Event with Maud Haya-Baviera, occursus artist in residence

occursus is pleased to announce that Maud Haya-Baviera, who was our second artist in residence at Site Gallery, will be speaking at an event at Site Gallery on December 7th. She will also be screening one of the new works she made during the residency.

More information will follow here soon. In the meantime, please note the date in your diaries!

For more information about the occursus artists in residence, please visit http://www.sitegallery.org

Jérôme Grivel

Jérôme is now in his second week as the third occursus artist in residence at Site Gallery.

Inspired by underground culture and artistic vanguard Grivel has developed a transdisciplinary practice that includes sound installation, sculpture, video and performance. As an interrogation of the extreme, his practice sails between silence and saturation, violence and quiet.

As an artist he has exhibited in group shows and festivals including Instant d’écoute, Le dojo, Nice, France (2011), 1975-2011, 6/6, Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul De Vence, France (2011), City Sonic #7, Mons, Belgium (2009), 54e Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, France (2009). As a musician he has played internationally with his band Sugar Pill and he has collaborated with several bands and musicians.

Jérôme will be leading the next reading loop (November 2nd) and, towards the end of his residency, will be screening one of the video works he has made during his time in Sheffield.

Jérôme Grivel starts his occursus residency at Site Gallery

occursus welcomes its third artist in residence at Site Gallery, Jérôme Grivel, a graduate of the prestigious Villa Arson art school in France.

While he is in Sheffield, Jérôme will be exploring the possibilities of collaboration with Sheffield-based artists and musicians including Adam Denton (Trans/Human & Pandemic) and will also be developing two new video works.

Jérome Grivel, Galerie Cathérine Issert, September 2011

More information will be published about Jérôme’s residency throughout October.

Maud Haya-Baviera residency

Nearly two weeks into the residency and I am still following my scheduled plan.

The residency is short, four weeks, and the time scale doesn’t allow much daydreaming. I felt, before starting, that if I wanted to gain anything from this experience it would need to be prepared and planned ahead. I wanted to ensure I would keep focussed and busy.

I decided I would use the residency to shoot one video, to start editing this video and to get enough footage to begin an additional work. Everything was written before I started working at Site Gallery and therefore my ambition was to use the residency as a privileged time for the realisation of new work. I wanted my research to be shaped by the acquisition of new technical skills while benefiting from the knowledge Site encompasses as a leading Gallery for new media.

So far this ambitious plan has worked out well.

On Saturday the 17th of September, after Site Gallery helped me gain access to a green screen studio, I shot the first video. I am now in the process of editing this work, which is revealing a complex but enriching process. I am also preparing the next shoot and arranging appropriate locations while having a constant dialogue with the actresses who will feature in the video.

I feel a little stressed but mainly excited and joyful to be working at a furious pace.

Maud Haya-Baviera, 2011

© Maud Haya-Baviera 2011. Old Cities - Bright Future. Work in progress. Ongoing series of prints on paper. Dimensions variable.

Maud Haya Baviera begins new occursus residency at SIte Gallery

I’m very pleased to undertake this four-week occursus residency at Site Gallery. This exciting opportunity will allow me to focus exclusively and intensely on the realisation of a new video project.

The first time I worked with Site Gallery was in 2005 when I was commissioned to create a new work for the exhibition Immediate 3. One year later I worked for the first time with Amanda Crawley Jackson, when she invited me to take part in the exhibition Channel, which she was curating. It is a great pleasure for me that my work will once again be associated with the highly reputable Site Gallery and with Amanda’s ability to move mountains coupled with her enthusiasm for thriving intellectual exchanges.

At this point I wish to keep the details of the work I will create secret. I am only willing to reveal that it will be my most ambitious work to date and that I will use Site Gallery’s technical resources to support myself in this aspiration. I also want this new work to remain sufficiently simple in order to incite an immediate and strong appeal along with an eerie curiosity.

Maud Haya-Baviera, 2011