Leonor Serrano Rivas

Leonor Serrano Rivas @ Chisenhale Studios, Jul 11

11 July 2016

Leonor Serrano Rivas is presenting ‘Between the Nose and the Mouth’ at Chisenhale Studios on July 11.

The work is comes in the form of an event curated by Ashlee Conery —who recently curated the exhibition We do not speak but confine ourselves —at the London space that is situated along a canal, where Rivas will explore her latest research on the amplification of sound from within and vice versa applying “minimal communicative techniques” on the still surface of the water that is perfect for sending messages.

Rivas makes work and research that looks at the direct relationship between communication and its form, often working with dancers and moving bodies amongst art and architecture.

‘Between the Nose and the Mouth’ will be performed by Svenja Bühl, Daniel Tebano and Luca Branea.

See the FB event page for further details.**

Leonor Serrano Rivas' Between the Nose and Mouth (2016). Event image courtesy the artist and Chisenhale Studios.
Leonor Serrano Rivas’ Between the Nose and Mouth (2016). Event image courtesy the artist and Chisenhale Studios.


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Citizen @ Chisenhale Dance, Mar 5

4 March 2016

An “exploded film screening” called Citizen is happening at London’s Chisenhale Dance on March 5.

As the latest instalment of the bi-monthly series Please Stand By, this film, performance, and sound event is curated by Taylor Le Melle and features work by the likes of Sondra PerryEoghan RyanBenito Mayor Vallejo and Imran Perretta.

The event is set to explore how “realities are constructed within a mediatised society”, through presentations by artists placing their work at the blurry intersection between fiction and reality. Time, linearity and simultaneity are all themes to be addressed in an evening that interrogates cinema and theatre as a narrative tool, and also features work by James Clarke, Rebecca Glover, Calvin Laing, Stephanie MannLeonor Serrano Rivas and Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa.

See the Please Standby website for details.**

Eoghan Ryan, 'Oh wicked flesh!' (2013). Film still. Image courtesy of the artist.
Eoghan Ryan, ‘Oh wicked flesh!’ (2013). Film still. Image courtesy of the artist.

Header image: Imran Perretta, ‘om’ (2016). Video still. Courtesy the artist.

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…and the soft ground in the garden… (2015) exhibition photos

9 February 2016

Six artists get their direction from ‘mamelon’, the breast-like rock formation that takes shape as a volcano erupts through a narrow vent in the bedrock in …and the soft ground in the garden was also a constellation …, an exhibition curated by Angels Miralda.

The group show, which ran at London’s Lychee One during Art Licks Weekend in 2015, locates its premise in the prolific grounds of the volcano, “one of the most fertile environments for plant growth as well as for the human imagination”. The artists each explore and anthropomorphise the literal state and figurative idea of ‘mamelon’ through varying mediums, with Alexandre Singh taking the metaphor directly to milk and Israel in ‘The Miracle (Manna)’ and Salvatore Arancio taking a more literal approach, juxtaposing natural rock formations against underwater animal species in his ceramic pieces.

Salvatore Arancio,' The Arrival' (2013) Install view. Courtesy Lychee One.
Salvatore Arancio,’ The Arrival’ (2013) Install view. Courtesy Lychee One.

Another contributing artist, Mark Essen, takes the volcano back in time with piles of limbs, as if he had just stumbled upon Pompeii again, while Katrin Hanusch “monumentalises fossils of decay” in iron and bronze. Leonor Serrano Rivas delivers an installation of tools against the backdrop of nature, and Nicholas Johnson populates the gallery with dense flowers, and an encyclopedia of terms. **

Exhibition photos, top right.

…and the soft ground in the garden was also a constellation… was on at Lychee One from September 12 to October 16, 2015.

Header image: Mark Essen, ‘4 Series’ (2015) installation shot. Courtesy Lychee One, London.


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