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Workshop: Clay Meditation

Thursday, 5 July 2018
6.30 – 8pm

Ian Giles leaded his Clay Meditation workshop as part of the Member Led Workshop series. The workshop invited participants to collectively pause, listen and centre. Taking place in Another Reality, each participant was given a small amount of clay to paint one another’s faces with. The clays drying time allowed space for meditation.

In collaboration with Ian Giles, artist and composer Diana Policarpo developed a soundscape to accompany the meditation. Following the workshop we shared some fresh green tea and shared approaches to centring the mind in order to avoid anxiety or procrastination.

Ian is also a part of the Grand Union programme Three Modes for Change taking place at Centrala from 1-9 June.

Ian Giles (b. 1985) is an artist based between Gloucester, London and New York. He received a MFA from Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2012 and was LUX Associate Artist 2012/13. His films and performances have been shown at galleries including: Chisenhale Gallery, Tate Britain, The Whitechapel Gallery, ICA, CCA Glasgow, Spike Island, Kettles Yard and Outpost. Residencies include Hospitalfield, Arbroath.

Diana Policarpo (b.1986) is a visual artist and free composer based in London and Lisbon working in drawing, score, sculpture, performance and multi-channel sound installation. She graduated from Goldsmiths College with a MFA in Fine Art in 2013. Her sound and installation work has been shown in exhibitions at Kunstverein Leipzig, Guest Projects, London; North Gallery, New Castle; W139, Amsterdam; Tenderpixel Gallery; ICA and Pump House Gallery, London.