the body is a technoverse
the body is a technoverse
A pop up exhibition of new work organised by ESW studio holders
Opening Event Friday 3 November 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition runs: 4 – 5 November, 10am – 16:30pm.
the body is a technoverse is an exhibition of installation, analogue moving-image and sound art that explores how sound technologies can reveal ways of exploring the relationship between the body and pleasure through the lens of techno. Exhibiting artists include Muriel Lisk-McIntyre, Joanne Matthews, Alvaro Castaño Garcia, Ben Caro and Kat Cutler-MacKenzie.
We invite you to join us on Friday 3 November from 6pm-8pm, in the Research Space at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, to celebrate the opening.
Jo is an interdisciplinary, artist, producer and researcher based in Edinburgh working collaboratively, across performance, moving image, sound and installation. Their projects are often context-dependent, responding to locations and social-political contexts. Their work is shaped through ongoing research into deep ecology. Recent artworks range from an installation made of permeable salt sculptures to a short comedic film about the violence and absurdity of mowing the lawn.
Jo recently received an ‘a-n bursary’ to research queer-feminist vocal work. Over Jo’s career they have worked with artists and organisations including Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Art Walk Projects, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Dance Base, Somerset House Studios, Artsadmin and Yaraqa.
Alvaro Castaño García
Alvaro is a researcher, sound artist and musician from Madrid and based in Edinburgh. Collaboration is key to Alvaro’s work and he is currently making a conceptual album under his moniker Rito Futurito. Rito co-hosts a radio show with JoJo Matthews on EHFM.
Ben Caro and Kat Cutler-MacKenzie
Ben Caro and Kat Cutler-MacKenzie share a collaborative artistic practice rooted in analogue projection. The duo are both trained art historians and their artworks can be understood as a form of practice-based research. Their collaborative work seeks to explore the intertwined practices of museology, archaeology and art history through moving image and the (re-)construction of negative space. The duo currently live and work in Edinburgh, where they share a studio at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. They have exhibited at venues including gr_und gallery (Berlin), R.E.M Space (Istanbul) and Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh). They are currently working on a new analogue projection funded by The Coward Foundation.
Muriel Lisk-McIntyre is a French-American artist, curator and researcher based in Berlin and Athens. Her practice explores spaces and how they can be constructed and sculpted with objects, materials and shapes, through a process of placing, cut/paste/edit.
Site specific installations, performative installation, analog and digital collage are ways in which her process manifests. To this extent, display and exhibitions are the medium she works with. This last point is why the curatorial has been introduced in her practice.
Having studied a double masters in Fine Art and History of Art (2021), the place of theory and fine art experimentation are balanced out and play equal roles in her practice.
She is an active member of the project space gr_und in Berlin, and has held a position as an independent researcher at State of Concept Athens, where she has set the foundations of her future art space The Waiting Room.