Lobby Event: Movement and Boundaries

Curated by Another Land

Featuring Marianne Keating and Ayano Hattori

Stanley Picker Gallery Lobby, Thursday 9 May, 5-7pm

Free Event / Booking Essential 

Another Land invites you to attend the first of its screened event evenings at the Stanley Picker Gallery, Movement and Boundaries. Exploring migration, memory and identity, artists Marianne Keating and Ayano Hattori will present recent moving image works including Landlessness (Keating) and You Saw Nothing in Fukushima (Hattori).

Landlessness, Marianne Keating
Filmed on location in Ireland and Jamaica, Landlessness (2017), analyses the largely undocumented and unaddressed migration of the Irish diaspora to Jamaica, responding to the cultural legacies of colonialism and the human consequences of imperialism. Focussing on the migration of Irish Indentured Labourers during the period 1835-1842, it traces the path taken by a group of indentured labourers from their recruitment in Ireland to their final destination on the plantation of Freeman’s Hall Estate, Trelawney on the North Coast of Jamaica.

You Saw Nothing in Fukushima,  Ayano Hattori
You Saw Nothing in Fukushima (2012-) documents, from car windows, the landscape of the 3.11 disaster affected region of western Tohoku; internationally most known for Fukushima with its nuclear crisis. The automotive extension and intensification of the human ability of speed change not only our physical but phycological sense by altering our sensory balance. Such is embodied as the passenger’s state of indifference toward the outside cabin, and resonates with the sociohistorical background of Tohoku in modernist centre-periphery relationship. It captures the landscapes from 2012, 2014, and 2018.

Marianne Keating is a PhD candidate in Visual & Material Culture and Contemporary Art Practice at Kingston University, London. She graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, and a BA from Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland. She has exhibited extensively including exhibitions in London, Paris, New York, Melbourne and Shanghai and is currently preparing for upcoming solo shows for the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland (June 2019) and Rampa, Porto, Portugal (November 2019). Recent group shows include New Contemporaries,South London Gallery and as part of the Liverpool Biennial; Arrivants: Art and Migration in the Anglophone Caribbean World, Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Bridgetown, Barbados; Between Us And,Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (2018). www.mariannekeating.com

Ayano Hattori is an artist from Japan/Singapore and currently a PhD researcher at Kingston University. With her primal interest of corporeality in art making, she works on a wide range of media. Her works have been shown at a number of group exhibitions in Asian countries as well as the United State, Russia, and Egypt. She is an awardee of Oversea Programme for Upcoming Artists by the Government of Japan in 2018, and has received a BA in Painting from Musashino Art University, Tokyo, and a MA in Fine Art from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. www.ayanohattori.com

This event forms part of Another Land, an exhibition and programme devised by students from the London Doctoral Design Centre. Hosted by Kingston Museum and the Stanley Picker Gallery, Another Land aims to showcase experimental visualisations of place in art and design research. For further events and exhibition details, please click here


Get Involved

For more information about this project and others please contact Natalie Kay on 020 8417 4074 or email n.kay@kingston.ac.uk.