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Primordial

This exhibition brings together eleven Artists whose work considers how humans and other species relate to water, often from an ecological and geopolitical perspective. All the work is presented digitally, with one-off performances stirring up the programme.

Curated by Laura Denning

Venue: FaB at Cleveland Pools, Hampton Row, BA2 6QS
Open 10am-6pm on 27/28/29 May, 4/5 and 9/10 June
and 10am-3pm on 11 June

Thursday
Apr272017

The Final Selection!

Cleveland Pools, Bath 27-29 May, 3/4 June, 10/11 June

This exhibition brings together eleven artists whose work considers how humans and other species relate to water, often from an ecological and geopolitical perspective. All the work is presented digitally, with one-off performances stirring up the programme.

Annette Arlander presents a video work entitled Tide in Kan-Tiang, Amy Sharrocks is screening Swim, All Day Breakfast present a poetic soundpiece called Changing Rooms, Clare Brydon brings Green/Blue to the screen, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore are screening Reach and On Location, Antony Lyons presents Et in Arcadia, Jenny Wylie presents soundworks linking Bath to Baden Baden, Sarah Kelly presents a video work entitled I Write at Inappropriate Times, Sally E Dean presents performance piece called In Search of Water. Melt my Heart, Numb my Hands is a performance piece by Devon Forrester Jones, and Laura Denning presents the installation Soup.

(image: Sally E Dean – In Search of Water)

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Monday
Mar132017

aquatic animisms and watery world views

As the deadline draws near and the tide is coming in we welcome your sonic and filmic contributions to this wet and weird happening. Cleveland Pools is the perfect venue. The semi-circular lido is believed to be the oldest public outdoor swimming pool in England (1815). The pools were built next to the river on the site of old marl pits, between the railway and the canal. The pool closed in 1984 and was used for a short time as a trout farm before falling into disrepair. It was originally filled with water from the river. Some believe that the Ladies Pool was originally used as a Mikveh by the Jewish women of Bath in the 1800s. More recently, the upper pool was used for immersion baptism by Jehovah’s Witnesses. There are still random trout in the water, which is overgrown with thriving aquatic flora.

The 8 open air changing rooms curve around the main pool and offer unique and intimate listening spaces for sonic work. The Ladies Pool (now roofed) is perfect for screen-based work. With only 2 weeks to go till the deadline we are hoping you will sail your ideas our way. Maybe this interspecies love-in will inspire you https://www.mixcloud.com/ArtRadioTQ9/sonic-drawings-march-2016-on-httpwwwsoundartradioorguk/

Sonic Walk at Cleveland Pools FaB 2016