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Goings on
with fritha jenkins

Installation, MFA Degree Show, Ruskin School of Art, Oxford.

Videos: Ablation 6.00 mins, Chamber 12.34 mins, Projector on large rock from Thames foreshore, Mini projector on rocks from Penarth, Wales. Speakers, washed floor, muslim, wood.

 

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Chamber 2. Video (12mins) Shown at Ruskin Shorts, Modern Art Oxford

Extract from video and installation shots.

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Chamber: Solo show at 395 Gallery, London. 2016

Installation - frozen Thames river water, Anagama ceramics, stones from Thames foreshore, rocks from Penarth, feathers collected from London and Oxford streets, ash from Anagama kiln, projected video (8mins)

Detail: Anagama ceramic, rock

Detail: Anagama ceramic, rock

Detail: Anagama ceramic

Detail: Anagama ceramic

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Still from projected video

Still from projected video

Detail from installation,  frozen Thames river water, feathers, cotton

Detail from installation,  frozen Thames river water, feathers, cotton

Detail: Ice, Anagama ceramics, rocks

Detail: Ice, Anagama ceramics, rocks

Detail: frozen Thames river water, feather

Detail: frozen Thames river water, feather

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Orator: A fountain and a collective meander. Supernormal Festival 2015

Foreshore was collected from the Thames at Greenwich, London between the tides - the quantity taken was determined by what the artist could carry. The foreshore was then shipped to Braziers Park in Oxfordshire where it was deposited in a field. On Saturday morning the public were invited to pick some pieces of foreshore from the pile and join the artist on a 2.5mile silent walk across the fields to the Thames. Once there the walkers washed the downstream foreshore in the upstream Thames before collecting bags of water and heading back across the fields. Back at the site they performed a fountain over the remaining London foreshore pieces with the Oxfordshire Thames water. 

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London Thames foreshore collected between the tides.

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London Thames Foreshore deposited at Braziers Park, Oxfordshire. (above) Selected pieces of foreshore were then carried across the fields in a silent walk. (below)

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At the Thames the foreshore was washed in the river.

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Back at the site a fountain was performed using the water that has been brought back from the river.

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Tender: Frozen Thames river water, 2014. Harbour Exchange London.

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Foreshore slippers 2014/15

- an ongoing performance involving the artist and the foreshore. Most recent utterances of the work are towards the top of the page.

Foreshore Slippers: A durational performance (3 hours 30 mins) using the Thames Foreshore (London). Sketchy Remarks, Floating Island Gallery March 2015

 

Foreshore slippers: Made on the Thames Foreshore London, the slippers are taken up and dipped in the Thames at Oxford. March 2015

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Foreshore Slippers: Made from material found on the foreshore and worn on AltMFA Feed, a tour from Bermondsey Tube Station to the river, Artlicks Weekend 2014

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Ruffling. Feathers found on London streets. 1 hour performance at Guest Projects, London, during AltMFA's International Jamboree. May 2015

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Shorecore, a collaboration with Louise Ashcroft for AltMFA, Palindromic Sequence, a live map of the Thames shore, Artlicks Weekend 2015 

A 2 hour performance in which the artists threw foreshore rocks continuously into the river Thames to a soundtrack of live looped violin.  

 
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Momentum: Rocks from Penarth Beach, Wales. Sponge, Boiling water, washing up bowl: Performance for A.M. Gallery. London September 2015

Rock in transit. Fossils and rocks were collected from Penarth Beach on the morning of the performance and transported to London.

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Preparations in the courtyard outside the gallery.

Image: Mark Hayes

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Artificial seam, Bones & Coal collected from foreshore, red silk sacks.

A collaboration with Louise Ashcroft for Palindromic Sequence, A Live Map of the Thames Shore: AltMFA, Artlicks Weekend 2015

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Handlings was made shortly after major surgery. The piece was delivered to the gallery with instructions for the performers to,'take gloves from the pile and place them gently into people's hands (without speaking) Gradually extend this to placing them on the audiences shoulders/feet/knees, around and beyond the space.

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Performers. Alex Chalmers and Eldi Dundee. Floating Island Gallery, Unperforming 3, 2014.

Photographs: Sophie Buxton, Neela Basu, Eldi Dundee. Many thanks to Alex, Eldi, Louise Ashcroft, Sophie Buxton and AltMFA for making this performance possible.

 
 
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 Ochlocracy orchestra is a collaboration with Alex Chalmers and Louise Ashcroft.  Performances to date have included Cabaret Melancholique and at RCM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In an office space in Gracechurch Street, City of London in 2014 a group performance took place in which the audience participated in Juggling the Thames. The water was collected from the nearby river and transported to the event during commuting hours earlier that day.

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Departure Foundation 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aquaduct: Boeing Way to Gas Street 2012: Wood, photographs, stones with fossils, plastic. Multiple pieces.

Union Canal ran alongside the artists studio space in Boeing Way, London to the exhibition space in Gas street, Birmingham. Existing first in a disused warehouse and then in a redundant office space, the resulting works sit somewhere between freight and vessels. 

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Feathering has begun….more details soon

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Vessel: Commissioned for Intransit Festival, London 2012 - a collaboration with Louise Ashcroft.

Vessel took the form of a public procession with a large sculptural vessel at its head. The procession took the route of the lost river Westbourne and water was collected into the 'vessel' from every source encountered along the way.                                                                                                                                        

 "While depositing a pungent moraine of waterbourne detritus across west London, Vessel served as a representaton of the collaborative character of artistic practice;  work passing through many sets of hands through its development." George Major (Foreword - Geographies of the Artist's Studio 2)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fieldtrip: A live broadcast made during a Fieldtrip to Bradwell on Sea with Field Broadcast. Field Broadcast works with live digital broadcast as a medium, commissioning artists to make work specifically for this platform.

Read about the Fieldtrip here: Artvehicle 57 Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wares was first performed as part of Robinsonner, an event in Bermondsey for the Artlicks Wkd 2013. Artists were invited to respond to Arthur Rimbud's coinnage of the verb "Robinsonner" meaning to travel imaginatively.     

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 Wares, is an ongoing piece which takes the form of a meandering walk in which vessels are thrown on a mobile kickwheel with clay dug from the immediate locality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Currencies: Thames river water, 55 Gracechurch Street, City of London, 2014

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Audible Structures is a broadcast commissioned for Project Radio Leeds 2015 which can be heard here

It forms part of a larger ongoing project by Fritha Jenkins, Rebecca Glover and David MacDiarmid -  Expedition to the Icebergs.

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Many thanks to the following people and institutions for contributing to and supporting the making this broadcast

Penny Allen Librarian, Caird Library & Archive, National Maritime Museum (Royal Museums Greenwich)

Claire Warrior Senior Exhibitions Curator, National Maritime Museum (Royal Museums Greenwich)

Professor Ian Brooks Institute for Climate & Atmospheric Science, School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds

www.see.leeds.ac.uk/people/i.brooks     Personal blog: https://frictionvelocity.wordpress.com

Dr Shane McCorristine  University of Leicesterwww2.le.ac.uk/departments/archaeology/research/projects/criminal-bodies-1/project-people/dr-shane-mccorristine

Captain Alasdair MacDiarmid 

National Maritime Museum (Royal Museums Greenwich) www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum

Scott Polar Research Institute Cambridge www.spri.cam.ac.uk 

Leeds Centre for Polar Science www.see.leeds.ac.uk/polar_centre/index.htm

Tamsin Relly 

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Constructs: A performance piece created for Rebecca Birch's micro-performance series. Deptford X 2010
This durational performance took place across an afternoon during which audience members were encouraged to engage in an exchange - as component, performer and maker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zipwire: Collaboration with Rob Smith 2010

Market Estate Project, London. 2010

A series of Zipwires were rigged around the Market Estate in North London shortly before it was demolished. A camera was sent down these lines to gain a unique perspective on the architecture and topography of a site that no longer exists.

The work was produced in collaboration with Rob Smith and was projected back into the market estate as part of a public event before public access to the site was removed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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notevenwithstanding, Deptford X 2012 10 mins (stills from video)

A collaboration with Nicky Hodge, not(even)withstanding is a dialogue between two women artists filming the making of a series of temporary artworks each inspired by materials, found objects and existing sites or structures in Deptford. The film was shown at Deptford Lounge. 

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Shipping: Goldsmiths degree show 2002

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