NEW EDITIONS - AUTUMN 2017
CHLOË MANASSEH | AMY GEAR
Atelier JI are delighted to present a new series of photographic prints from painter, film-maker Chloë Manasseh.
The XXL - Navigate series were created from a series of stills taken from Manasseh's super 8, painted film production of the same name. XXL Navigate was created whilst Manasseh was living in the Mojave Desert for 8 weeks as part of The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, USA, 2015. The work was made as part of an ongoing video / sound project called ‘100 Sounds*’, and was based on her time spent living and creating work in Joshua Tree. It is a deconstruction and remix of reality; an abstracted mind-scape with absurd undertones, which expresses Manasseh's direct observations of a new landscape and characterises her interests in static movement, travel and transformation within landscape. It incorporates digital footage shot on location and painting on super 8 film.
*100 Sounds is a video / sound project that is an ongoing collaboration that Manasseh directs and produces with musicians in cities around the world. The premise behind the project is to create a new video work in each city Manasseh visits whilst navigating and orientating herself within a new environment. Manasseh then collaborates with local musicians or sound artists asking them to respond directly to the film work through un-filtered, unrehearsed sound. The musicians are also filmed in a live environment, and the resulting documentation then becomes part of the artwork.
Atelier JI has the great pleasure of presenting a new series of prints form multidisciplinary artist Amy Gear. The collaborative prints are a result of a long distance residency between Amy's studio in the Shetlands and Atelier JI's London workshop. The resulting series of screenprints explores a reoccurring theme in Amy Gear's practice, whereby the artist explores possible (and impossible) inter-relationships between land and the body, knotting together notions of identity, language, knowledge and imagination.
Amy works across a broad range of media: drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, moving image, poetry, storytelling, installation, sculpture, spoken word, digital knit, textiles and book making.
Amy Gear graduated with an MA in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art in 2015, and currently lives and works in Shetland.