Artists Jonathan Baldock, Nina Royle and Abigail Reynolds discuss their commissioned performance work for Tate St Ives.
Jonathan Baldock and Florence Peake created Judder Shudder for Late at Tate in April, which began with a solo performance by Florence Peake in the Virginia Woolf exhibition. Peake’s quivering movements setting off a ripple effect into the viewing gallery where costume and sculpture by Jonathan Baldock became animated through movement and sounds.
Nina Royle’s work Glaucous was performed for the first time at Late at Tate in September in the Patrick Heron exhibition, a reflection on the historical and cultural significance of the colour Blue. Abigail Reynolds’ performance We Beat The Bounds continued her collaborative relationship with bandleader and choir master Gareth Churcher.
The talk will share the artists practice and documentation of all three events.
Abigail Reynolds lives in St Just, Cornwall, and has a studio at Porthmeor in St Ives. She studied English Literature at St Catherine's College Oxford University. Her interest in books & libraries prompts her collages and sculpture which are often composed of found photographs spliced to create fresh narratives. In March 2016 she was awarded the BMW Art Journey prize at Art Basel, to travel to lost libraries along the Silk Road. She has recently completed a new commission for Groundwork where the audience arrived by boat to witness a unique performance on the Lizard peninsula.
Jonathan Baldock is a British artist with a multidisciplinary practice incorporating sculpture, painting and performance, he is the first recipient of the Freelands Lomax Ceramics fellowship at Camden Arts Centre, and will be in residence as a guest of Porthmeor Studios in St Ives until December 2018.
Nina Royle lives in St Just, Cornwall and graduated from Slade School of Art in 2016. Her practice is based in sculpture, installation and performance, she curated Lexis Over Land: Towards a Feminist Geography, a group exhibition at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in 2017.