Residents / Interdisciplinary Residency Late November 2020

  • Agnieszka Mastalerz

    Interdisciplinary Residency Late November 2020

    Young female artist based in Warsaw, Poland. While working mainly with video, installation, and performance, she focuses on mechanisms of control and processes influencing and exploiting an individual. She uses her poetic visual language to analyse restrictive rules established within intimate relationships, communities, states, or companies, and towards the natural environment.

    Graduate of the Studio of Spatial Activities by Mirosław Bałka at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2018), visiting student of Candice Breitz and Eli Cortiñas at Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig (DAAD scholarship for 2019/20), previously of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin at the HFBK in Hamburg (2017/18). She also holds a degree in cultural studies from the University of Warsaw (2015).

    Her works were presented in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Starak Family Foundation in Warsaw (2019), Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Fondation Hippocrène in Paris (2018), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (laureate of the 16. Hestia Artistic Journey Competition, 2017), and Otwock Studio (2016). At the beginning of 2020 Agnieszka was a resident of AiR Futura, Prague. 


    In Hospitalfield Agnieszka Mastalerz will develop her idea of a performance based on an intimate relation between people who make an effort to rescue one another from an approaching crisis. The work draws mainly from an essay by Zygmunt Bauman: From Pilgrim to Tourist – or a Short History of Identity.

  • David Fagan

    Interdisciplinary Residency Late November 2020

    David Fagan’s work generally comprises multimedia installation and performance, with a persistent focus on consumer electronics, such as televisions and phones. Fagan is interested in creating intimate experiences using familiar objects. When these attempts inevitably fail, they ultimately speak to a more fundamental questioning of one’s ability to connect to another. Post-exhibition, the role of the work as art object is generally relinquished, devices and objects regain their prior utility. Fagan is currently exploring themes of identity and culture in suburban landscapes.

    Awards include Visual Arts Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland 2019

  • Lou Sheppard

    Interdisciplinary Residency Late November 2020

    Lou Sheppard is a Canadian artist working in interdisciplinary audio, performance and installation based practice.

    They have exhibited in Canada and internationally, notably in the Toronto Biennial, in the Antarctic Biennale and the Antarctic Pavilion in Venice. In 2017 Sheppard received the Emerging Atlantic Artist Award and in 2018 they were an international residency recipient of the Sobey Art Award.

    In their current practice Sheppard uses processes of translation and metaphor to interrogate structures of power and performativity in data and language. Their work often leads them to collaborate with communities and with musicians, visual artists and performing artists.

  • Marilyn Longstaff

    Interdisciplinary Residency Late November 2020

    Marilyn Longstaff has written five books of poetry. She lives in Darlington and is a member of Vane Women.

    Longstaff is hoping that Hospitalfield will help her shape her next collection of poetry to include several sequences: Pit Brow Lasses about women who worked in the North of England coalfields (based on paintings at the Mining Art Gallery, Bishop Auckland); Eavesdropping – a sound diary. Poems about the experience of gradually losing her hearing;The Salvation Army Officer’s Daughter – a History of Leaving– something you leave but it doesn’t leave you, stitched as it is into the fabric of your being.