VRL: BODY

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body

This exhibition is the prelude to Gold Host Zine Issue 2, BODY (Summer 2020 release), and IN THE FLESH, an in-person exhibition scheduled for later in the year.

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Recognising its complex potential, we present an exhibit of works that respond to the evolving notion of the BODY.

 

We've drawn together contributions from 12 artists, to be read alone and in conjunction: as both body and crowd.

 

We exhibit these works virtually, using our own screen and mouse to provide a unique viewing experience that reveals our own bodily processes of digital curation [edits, wobbles and all…].

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Alexander Nuccio

Alexander is a Melbourne-born, London-based artist:

 

'Me is a creative weirdo; gotta do something till you die.

Relatively ready design, narrative, film, performance art, and conceptual art. Specialising in conceptual design and brand narratives.'

andreea ulcica

Andreea Ulcica, based in South East London:

 

'I mainly do art because I find it really enjoyable and therapeutic, and that has been hugely emphasised during lockdown.'

KObena ampofo

Kobena was born in Kumasi, Ghana, somewhere between midnight and 6 am on Tuesday, May 15, 1990. He grew up there and has since also lived in Accra, South Bend, Chicago, (Accra again,) and now Toronto. He spends most of his time fantasizing about what the perfect future will feel like and working to express that.

 

While currently working with a variety of media to determine which works best, he has found digital visual art (video, photography, and filtering/editing) to be the ideal way to communicate various ideas and stories about the multiple dimensions of his experience as a human being, from the perfectly mundane through to the metaphysical, spiritual, and imaginatively conceptual.

lily jackman

Lily is a north-London based illustrator and visual artist:

'Most of my work comes in the form of digital illustration but I have been experimenting with embroidery art more recently. I use my art as an intimate and personal outlet for my experiences and feelings in an auto-biographical yet comical exploration.'

Maciek wojciechowski

Maciek grew up near Warsaw, Poland where he discovered photography as a teenager. His first photographs were taken on black and white film and he spent hours in a self made darkroom in his parents basement experimenting with prints. With that came Maciek’s attraction to alternative techniques and love to experiment that never left him. After graduating Sociology Maciek moved to UK, where he took a Photography Course at University of Bolton. A few years later he decided to be closer to the creative hub and moved to London, where he currently lives and works. 

 

Maciek’s main intrests lay in people and their bodies. His approach to Nude work focusses on body as abstract notion with its form, shape, movement and place in physical world. 

mario guarino

Mario Guarino moved to London in 2000 at the age of 22 from Italy, to study advertising and mass communication at London College.

Mario has worked on editorial shoots and advertising campaigns for new and established fashion designers,  travelling extensively and collaborating with a range of international clients in London, Moscow, Milan, Paris,Berlin and Copenhagen.

 

His personal and fine art projects revolve around the perception of the physical and mental body, observing the relation and interaction between the outer persona and inner identity.

Nii odai

Theophilus Tetteh [Brush name, Nii Odai] is from Accra, Ghana's capital city,  As an experimental and expressionist artist, colour is one of the strongest elements in his art. Nii works on a variety of themes, including crowds, architecture, landscapes, townscapes, portraits and Ghanaian village scenes.

ruth sewell/lockdown nudes

Ruth is a freelance filmmaker (adverts and short form) by day and a writer by night. Lockdown Nudes is a collective anonymous project with contributors from across the globe, including the UK, Greece and South Africa.

Sulaiman is a London-based, disabled/Wild/Hot AF Exploratory Storyteller and Adventurer. Creating relationships, stories, and magic.

A Continual WIP. 

Sulaiman khan

Tenishia mcsweeney

Tenishia is a freelancing mother, currently setting up her own business in London. She writes poetry as a reaction to great feelings that arise - especially during moments of change, unhappiness, or times of reflection. 

Her poetry has been published in SMEAR: Poems for Girls, as well as in New River Press Yearbook: Year of the Propaganda Plebiscites. 

toby parker rees

Toby is a writer and maker who runs the award-winning performance collective Live Beasts and the video collective Ritual Images.

 

He has had plays on at Bristol Old Vic, the Royal Court and The Yard. His stupid life and stupid art have been supported by Arts Council England, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, IdeasFund and the Alpine Fellowship.

P.S.

At the bottom of this page, you'll find a revenue generating Youtube video playing on loop - the proceeds from which will be donated to Black Lives Matter and anti-racism causes.

 

This should play silently (if not, please mute, but don't pause!) and not use up any additional data / bandwidth as you watch BODY. The longer you watch, the more will be donated.

 

We're big fans of multitasking, and want everyone to kill two birds with one stone as we add to positive global change.

Because Black Lives Matter today, tomorrow and always.

Thank you for taking part. Thank you for giving art.

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