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Elbow & C&C Residency

Elbow & C&C Residency
Elbow & C&C Residency
Elbow C&C Gallery 5th September – 4th October 2015
The Elbow, the part of the human body that a blind or partially sighted person takes hold of, four fingers on the inside, thumb on the outside; holding with a firm grip to assist them with navigation. It is a common guiding technique linking two people into an unfamiliar choreography.

This summer C&C Gallery hosted an innovative residency programme, transforming the gallery space into a dynamic studio environment in order to respond to ideas surrounding the condition of blindness. During this time eight artists (and two archaeologists; Andrew Jones and Marta Diaz-Gaurdamino) variously came and went, engaging with a whole repertoire of processes, from casting to laser scanning, leaving a variety of traces of their activities. Much of the work, arrived at through a collaborative approach has sought to obliquely cast a shadow across the subject, remaining open towards the process of making, and the work remains in a state of uncertainty even at the time of writing.

During a workshop in the space hosted by John Dickinson-Lilley, the artists wore blind glasses and stumbled rather pathetically around the gallery and the local high street, feeling unsure, insecure and inept, grounded only by the feeling of the floor beneath ones feet and ones fingers upon a companions elbow. Within the space; chalk lines, floor to ceiling columns and laser scanning targets have created an installation for measurement, where diverse material usage- including borax, expanding foam and cat litter humorously confound expectation.
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Dunseath, Jenny
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Vhairi, Mhairi
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Jones, Andrew
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Diaz-Guardamino Uribe, Marta
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Greenwood, John
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Colegate, Michael
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Dickinson-Lilley, John
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(2015) Elbow & C&C Residency.

Record type: Art Design Item

Abstract

Elbow C&C Gallery 5th September – 4th October 2015
The Elbow, the part of the human body that a blind or partially sighted person takes hold of, four fingers on the inside, thumb on the outside; holding with a firm grip to assist them with navigation. It is a common guiding technique linking two people into an unfamiliar choreography.

This summer C&C Gallery hosted an innovative residency programme, transforming the gallery space into a dynamic studio environment in order to respond to ideas surrounding the condition of blindness. During this time eight artists (and two archaeologists; Andrew Jones and Marta Diaz-Gaurdamino) variously came and went, engaging with a whole repertoire of processes, from casting to laser scanning, leaving a variety of traces of their activities. Much of the work, arrived at through a collaborative approach has sought to obliquely cast a shadow across the subject, remaining open towards the process of making, and the work remains in a state of uncertainty even at the time of writing.

During a workshop in the space hosted by John Dickinson-Lilley, the artists wore blind glasses and stumbled rather pathetically around the gallery and the local high street, feeling unsure, insecure and inept, grounded only by the feeling of the floor beneath ones feet and ones fingers upon a companions elbow. Within the space; chalk lines, floor to ceiling columns and laser scanning targets have created an installation for measurement, where diverse material usage- including borax, expanding foam and cat litter humorously confound expectation.

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Accepted/In Press date: 5 September 2015
Organisations: Winchester School of Art

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Local EPrints ID: 398302
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/398302
PURE UUID: 20089b60-c041-479b-9383-de8647d1ff3a

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Date deposited: 25 Jul 2016 08:24
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 18:32

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