Glasgow International 2020

Ilona Sagar

Ilona Sagar (b.1985 in Enfield, UK) lives and works in London, England. Using a diverse range of media spanning moving-image, text, performance and assemblage, she has formed a body of work, which responds to the social and historic context found in the public and private spaces we inhabit. A significant aspect of her practice is the broad cross-disciplinary dialogue generated through collaboration with a range of art and scientific disciplines; including dance, architecture and neurology. She has a practice that explores the link between language, surface, technologies and the body through our increasingly mediated encounters in social, political and experiential space. Illusion and material [dis]honesty set the stage for works which seek to seduce, alluding to something familiar yet other. ​

Recent projects include Solo show, South London Gallery, Publication ‘Correspondence O’ Black Dog Publishing, HereAfter residency White Building SPACE Studios, London (2017); Solo Show, Pumphouse Gallery, (2016); solo show, Art Licks Weekend with DKUK and Ballad of Peckham Rye (2016); performance commission, The Performance Studio (2016); solo show with performances Tenderpixel, London UK (2015); solo show with performance, Vitrine Gallery, London UK (2015); Acadia Missa, Bátor Tábo Budapest (2015), STO Werkstatt in collaboration with Tomas Klassnik (2015); Art Rotterdam, Main Section, Rotterdam NL with Tenderpixel (2015); solo show and performances, Assembly Passage Project, London UK (2014); performance commission Hayward Gallery Project Space, London UK (2014); group show, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London UK (2014); exhibition and performance, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh UK (2014); group exhibition Saturated Space research cluster, Architecture Association, London UK (2014); screening of Human Factors at Carroll/Fletcher Gallery, London UK (2014); performance event Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London UK (2014); solo show Tenderpixel, London UK (2014); exhibition The Ballad of Peckham Rye, Like a Monkey Puzzle Tree, London, Peckham UK (2013); performance commission, Art on the Underground as part of Art Licks Weekend, London UK (2013); group show, Le Centre National dʼArt Contemporain, Nice FR (2012); group show, Guest Projects, London UK (2012); group show, The Swiss Church, London UK(2011); and exhibition Architectural Playgrounds, The Barbican, London UK (2010).

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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