Past Residencies

 

Guest Projects was an initiative conceived by Shonibare Studio. It was designed to offer the opportunity for creative practitioners, of any artistic discipline (dance, visual arts, music), to have access to a free project space for 1 month. Located alongside Regent’s Canal, Guest Projects provided an alternative universe and playground for artists. It was a laboratory of ideas and a testing ground for new thoughts and actions. 

The programme, active for over 11 years evolved into a digital residency format in 2020 as a direct result of the global pandemic and crisis affecting arts spaces across the globe.  Meanwhile a new residency initiative named Guest Artist Space located in Lagos was concieved in 2019 with construction due to be completed in late 2021.

TANGLE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS VOLPONE

Tangle is an award-winning touring theatre company championing African Caribbean artistic excellence. They will be returning to Guest Projects for the rehearsal of their next full touring production Volpone, the classic renaissance era plays of cunning and greed by Ben Jonson: 

THE POWER OF SOUND

For one month, Stephanie Gervais, Olivia Hernaïz, Berber Meindertsma, Máté Pacsika and Iris van der Wal will transform Guest Projects into a music and sound studio. Each artist will initiate a project that has been part of their prior research while expanding and elaborating on these projects collaboratively. The artists intend to use the residency as a starting point for a longer collaboration that will unfold over time.

TANGLE | AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN THEATRE

Tangle is South West England’s African Caribbean Theatre Company. We celebrate the work of artists of African, Caribbean and more than 50 other heritages. Our work integrates, asserts and celebrates their brilliant contribution to UK theatre, particularly in rural areas where there is little inter-cultural interface.

MWINDO - AN AFRICAN BALLET

The NOK Orchestra is a Nigerian performing group formed in 2015 by the Nigerian-Irish British born composer and multi-instrumentalist, Tunde Jegede. It is the first contemporary classical orchestra who uniquely create and develop work that bridges Western and African Classical music traditions. 

MAKING SPACE

Soft Fiction Projects is an artist run initiative founded in 2018 by artists Alessia Cargnelli and Emily McFarland - based between Belfast and Glasgow. SFP’s research focuses on current and historical narratives of radical cultural, social and economic resistance and examines the potential of these actions to be reconsidered within a contemporary context. 

PLOSIVES

AltMFA embark on their annual Guest Projects residency, turning the room into a working studio and project space for a week. With a processual approach, the group will create multiple ways in which notions of time impact on the construction and deconstruction of objects, languages and embodied relations around the title of the show 'Plosives'.

 

TSE TSE FLY MIDDLE EAST

Formed in the UAE in 2015, Tse Tse Fly Middle East started life as a monthly experimental arts club night.  Now based in London, Tse Tse Fly Middle East is a registered non-profit organisation with a remit of drawing attention to human rights and freedom of speech issues via live events and interventions.

MANIFESTING THE UNSEEN

Manifesting the Unseen seeks to remove barriers and reveal hidden truths through creating a discursive space to subvert the ‘Orientalist gaze’ and experience the unique artistic language of Islamic art and its modern cultural expression. Bringing together an international group of emerging Muslim women artists the exhibition invites the viewer to see the unseen, challenging their perceptions of Islam and Muslim women.

MINT WORKS: GHOST

Mint Works is hosting a month program of events and exhibitions that investigate different perspectives to re-evaluate the positions of Guest and Host, and challenge our common perceptions of them, exploring how we offer ourselves or receive the other, from the intimate to the public realm.
 

TANGLE

Tangle is South West England’s African Caribbean Theatre Company. We celebrate the work of artists of African, Caribbean and more than 50 other heritages. Our work integrates, asserts and celebrates their brilliant contribution to UK theatre, particularly in rural areas where there is little inter-cultural interface.
 

LA WAYAKA CURRENT

Encounters with Remote Environments & Cultures.

La Wayaka Currrent was founded in 2015 and has since grown to provide an essential link for artists to remote nature and cultures. Our work manifests in arts & cultural projects, residence and research projects at multiple locations, collaborations, interdisciplinary works and international exhibitions.

ULTIMATE FANTASIES

Ultimate Fantasies is a project exploring the force of desire by Jennifer Boyd and Ruta Dumciute, and collaborators Leyla Pillai, Eunjung Kim, Madeleine Stack and P0$$€.

REFORMATION

Reformation presents the work of Kashif Nadim Chaudry, Michael Forbes and Barbara Walker who unearth hidden histories. Their work proposes alternative narratives that expose and undermine cultural assumptions. In an exhibition that includes sculpture, installation and large scale drawing, Reformation explores racial, sexual and personal identities within historic economic and cultural currents that still shape our world today.

I AM NOT A VILLAGE

A month of dance, film, participation, workshops, performances, interventions, creative conversations, screenings and happenings leading to the creation of a participatory live dance film. Local Artists and community activists and anyone else who wants to be involved making a musical for Hackney, as soul restoration and last ditch lateral response to the intense gentrification of the area that lost us our local café, the west Indian fish and veg shop and finally our own homes and work spaces; inverse-propaganda against consistent denigration of the vitality and value of multi-social-culturalism and community.

LADYBEARD PRESENTS: HYSTERIA

Inspired by a now obsolete psychological term, Ladybeard presents Hysteria will interrogate archaic notions of 'women causing trouble'. The programme includes Dirty Looks: an evening exploring the portrayal of sex on film, including work by filmmakers reclaiming porn through a feminist lens; Technical Issues: a night celebrating women making waves in the digital art world; alongside collaborative life-drawing sessions and Spiral; a group show of female artists shedding new light on so-called ‘female disorders’ like anxiety.

HOW DO I LOOK?

The collective GRACE, took over Guest Projects from the 6th February, 2018 with a month of workshops, lectures and live art exploring perceptions of the ageing woman.

CREATING A NEW DISCOURSE

A diverse group of professional artists will be hosting a variety of exciting and thought-provoking events during this residency period at the Guest Projects Space.  The artists, all are registered blind and have distinctly different art practices will create and finish new bodies of work. These works will be exhibited in conjunction with a programme of workshops and talks that will critically explore the issues blind and visually impaired artists currently face.

WEISSLICH VOL. 10

Weisslich partners with guest curator Teoma Naccarato to feature an evening of two back-to-back concerts of experimental dance and choreography, sculpture performance, and new work for flute and trombone. Featured artists include: Teoma Naccarato, Richard Craig, Emilie Gallier, Jon Roskilly, John MacCallum, Lotte Van Gelder, and Mark Reiner.
 

TANGLE

Tangle is South West England’s African Caribbean Theatre Company. We celebrate the work of artists of African, Caribbean and more than 50 other heritages. Our work integrates, asserts and celebrates their brilliant contribution to UK theatre, particularly in rural areas where there is little inter-cultural interface.
 

LOST SENSES

LOST SENSES is a living space for encounters, open every day to everyone. Revisiting the exhibition as format and exploring the gallery space as a fluid cultural site, artists and practitioners will work in close relation with people reorganising the self’s relation to perception. The purpose is to create new collective experiences and ways to actively participate in everyday life. The notion of direct material experience in modernity has fallen into a semantic crisis, which does not leave enough space for live moments of embodiment.

LABORATORY OF DARK MATTERS

Laboratory of Dark Matters is a response by artists to scientific investigations into the unknown nature of the universe. Through a programme of exhibitions, workshops, talks and discussions it invites everyone driven by curiosity to explore fundamental questions about matter and consciousness. 
 

TOUCH SENSITIVE

Touch Sensitive is a series of individual art events, exploring representations of “female” bodies by dismantling the body as a category or “whole” and creating open channels for discourse. The body can be imagined as a database, a store accessible in various ways. Each iteration in the series is an entry into this vast, every increasing database through the concept of touch.
 

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