation, the Open Residency programme aims to break down the formal barriers between artist and audience.
Duncan Higgins is Professor of Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and Professor of Fine Art at The University of Bergen, Norway. In 2006 Professor Higgins was awarded a three year National Endowment for Science Technology and Arts (NESTA) fellowship. Most recently Higgins has had solo exhibitions at The Bag Factory Johannesburg, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunus, Lithuania; South Bank Centre and Royal Festival Hall, London; Czech Cultural Centre and Russian Centre for Art and Science, Prague; Solovki State Museum Reserve Russia; Academy of Arts in Warsaw, Poland and Rm8, Bergen, Norway.
Oct 27 – Dec 22
What do we have when attempting to be aware of our position in the system of the world. How do we attempt to be concerned with what we are making and the legacy of those things we leave behind? What does it mean to be European? What did it used to mean? What will it mean in the future? What are the physical remnants that people will be able to recognise as European and if not just a set of ideas what else represents it apart from colonial decay?
How has Europe culturally reacted to Britons exit from the European Union? How are structures preserved and how do they transgress into monuments? How does a countries architecture and monuments represent it in the world ,and how might this translate into how they and we see ourselves, especially now as an independent nation floating adrift. How will the notions of what Europe portrays now be abstracted within future histories?
Sam Hewland has been recently been investigating boundaries in shape and form of architectural history and political histories that have shaped notions of what Europe looks like today. Using references of physical structures and the collaging of imagery, with work that looks at physical notions surrounding architecture and troubles with European architectural histories, Hewland will construct a multi paneled image inspired by the visitor attraction Mini-Europe, that can be found in Brussels, Belgium.
Sam Hewland, b. 1991, Stockport; studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, graduating in 2014. Sam will be undertaking an MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2017. Selected exhibitions include: Minimum Crisis (Solo) Arbyte LASER, London (2017); Hunky Dory, Enclave Lab, London (2017); Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham Castle, (2016-17); Terrorformers/ Mould Map 6, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham (2016); Rate of Decline w/ Mark Riddington, LosersGym, Nottingham, (2016); Trace Programme, Aspirational Living, Nottingham, (2016); THANKS, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow (2014).