You’ve just a couple more days to catch the brilliant Jerwood Staging Series, which sees several artists working in performance staging new works at Jerwood Arts in London until 15 September.
The series has seen the three gallery spaces at Jerwood Arts emptied for a fortnight and given over to artists for the premiere of four new ambitious presentations, including film screenings, performances, readings and discussion. The artists included for the 2019 edition, the fourth in the staging series, are artist-filmmaker and researcher Onyeka Igwe, artist Rebecca Moss, multi-disciplinary artist AJ Stockwell and curator Seán Elder.
The final curator, who will be presenting a selection of work this Saturday (14 September) is Seán Elder’s Common Positions night. Birmingham-based curator Elder’s evening brings together moving image and object-based art that "depict and support moments of communal imagination, action, rest and thought".
The 1998 film Desires Will Leave the House and Take to the Streets, for instance, by Park Fiction "depicts a process of communities and networks critiquing, desiring and imagining a new public space for St Pauli, Hamburg," as the gallery puts it.
This film will be shown alongside some other films from London Community Film Archive alongside new work by Aberdeen-based artist Kirsty Russell, who investigates structures and spaces of support, "presenting the audience with opportunities for listening, reading, and spending time together," says Jerwood Arts. The event is free to attend and can be booked here.
Jerwood Staging Series works are selected by Harriet Cooper, head of visual arts, and Lauren Houlton, gallery manager at Jerwood Arts, who also provide curatorial and logistical support for the chosen artists over four months.