Exploring concepts surrounding mental illness, multidisciplinary artist Laura Greenway utilises her body as a tool to analyse themes surrounding guilt, vulnerability and family.
Norman Mine is a performance artist whose versatile approach amplifies the problematic affairs of society and and the norm of new - modern behaviour. He is a master of site specific art.
Replacing formal translation with absurd gestures Susan Merrick explores themes of social relations through performance and socially engaged practice.
Verica Kovacevska is an international performance artist living in Zurich. The image shown is from the 'Future Nomads' (2013), web performance/photograph in Switzerland.
In Future Nomads twelve artists and a webcam installed on a crane.
The work reflected on the process of gentrification and its consequences, and portrayed the increasingly nomadic existence of the contemporary artist.
The work was created during a residency with the Kunsthaus Aussersihl at the OG9, Zurich.
(Photos: Georgette Maag/Europaalee)
THE HOUSE I LIVED IN.
Verica Held a talk through a slide show highlighting a long historical journey that essentially demonstrates our attitude to temporary houses and their disappearance and disregard. Verica won the Zurich Arte Stipend with an installation of this piece in July 2017, touring Scotland in October at Summerhall.
Dora Schluttenhofer Lees
The examination of girl culture and themes of female solidarity with DIY aesthetics, what female identity means whilst playing with the notion of the grotesque.
Ema Mano Epps
Ema is a London based artist and the founder of Platform 1 Gallery, co-founder of RoboFold and Studio 106. The wellbeing of the human mind is at the heart of Ema's practice, drawing on personal experiences and daily dialogue with Platform1 visitors. Her current work focuses on the theory of synchronicity and neuroscientific experiments regarding D.O.S.E. balance. The sensitive use of colour and irregular textures intends to evoke a new experience for the audience in an attempt to break behaviour of automated patterns. By stimulating the dopamine humans find balance within themselves and the environments around them. Reclaiming the intuitive pulse in humanity explores the act of transcending against the chaos of modern society. Ema encourages perspectives that transpires a feminist energy. She embraces performance and collaborations with other artists as well as offering mentorship and immersive workshops for the public.
Hilary Champion's work aims to lampoon and critique fake news by placing spurious messages and instructions in the world under the guise of the Office for Global Improvement.
Yeon Hwa Kim
The Voice from the Past: the contrasted images between analogue TV and digitalised mobile handset wastes show the empathy of capitalism.
Ella a Bristol born artist graduated in painting at the Brighton University a decade ago. Thumim spent several years working with Damien Hirst prior which she was a resident at Platform 1 Gallery.
Nik Jones is a London Based Painter with a unique sense of colour and talent for capturing the quirkiness in portraiture and figure work. Nik has worked with the Saatchi Gallery and lived and worked in Switzerland. He is currently working with Sotheby's and focusing on private commissions. Nik graduated at Camberwell College of Art, renowned for outstanding painting over the decades.
Meyer is an outstanding british photojournalist from New York. For the past decade Sebastian has been covering the frontline in Iraq, Turkestan, Syria as well as the poverty across the heavily struck Rochdale area in the north of the United Kingdom.
The award winning Meyer set up the first independent photojournalist agency in the central territory caught up in the Middle Eastern catastrophe.
Paul considers his work to be a series of unscientific experiments based around the ultimate destruction of language. Schneider’s work deals with a depth of research into specific patterns within languages exploring how these patterns can be broken down. He poses questions using experiments in a visual dialogue.
Dan enjoys involving the audience in his work. Bourg’s work involves a play with the norms and values of our contemporary society, by adding his own ironic twist which facilitates a spontaneous exchange between artist and viewer.
John's paintings play with the relationship between representation and power and give us cause to reflect upon cultural politics and hierarchies of genre in fine and applied arts.