20 March – 14 May 

Pallavi Paul, Claire Potter and Raju Rage join us for our first set of residencies in 2017. The three artists work across film, video, performance, publishing, education and activism and as part of their residencies will be contributing to events and study days.

Spring Residencies

Pallavi Paul works primarily with video and installation. Using the disruption between ‘reality image’ and ‘documentary’ as a starting point, she attempts to create a laboratory of possibilities which test the contours of fantasy, resistance, politics and history. Paul’s works have been shown at BALTIC 39 as part of the AV Festival, Newcastle, the Edinburgh Festival, the Mumbai Film Festival, Tate Modern and in the exhibition Hundred Years of Experimentation (1913- 2013) a retrospective of Indian Cinema and Video, Experimenta Film Festival, Bangalore. She is included in the forthcoming Contour Biennale 8 in Mechelen. Paul currently lives and works in New Delhi.

Claire Potter works across performance, publication, installation and film. Influenced by linguistics and performance theory, Potter's work challenges received definitions of reading, writing, and speaking, to reconsider what it is to 'articulate'. Thematically their practice is centred on the temporalities of traumatic experience, and it is through this rubric that they approach socially and politically orientated subjects such as adolescence and gender-based violence. Recent and forthcoming works include: Penmon Point, in 'No Title', CCA Derry-Londonderry; Lads of Aran, in 'The Body that Remains', Punctum Books, New York; Cast Metal Nut in 'Overlay', White Rainbow, London; CHAVSCUMBOSS, at Colour Out of Space, Brighton. Potter is from Merseyside and is currently based in Yorkshire.

Raju Rage is an interdisciplinary artist who is proactive about using art, education and activism to forge creative survival. They primarily use their non-conforming body as a vehicle of embodied knowledge; to bridge the gap between dis/connected bodies, theory and practice, text and the body and aesthetics and the political substance. They work in performance, sculpture, soundscapes and moving image, focusing on techniques of resistance and utilising everyday objects and everyday life experiences in communicating narratives around gender, race and culture. They investigate history, memory and trauma, with an emphasis on colonial legacy, its continuation and impact on the body. Raju Rage is based in London and has recently shown work visibility vs opacity at Dirty Politics Filthy Mouth, Framer Framed Amsterdam and Edinburgh's Artist Moving Image Festival, published in 'Decolonising Sexualties: Transnational Perspectives, Critical Interventions and presented at ‘Sediments and Arrhythmias: race, sense and sensation' at UCL on the body and the un/archive.