Ruth Beale & Nicole Bachmann

Last but not least our final Micro Residents of this round of the 2014/15 batch is Ruth Beale and Nicole Bachmann, who will spend the next 6 weeks at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop developing new work. We’re also calling for applications for the 2015/16 Micro Residency Programme, click here for more information.

Nicole Bachmann and Ruth Beale formed Performance as Publishing in London in 2010. It is an artist-led research project which investigates overlaps in performance practice, events, discourse and writing. Performance as Publishing explores the work of contemporary artists who use text and writing/speaking as a basis for their performance. Past events and exhibitions have taken place at Kunsthalle Basel; MoMA Ps1 for the New York Art Book Fair; Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam; Turner Contemporary, Margate; South London Gallery; Rowing, London; and Modern Art Oxford.

Their collaborative project is Performance as Publishing

Ruth Beale employs performance, discussion and archival processes to identify relationships between culture, governance, social discourse and representation. She gained a BA from Edinburgh College of Art and an MFA from Goldsmiths, London. Recent solo exhibitions include Bookbed at Peckham Platform, London, Bikes, Caves, Raves at Trade, Nottingham, and Lindgren & Langlois: The Archive Paradox at Grand Union, Birmingham. She runs The Alternative School of Economics with Amy Feneck and All the Libraries in London with Simon Elvins.

Nicole Bachmann works in performance, sculpture, sound and writing. The idea of language as material manifests itself with her latest piece She Said where the making of a carpet is linked to language and the construction of sense. In the accompanying performance the rhythmicality of speaking refers back to the making but also creates its own musicality. It was shown at Objective Considerations MOT INTERNATIONAL project, London and Space in Between in 2014. She graduated from Goldsmiths with an MFA in Fine Art, and was shortlisted for the Swiss Art Awards in 2014. Recent exhibitions include Control / Shift / Plus at Museum Bärengasse, Zurich and Say it in words at Coleman Project  Space, London.