29 September – 14 October 2017
PV Friday 29 September, 6 – 8pm
Bloc Projects’ Test Bed series is focused on providing artists with a publicly facing gallery space to experiment with new approaches, and techniques and to engage with audiences in new ways.
For Test Bed #1, Bloc Projects will be commissioning new work by Sheffield based artist Lucy Vann.
Lucy Vann’s practice is spread across video, sculpture, performance and installation and is concerned with slowly changing and suspended moments found within our everyday lives. These moments are often documented, replicated and manipulated in the gallery space, presenting new situations for these serendipitous encounters. In addition to this, Vann also references themes of self-help and maintenance, aimed to holistically develop the body and mind as a way to understand and navigate the contemporary world.
For Test Bed #1, Vann will be assembling a series of new works that build on her interests in the slowly changing forms within living organisms and their apparent suspension and formal stability.
Lucy Vann lives and works in Sheffield and Manchester and is a studio holder at S1 Artspace, Sheffield. Recent exhibitions include CCTV17, Caustic Coastal, Manchester, Stored in the Depths, Isthisit?, Online, Spare Room Residency, Liverpool and Life…Oh Life, The Royal Standard, Liverpool.