Glasgow international 2018

20 April—
7 May

Kirsty Hendry

Kirsty Hendry (b. 1988 in Perth, Scotland) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Hendry is an artist who produces writing, events, and projects interested in practices of distribution and its relationships to language, identity, and subjectivity. Hendry’s  works often entail reflection on ideas of labour, work, and the body; unpicking their effect upon our sense of selfhood and embodiment. Works often negotiate the slippages between writing and visual practices – ideas are often instigated as texts and then transposed and expanded into printed matter, video, and sculptural installation as forms of publishing.

Recent projects include: Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously (curated by Kati Kärki, with Jude Browning, Jake Watts and Magda Buczek), Figure 4 at Baltic 39, Newcastle, UK (2017); Unknown Outcomes (collaboration with Debi Banerjee) online commission for MAP Magazine, UK (2016); Alt-W Blush Response, Edinburgh Arts Festival, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, UK (2016); Soft Control, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (2016) and Tenderpixel: Futures, ICA, London, UK (2015).

 

Kirsty Hendry and Ilona Sagar

Self-Service

Installation

Self-Service takes the form of a publication and event series produced in response to the archive of The Peckham Experiment – a radical vision for encouraging health, local empowerment, and self-organisation in the first half of the 20th century.

Designed in collaboration with Maeve Redmond, Self-Service brings together newly produced works by Kirsty Hendry and Ilona Sagar alongside original texts and works by invited collaborators and contributors. Exploring the increasingly uneasy relationship we have to health, wellbeing, and labour, new works sit opposite original artworks, archival material and photographic pieces.

Supported by Glasgow International.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May

Screening Event
Thu 26 April, 7pm-9pm
Cinema at CCA

Participatory Event
Sun 6 May, 1pm-4.30pm
Clubroom at CCA

Kirsty Hendry and Ilona Sagar

Self-Service - Screening

Event
Screening

Launching at CCA as part of Glasgow International 2018, Self-Service is a collaborative project led by Kirsty Hendry and Ilona Sagar produced in response to the archives of The Peckham Pioneer Centre – a radical biological social experiment for encouraging health, local empowerment, and self-organisation founded in the first half of the 20th century. Taking the form of an event series and publication, Self-Service brings together new works from Hendry, Sagar, and a range of invited collaborators and contributors to explore the history, design, and social context of welfare – examining our increasingly uneasy and technology infused relationship to health, wellbeing labour.

This screening programme is the first of two events that have been developed as a companion to the publication. Bringing together artist moving image works and new commissions, the programme asks; what is a good body? If there are good bodies, are there also disobedient bodies? Selected works will explore how the politics of health are tangled with ideas of compliance, prosperity, and control.

Supported by Glasgow International.

Free; ticketed. Book tickets at the CCA website.

Thu 26 Apr
7pm-9pm

Kirsty Hendry and Ilona Sagar

Lab-oratory

Event
Workshop

Lab-oratory accompanies Self-Service, a collaborative project launching at the CCA as part of Gi2018. Self-Service sees Kirsty Hendry and Ilona Sagar respond to the archives of The Peckham Pioneer Centre – a radical biological social experiment for encouraging health, local empowerment, and self-organisation founded in the first half of the 20th century. Taking the form of an event series and publication, Self-Service brings together new works from Hendry, Sagar, and a range of invited collaborators and contributors to explore the history, design, and social context of welfare – examining our increasingly uneasy and technology infused relationship to health, wellbeing labour.

Lab-oratory is the second of two events that have been developed as a companion to the publication. Inspired by serial publication authored by the members of the Peckham Experiment titled ‘Guinea Pig’, Lab-oratory will consider questions of voice, agency, and authority in relation to the archive. Through workshops, talks, and discussion, together we’ll collectively generate new responses to the original materials.

Supported by Glasgow International.

Sun 6 May
1pm-4.30pm

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