Super/collider presents: Amelia Crouch – Spectral Evidence

Posted on Jun 28, 2017

Jul 10 2017 19:00 – 21:00
Second Home Spitalfields, 68-80 Hanbury St, E1 5JL London

Tickets are free to Second Home members or £3 for non-members. (Tickets here).

Hear artist Amelia Crouch share and discuss extracts of her recent work Spectral Evidence (2016). This moving image artwork, exploring colour perception and colour language, combines research into the evolution of the eye, the physics of light, linguistics and semiotics.

The piece was produced for The Scientific Method – a group exhibition of moving image works that adopt scientific, quasi-scientific or pedagogical formats in order to consider the human search for systemic, graspable or quantifiable meaning in an uncertain world. Crouch co-curated the exhibition at The Tetley, Leeds, in 2016-17 and will talk both about Spectral Evidence and how it fits into her wider artistic research and interests.

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Film Material #20

Posted on Feb 28, 2017

3 March 2017
Rogue Artists’ Studios – 1st Floor Project Space, 72 Chapeltown St, Manchester M1 2WH, UK

A screening of new works by the Film Material collective based at Rogue and emerging and established artists from across the UK. Featuring work by Jenny Holt, Chris Paul Daniels & Sam Meech, Kevin Craig, Tariq Emam, Maya Sherpa, Amelia Crouch, R L Wilson, MMU Graphics students and the Unravel Project.

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Upcoming talk

Posted on Jan 3, 2017

MAKING & EXHIBITING MOVING IMAGE WORK: Chris Paul Daniels, Ope Lori & Amelia Crouch
Wednesday 18 January, 2017. The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ
Talk runs 2-3.30pm, open to all. Tutorials from 3.30-5.30pm by application

Talk
Join artists Chris Paul Daniels, Ope Lori and Amelia Crouch for an event aimed at early-career artists working with (or seeking to work with) moving image. Chis, Ope and Amelia will share extracts of their recent projects and discuss the trials and tribulations working with moving image, with an emphasis on the logistics of getting projects made. Topics will include: working with commissioners, seeking funding, site-responsive practice, technicalities of production and post-production, directing performers and finding exhibition opportunities. Artist presentations and discussion (2-3.30pm) are open to all.

Tutorials
Additionally up to 12 attendees will have the opportunity for a 20 minute 1 to 1 session with one of the artists. These sessions are via application and will be led by participants taking the form of – for example – a portfolio review, artwork crit., targeted advice or feedback on a particular project you are working on. To apply: Please apply via Cutratorspace by clicking here with a short statement (maximum 200 words) outlining why you want a 1 to 1 session and what you hope to get out of it. Please also indicate if you have a preference for seeing a particular artist.

 

Chris Paul Daniels: www.chrispauldaniels.com
Ope Lori: www.opelori.com
Amelia Crouch: www.ameliarcouch.com
Image: A Tiger’s Skin by Chris Paul Daniels.

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The Scientific Method

Posted on Oct 28, 2016

wooltableThe Scientific Method, co-curated by Amelia Crouch
22 October 2016 – 15 January 2017
Launch on Friday 21 October 2016 6-8PM, FREE
Artists’ talk Wednesday 16 November, from 6pm, FREE

How do we make sense of today’s information overload, from post-truth politics to mind-boggling quantum physics and neuroscience? The Scientific Method shows how artists have revealed the structures and systems of knowledge that we consume daily, subverting the accepted and confounding the expected.

This exhibition brings together recent moving image works by artists Amelia Crouch, Patricia Esquivias, Sian Robinson Davies, Liz Magic Laser, Kate Liston and Yuri Pattison, alongside drawings by KP Brehmer and works by John Latham, Semiconductor and John Smith presented in association with LUX.

Some artworks appropriate a faux-scientific rhetoric, others highlight the potentially unanswerable questions of contemporary science, or employ humour and irreverence to puncture conventional wisdom. Departing from the objective knowledge sought by the classical scientific method, these artists often foreground the bodily, the personal or anecdotal.

Launch Pad : Amelia Crouch at Castlefield Gallery

Posted on Jul 18, 2016

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Launch Pad: Amelia Crouch
29 July 2016 — 7 August 2016
Preview 6-8pm, Thursday 28 July 2016
Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester
www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk

For the next in its series of Launch Pad projects Castlefield Gallery is pleased to present the debut solo exhibition in a public gallery by Yorkshire-based artist Amelia Crouch. Selected from CG Associate members’ submissions by Adam Smythe, Curator at The Bluecoat (Liverpool) and Castlefield Gallery’s Programme Manager Matthew Pendergast. The exhibition will include new and recent works that playfully explore the semiotics of language with film, screen prints and text art.

Experience tells us that language is indeterminate, uncertain and relational. Words often evoke something other or more than they are intended to, as they attempt to communicate the physical and visual world beyond written language. Starting points for Crouch’s intelligent and playful works include word games, homonyms, anagrams, children’s songs and quasi-scientific experiments. Though accepting the unruly nature of words her works are haunted by a dream of systematic order. They emphasise repetitive learning, experiment and methodological actions, which ultimately appear absurd as the works loop or conclude with no defined resolution.

Crouch has often responded to publicly sited commissions which have become a mainstay of her practice. New developments have also seen her producing screen prints and working more with moving image. This Launch Pad will be an opportunity for Crouch to bring these diverse works together and for gallery visitors to see them exhibited in relation to each other as never before. To further develop the dialogue around Crouch’s practice, the exhibition will also feature a piece of critical writing commissioned from Leeds based art writer and historian Lara Eggleton.

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Tomorrow Belongs To Nobody

Posted on Jun 13, 2016

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Launch screening 23 June, 7pm: The Albany Theatre, The Butts, Coventry, CV1 3BH.
Exhibition 22 June – 7 July: City Arcadia Gallery, Coventry, CV1 3HW.

Full details of festival and opening times: Click Here

I am pleased to be showing a new moving image work, commissioned by Coventry Artspace as part of the City Arcadia festival. Tomorrow Belongs to Nobody explores our relationship with Coventry’s post-World War II architecture. At the launch event I will give a short talk, my work will be screened and there will be a chance to watch the 1945 docu-drama ‘A City Reborn’, scripted by Dylan Thomas and directed by John Eldridge. Tomorrow Belongs to Nobody will also be screened on a loop at City Arcadia Gallery from 22 June-7 July.

The screening is part of a whole range of activities taking place as part of the City Arcadia Festival, also featuring work by Lauren Heywood, Rob Hamp, Sadie Hennessy, Spencer Graham, Adam Steiner, Adrian Baynes, Julia O’Connell, Hayhoe & Haworth, Office for Art Design & Technology. Project commissioned by Coventry Artspace, funded by Arts Council England.

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Vocal landscapes: bodies, language & place

Posted on May 20, 2016

HitherAndThitherWednesday 1 June 2016, 6pm.
70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH.

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As part of In Certain Place’s ‘Practising Place’ programme, I will be having a public conversation with literary geographer Dr. David Cooper.

The event, which will take place at Number 70 in Manchester, will examine the role of language within experiences of place. Referencing locations such as the Lake District and the West Yorkshire estate of Whitley Beaumont, Cooper and Crouch will discuss how forms of language are used to govern, frame and re-inscribe particular places. Drawing on their individual research, the speakers will also consider how place writing and visual art can expose the inherent tensions and hidden voices of landscapes, by attending to the intertextuality of place.

David Cooper is Senior Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University. His research focuses on literary geographies: the ways in which creative writers (primarily poets) think geographically; and how contemporary theoretical thinking on space, place and landscape can inform critical practices. Areas of interest include: post-war/contemporary British and Irish landscape writing; literary cartography and digital mapping; and the relationship between critical and creative practices. The Lake District commonly features as a testing ground for his approaches and ideas.

Practising Place is a programme of public conversations, designed to examine the relationship between art practice and place. Each event is hosted at a different venue and explores a specific aspect of place by bringing artists together with people from different backgrounds, who share a common area of interest.

For What its Worth

Posted on Dec 17, 2015

Tractor Parade For What its Worth | Group Show | 19th January – 28th February 2016

Featuring: Amelia Crouch, Sarah Harris, William Gall, Luke Drozd, Jean McEwan, Kate Murdoch, Beth Rose, and Mick Welbourn

Evening event: Friday 5th February 7-9pm

South Square Gallery presents For What its Worth, an exhibition of affordable art and an exploration into how artwork is priced and valued. Works vary from drawing and sculpture to video and photography with artists offering insights and anecdotes about how they cost their own work. Timed to coincide after Christmas – a period when many attempt to match the cost of objects with their emotive value – and also during the austere and bargain-filled month of January For What its Worth offers a space to reflect on our spending impulses.

Book prize

Posted on Dec 10, 2015

Amelia Crouch artists' book - passagesI am really happy to be one of this years’ winners from the Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize exhibition, for my book ‘Passages.’

My book was one of 11 winners, chosen by public vote from 200 entries. The exhibition ran at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield from 10th-31st October.

Welcome to the future

Posted on Jul 10, 2015

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I have been commissioned by Coventry Artspace to make a new piece of work as part of their City Arcadia project, to be realised in 2016.

Launch Event, Friday 31st July 2015, 6pm-10pm
City Arcadia, 32 City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HW

On Friday July 31st from 6pm onwards, Artspace Curators Laura Elliott and Michael Mayhew invite you to join them in Coventry’s City Arcade for the City Arcadia project launch event ‘WELCOME TO THE FUTURE’. During this very special evening, Elliott & Mayhew will introduce the creative practitioners that they will be collaborating with on the 10 creative ‘propositions’ that will be taking place throughout Coventry’s pedestrianised precincts and Modernist vistas between August 2015 and June 2016.