BALTIC 39 | FIGURE FOUR is an opportunity for artists to test works and ideas, or to develop works in progress within a public context. The 10 exhibitions are to be held in the project space at BALTIC 39 from Wednesday 18 January – Sunday 19 February 2017.
Week Three: Wednesday 1 – Sunday 5 February 2017
Nicola Singh works across performance, object and text – making work in response to context of location and place, encounter and dialogue(s), feelings and chance.
For FIGURE FOUR she will develop work produced as part of her practice-led PhD into the performative operation of text. Nicola produced a series of public performances that tested language against the voice and against its contextual surroundings, experimenting with the ways in which language can be heard, visualised and choreographed. This work will be reimagined as Nicola brings together elements from her research into one new performance that will feature photography, risograph printmaking, wax sculptures and ceramics. Elements of this work will be made collectively as part a public workshop.
Lauren Gault and Sarah Rose
Lauren Gault is interested in how matter and objects may be inhabited by a process, presence or environment and Sarah Rose currently works to debunk ideas of ancestry and connection to reproduction, family, lineage and origins. This collaborative exhibition comprises a new installation of objects that hold a live materiality; sound, lighting and print. Gault and Rose are interested in how material production and duration might interrogate and reform new relations between their practices and ideas.