Jupiter Rising: Rising Residency 2021 Jupiter Artland & OH141
Jupiter Artland and OH141’s week-long creative residency,
open to Scotland-based early career-artists who identify as womxn, a person of colour, LGBTQ+ and/or communities which have been historically underrepresented in the art world.
Artist Announcement: 16 April 2021
Residency Dates: 17 – 23 May
A trusted voice and respected leader in the contemporary art community, Moira has more than 20 years of experience in the visual arts in Scotland including roles in arts journalism and broadcasting, public funding, development work and research.
Mele Broomes is an artist and director. Her work embodies stories from the collective voice, creating visceral and sensory collaborations through her ancestral heritage. Activating social questions, remembering and celebrating.
Alicia Matthews is a Scottish artist, musician and sound designer based on the Isle of Lewis. Her practice is currently informed by research into the ecology / cultures of the Western Isles and the dichotomy of sensory experience between synthetic and natural environments.
Sulaïman Majali is an artist-poet who brings into play rupturing, grieving and dreaming as methodologies of disruption. They also practice under the alias strange saracen. Considering art as an already thinking and speaking thing, the artists agitate/incite/perform towards poetic and conceptual strategies for evading empire.
Aqsa Arif uses the interdisciplinary mediums of poetry, photography, installation, printmaking and film to construct complex structures in which she explores the surreal nature of the human psyche. Her work draws from cinema as a medium, as she uses its architectural and spatial characteristics to represent states of mind which cannot be fully understood through rational study. As a Pakistani immigrant to Scotland, she experienced life with the split of two cultural identities. This polarity underpins her work and is manifested through her use of film, which helped navigate a new culture and now serves in the ongoing exploration of her inner and outer world.
Saoirse Amira Anis
Inspired by the value of empathy, Saoirse’s work often investigates personal therapeutic processes, and how this relates to the ways we share our vulnerabilities with each other. She has been considering the potential that lies in caring for ourselves and others, and the extent to which this nurturing can benefit us both personally and politically. This is informed by the calls for radical community-based approaches to governance and care that run through most queer Black feminist thought. She is also interested in her personal ancestry and often uses her art to explore the ways in which she feels responsible for the continuation of her cultural heritage. Her practice incorporates performance (stemming from her infinite love for dancing), sculpture (stemming from her infinite love for materials), sometimes writing (if she’s feeling confident), and sometimes singing (if she’s feeling especially confident).
Kyalo is a Glasgow-based musician and audio-visual artist, primarily working across studios and international stages as a multi-instrumentalist with alt-pop band The Ninth Wave and free jazz ensemble The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra. In his solo work, the liminal spaces between sound and vision are explored through performance and installation. Improvisation through generative and aleotoric processes constructs soundscapes eliciting bliss and melancholy. He is interested in deconstructing how we listen and communicate, perceptions of abstract ideas and identities – particularly through a lens of accessibility. Addressing the relationship between humans and their environments is also present in his work through the overarching theme of acoustic ecology.
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