Gates FASHION brand MIND LIKE MAGPIE has had pieces commissioned for BEYONCE and ELTON JOHN and seen on the holy head of CARA DELEVIGNE.
She is based in LONDON. Focused on alternative methods of engagement and sound’s role in everyday life, her works take on the form of INTERVENTIONS, INSTALLATIONS and PRINTS which aim to highlight forgotten dependencies. Lisa has exhibited and contributed to a wide range of arts events and exhibitions including Folkestone Triennial, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Cafe Oto, Resonance Fm, Framework Radio, Whitechapel Gallery, Speculum Artium and Whitstable Biennale.
Most recently she created a moving audio performance at the V&A Friday Late, sited on 12 models who moved through the museum.
BUBBLECAM is a playful exploration of online streaming and LIVE FEED possibilities. It is a partnership with Mike and Andie, a couple in Florida who set up the online bubble cam in their garden. It consists of an internet controlled bubble machine that can be activated and watched online. People from around the world visit the website to ‘blow bubbles’.
She partners with mike and Andie to create relays of this CAM, furthering the reach of this online request for bubbles. In each of the relay cams the audience are invited to participate in different ways, so as to explore the human impulse and reaction to this simple idea that has been captivating an online audience for over 10 years. Each relay cam explores what it is to be the live audience, the BUBBLE BLOWERS, the button pushers, those making anonymous demands through the internet and those affected by them.
For ONE OF US, the events guests will become the live audience, to discover how it feels to be watched.
EMMA & YATES are the creators of the upcoming ONEOFUS piece AGAINST NATURE. WE caught up with them to examine their influences behind the work.
Against Nature will be a drawing/poem sequence that draws on the grotesque and the monstrous, especially decorative grotesque marginalia. We are interested in how text and image play off one another, and the theatrical possibilities of this. To this end, Emma is writing short pieces of poetry and script, and Yates is drawing. We are going to interweave these so that each person who sees it can piece together their own narrative.
Broadly speaking, our work is interested in the relationship between space, things, people, texts and images. For Against Nature, we have been focusing on the ways in which our relationship with everyday objects offers ways of thinking through the uncanny, a concept in much of our research and making. Drawing on Yates’ research into French eighteenth-century ornament, we have considered matter and affect in decorative schemes, and have considered the relationship between ornament, description, and narrative. This intersection between writing, looking, visualising, and feeling has been integral to our work as a whole. Many of our collaborations deploy text, image, and material as ways of thinking through our research interests.
Emma Stirling is a writer, director, and performer. She graduated from Cambridge University in 2012 and is Artistic Director of Recursion Theatre Company (recursiontheatrecompany.wordpress.com). She recently worked with Katie Mitchell on Women As Artists. She is currently developing a cross-disciplinary practice that explores the intersections between live and video performance. As a poet she is interested in feminist reworkings of the lyric ‘I’, dialogue, and stillness in language.
Yates Norton is a graduate of Cambridge and Harvard Universities. He is currently taking his masters at the Courtauld Institute, London. His artistic practice includes collaborations with poets and artists in London, Cambridge and New York. Recently, he and Emma Stirling have been working on a piece exploring the role of narrative in poetry and image.
She graduated from CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS in Fine Art. Her work, often SITE-SPECIFIC, focuses on the use of TIME, DURATION, MOVEMENT and ACTION as central material properties in the making of ART. Primarily through VIDEO, DANCE and ACTION, she investigates a CRITICAL DIALOGUES between PERFORMANCE and RECORDING PLAYBACK TECHNOLOGIES.
She is currently studying CONTEMPORARY DANCE PERFORMANCE in OSLO and runs FISKEFORRETNINGEN, a studio and gallery space. CHECK OUT SOME OF HER WORK BELOW.
Film collaboration with Sive Hamilton
Printed in collaboration with Après Midi Lab
Sculpture installation, on-site at Trinity Buoy Wharf,
in collaboration with Victoria Jones.
VB is a ONEOFUS alum, having performed in our first festival ONEOFUSWHITECHAPEL as well as contributing some of her work to this years HALLOWZINE PART II. In the shoot she wears a number of vintage pieces sourced in LONDON OSLO and NEW YORK. WE were inspired by WITCH BITCHES in the forest and Japanese artist NOBUYOSHI ARAKI.
based in NEW YORK. His STORIES, often compelling CHARACTER STUDIES, explore subjects ranging from GENDER to PERFORMANCE, which he portrays through FILM, AUDIO & DIGITAL MEDIA.
His most recent work has been featured in ACCENT MAGAZINE & NARRATIVELY:
ONEOFUS profiled artist ‘Untitled’, Matthew de Leon’s drag persona, was born less than a year ago, and was catapulted into the limelight after winning Dragnet, a drag competition in Williamsburg. Today Matthew works as a graphic designer by day and moonlights as one of the most popular queens on the vibrant Brooklyn circuit. This documentary tells UNTITLED’S story.
Read the full ACCENT MAGAZINE article here
My Own Private Rockaway
A radio documentary made for WNYC featuring stories of people’s secret sanctuaries in New York. The project, produced by narrative.ly, appeared as this multimedia piece on their website.
Read the full NARRATIVELY article here
A multimedia magazine article incorporating text, stills and video for ACCENT MAGAZINE. The Rev Vince Anderson is not your regular pastor. He drinks. He swears. He’s a gutbucket blues singer. “People forget that gospel came out of the blues and not the other way around,” Vince explains as to why he believes blues singers were the first American preachers among other things here
BEHIND THE SCENES with artist GABRIEL DON creator of CLEANSING CONCORDIA.
GABRIEL is a multidisciplinary ARTIST or RENAISSANCE WOMAN who works in a variety of mediums. She received her MFA in CREATIVE WRITING at THE NEW SCHOOL, where she worked as the chapbook and reading series coordinator. Her work has appeared in The BROOKLYN RAIL, GREAT WEATHER FOR MEDIA’S ANTHOLOGY ‘ The Understanding Between Foxes and Light’, A MINOR, WESTERLY and is forthcoming in MASCARA LITERARY REVIEW and THE LEGENDARY. She has appeared in VISUAL POEMS such as WOMAN WITHOUT UMBRELLA and UNBOUND. She started several reading-soiree series, is editorial staff at LIT and participates in live art events around NEW YORK. GABRIEL DON is also available on Amazon as a Bookdress who has performed in various literary, art and public spaces including the MET.
CLEANSING CONCORDIA is a participative ritual inspired by the venue, the history of MARTIN LUTHER and religious sacraments such as baptism and communion. Martin Luther turned away from the Catholic Church and it’s capitalist nature, taking issue with indulgences as a means to buy one’s way out of purgatory, when he saw peasants giving away their life savings for salvation. The AUDIENCE and ARTIST will wash their hands of the current dominant doctrines, debating and discussing issues such as economic escapism, paradise with a price, consumerism and the media with poetry and water. This piece encourages a lively conversation and confession about contemporary vehicles that convince us we are not okay just as we are, that we must change ourselves and spend money in order to be ‘perfect’ or ‘loved.’
BEHIND THE SCENES with ARTIST/NEUROSCIENTIST: JESSIE LAMPRECHT creator of ‘THE BODY’
JESSIE LAMPRECHT is an ARTIST originally from Long Island who works in a variety of media from explorations in painting, collage, and tattoos to mixed media installation works. When she is not making art she is pursuing an education in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science and Art History at BROOKLYN COLLEGE where she also works as a Neuroscience Research Assistant.
Her interest in collage and assemblage art comes literally alive in her latest interactive assemblage “THE BODY” which physically engages the viewer to assemble a form through the ritual exchange of sacred objects. These objects are directly collected from the Church which is the site of the installation. The piece explores themes of fabrication of bodily existence through communal ritual. Inspired by Genesis 1:27, it explores the notion that human form of all shapes and sizes is divinely inspired. The form of the piece is derived by an impression of one person from the audience on sand. By imprinting the sand with the body of the viewer it is implied that every viewer’s body is in the image of God. The piece engages the viewer in a way that is physical and to create a form through functional interaction and collaboration. This puts the artist in the role of conceptual creator and engages the audience in the role of process creators. Both formal and theoretical inspiration can be traced back to works by artists FELIZ GONZALEZ-TORRES and ANNA MENDIETA who create sculpture that is personalized by their body’s relation to the physical object’s composition.