Super-saturated at Mobius, Boston Aug 24th of August.

Performance artist's Katherine Nolan and Eleanor Lawler  undertake a duo of durational performances that seek to explore the relationship between body as flesh and body as image. Testing the boundaries between audience and performing body in the context of media overload that arises through the digital.

Fish, flesh, blanket, stiletto, stocking, splashing, splatting. The works seek to twist and test the space between the performing body and its audience through sensorial evocative performances. The two performance will diverge and interweave as they spill, smack, stink, slice, stretch envelope and slide their way around themes of impurity and the sexualized body. The interaction of the body with everyday objects, explored through actions to the point of ‘overload’, and repetition and transition make them heavy with cultural meaning. The works seek to push the objects till they slip between ‘thing’ and ‘symbol’, in turn pushing and pulling the body between a visceral presence in the world and distanced performance. Mobius has presented the work of thousands of artists over its 30-year history and is recognized as one of the seminal alternative performance spaces in the U.S. Founded by the renowned performance artist and professor of performance art at the Museum School, Marylin Ansem in 1977, it is key hub for international live art. As a non-profit, artist-run organization, its mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art. The members of the organization believe an effective strategy for supporting this art is to establish grounds that build relationships among fellow artists.

Super Saturated
Katherine Nolan and Eleanor Lawler
24th of August
Mobius, Boston
55 Norfolk Street Cambridge, MA 02139
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Visual Deflections Artists in MART's An Instructional

Visual Deflections curators and artists Eleanor Lawler and Katherine Nolan are taking part in MART's An Instructional: A Touring Exhibition. The London leg kicks off on Thurs 25th - Sat 27th June at SHUNT lounge.

The effervescent Ciara Scanlan and Mathew Nevin curate a dazzling line-up of video, installation and performance art across Europe including UK, Norway, Slovak Republic and Ireland. Hop on board the tour bus!

Katheirne Nolan: Seducing the Machine

Visual Deflections artist Katherine Nolan' solo exhibition Seducing the Machine:

The Link Gallery, Epsom
Private View 19th March, 5.30
Exhibition runs from 20th March to 2nd April


Seducing the Machine is an exhibition of digital video and photographic work and marks the culmination of Nolan's doctoral research into narcissism, performance and contemporary feminist practice.



Nolan’s work is radical. She uses Narcissism as a critical tool, a way of fighting back. This may seem incongruous with much contemporary art but self love is fundamental to many an artist in their work. Of course, this is doubly the case for the female practitioner as Narcissism is commonly associated with women. Nolan employs this common conception and ‘flips’ it in her work, creating an exciting push and pull, between being in control and yet perhaps being vulnerable too. The artist turns a ‘trivial’ and ‘frivolous’ fixation with her own image into a critical weapon.

Over the course of the exhibition, Nolan addresses different modalities of feminine narcissism, playing with the autoerotic, self-reflexivity, vanity, masquerade, attention seeking hysteria and exhibitionism. A complex set of exchanges between the camera/viewer/self is also explored. Nolan’s original work unravels narcissism and twists its clich├ęd terms.


The Link Gallery, Epsom.
University for the Creative Arts
Ashley Road
Epsom
Surrey KT18 5BE
Mon-Thurs 9am - 8pm. Fri 9am - 5.30pm. Sat 10am -5 pm
Trains from Victoria and Waterloo to Epsom, take 35 mins.
UCA is 5 min walk from Epsom station

Enquiries to nolan.katherine@yahoo.ie.

Visual Deflections featuring Pipilotti Rist: Old Truman Brewey Aug 2009

Many thanks to all the artists who helped make Visual Deflections 2009 a fantastic success. Here's some pics to give a flavor of the night. Watch this space for the next event......







Press Release

Visual Deflections featuring Piplotti Rist

Curated by Eleanor Lawler and Katherine Nolan
Corbet Place: Sat 29th August 2009, 6.30pm till late

(Entlastungen) Pipilottis Fehler <(Absolutions) Pipilotti’s Mistakes>, 1988, video by Pipilotti Rist (video still). Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Piplotti Rist’s pioneering video work has been aspirational for a generation of emerging artists. This event will screen a selection of these artists alongside Rist’s (Absolutions) Pipilotti’s Mistakes. Her influence is reflected in the concept of Visual Deflections, a homage to her use of disjuncture and distortion

The idea of Visual Deflections infers the interruption of the image through distortions of time, movement, light and space. It may also suggest a manipulation of assumptions and identifications that reverberate between the spectator and screen

The works will be shown as a screening from 6.30 Sat, and video installation will continue until Sun 11pm. The venue, Corbet Place , is part of the The Old Truman Brewery at the heart of Shoreditch’s vibrant creative scene. The brickwork of the club provides a stripped back aesthetic for the screening, which will be followed by music curated by Back to the Wood

Artists: Piplotti Rist, Clint Enns, Ted Sonnenschein, Tessa Garland, Katherine Nolan , Eleanor Lawler, Jonathan Gilhooly, Jan Hakon Erichsen, Ciara Scanlan, Victoria Melody, Anders Weberg, Theo Tagholm,Lisa Flynn, Hillary Williams, Mathew Guillford , Alan Magee, Jeremy Newman, Saskia Vermeulen, Angelo Picozzi , Liam Herne, Sarah Breen Lovett, Ella Bertilsson , Lia Chavez, Vanessa Daws.

Corbet Place
The Old Truman Brewery
15 Hanbury St
E1 6QR
Tube: Liverpool St
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6.30 pm till late
Free Entry

Pipilotti Rist confirmed for Visual Deflections

(Entlastungen) Pipilottis Fehler <(Absolutions) Pipilotti’s Mistakes>, 1988, video by Pipilotti Rist (video still). Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

We can now confirm that Piplotti Rist will feature as part of Visual Deflections. Pipilotti Rist’s pioneering video work has been aspirational for a generation of emerging artists. This event will screen such artist’s alongside Rist’s (Absolutions) Pipilotti’s Mistakes.

LAST CHANCE FOR SUBMISSIONS. We are looking for short films (5 mins) that respond to the concept of Visual Deflections. Email entries to visualdeflections@hotmail.co.uk. Please send links or high resolution .mov via www.yousendit.com.

Get your submission in now!! Entries must be received by 17th August 2009

Work will be selected around the idea of Visual Deflections which infers the interruption of the image through distortions of time, movement, light and space. It may also suggest a manipulation of assumptions and identifications that reverberate between the spectator and the projected image.

Enquiries to visualdeflections@hotmail.co.uk

Artists 2009

Artists announced 2009...more to follow. To submit an artwork see call for submissions . Deadline 17th August 2009.

Clint Enns, Ted Sonnenschein, Tessa Garland, Katherine Nolan , Eleanor Lawler, Jonathan Gilhooly, Jan Hakon Erichsen, Ciara Scanlan, Victoria Melody, Anders Weberg , Theo Tagholm

Tessa Garland (2009) Still from No 1 Wilywyne Crescent


Clint Enns (2008) Still from Winnipeg Stories: Sacrificial Memories