Lobby Event: Shifting Terrain

Curated by Another Land

Featuring Sinead Evans and Greta Hauer

Stanley Picker Gallery Lobby, Thursday 6 June 5-7pm

Free Event / Booking Essential

In this second evening screening event from Another Land, artists Sinead Evans and Greta Hauer explore geographic displacement, natural disaster and climate change. Presenting two current research projects at the Stanley Picker Gallery, Nature is an intruder and a thief (Evans) and Vigorous Activities (Hauer), the artists respond to environmental narrative through experimental moving image works.

Nature is an intruder and a thief, Sinead Evans
What role do – and should – images play in reporting and informing the public about the affects of global climate change? This visual essay considers photographic images that are used in news broadcasts to illustrate reports on the changing environment. By looking at the impacts of climate change in the United Kingdom, such as flooding, drought and coastal erosion, this essay explores the stories that they collectively tell about our relationship to nature.

Vigorous Activities, Greta Hauer
In 2013 volcanic eruption caused the appearance of a new island in the Pacific Ocean – maritime set of an ongoing dispute between neighbouring nations. The rise of Nishino-shima caused the expansion of Japans Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) – an area which stretches 200 nautical miles of a national coastline, allowing individual countries to exercise sovereign and jurisdictional rights such as the exploitation of resources. The newly produced film ‘Vigorous Activities’ (JP / UK, 2018) combines seemingly disparate images and se­quences blending different geographies and their characters through documentary and fiction. Estate Agents, Engineers and Geologist are introducing alternative futures of the volcano island, catalysing it’s utopian dimensions.

Sinead Evans is a maker, writer and lecturer. Currently a PhD Candidate at the RCA, using practice-led research to explore the significance of illustration within the wider context of global ecological crisis. Lecturing in Illustration at Camberwell College of Art, Sinead has previously taught at Norwich University of the Arts, University of the Creative Arts, The Royal College of Art and Kingston University. www.sineadevans.com

Greta Hauer (*1984, DE) received an MA from the Royal College of Art and an MA fro the School of Arts and Design Kassel. Recent exhibitions include Three Models of Change, UOB Curating & Grand Union, Birmingham (2018); Virtualities Realities, kim? Riga (2017), All’s One, Roomservice Gallery, NY (2016); Of The Sea, Chatham Historic Dockyard (2016); Things We didn’t Have Before, Pumphouse Gallery, London (2015). She was awarded a DAAD Fellowship (2013) and was a resident at Villa Lena Art Foundation, IT (2017) and Roomservice Gallery NY (2016). She is a visiting Lecturer at Goldsmiths University and London College of Communication. gretahauer.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 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


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