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Flatfile: A Demonstration of Possibilities
21 September – 16 November 2013
Preview Friday 20 September, 6–8pm





Eastside Projects presents A Demonstration of Possibilities, an exhibition by Sophie Bullock, Freya Dooley and Sebastian Jefford in Flatfile, a plan-chest sited permanently within the gallery.

A Demonstration of Possibilities is a framework that is open to movement and alteration. In it Flatfile is converted into a growing and interactive toolbox where works appear as instructional or functional but for potentially unknowable or absurd uses.

For A Demonstration of Possibilities Sophie, Freya and Sebastian will present a collaboratively-developed whole work made of video, text and sculptural components, in which they respectively specialise.

Throughout September Sophie, Freya and Sebastian will undertake GO West, an ESP residency at The New Art Gallery Walsall. GO West gives artists from Spike Island Associates (Bristol), ESP (Eastside Projects, Birmingham) and WARP (G39, Cardiff) time and space to develop new ideas, connections and networks by spending time working together.

This is the fifth iteration of Flatfile, a project initiated as a platform for participants to make new connections through the development of new work.

Sophie Bullock (b. 1989, Staffordshire. Based in Birmingham.)
Recent projects include ‘Weekend Shift’, a collaboration with Back Lane West, Birmingham, 2013, and ‘Nocturnes’, a sonic arts event, Stryx, Birmingham 2013. Recent exhibitions include, ‘Consumption’, Stryx, Birmingham, 2013, ‘B.A.B. (Brilliant Art from Birmingham)’, Stryx, Birmingham, 2013, ‘New Art West Midlands’, Grand Union, Birmingham, 2013, ‘'IZ B5’, Edible Eastside, Birmingham, 2012, and ‘Minits 4’, London, 2012.

Freya Dooley (b. 1989, Gloucestershire. Based in Cardiff)
Dooley is currently developing a project as part of the Wales in Venice Invigilator Plus programme for the 2013 Venice Biennale with ACW. Recent commissions include ‘Intercourse’ curated by Elbow Room, 2013, and ‘Mall Walkers’, a short residency and solo exhibition at Arcadecardiff, 2012. Recent group shows include ‘Do What You Will, This World is a Fiction’, Oriel Canfas, Cardiff, 2013, ‘Welsh Artist of the Year’, St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 2013, and ‘Fresh Paint’, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, 2012.

Sebastian Jefford (b. 1990, Swansea. Based in Bristol)
Recent exhibitions include ‘Records of Garden Keeping’, a solo show at Works|Projects, Bristol, 2013, ‘Enlighten us, but make it quick’ at New Gallery, London, 2012, and ‘Soft Laminate’ a two person show with Orion Martin at Horton Gallery, Berlin, 2011. Forthcoming projects include ‘Surface Area’ a group show curated by Lauren Christiansen at Favourite Goods, Los Angeles, and ‘Dumb Shadow’ a project with Menna Cominetti and James Parkinson at Supercollider, Blackpool.