Date: 21 May 2022, 6–8pm
Location: Good Press, Glasgow
Infection was conceived as a chain reaction through which 10 artists and writers (from SPAM Press and Syllabus VI) made work in response to each other throughout 2021. Published online and in a special print edition – the evening will also include responses from six other invited artists and writers, including EOP Members Bettina Furnée, Helen Hamilton, and Sam Williams & Emelia Kerr Beale.
Other contributing artists include Kirsty Dunlop, Alice Hill-Woods, Freya Johnson Ross, Loll Jung, Max Parnell, Maria Sledmere, Daniel Trivedy, Ciara Maguire, Tamir Pettet, Clara Raillard, and Jude Browning & Corin Sworn.
Access Notes: There is on-street parking directly in front of the shop. There is a small step at entry, approximately 3 inches, and we have a ramp that can be installed for wheelchair users. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and this will be arranged for you. There is a gender-neutral toilet on-premises, however, it is not wheelchair accessible.
Sam Williams is an artist working across video, live performance and collage. His research is focused on multispecies entanglements, mycelial networks, ecological systems and folk mythologies and how they can inspire ideas for present and future ways of non-human-centric living.
Dutch-born multi-disciplinary artist Bettina Furnée initially read art history and trained at David Kindersley’s Workshop, before graduating with a Masters in Public Art from Chelsea College of Arts. She has been commissioned extensively by art organisations and public sector bodies; exhibited in solo and group shows, and has been awarded residencies and grants in support of self-initiated projects. Her work is viewed through the lens of agency, and Bettina often situates her work in places where power resides, to explore the fragility of the dominant narrative and alternative readings.
Helen Hamilton‘s practice is mainly sculptural, often using found objects alongside soft sculpture pieces. Helen frequently combines fabrics with objects reminiscent of furniture or domesticity, or small ‘totemic’ objects, but has also employed print, photography, and writing. She is interested in ideas around animacy and the role of objects. Much of her research is rooted in object-oriented ontology and material culture studies, with a particular interest in actor-network theory and the role of made objects.
Emelia Kerr Beale is a Nottingham-born artist, currently based in Glasgow. They work across drawing, sculpture and textiles to process the complexities of illness and centre experiences of discomfort, pleasure, anxiety and joy. As a person with ADHD, they believe neurodivergent ways of making and thinking are meaningful artistic approaches, and their work is often informed by impulsivity and a necessity of means. Their research is rooted in feminist disability studies and queer theory, as well as lived and embodied experience. Emelia is passionate about rejecting gendered neuro-normativity and resisting notions of ‘productivity’ under capitalism that permeate language around neurodiversity at every level, and therefore a lot of their thinking is around rest and the rested body.