• Jerwood Staging Series: AJ Stockwell

  • Wed, 11-09-2019 at 19:00
  • Jerwood Arts
    171 Union Street
    SE1 0LN London
Jerwood Staging Series: AJ Stockwell - Jerwood Arts - London

In September the three gallery spaces at Jerwood Space will be emptied out for two weeks and given over to artists for the premiere of four new ambitious presentations, providing a vital London platform for eventbased presentations of work including film screenings, performances, readings and discussion. AJ Stockwell - in the midst of her elemental compositionJerwood Space, London11 Sep 2019, 7-9pmAt the point where the body and the rock meet, where the corporeal and the lithic intertwine, this thin space is where it can be found.in the midst of her elemental composition* is an evening exploring interconnections between the human and the lithic, with a focus on the artist’s own body and its geological heritage in the Western Isles. Considering the thin space between these bodies and the points at which they meet, AJ Stockwell’s research concentrates on how this relationship can be articulated and in what tongue.Drawing upon a text written and translated from Michel Serres as a starting point, this new body of research is presented through sculpture, performance and audio. Water is central to connecting the corporeal with the lithic and as part of the performance the audience are invited to drink together from water collected in North Uist by the artist, which has filtered through the ancient rock body of this land. As the sun sets the performance progresses into a deep listening environment, where the audio piece is presented.AJ Stockwell is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is rooted in sculpture. Her practice considers the slippage of materials through time and our bodily connection to these through acts of observation and making. Interpreting our contemporary human relationship with artifacts, she often borrows languages and processes from other disciplines (such as ceramics, dentistry, archaeology, mining and clog-dancing), initiating conversations with specific groups, experts and amateur enthusiasts as both sources of knowledge and collaborators in making. Her current work focuses on the relationship between human and geologic bodies as part of ongoing research into human-material entanglements. She is currently a lecturer in Critical Studies at Hereford College of Arts. aj-stockwell.com*“In the midst of her elemental composition and her possible reproductions.” – Michel Serres translated by Margaret Sankey & Peter Cowley (2016) The Five Senses A Philosophy of Mingled BodiesThis is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.