Miriam Austin & Pepa Ubera in conversation with Lauren A Wright
Friday 27 July 2018, 7-8:30pm
Miriam Austin & Pepa Ubera discuss their collaborative work together, +++, with Lauren A Wright, programme director at Siobhan Davies Dance. The discussion will be part of the project’s research & development, and a chance to introduce the work to a wider audience. This event will be on occasion of the closing of Bosse & Baum’s current exhibition, Miriam Austin: Gimmel, which ends on 28 July 2018.
+++ is an ongoing project that centres around a collaboration between artists Pepa Ubera and Miriam Austin. Using sculpture, choreography and video, they create environments and performances that re-imagine the terrain of the gendered body. The project will take the form of a shifting installation and series of performances that are developed in response to the body of sculptural objects. Together, their work creates new feminist landscapes, mapping out possibilities for and images of intimacy, putting forward alternative languages for embodied relationality.
MIRIAM AUSTIN (b. 1984 New Zealand), is an artist based in London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Sculpture in 2012. Recent selected exhibitions and projects include: In Whose Eyes? Beaconsfield, London (2018); Artist of the Day, Flowers Gallery, London (2018); Andraste, Alma Zevi, Venice, IT (2018); On the Heights, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wake¬eld (2017); Lexis Over Land, Tremenheere Gallery, Cornwall, (2017); Domusdei (performance for Art Night), ICA, London (2016); We All Have a Problem with Representation (live event), The Showroom, London (2016); Fragile Body/ Material Body, Venice International Performance Art Festival, Alma Zevi, Venice, IT (2016); Ritual>>>Enhancement, Chisenhale Studios Project Space, London (2016); Lupercalia (solo show), Bosse and Baum, London (2016); Feminist Practices in Dialogue, ICA, London (2015); Groundwork, New Art Centre, Salisbury (2015); A Sense of Things, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2014); Elements of Religion, Bold Tendencies, London (2013); Happening #1, The White Building, [SPACE] Studios, London (2013); Heart of Darkness, Villa Arson Art Centre, Nice, (2012).
PEPA UBERA is a performer, choreographer and curator, and has been based in London since 2003. From 2015 – 2018 Pepa is one of the Sadlers Wells Summer University artists. She has twice been awarded a Dance Web Scholarship at the Impulstanz Festival in Vienna showing her work in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain. From 2013-2015 she was a core member of TripSpace projects where she organised monthly nights of performance and professional class including the curation of a performance festival in collaboration with the Hayward Gallery. She has been artist in residence at, among others at Micadanses Paris, Charleroi-danses Brussels, K3 Hamburg, TripSpace London, Teatros del Canal in Madrid, Matucana 100 in Santiago de Chile, Sadler’s Wells and Tate Britain in London. She has presented work in the UK, Europe and Chile and performed in venues such as The Place, ICA, Barbican Botanic Gardens, kampnagel in Hamburg and the Hayward Gallery. The last project she curated was her regular night of performance, The Palest Light #6 at the Lilian Baylis studio in Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London where she also presented her last performance in collaboration with Josfiena Camus: Ellipsis Land. In 2017 Ellipsis Land opened their first TATE’s Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights at the Tanks in March and returned to Sadler’s Wells Theatre last November. She also received two commissions to present work at the Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire and Now Gallery in London.
Image credit: Pepa Ubera & Miriam Austin, with the performer, Celine Tschachtli, 2018