David Cochrane: Cochrane has a multi-faceted practice which incorporates the use of video,
sculpture, drawing and embroidery. By utilising diverse media he attempts to slip from easy classification. Working with found materials varying from earth and water to old newspapers, 35 mm film footage, novels, magazines and remembered gestures, he uncovers ideas within existing systems and modes of understanding. These materials are broken down and reconfigured, often to be fed back into the framework from which they were taken, investigating collective notions of time and duration and memory and recollection. He has exhibited widely including shows in Sweden, Amsterdam and Berlin as well being selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2009 and the 2010 Venezuelan Biennale.
Aliyah Hussain: Hussain’s practice encompasses photography, printmaking and performance. She experiments with the performative and technical aspects of different media to create works that reference futurist narratives, utopian visions and ritualistic practices embedded within the everyday. In 2009 Aliyah received the Google Photography Award exhibiting at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Her more recent exhibitions include Spaceship Unbound, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and Land & Sky & Sea, La'Escocesa, Barcelona. She is also part of Volkov Commanders, a group of artists who devised a unified alter ego to create collaborative sculptural and performance works that explore the boundaries between visual art, dance and costume most recently undertaking a residency at Flux Factory New York.
Piotr Krzymowski : Time, repetition and counting hold a key role in Krzymowski's work, serving as means to play with the notion of a cinematic still image. He is particularly interested in how access to repetition, slow motion and freeze-frames have shifted a viewer‘s experience of an object or image on screen. His recent exhibitions and screenings include: when they meet again, 3A Project Space, Gdynia, Poland 2013; Selected III, CCA, Glasgow; Whitechapel Gallery, London; FACT, Liverpool, 2013; I know what you did last summer, no.w.here, London 2012; Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial and ICA, London 2012.
Elisabeth Molin: In her photographic depictions Molin attempts to construct momentary alterations in the viewer’s perception, both reconstructing pre-existing spaces and documenting spaces which are undergoing a state of transformation. The work presents a trembling indistinction between the factual and the fictional. Elisabeth graduated from Royal College of Art in 2013. She received the Bar-Tur ‘Identities’ award for photography in 2011 and was a finalist for the Tenderflix Film Festival hosted by Tenderpixel Gallery in 2013. Her recent exhibitions include Cacotopia at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, Suspension of History Aperto Gallery, St Petersberg and Mind Over Matter at the Danish Cultural Institute.
Nicole Morris : Nicole Morris’ practice is concerned with the navigation of space, creating environments that seek to blur the boundary between filmic and physical space. In these settings the viewer - a mobile, visual and sensual agent - activates the image, moving through and within its confines. Nicole was recently nominated for the 2013 Max Mara Art Prize for Women. Her solo exhibitions include Impressions, PAMI at Bold Tendencies, London; After Work, Locomotion, London; Same Husband, Space In Between, London and A Romance in Two Parts, Galeria Magda Bellotti, Madrid. She has exhibited in the group exhibitions Young London 2013, V22, London; You Screen I Screen Unscreen Sunscreen, Library +, London; Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012, ICA London and Liverpool Biennial, and 20 Rue de Jacob- A salon for Performance and Other Happenings, Galleria Rajatila, Finland.
David Wojtowycz : David Wojtowycz develops series of works displayed in installation environments, creating suspended worlds infused with suggestions of narrative and history. Movies, personalities, persons and diverse relationships are recounted through mutual or possible connections, playing with the narrative structures that are imbedded within popular culture. In September 2013, Wojtowycz had a solo exhibition, GLEN, at WORKS|PROJECTS gallery in Bristol. He has recently exhibited in the group shows Cacotopia at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, and Plans for a Ruin at Islington Mill, Salford.
Matt Rowe: Rowe's practice combines ceramics, model making and textiles to produce sculptural costumes, props and artifacts that play with notions of regional and local identity. He uses his costumes and props as a means to create unexpected structures in the landscape blurring distinctions between the real and the imaginary. In 2011 he was education artist in residence for the Folkestone Sculpture Triennial and has recently exhibited at Beers Contemporary, Ceri Hand Gallery, Space Station Sixty Five, Aspex Portsmouth, and Transition Gallery, London.
Shelley Theodore: Shelley Theodore’s practice includes drawing, collage, photography and film. Uniting the different media is a continued interest in 'the act of looking' as a means of training attention on her own experience as well as indirectly exploring the viewing experience. Through photography and film Shelley explores overlooked and neglected spaces that have become part of her daily encounter with the urban environment, bringing these spaces into view. Shelley recently exhibited in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013. Previous exhibitions include Postcard From My Studio, Acme Project Space; No Now, Space Station Sixty Five; The 2012 Salon Art Prize Exhibition, Matt Roberts Art and Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition (2012).
Annie Carpenter: Annie Carpenter’s work revolves around the links between science and the labour of artists, through the exposure of the process of ‘working’. Themes of trying, failing and industry are recurrent in her practice and are explored through sculpture, video, curating, and writing. She is currently researching into the labour of hobbyist engineers and amateur astronomers, and how this labour can be shifted and aestheticised into the realm of art. Annie has exhibited widely. In 2013 she was awarded a residency at I-Park Foundation, Connecticut, USA and in October 2015 she is due to set sail with the Arctic Circle art & science expedition residency around the international territory of Svalbard in the Arctic. Annie is currently a tutor at Manchester School of art, and is also studying towards a BSc in Natural Sciences with the Open University, with astronomy and planetary science being the main focus.
Katriona Beales: Katriona Beales is a sculptor who also makes moving image and installation, exploring the physical, aesthetic and mental experience of using computers and mobile telecommunications devices. These vessels of the virtual have a physical place in the world, and she stresses the continuing role of the object post-internet. Beales' work respond to the seductive surface of the screen, the slippage between online and offline worlds, ideas of the technological sublime, Internet addiction and the Digital Baroque. Beales has exhibited nationally and internationally. Selected residencies include Altelierhaus Salzamt, Austria and Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan. She is a graduate of Liverpool School of Art, and Chelsea College of Arts, and is currently based in London. 'White Matter', Beales' new video installation commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology' opens as part of 'Group Therapy - mental distress in a digital age' in March 2015.
Alexander Storey Gordon: Storey Gordon makes film, text, performative and event based works that articulate the tensions that determine the relationship between our bodies, our environment and others. His practice explores the way these tensions are mediated through rigorous formal experimentations. His recent exhibitions and screenings have included; Be Vigilant Dear Friends, Because You Never Know When Your Going To Have Your Eyes Gouged Out, Glasgow Project Rooms 2014 ; XL, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, 2014; Animation In Context , CCA/Norman Mclaren Festival, CCA, Glasgow 2014; Two Dichotoma Hum, Hydrapangaea, Glasgow International Festival, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow 2014; Dear Green, ZKU, Berlin 2014; A Sleeping Cinema, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2013.
Here is always somewhere else.