Jess Holdengarde and Lydia DaviesSee Facebook event
a re-telling of an intangible object; the story of a dead bird found in the ashes of a fireplace which has to be left behind, and the periphery that frames the scene. a holding place is a refuge for a story lived and lost over and over
This informal workshop led by artists Jess Holdengarde and Lydia Davies will build on their collaborative process developed in their joint publication, a holding place. This event is running as part of Jess Holengarde’s artist-in-residence project Ecologies of Perception, supported by Creative Scotland and Ilali Collective.
In this workshop, we will collaborate through listening and storytelling. We will use voice and writing to nurture a correspondence with one another, as we investigate the places we hold and the places that hold us.
We will work in pairs and groups on collaborative tasks to observe, to tell and to write.
Please bring along a pen and some paper, an object you are willing to let go of, and an anecdote of an object you lost.
a holding place was first conceived as a limited edition of artist books made by Lydia Davies and Jess Holdengarde. In response to Holdengarde’s work Intangible Matter, the collaboration employed fiction and correspondence to create a re-telling of an intangible object; the story of a dead bird found in the ashes of a fireplace which has to be left behind, and the periphery that frames the scene. a holding place is a refuge for a story lived and lost over and over. Exploring loss and grief, this work grasps at something that needs to be let go. As it is retold, the narrative morphs as some details slip away and new details come to the fore.
Ilali Collective Studio is located at street-level with step-free access. A disabled toilet is available at the studio’s adjoining sister venue. We can provide BSL interpretation of the event -please get in touch in advance if this is something you require. If you have any other access needs or have any questions about the event, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate.
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Lydia Davies (b.1991, UK) is an artist based in Glasgow, working across writing, voice, sound, moving image, and bookmaking. Her practice draws on relational selfhood and the role of narrative in how we navigate and relay experience. Her recent work and writing playfully explores the relational dynamics within speech and phrasing. Lydia holds an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art.
Jess Holdengarde (b.1991) is a South African artist based in Glasgow, Scotland who works predominantly in photography, film and auto fictional narrative. Concerned with our entangled relationship to the natural environment and themes of precarity and impermanence, Jess’s current practice considers the role of the artist in environmental ruin. Through plant-based chemistry and alternative methods of lens-based production she explores the natural environment as subject and resource, applying lenses of queer ecology and autoethnography. Jess holds an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art and is a founding member of Fix Photography Collective. This is her first residency in Berlin.
This event is part of the Ecologies of Perception project, which is a period of research and exchange exploring collaborative methods of lens-based making that are rooted in developing sustainable practices, culminating in a series of public workshops and events at Ilali Collective in Berlin. The project is part of Jess Holdengarde’s artist-in-residence with Ilali Collective where she has been developing her research interest in ecology, the human relationship to the environment and human/non-human interdependency. Supported by Creative Scotland and Ilali Collective.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
July 20, 2022
Opening hours :
10am - 4pm
Exhbition opening :
Friday 22th July
40 Okerstrasse, 12049