Reception and Performances
Thursday 12 April 2018, 5 – 7.30pm
James Hockey and Foyer Galleries
5:15 ― Chloe Ballard – Songs for Staines
5:20 ― Jemma Wedge – Jamdo Sollam
5:30 ― Narumi Kirana Shibuya – Toe Performance
6:00 ― Megan Ford – Terrance
6:15 ― Uriya Jurik – One Hundred Steps to Greatness
When Our Lips Speak Together is devised, selected and curated by BA Fine Art students at UCA, Farnham. Involving over 40 students and staff from undergraduate, postgraduate and Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and Access in Art and Design, the exhibition addresses the constructed nature of identity in the digital age, exploring how our sense of self is fabricated via a supply chain of objects, ideas and experiences. While our interactions in virtual space offer a sensation of fluidity and multiplicity, our identities remain tethered to more tangible bodies and specific lived circumstances. The exhibiting artists reflect on such tensions: between transparency and opacity, domestic anxiety and the networked self, authenticity and artifice, synchronicity and disassociation.
Working across video, installation, sculpture, assemblage, collage, performance, wall-painting and photography, there is plenty of ‘pushing and pulling’ between form and content, scale and imagery, reality and the imaginary. The exhibition’s title suggests something that is both intimate and public, individual and collective. Playful and interactive, equivocal and disturbing, When Our Lips Speak Together offers compelling visualisations and perceptions about our contemporary world.
Ellie Turner, Darcy Burton, Danielle Sandling, Wasim Asghar, Jemma Wedge , Chloe Ballard , Bella Harwood, Yu Soo Park, Annie Murrells, Judy Zhu, Rebecca Petty, Anika Propst, Josephine Rock, Shani Gurung, Jenna Fox, Nerys Joseph, Uriya Jurik, Courtney Beckett, Jenny Bate, Lauren Humphries, Zaki Shanaan, Annie Gooderham, Eleanor Mclean, Narumi Shibuya, Maggie Coffee, Melissa Goldswain, Toya Leslie, Ellen Ball, Megan Ford, Alexandra Dyason, Annabel Chater, Pui Kan, Abi Braley, Ashleigh Lamb, Karren Seymour, Ann Jones, Kate Street, Tom Dale, Amanda Couch, Hilde Krohn Huse, Paul Vivian, Greig Burgoyne.
When Our Lips Speak Together has been organised in collaboration with UCA’s Cultural Programme, Surrey.
Special thanks to: Josephine Rock, Laura Rowe, Tom Gilley, Shaun Knight and Paul Vivian.