Join us for an evening with Tamara Henderson as she presents the world premiere of Seasons End: Out of Body alongside a selection of previous works. Henderson’s films bridge dreams with everyday life in a surprisingly personal and poetic visual language. The films are as itinerant as she is, often shot in multiple locations during the artist’s frequent travels. Her works are shot with a handheld 16mm camera and edited in camera to preserve their unconscious and associative qualities. Much of her imagery is drawn from her dreams using various recording methods.
Objects are intuitively and performatively assembled and manipulated throughout the films, which include some of the artist’s sculptures among a range of other materials. These choreographies of movement often use hidden ropes and wires to animate objects in a manner akin to puppet theatre.Motifs such as plants, keys, shells and shellfish, fruits, fabric, gloved hands and vessels such as bottles and urns recur throughout these works, often approached in a ritualistic fashion.
Spirit of Garfield 2012, 16mm, colour, sound, 3 min
Three Pockets di Oggetti, collaboration with Tiziana La Melia, 2013, 16mm, colour, sound, 3 min
Bottles Under the Influence 2012, collaboration with Julia Feyrer, 16mm, colour, sound, 10 min
What's Up Doc? 2014, 16mm, colour, sound, 8 min
Seasons End: Out of Body 2018, 16mm, colour, sound, 26 min
The screening is followed by a discussion with the artist and Q&A.
See more from Tamara Henderson
A sculptural commission by Tamara Henderson is on view in the Virginia Woolf exhibition at Tate St. Ives, until 29 April 2018.
About Tamara Henderson
Tamara Henderson (b.1982, Canada) is an artist working across sculpture, text, installation and 16mm film. She studied at NSCAD University in Halifax and Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, and holds a Master degree from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. She has exhibited at Glasgow International and documenta 13, and recently staged a performance for the Serpentine Gallery’s 2017 Park Nights series. Solo exhibitions include Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2018); Oakville Galleries (2017); Rodeo Gallery, London (2017); REDCAT, Los Angeles (2016); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2016; ICA, Philadelphia (2015); and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (2014).