Shana Moulton

Project your own obsessions inThe fiction of the fix at Tenderpixel, Jun 10

6 June 2017

The fiction of the fix event at London’s Tenderpixel is taking place on June 10 running from 3 pm to 7.

Curated by Brenda Guesnet, the one day event features work by Lynne Kouassi, Shana Moulton, Diana Policarpo, Theo Turpin and Holly White. At 6 pm there will be a performance by Diana Policarpo with Marina Elderton.

we are craving a certain unattainable density in emotions
subtle gestures that suggest something complex and vague
I will kiss you everywhere and recklessly

The event will dive into the rituals of the everyday, mixing language, myth and their power to attract. Devoted to what we can’t quite grasp, the works as us to ‘project our own obsessions’ and give into “superstition, exaggeration, and the cliché.”

Visit the Tenderpixel website for details.**

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Happy objects + energy in motion with Good Vibrations at Helsinki’s SIC

31 May 2017

The Good Vibrations group exhibition at Helsinki’s SIC, opened April 29 and ran to May 28.

Curated by Elina Suoyrjö, the show includes work by Julie Béna, Happy Magic Society, Beatrice Lozza, Shana Moulton, mirko nikolić and Nastja Säde Rönkkö

Good Vibrations (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artists + SIC, Helsinki.

The press release is an optimistic invitation that asks you to join the good vibes and the energy in motion “radiating within a space.” The work is described as ‘happy objects’ that are there to be touched, picked up and interacted with. 

In addition to the installation, Nastja Säde Rönkkö presented participatory performance sometimes forever on May 18where visitors were asked to “exchange a memory or a story for a tattoo.”**

The Good Vibrations group exhibition was on at Helsinki’s SIC, running April 29 to May 28, 2017.

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Dark Water @ CGP London, Sep 1

31 August 2016

The Dark Water night of performance and screenings is on at London’s CGP on September 1.

Programmed by Tai Shani and  A- – -Z, an excerpt from Shani’s The Vampyre (2016) is used in the press release as a taster for the evening:

“At the point of ‘Heat Death of the Universe’ or maximum Entropy / A realised cyborgian myth / A Subliminal intervention between Here and Nowhere”

The night of performances and screenings will look at Sci-Fi, gender, technology, contemporary gothic, inner space and morphic bodies and features work by Dara BirnbaumBrice Dellsperger,
Plastique FantastiqueThe Man Who FailedShana MoultonTakeshi MurataFani Parali and Shani.

A—Z is a curatorial platform produced by Anne Duffau that focuses on the idea of Entropy as the driving force behind each project. Shani is a multi-media artist whose practice spans across performance, video, photography, sound and curatorial.

See the CGP London website for details.**

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MONO5 @ Courtyard Theatre, Feb 3

2 February 2016

MONO5 is taking place at London’s Courtyard Theatre on the evening of February 3.

MONO is an artist initiative dedicated to moving image and hosting screenings set up by Rafal Zajko. For the upcoming event, and mono’s fifth, Zajko has invited 16 artists including Sophie Hoyle, Owen Thackeray, Zehra Arslan, Beatriz Olabarrieta and Shana Moulton.

MONO5 hopes to showcase the breadth of work made and approaches sought in the moving image field. Each work is always less than five minutes long, producing, perhaps, a coherent but scattered effect.

See the FB event page for more details**

Owen Thackeray, Stethics Part 2 (Trailer), still from video, 2015. Courtesy the artist.
Owen Thackeray, Stethics Part 2 (Trailer), still from video (2015). Courtesy the artist.

 

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Sunscreen collection @ One Thoresby Street, Aug 27

26 August 2015

Nottingham-based One Thoresby Street is launching Sunscreen’s collection with 40 online works by 40 artists exhibiting outside the internet for the first time on August 27.

Sunscreen is an online project conceived by artist and One Thoresby Street co-founder Candice Jacobs. For the launch, the project joins forces with the artist-led complex of galleries, project spaces and artist studios, as well as its partner, the East Mindlands collective EM15.

The result is a showing of 40 online art works by 40 artists—including Shana Moulton, Joey Holder, Pio Abad, Anna Barham, and Alex Pain—on multiple screens across the One Thoresby Street ground floor galleries.

See the Sunscreen website for details. **

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Shana Moulton performance @ SLG, Dec 10

10 December 2014

Shana Moulton brings a new, sold-out performance titled See me, feel me, touch me, heal me to South London Gallery today at 7pm.

The performance, developed in conjunction with Moulton’s recent video, Mindplace Thoughtstream, comes woven through some of the artist’s video works for a layered multimedia experience of the “anxiety and dreams associated with bio medical advance and alternative medicine”.

The Californian-born artist, whose background lies in Art and Anthropology, has made a lifelong project of her ongoing video/performance series, Whispering Pines, in which her alter ego, Cynthia, is healed by an “Avon lady/witch-healer”. Building on themes of self-healing and the “hysterics of personal improvement”, Moulton’s recent explores the gaps between the catharsis and cliché intrinsic to quests of self-improvement.

See the SLG event page for details. **

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Shana Moulton + Sophie Jung @ Medienwerkstatt Wien, Nov 20 – Dec 8

19 November 2014

Artists Shana Moulton and Sophie Jung will be exhibiting DOUBLE at Vienna’s Medienwerkstatt from November 20 to December 8.

Medienwerkstatt’s experimental “Carte Blanche for Young Media Artists” is awarded to a different artist each year, and 2014 goes to artist duo Markus Hanakam and Roswitha Schuller and their “HOLO” and “PARA” exhibition formats.

For Medienwerkstatt’s third program, Hanakam and Schuller took on the role of curators and invited performance and video artist Moulton and media-performance artist Jung for a collaborative exhibition. The two artists diverse styles bleed into one another through the access points of fantasy and disassociation seen through Moulton’s New Age alter ego in her performance cycle, ‘Whispering Pines’, and Jung’s abandonment of self.

See the DOUBLE exhibition page for details. **

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‘No one lives here’ @ RCA reviewed

No One Lives Here. Planetarity
21 March 2013

At the entrance of No one lives here, the latest exhibition by MA Curating students from the Royal College of Art, is a research display focused on the Pionen White Mountain Data Centre based near Stockholm, Sweden. Three-dimensional renderings, alongside a short film, show how unique this converted bunker space appears, juxtaposed as it is with plants, geometric glass offices and whirring computer servers. It’s everything a James Bond villain could wish for and as the architect Albert France-Lanord explains in an interview, deliberately so.  Its over-sized doors made to look secure, its sci-fi aesthetic designed to draw clients in closer to a vision of the future.

Pionen White Mountain Data Centre. Image courtesy of Albert France-Lanord Architects. Photo by Åke E-son Lindman.
Pionen White Mountain Data Centre. Image courtesy of Albert France-Lanord Architects. Photo by Åke E-son Lindman.

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