South Kiosk Summer Screen. APV Collective; Sam Williams and Hollie Miller; Daniel Dressel, Winnie Herbstein, Frances Scott. 12.08.21-29.08.21







APV Collective - Perspectives on Visibility. 
12.08.21-15.08.21

Sam Williams and Hollie Miller - And In The Soil, There Be Mirrors. 
16.08.21-22.08.21

Daniel Dressel, Winnie Herbstein, Frances Scott - Made of Places. 26.08.21-29.08.21

Location: South Kiosk London




APV Collective - Perspectives on Visibility
Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th August, 12:00-18:00
The work will screen on loop. No booking necessary.  

How have ways of seeing & being seen reshaped the nuances of accessibility under lockdown? Three film vignettes made and released between 2020 and 2021 explore the subjective relationships with accessibility and visibility of three performance-based artists.

The films were produced remotely using custom-made proxy tools, wearable phone rigs and video-conferencing software. Each of the works was respectively produced collaboratively with artist Sky Cubacub, part of Radical Visibility Collective, who’s garment-making focusses on the marginalisation of LGBTQ+ disabled people; Ebony Rose Dark, a visually impaired black drag performance artist, making work around seeing and being seen; and Sophie Hoyle whose practice explores an intersectional approach to post-colonial, queer, feminist, critical psychiatry and disability issues.

Perspectives on Visibility has been curated and produced by APV, building on their ongoing work exploring access to protest (proxyprotest.com), and was commissioned by Control Shift Network.

About APV Collective:

APV (an abbreviation of Access, Power & Visibility) are a London-based collective addressing issues around Disability Rights in the UK by exploring notions of radical accessibility, the relationship between power and presence, and accessibility as concept and medium.

Formed by designer and educator Arjun Harrison-Mann, artist and producer Benjamin Redgrove and writer and designer Kaiya Waerea, the collective are allies to the Disability Rights Movement and their work is grounded in The Social Model of Disability. Stemming from personal lived experience as well as experience of the UK disability benefits system, their work oscillates between provocation and service, contemplation and practicality.

Sam Williams and Hollie Miller - And In The Soil, There Be Mirrors
Monday 16th - Sunday 22nd August, 12:00-18:00
The work will screen on loop. No booking necessary.  

And In The Soil, There Be Mirrors is a site-responsive dance film by Hollie Miller and Sam Williams set across a selection of historical locations in the English landscape. The work responds not only to the architecture and former life of these sites but also counteracts a heritage version of the landscape with a Gothic and mythological vision. A series of figures whose traits are drawn from nature and English folklore inhabit the site, possessing a sense of the uncanny and discarding the pastoral, nostalgic images of the countryside that people hold on to. The film is shot across locations including Waverley Abbey, Coalhouse Fort, Epping Forest and Asylum Chapel. It features performers Tom Heyes, Jia-Yu Corti, Andrew Downes, Temitope Ajose Cutting and Karen Callaghan and a musical score by Craig Scott. Supported by Arts Council England, Arts Partnership Surrey and Surrey Hills Arts.

"Shafts of sunlight cut through ruins, catching the surface of bodies whose sinewy, peeling movements lean and ache into space and ground. Incongruous costuming  an armoured glove and a satin dress, a silky worm and a scaly vest - set an unsettling scene. Pairing a brooding sound score with tense, elongated camera, Miller and Williams have created a compelling film that choreographs a strange asynchronous chorus of human and non-human forces.” Victoria Gray

“Hollie Miller and Sam Williams collaborate to create an intriguing new work with an exceptional cast of performers. Gothic elements, birds of prey, anachronistic costuming, curious moving and disquieting sounds haunt and intervene upon ruins, relationships and a rural idyll. Legacies of British counter-cinema linger and unsettle in this disarming new work.” Joe Moran

www.holliemiller.co.uk
@hollie___miller

www.sam-w.com
@s_a_m_w

Accompanying Event: Wednesday 18th August 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Performative reading by Daniella Valz Gen followed by screening of And In The Soil, There Be Mirrors

Daniella Valz Gen is a poet, artist and card reader, born in Lima, Peru and based in London. Their work explores the interstices between languages, cultures and value systems with an emphasis on embodiment and ritual, through the mediums of performance, installation, conversation and text.

Valz Gen is the author of the poetry collection Subversive Economies (PSS 2018). Their prose has been published in various art and literary journals such as Lish, SALT. Magazine, Paperwork Magazine and The Happy Hypocrite amongst others. They're currently developing the next stage of their project (be)longing, a series of immersive elemental rituals. Valz Gen runs monthly gatherings exploring poetic practice in relation to the symbolism of Tarot cards within the container of Sacred Song Tarot.

@daniella_vg
@sacredsongtarot

Daniel Dressel, Winnie Herbstein, Frances Scott - Made of Places
Thursday 26th - Sunday 29th August, 12:00-18:00

The work will screen on loop. No booking necessary.  

South Kiosk presents a screening series showing examples of radical approaches to establishing creative communities through the structures, individuals and struggles that in part define them

Winnie Herbstein- Minutes (2019)

‘Minutes’ draws on material from the archive of Take Root, a women’s self-build group from Glasgow in the 1990s. Working closely with minutes taken from the group’s meetings, moments were developed into scenarios and restaged by members of Slaghammers, a feminist welding group based at Glasgow Autonomous Space. Layering and sharing experiences of organising, this video was shown as part of the exhibition Brace, a solo show at Jupiter Woods, London.

Frances Scott - nine nine nine nine nine (2017)

‘nine nine nine nine nine’ amalgamates archival and recent 16mm footage filmed inside 53 Beck Road, one of several on a road of terraced houses in Hackney intended for demolition by the Greater London Council in the late 1970s. Many of these houses were subsequently managed by artists’ studio provider ACME, as a housing and working solution for artists. The film is based on the accounts of the artists living in the house: Kieran Lyons (resident 1978 – 1986), and Karen and Peter Bunting (residents 1986 – to date), who describe the initial absence of floorboards, which had been burnt by previous tenants and squatters; an ‘asset stripping’that resonates with current Neo-Liberal political practices. ‘nine nine nine nine nine’ takes its title from a line in The Clash’s ‘London’s Burning’ (1977), and evokes the contemporary housing crisis pitted against the agency of community and domestic collectivity. Missing architectural features and the domestic void are drawn into a reflection on history and power, and the ‘new religions’ haunting society then and now.

Daniel Dressel - AK9 (2016)

As part of of Made of Places, South Kiosk are re-presenting ‘AK9’ by Daniel Dressel. This work was originally projected onto a large screen (3.2m x 1.8m) made from fire damaged panelling. The screen also functioned as a speaker for the sound (via 16 sound transducers, that turn the screen into a huge audio membrane). The whole piece (the physical installation + the recovered and damaged digital footage) is all that remains of Dressel’s former home AK9 studio space in Amsterdam after it burned to the ground in 2012.


Image credits L-R: APV Collective - Perspectives on Visibility: Hot Pink Chain Mail; Sam Williams and Hollie Miller - And In The Soil, There Be Mirrors.