Friday, March 31 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
A performance by artist Claire Nichols with live music by Nadav Brand
Curated by Sol Polo as part of Better Together
Following her latest explorations in performance and music as part of a residency at The Florence Trust, artist Claire Nichols will be performing the first iteration of her Variations at Enclave Lab, turning the space into an evolving canvas and score.
Nichols’ Variations explore a myriad of abstract compositions activated by the body of the artist in an improvised dialogue between live sound compositions and found objects from the surrounding area and the artist’s studio.
Navigating in demarcated geometric spaces, Nichols’ work plays with the physical and philosophical spaces of the studio and the gallery. These spaces are explored by the artist through a series of drawings, sculptures or performances that are “in process” and in a constantly evolving relationship with the viewer.
Join Claire Nichols as she performs a condensed version of her studio explorations with live music by Nadav Brand at Enclave Lab.
“The Enclave Variations” is curated by Sol Polo as part of the programme for Better Together, a month-long curatorial research project initiated by eight independent curators on the MFA Curating course at Goldsmiths University of London which is supported by the Goldsmiths Annual Fund.
Claire Nichols is an artist who lives and works in London. Exhibitions and performances include the David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast; MoMA PS1, New York; Whitechapel Gallery, London; ICA, London; Centre Cultural la Mercè, Girona; Art on the Underground, London; and Despina, Rio de Janeiro. Her work is included in the Chelsea Special Collections and Goldsmiths Women’s Art Library.
Nadav Brand is an Israeli musician based in London, that experiments with rhythm based textures and loops.
Sol Polo is a curator from Barcelona, currently based in London. She is interested in how different creative disciplines, cultures and ecosystems influence each other, in poetic gestures and playful approaches in the field of curating. Sol has worked as assistant curator, researcher and programme administrator at the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), Fostering Arts and Design (FAD), A Bao a Qu, The Design Museum and the Arts Catalyst. She is Co-Founder and Curator of SET, editor of Design Beats and full time MFA student at Goldsmiths, University of London.