Extracting Us collective, University of Brighton, UK Launch event 20.01.22 | 12:00-13:30 GMT The ‘Despite Extractivism’ online exhibition assembles expressions of care, creativity and community from diverse sites of extraction and geographical contexts. Collectively, the works in this exhibition illuminate and explore ways of questioning, subverting and resisting the logics and impacts of extractivism. Can artistic interventions help foster new sensibilities and solidarities with distanced extractive contexts? Can sites of extraction be a fertile ground for alternatives? The exhibition is part of the ongoing ‘Extracting Us’ collective journey exploring the diverse, uneven but sometimes connected ways in which resource extraction also extracts from communities. The exhibition and associated events include contributions by artist Luce Choules (showing as Choules+Roisner) and associate V’cenza Cirefice (with project participants). Despite Extractivism – online exhibition. Register on Eventbrite for exhibition launch event tickets. Past information on this project can be seen on the ONCA website.
Royal Geographical Society, London, UK 06.11.21 – 07.11.21 | 09:30-18:00 GMT The Society’s 45th annual planning weekend will be held online this year. Explore brings together a range of expedition professionals, scientists and travellers, with experience from all over the world. The focus is on small projects with a research component, but anyone planning expeditions or fieldwork is welcome to join this online event of talks and discussion to inspire and inform your own projects. Workshop 07.11.20 | 15:00-16:00 GMT ‘Creative Projects: Art, Exhibitions & Participation’ – as part of the Communicating Your Discoveries: Sharing Work and Inspiring Action sessions – is organised and chaired by Harriet and Rob Fraser. Includes workshop presentations from: Luce Choules, Edwina fitzPatrick, Laura Harrington, somewhere-nowhere and Tim Taylor. RGS online booking – RGS Explore 2021 – weekend event from £25 per person to attend.
Mountain Festival is a project developed by Luce Choules as a counter-cultural annual event taking place in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in the French Alps. The field of work for Mountain Festival is to attend to the mountain environment itself. See more
Itinerant Actions developed a collective fieldwork research programme that explored remote outposts, peripatetic practice and the fluidity of site-responsive working. The project invited resident artists at Hangar and cultural agents based in Barcelona to engage in a critical dialogue about embodied knowledge, ecological economies, roaming landscapes and material territory. See more
‘Documents, Alternatives’, University of Derby, UK 2020 | online edition The on-line curated exhibition Documents, Alternatives #4, by Angela Bartram, aims to isolate, address, find and utilize appropriate means to translate a diverse range of practice digitally whilst remaining true to its artistic intent. It offers a series of responses through the format of an on-line exhibition of ephemeral artworks, that is designed to self-curate with each user visit. Artist Luce Choules is featured in this edition. Read more
ONCA, Brighton, UK, as part of POLLEN20 24.09.20 | 14:45-16:30 BST ‘Extracting Us’ brings together reflections and creative work from thirteen artists-activists-researchers in relation to diverse extractive contexts, and responses from virtual visitors and participants over the past month. Through facilitated conversation with co-curators and artists, this event will begin to weave together the threads that connect the contributions, and consider some collective learnings and potential future work. Artist Luce Choules is an invited panel contributor. Eventbrite booking – Weaving Connections webinar – this event is free to attend. Online event is part of the POLLEN20 Political Ecology Network virtual conference, co-hosted by ONCA, Brighton,UK.
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) 06.11.19 – 10.11.19 Artists in the Field. Curated by the Rabbit Island Foundation and Temporal School of Experimental Geography. Artists: Ruben Brulat, Luce Choules, Edwina fitzPatrick, Roseann Hanson, Laura Harrington, Emma Harry, Duy Hoáng, Alexandra Hughes, Alice Pedroletti, Andrew Ranville, Himali Singh Soin, somewhere-nowhere and Rhona Taylor. Event – Explore 2019 Part of the annual programme at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK.
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Kensington, London, UK 10.11.19 | 14:30 Luce Choules presents a live performance lecture ‘The Glacier and the Rock’ using voice and projected imagery. The artist will take the audience on a poetic journey to the high features of Alpine France. Made during a decade-long study in the Haute-Savoie, this mesmerising work explores art and ecology, environmental change and the contemporary wilderness. This work is shown as part of ‘Explore 2019’ organised by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Read more
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France 09.09.19 – 11.09.19 Performing Duration: deep listening (day one) 09:00-17:00 Performing Duration: slow actions (day two) 09:00-17:00 Fieldworkings: weathering writing (day three) 09:00-12:00 Immaterial Fields is a workshop programme exploring gravity, motion and stillness. This workshop is led by Luce Choules. Read more
Hangar, Barcelona, Spain 27.03.19 Itinerant Actions: recording and broadcasting workshop 11:00-13:00 During the workshop, the erosion and disintegration of Earth systems and collapsing structures in the natural and built environment will be discussed. This workshop is led by Luce Choules. Read more Itinerant Actions: data and dialogues symposium 19:00-21:00 The Paratext symposium will be chaired by Lala Thorpe, cultural producer (London, UK). Following presentations by Patricia Dauder, Paula Bruna, David Ortiz Juan and Luce Choules, a round-table discussion will be opened up to examine artistic practice in the landscape, reflecting on the ways artists are redefining the geographic narratives of place, site and encounter through memory, traces and sensory recordings. Responding to ideas of embodied knowledge, ecological economies, roaming landscapes and territory, the discussion will consider the role of fieldwork in contemporary arts practice. Marta Gracia, Head of Research at Hangar, will be an observer for the Paratext symposium, documenting the event through writing. Read more
Fundación Pedro Cano, Blanca, Murcia, Spain 02.02.19 – 17.03.19 ‘Esparto: new ground’. Сurators: Luce Choules and Victória Rabal. Artists: Lorena Álvarez, Pedro Cano, Yamandú Canosa, Luce Choules, Ramon Enrich, Rob and Harriet Fraser, Gonzaga Gómez-Cortázar, Laura Harrington, Sigrid Holmwood, E. Jackson, Anna Macleod, Melissa Marks, Pedro Ortuño, Victória Rabal, Corinne Silva, and Noemí Yepes. Read more
Hangar, Barcelona, Spain 04.02.19 – 02.04.19 Luce Choules has been selected as the ‘Encura 3’ researcher in residence with Hangar Barcelona, Curators Network Spain and ARCO Madrid. She will be making a documentary film work ‘Itinerant Actions’ exploring environmental resistance through a fieldwork programme developed with Hangar, two resident artists, and cultural agents in Barcelona, Murcia and Madrid. In March 2019 as part of the ‘Paratext’ programme at Hangar, she will deliver a symposium highlighting fieldwork in arts practice (TSOEG), and the performance lecture ‘Estudio de Campo’. Hangar is a centre for art research and production, offering support to artists. Hangar’s mission is to support visual artists and creators during different phases of their art production processes as well as to contribute to the best development of their projects. In doing so, Hangar provides equipment, facilities, production assistance and a suitable context for experimentation and free knowledge transfer. The centre offers an array of services and a framework that allows for the research and development of art productions in their entirety, or partially. Hangar follows …
Thoresby College, Queen Street, King’s Lynn, UK 30.11.18 | 3.30-4.15pm (‘Theories of the Earth’ study day event runs 10.30am-4.30pm) Luce Choules presents a live performance lecture ‘The Glacier and the Rock’ using spoken word, projected imagery and literary readings. The artist will take the audience on a poetic journey to the high features of Alpine France. Made during a decade-long study in the Haute-Savoie, this mesmerising work explores art and ecology, environmental change and the contemporary wilderness. This work is shown as part of the ‘Theories of the Earth’ study day organised by Groundwork Gallery to explore the interactions between history, science and artistic practice. “What are theories of the earth? What do all the terms mean? Is theory useful? What is relationship between theory and practice? A number of experts involved in disciplines relevant to Theories of the Earth – art, science and environment – will talk to us about theory and how it relates to practice.” Presenters include: Bergit Arends, Wayne Binitie, Flora Bowden, Luce Choules, Tim Holt-Wilson, and Professor Colin Waters. Read …
Saffron Screen Community Cinema, Saffron Walden, UK 09.09.18 | 5-6.30pm Luce Choules presents a live performance event ‘The Lake and the Island’ using spoken word, projected imagery and literary readings. The artist will take the audience on a poetic journey to a remote island in Lake Superior USA. Read more Rabbit Island Foundation – website The content for this performance lecture was developed during a month-long supported solo residency on Rabbit Island USA in 2016. It was originally delivered during the opening week of the Rabbit Island Residents 2016 exhibition at the DeVos Art Museum, Michigan USA, in 2017.
Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, Barcelona, Spain 17.06.18 – 09.09.18 ‘Esparto: new ground’. Сurators: Luce Choules and Victória Rabal. Artists: Lorena Álvarez, Pedro Cano, Yamandú Canosa, Luce Choules, Ramon Enrich, Rob and Harriet Fraser, Gonzaga Gómez-Cortázar, Laura Harrington, Sigrid Holmwood, E. Jackson, Anna Macleod, Melissa Marks, Pedro Ortuño, Corinne Silva, and Noemí Yepes. Read more
Baltic 39 April 2018 Assembly, is a performative symposium and live event. The project privileges practice and co-actions with material to counteract the tendency of theorists to evolve critical discourse away from the affective qualities of materials. With cross-disciplinary contributions coming from a cultural geographer, art historian, curator, dancer, musicians and fine artists, the hope is to open a space for critical reflection on the material encounter of the photographic object in the wider social and cultural sensorium. Artist Alexandra Hughes is organising both events for the project ‘Assembly’. Contributors include: Ben Anderson, Dawn Bothwell, Luce Choules, Fiona Crisp, Material Chorus (Ditte Goard), Carol Mavor, Tim Rubidge and James Watts For the symposium, artist Luce Choules is presenting the performance lecture: A Journey Through Fieldwork Live Event 26.04.18 and Symposium 27.04.18 – Baltic 39 This project has been funded by Cohort Development Fund from Northumbria-Sunderland AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Art and Design. Spaces are limited.
BSAD, Bath Spa University, UK 20.04.18 – 11.05.18 ‘Documents, Alternatives 3’. Сurator: Angela Bartram. Artists: Angela Bartram, Andrew Bracey, Brazier + Free, Luce Choules, Emma Cocker & Clare Thornton, Kate Corder, Steve Dutton, Tim Etchells, Rochelle Haley, Morrad + McArthur, Andy Pepper, and Louise K. Wilson. Read more
Verge Gallery, University of Sydney, Australia 18.01.18 – 24.02.18 ‘Documents, Alternatives 2’. Сurator: Angela Bartram. Artists: Angela Bartram, Andrew Bracey, Brazier + Free, Luce Choules, Emma Cocker & Clare Thornton, Kate Corder, Steve Dutton, Tim Etchells, Rochelle Haley, Morrad + McArthur, Andy Pepper, and Louise K. Wilson. Read more
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) November 2016 Explore is the Society’s annual fieldwork and expedition planning weekend at the Society’s headquarters in London. With over 90 leading field scientists and explorers, make sure to book your place to gain inspiration, advice and contacts for your own field research project or expedition. The emphasis is on small projects with a research component but anyone planning overseas expeditions or fieldwork is welcome – regardless of age or experience. Explore brings together a range of expedition professionals, scientists and travellers, with experience from all over the world, to help you get the most out of your journey. Artists Luce Choules, Andrew Ranville, Corinne Silva, Anna Macleod and Miranda Whall, are hosting a TSOEG panel discussion on Sunday 20 Nov 2016, 3-4.30pm: Artists in the Field: engaging audiences in art, science, and adventure! Event – Explore 2016 Part of the annual programme at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK. This year, Explore is celebrating its 40th anniversary!
London Art Fair – project space January 2016 London Art Fair is the UK’s premier Modern British and contemporary art Fair. The 28th edition of the Fair takes place at the Business Design Centre in Islington. A field mapping workshop led by artist Luce Choules, geologist Sophy Crosby (GeoFun UK) and artist educator Lala Thorpe, hosted in partnership with London Art Fair and Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Event – London Art Fair Part of the LAF talks and events programme, and in response to the exhibition by artist Julian Charrière at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK.
Aberystwyth Arts Centre January 2016 A day of talks, films and discussions by academics and practitioners on the theme of art-science collaborations in the Anthropocene, a proposed new geological time interval that suggests that humans are now the dominant influence shaping the Earth system. Are human activities such as agriculture, mining and urbanisation leaving distinctive ‘footprints’ in the Earth’s strata that will endure into the future and so enter the long-term geological record? What are the creative responses to such propositions? Artist Luce Choules is presenting a research poster: Guide74: a mountain recording activity Artist Laura Harrington is showing the film: Liveliest of Elements Artist Miranda Whall is attending this symposium. Symposium – Aberystwyth Arts Centre The event is a collaboration between Aberystwyth University School of Art and the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, and supported by the British Society for Geomorphology. Also includes a symposium publication.
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art January 2016 Founded in December 2004 by art historian and curator Dr. Ziba Ardalan, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a not-for-profit art institution that operates purely for the public benefit. Artists Ignacio Acosta, Luce Choules, Andrew Ranville, Corinne Silva, Emma Smith, and keynote speaker Dr. Harriet Hawkins, Reader in Geography, Royal Holloway University of London, are hosting a TSOEG symposium with panel discussion on Saturday 16 Jan 2016, 2-5pm: Artists in the Field: ephemeral landscapes and experimental geographies Event – Parasol unit Part of the talks and events programme, and in response to the exhibition by artist Julian Charrière, at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK.
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) November 2015 Explore is the Society’s annual fieldwork and expedition planning weekend at the Society’s headquarters in London. With over 90 leading field scientists and explorers, make sure to book your place to gain inspiration, advice and contacts for your own field research project or expedition. The emphasis is on small projects with a research component but anyone planning overseas expeditions or fieldwork is welcome – regardless of age or experience. Explore brings together a range of expedition professionals, scientists and travellers, with experience from all over the world, to help you get the most out of your journey. Artists Luce Choules, Andrew Ranville, Corinne Silva, Ignacio Acosta with Jakub Bojczuk, and TSOEG guest artist Tuur Van Balen, are hosting a TSOEG panel discussion on Sunday 15 Nov 2015, 3-4.30pm: Artists in the Field: engaging audiences in art, science, and adventure! Event – Explore 2015 Part of the annual programme at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK.
Using a format of photographic image, spoken word and physical objects, Guide74 leads an audience on an expedition to the Alpine regions of France – a journey of many parts exploring ideas of interrelated geographies and events. See more
University of Lincoln February 2016 This symposium explores the relationship between event and documentation as a provocation between the text /visual record and ephemeral art practices as a negotiation between sites that are often represented as polar opposites. These sites could be imagined as a territory where the distinction between land and sea is blurred, for example in alluvial plains, where the interplay between its different stages replenishes and revives each state. Rather than prioritizing one form over another, each manifestation generates potential for further responses, creating an ongoing work. Artist Luce Choules is presenting the paper: Fieldwork In Practice: performance, survey, document Symposium – The Alternative Document Hosted by the College of Arts, University of Lincoln, UK. Also includes an exhibition and publication.
The Burton Art Gallery, Devon 03.10.15 – 13.11.15 Eight contemporary artists are exploring a scarce local pigment, Bideford Black, to create new artworks examining science, industry and society. Selected by open call last autumn, the artists’ work will feature in a special exhibition at the Burton in October 2015 and become part of the gallery’s permanent collection. More info Exhibiting artists Tabatha Andrews / ATOI / Luce Choules / Corinne Felgate / Neville & Joan Gabie / Littlewhitehead / Lizzie Ridout / Sam Treadaway / with film-maker Liberty Smith Project managed by Flow Contemporary Arts in collaboration with Claire Gulliver
To date, this body of work involves a series of detailed surveys of single streets in different European cities, looking for signs of transient life among the features and fixtures of these busy thoroughfares. I search low and high, at the edges and corners, on surfaces and the spaces between. I walk with my camera, noting and documenting ephemeral details, mapping the inches and tints of the area. Through photographic recordings I aim to portray a precarious and wild existence and unique beauty in the everyday. See more
During 2012 and 2014, artist Luce Choules collaborated on the Joya: arte + ecología’s project Sistemas Efímeros. A series of surveys were made on the terraces of the water-catchment site at Los Gázquez. Using photography and other instruments to record ideas, experimental fieldwork was documented, creating a dataset to inform new conceptual works. Choules is interested in the site as an extension of social space – a place for people to gather, research and modify. For her, Sistemas Efímeros is a site and an idea that encourages change, a location that remains static, and a surface that will see many revisions. See more
Artist Luce Choules is now part of the TSOEG network. Collapsing environments in performance and sculpture is the work of artist Luce Choules. Through a spatial enquiry encompassing writing, image and sound they use fieldwork, language and live event to explore precarity and temporality in a radical rethinking of our time on this planet. Read more