Between Us and
Helena Hamilton, Kate Fahey, Marianne Keating
Curated by Catalyst Arts, Belfast at EMBASSY Gallery, Edinburgh
15 June – 1 July 2018
Catalyst Arts and EMBASSY present Between us and, an exhibition of recent and new multimedia works by artists Helena Hamilton, Kate Fahey and Marianne Keating.
The passing body of the spectator is dissolved into the darkened space, witness and participant in conversation between objects. Technologies quietly murmur to one another, a disembodied eye floats over coasts familiar and foreign, screens appear to dream and silent light makes its presence heard.
The title Between us and suggests an incomplete thought, inviting the viewer to reimagine the connection between eye and image, space and sound, object and person.
The opening event will take place on Friday 15th June 2018, 7 – 10PM
Kate Fahey and Marianne Keating will present artist talks on Saturday 16th June, 2PM.
The Catalyst-curated exhibition will run over two weeks in EMBASSY Gallery Edinburgh, as part of Annuale Festival 2018. This conversation between artist-led organisations will continue over July and August 2018, when Catalyst Arts, Belfast will host The Best Way Out is Always Through, a four week programme of art, workshops and events curated by EMBASSY.
Helena Hamilton is a Belfast based artist. Her practice incorporates both visual and sonic elements to create work which crosses the lines between object, sound, digital interaction and action/performance. She received an MA in Sonic Arts (Queens University Belfast, 2014) and holds a BA Honours degree in Fine Art (University of Ulster, 2009). Helena is represented by The Agency Gallery, London.
She has exhibited and performed in both gallery spaces and contemporary music/sound festivals. Recent solo exhibitions include: Semblance and Event, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown, NI/The Agency Gallery, London (2018). Showcases include: Digital Design Weekend, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2017). Recent artist residencies include: Art Centre Ongoing, Tokyo, Japan (2016); Goldsmiths University of London, EAVI Group (2015).
Kate Fahey works across the boundaries of various mediums including moving images, sound, stills, sculpture, and installation, her practice explores our relationship with images through contemporary screen based perspectives, aerial, satellite and elevated (drones eye) views, particularly through the technological hard and softwares of encounter. Focusing on imagery predominantly appropriated from YouTube, her multidisciplinary fine art practice engages with the surface and materiality of the aerial image, employing metafictional and subjective approaches to disrupt their habitual modes of spectatorship online.
Currently, she is an AHRC funded practice based PhD candidate at the University of the Arts, London, artist in residence at Lewisham Arthouse. She is a recent recipient of the Mead Residency Award to the British School at Rome (2017). Upcoming projects include Repetitive Strain (solo) at Lewisham Arthouse and an Artists’ Exhibition Residency at Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2018). She lives and works in Peckham.
Marianne Keating is currently a PhD candidate in the Visual and Material Culture & Contemporary Art Practice Research Centre, Kingston University London (2016- 2020), funded by Kingston University, KSA Studentship Award and a AHRC TECHNE Associate. She graduated with an MA in Print from the Royal College of Art, London 2013 and BA in Fine Art from Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland in 2002.
She has exhibited extensively including exhibitions in London, Paris, New York, Melbourne and Shanghai. Recent exhibitions include a range of solo and group exhibitions including: Landlessness, StudioRCA, London UK (2017), Unstable Monuments, Cornwall, UK (2016), 中外艺术家作品联展开幕, Hangzhou, China (2014), and In Search for Trevor Owen, Montego Bay, Jamaica (2013). Upcoming exhibitions in include Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the Liverpool Biennial 2018 and South London Gallery.
Kindly supported by Culture Ireland and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.