Luke Beech - Residency I

 

Luke will perform the online Exhibition II, rather than perform for the online space

Using multimedia techniques alongside his shifting moods and tastes, Luke will work to interpret, expand upon and hold dialogues with the various responses submitted to the open call. For instance this could be through the recreation, re-imagination and translation of pieces into alternative media such as live performance, or by taking visual or thematic cues as starting points to then develop into new works.

 

Through this process, Luke intends to become an avatar navigating the curated space - somewhat an echo of the art student trope, scribbling dodgy drawings of Henry Moore sculptures into their sketchbooks from around the gallery space. This way of working will be referencing a legacy of Artists and Educators whose work shortens the gap between the two professions, bringing it  forward into an increasingly online world.

Immortelle impurity with moonlit grave dirt, the little death and clean sheets (2020). Moving image with digital collage.

In this moving image piece, the artist documents his soiled knees against the fresh bed sheets. The contact sheet layout references a happening, capturing the evidence in an archive or storyboard which works as a synecdoche of the event. Here, the artist plays with how to demonstrate a shifting range of emotions using only the same repeated visual cues.