23 March to 10 May

Our first set of residencies in 2015 start in March when artists Kit Craig, Joey Holder and Takeshi Shiomitsu, alongside Electra’s Irene Revell, will re-locate to Wysing for six weeks.

During the residencies we will have programmed a series of events that takes some of the artists’ ideas as a starting point to further explore the subject of The Multiverse, which is Wysing’s artistic focus across 2015.

For details of events related to the residencies click here.

Kit Craig deals with the problems of how an idea or thought process can translate into an externalised form. The resulting sculptures, drawings and videos investigate this imperfect process of communication emphasising their absurd, out-of-sync and holographic nature. Recent solo exhibitions include: A Room Without Sculptures, Arcade, London, (2014), Shuffle, Parfitt Gallery, Croydon (2013), Nine Men’s Morris, La Galeria Maria Grazia del Prete, Rome, (2011). Recent group exhibitions include: Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London (2015/13/11); Ginko Goethe Garden, Arcade, London (2011); With words like smoke, Chelsea Space, London (2010).

Kit Craig

Joey Holder mixes elements of biology, nanotechnology and natural history against computer program interfaces, screen savers and measuring devices. Working across trans-media platforms her work operates through an ongoing state of transformation, constantly morphing and inhabiting different realms. Holder was a recent finalist for the Converse/Dazed Emerging Artist Award (2013); included in Vestige: The Future is Here, Design Museum, London (2013) and Multinatural Histories, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Massachusetts, USA (2013). Recent solo exhibitions include HYDROZOAN, The Royal Standard, part of the Liverpool Biennial program (2014) and BioSTAT. at Project Native Informant, London (2015).

Joey Holder

Takeshi Shiomitsu questions the ways power and ideology affects our intuitive interactions with the world, particularly a rapidly technologized and networked life through exposure to images. From this source, he creates a slippery aesthetic, opening, leading to and suggesting multiples and contraries. Recent solo/two persons show Spirit Level with Jesse Darling, Andor, London, (2015); WASH, Happy Times, Milcote House, London (2014); Every line ever spoken (with Sandra Vaka Olsen), 68, Copenhagen (2014) and You Are Beautiful, LimaZulu, London (2013). Recent group exhibitions include June Snow, Evelyn Yard, London (2014); Unified Fabric, Arcadia Missa, London (2013); and Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012). Shiomitsu has contributed to publications Palace of Peace & Reconciliation (2014) and (networked) Every Whisper Is a Crash On My Ears (2013), both published by A_M.

Takeshi Shiomitsu

Electra curates, commissions and produces projects by artists working across sound, moving image, performance and the visual arts. Through close dialogue with a range of venues and collaborators, Electra presents projects across the UK and internationally. At the heart of their practice is a process-based relationship between artist, curator and audiences, which seeks to give the projects space to find their own rhythm, public outputs, and discourse.   Electra's core aim is to foster a dialogue between a range of disciplines of contemporary artistic practice, to provide a platform for debate and engaged, dynamic investigations of urgent social, political and cultural questions. Projects include: Someone Else Can Clean Up This Mess (Flat Time House, 2014-15); Her Noise: Feminisms and the Sonic (Tate Modern, 2012); Sound Escapes (Space 2009); The Wire 25 (2007).

Irene Revell