How is life as an artist in tension with conventional working hours and linear career paths? What power do artists hold to challenge ideas of productivity? Artists' Emily Pope and Oreet Ashery will explore what constitutes achievement in the arts, alternative career models, and redefining traditional pathways.
Emily Pope is an artist based in London. She makes merchandise, audio, film and is currently working on a sitcom called The Sitcom Show. Recent exhibitions & projects include: Episode 4 - The Keyboard Lesson, Becky’s London; the White Pube online residency; ASP, ICA London; Episode 1 - The Court Summons, Ladette Space, London; Tarantellegra, Hester, New York; and together with Ruth Angel Edwards: Got 2 B, a radio show on Comet Radio. Emily has a Masters in Writing from the Royal College of Art, and studied fine art at the School of the Damned, a free postgraduate art course run by and for its students.
Oreet Ashery is a UK based interdisciplinary artist whose politically charged and socially engaged practice includes exhibitions, performances, videos and writings, in an international context, that explore issues of gender materiality, potential communities and biopolitics. Recent presentations include Fig.2 (ICA, London 2015), Animal with a Language (waterside contemporary, London 2014), The World is Flooding (Tate Modern, London 2014) and Party for Freedom (Artangel 201213).