25 April – 9 May 2015
Preview Friday 24 April
Open Thu-Sat 12-6pm and by appointment
DJ set from Mixed Feelings 9-11pm
‘Solo Romantika’, a new performance, sound and video installation work by Gery Georgieva, forms the second of three solo shows produced by #temporarycustodians at Res.
Georgieva presents her renditions of emotive folk and pop solos. Performing alone in her studio she lip-syncs rare groove soul tracks to camera and records a cappella ensembles of Bulgarian laments. An elaborate layering of references across costume, props and script, add up to an ambiguous cultural vernacular. A fugitive from authenticity, Georgieva is empowered by a mobilisation of her Bulgarian extraction, using the immediacy of her own body to format and reformat an image of taste and belonging.
Gery Georgieva (b. Varna, 1986) currently studies at Royal Academy Schools, London. Her work encompasses performance, multimedia installations and musical collaborations on the thematic popular culture and her Bulgarian cultural identity. Recent shows include live performances and installations; ‘OpenSource Contemporary Arts Festival’, London (upcoming), ‘Premiums’, Royal Academy, London (2015), ‘Bijoux II’, Spike Island, Bristol (2014), ‘After/ Hours/ Drop/ Box’, Modern Art Oxford (2013) and performances at Bold Tendencies, Institute of Contemporary Art and ANDOR, all London (2012).
Alongside the exhibitions programme at Res, #temporarycustodians will be enacting the distribution of ‘Performance Publishing: Regent Trading Estate’ (2013) an artwork by Maurice Carlin. We invite you to join a pot-luck dinner at 8pm on Monday 27th April to discuss and join the legal and company structure for the artwork, which will be co-owned by temporary custodian shareholders.
#temporarycustodians is an R&D platform, initiated by curator Helen Kaplinsky and artist Maurice Carlin, asking how the shift towards the share economy and p2p might provide an alternative to historical modes of collecting art..
#temporarycustodians is supported by Arts Council England, Islington Mill Studios, University of Salford Collection and Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces.