Residents / THIStudios Residency Exchange 2016

Organised with Tottenham Hale International Studios as an exchange where an artists from our region can undertake a residency at THIStudios in London and a studio holder at THIS joins our Interdisciplinary Residency.

  • Carla Cruz

    Interdisciplinary Residency March 2016

    UK, Visual Art – selected with Tottenham Hale International Studios

    Carla Cruz is a London-based artist from Portugal whose ongoing project All My Independent Women experiments with forms of collectivity, the erasure of authorship and practices that take place outside and in defiance of the mainstream art system. Cruz’s research has resulted in the genesis of a community cultural centre in Guimarães, rural Portugal called RASTILHO. Carla has recently completed the residency Finding Money at Open School East, London with the artist Antonio Contador. Cruz is a Research Associate for Goldsmiths University of London, based at the community centre in Walthamstow – The Mill.

    Carla Cruz joined the Interdisciplinary Residency at Hospitalfield in March 2016. Her main focus was on an exploration of greatness and goodness, particularly in respect to Carol Sheild’s latest novel ‘Unless’. She was considering the writing as a framework to critique the ‘art world’ system and other established norms of progress.

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  • Holly Keasey

    THIStudios Residency Exchange 2016

    UK, Visual Art – Selected as part of the DD Artists Scheme

    Holly Keasey is an artist working in and from Dundee. She is currently working on collaborative design proposals for the V+A Dundee restaurant and Plot 9 of Dundee’s Waterfront Redevelopment; conducting artistic research into the political agency of architecture at KKH in Stockholm; and producing new work for an exhibition at Verdent Works through the support of the Dundee Visual Artist Award. Previously, Holly has delivered socially engaged projects for various arts organisations including lead-artist for the Clyde River Foundation educational project, Trout in Transition, writer-in-residence for Doggerland and completed a two year position leading the curatorial committee of Generator Projects.

    Holly Keasey‘s site-responsive projects employ a framework that makes use of water as a tool to criss-cross abstract theory and ecological concerns. In an extension to this approach, she is interested in how collaborative methods of critical practice can influence a cultural change towards alternative social formations. Her residency at Tottenham Hale International Studios focused on considerations of Hale as both a village undergoing regeneration, paralleled with Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm, and a word with a meaning indicating to be pulled forward or progressed.

    Read more about the exchange, Holly Keasey’s project and the partner resident Carla Cruz…