Crossing Borders 2019 | 19 November 2019 | 7-8:30pm
Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome and Leah Clements
Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome and Leah Clements discuss the unruly powers of the body, social and collective experience and questions about non-hierarchical performance set-ups.
Fernanda aims to create relaxed environments, shifting away from the primacy of the visual in experiencing performance and exploring artists’ and audiences’ agency. Her interest in ASMR leads her to explore how sounds can stimulate sensations and kinaesthetic responses in the body, and how we can allow ourselves to tune into innate gut intelligence while in a relaxed state.
Leah’s practice is concerned with the relationship between the psychological, emotional, and physical, often through personal accounts of unusual or hard-to-articulate experiences. Her work also focuses on sickness / cripness / disability in art, in critical and practical ways.
Leah is a London-based artist. Her work explores self/other boundaries and collective identities, the subconscious, and the impact of emotion on the body.
Recent exhibitions, screenings, events and residencies include (2019): ‘Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Exhibition’, Baltic39, Newcastle, ‘On Allyship’, ICA, London, ‘Beyond the Perfect Image’, Wellcome Collection, London, 2019, ‘Still Here’, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius (2018): Artist residency, Wysing Arts Centre, ‘I never promised you a rose garden’ Matèria, Palermo, On Cripping ICA, London, Artist residency, Rupert, Vilnius, ‘Skin of the Eye Act II’, Vermilion Sands, Copenhagen, (2017): HereNow Art+Technology Residency, Space, London, (2016): ‘we felt the presence of someone else’, Jupiter Woods, London, (2015): ‘Beside’, live work, Chisenhale Gallery, ‘you promised me poems solo show’, Vitrine, London.
In March 2019 Clements launched Access Docs for Artists: an online resource made in collaboration with Lizzy Rose and Alice Hattrick to help disabled artists create and use access documents.