Photo Credit: Julie Pasture
Contributors to artist statement wanted for one evening.
“The artist never entirely knows.
We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.”
Agnes de Mille
“Only just starting to learn the ropes of the art world, I am still trying to find a place to fit in and most importantly to define myself as an artist. They said it’s called an ‘artist statement’. Is this about my identity or merely a selling point?
Is my statement the works I create?
Is my statement my thoughts?
or is my statement just words?”
The event presented a body of work in film and moving image by Qila Gill. It was a call for interaction with the viewer, an open invitation to discuss the idea of the ‘correct’ label that can define the individual behind the art work.
Eventually, it was up to the viewer, to decide what Qila’s label should say: ‘artist’ or….? Needless to say, your input shaped her first artist statement.
The event included live recording of audiences’ feedback and thoughts (but you could also use a plain pen and paper). Anything the audience said could be used by Qila to analyze the process of labelling and hopefully, through this, create a new film.
Thursday 4 June, 6pm – 8:30pm
filmpro, Studio 3, 1 – 15 Cremer Street, London E2 8HD
Level access was provided from the street entrance to the filmpro studio. The event is suitable for ages 18+ only.
The things I see are a fraction of my imagination and my reality, just a handful of my thoughts.”
Qila graduated with an MA in Film from Middlesex University in 2014. She has screened and exhibited her works internationally. Her current project explores the idea of home and identity.
A fresh breeze of film and digital art coming to Hoxton once a month as part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s ‘First Thursday’ scheme.