Exhibition: Translators by Justyna Scheuring

What: Exhibition, TRANSLATORS by Justyna Scheuring
When: 2nd Feburary – 28th February 2017, Thursday 2nd February 2017 6 – 8pm
Where: CANAL, 60 De Beauvoir Crescent, London, N1 5SB

CANAL is delighted to present a solo exhibition by Polish performance artist Justyna Scheuring, who lives and works in London.

For Translators , Scheuring brings together professional signers and language translators to communicate with her audience through a multitude of voices, and to explore the professional and functional interaction between her performers.

Using the device of ‘translators’, Scheuring questions issues of identity in a context of personal trauma, the rise of nationalism in Europe, global migration and the experience of otherness.

Scheuring’s practice combines performance and installation. Performative events challenge preconceptions of participation in social events, whilst her own performances play with the relationship between matter, body, environment and words. Translators combines performance and a stage design which functions as an art installation.

Scheuring offers an ambitious show, supported by the Arts Council, and partly resulting from a collaboration with Bepartofit.org.uk, a voluntary organisation for reducing social exclusion for deaf and disabled people, as well as the artist’s personal experience as a Pole living in the UK.

Educated at the University of Arts, Poznan (MFA) and an MA in Performance Making from Goldsmiths (2010), recent performances include Kings College Arts and Humanities Festival, SPILL live art festival, and SWAB International Contemporary Art Fair Barcelona. Scheuring has participated in numerous performance events throughout Europe and the UK.

“When I create a performance I see it as a sculpture communed by a space, the objects and people; and composed like a music piece or a poem – with respect to the time and rhythm.”

www.justynascheuring.com

For more information, please contact Monika Bobinska on mebobinska@gmail.com.

CANAL 60 De Beauvoir Crescent London N1 5SB
Gallery hours: Thur-Sat 1-6pm
Transport: Haggerston overground
Contact 07866 063 663

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Exhibition: Exploring the unconscious, Freud Museum

What: Art exhibition,’someunconsciousthings’
When: Ends 4th October, 2015
Where: The Freud Museum, London

Running until 4 October 2015, the exhibition someunconsciousthings is a collection of art works and writing on what Goldsmiths’ experienced art therapists understand the unconscious to be, both individually and as a group.

Explore the unconscious at the Freud Museum, 8 September

Four years of research and creation by Goldsmiths, University of London art psychotherapists comes together at a special evening event at the Freud Museum on Tuesday 8 September.

All are welcome at the museum from 6-8pm on the 8th, to hear speakers from our Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies discuss their project, just email susan.williams@gold.ac.uk to reserve your place.

Tutors on our MA Art Psychotherapy programme have used aspects of art therapy practice to explore their individual and collective understanding of the unconscious. While Freud’s essays were in part written as a response to scepticism of the concept; Goldsmiths researchers explore its contested relevance to contemporary art therapy practice.

Art practice in art therapy is given shape by its simultaneous involvement of artist, viewer and curator and its boundaries of time, space and materials. The drama takes place within contexts such as hospitals, schools, prisons and hospices; the players are positioned in relationships of power and unconscious and conscious processes can be explored.

“The project interacts with student learning in that we model a way of using art and writing to explore themes related to our therapeutic work,” Dr Sally Skaife, Senior Lecturer in Art Psychotherapy, explains.

“The collaborative nature of the project is important too; we make art and write separately, and then come together to explore our similarities and differences as we develop the social implications embedded in Freud’s understanding of the unconscious.”

The collective has exhibited twice previously, at the 15th European Symposium in Group Analysis at Goldsmiths in 2011, and the International Art Therapy Conference at Goldsmiths in 2013.

‘someunconsciousthings’ at the Freud Museum runs until 4 October 2015 featuring work by Christopher Brown, Kristen Catchpole, Annamaria Cavaliero, Diana Kagiafa, Jon Martyn, Lesley Morris, Lisa Rimmer, Susan Rudnik, Sally Skaife, Robin Tipple, Diana Velada, Jill Westwood.

Visit:
The Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX
Wednesday – Sunday 12.00 – 17.00
Mondays until 24 August
Exhibitions are free with admission.
http://www.freud.org.uk

Find out more about Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths.