Date: 27 August – 8 October 2016
Opening: Friday, 26 August 2016, 6-9pm
Venue: Peacock Visual Arts
Peacock Visual Arts proudly presents Lost Islands & Other Works, an exhibition of drawing, sculpture, and installation by Marie Velardi. For her first solo show in the UK, this exhibition brings together recent and significant works by Marie to consider the nature of impermanence and movement of time from various perspectives.
Within her practice, Marie employs fact and fiction to both imagine and question the future. Works closely examine movements of the earth, such as the continuous shift between land and sea, or inhabited islands disappearing into the ocean due to rising water levels. Marie’s use of fiction to present a timeline of the 21st century as described in sci-fi literature and film, offsets our reality to incite a powerful yet playful protest about the uncertainty of our future, and the condition of the earth today.
Join curator Matilda Strang, for an exhibition tour of ‘Lost Islands & Other Works’, followed by a group discussion led by producer, researcher, and writer Chris Fremantle, as part of Creative Carbon Scotland’s regular Green Tease series.
During the tour of the exhibition, Matilda will provide a background to Marie’s current work and interests, including ideas around time, and in particular to the future. Chris Fremantle will then respond to the exhibition in light of his interests in art, ecology and sustainability and his research and practice led platform eco/art/scot/land.
This will be followed by an open and informal group discussion to generate further response to the exhibition. In relation to the content of Marie’s work, this group discussion could also involve conversation about the relationship between humans and our environment, and what the role of the artist could, should, is or isn’t within that relationship.
Teas, coffees, and biscuits provided.
To book your place, visit the Eventbrite page.
Green Tease is an ongoing informal events programme which aims to build connections between creative practices and environmental sustainability, through the exchange of ideas, knowledge and practices. Find out more here.
About the artist:
Marie Velardi was born in Geneva, Switzerland. She lives and works in Geneva and Paris. Her work has been exhibited in France, Germany, Belgium and Italy. In 2014-2015 she represented Switzerland at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India. She has won various awards; among them the ‘2015 Scholarship of the City of Geneva’ for her on-going research project called Terre-Mer.
Lost Islands & Others Works is curated by Matilda Strang.
Image: Marie Velardi, ‘Future Perfect, 21st Century’, detail, 2006-2014.