HOP Projects Curatorial Residency

EXHIBITION. Sounding DIY III. Vitalist Materialism.

Thursday 05 –Sunday 15 December 2019

HOP Projects CT20
Folkestone, England, United Kingdom

Opening, Thursday 05 December 2019
Concert, Saturday 07 December 2019
Networking session, Saturday 14 December 2019

Exhibition with works by xname, StephenCornford, Claude Heiland-Allen, BJ Nilsen, and Erin Sexton. Concert with Mother Disorder, Lou Barnell, and Laura Netz.

xname -Artist Talk / Artist in Exhibition
xname is an Italian interdisciplinary artist based in London. She was born in Milan and she has been living many years in Bologna and Amsterdam. Her interests include metaphysics, electronics, software, performance and interactivity. She works with self made instruments and open source software for live performance and real-time installation, expanding from visual and software art to electronic music. Her work, ultimately cryptic, ritualistic and noise, engages in the construction of perceptual phenomena and environments that explore the concepts of illusion and the virtual, stimulating new forms of perception and questioning the notion of materiality and presence, and the role that memory, experience and eventually our ancestors have in the formation of identity. “My work, mixing different practices, talks about social and individual identities, and their interfacing with reality and imagination.
Website https://xname.bigcartel.com/product/noisebots

Claude Heiland-Allen –Artist in exhibition
Claude Heiland-Allen will participate in the exhibition within the work rdex, an AV installation, based in reaction-diffusion parameters which resemble minerals’ formation processes. RDEX is an installation that explores in an autonomous hyperspace mathematical model, mining for interesting emergent behaviour (life-alike, alife).
Claude Heiland-Allen is an artist from London, UK interested in the complex emergent behaviour of simple systems, unusual geometries, and mathematical aesthetics. Since the early 2000s he uses and develops Free/LibreOpen Source Software for computational artworks. He has performed, exhibited and presented internationally across Europe and beyond.
Website https://rdex.mathr.co.uk/

Stephen Cornford –Artist in Exhibition
Stephen Cornford is a media artist and experimental musician who works by reconfiguring consumer electronics into expressive and reflective devices as a means of critiquing the ideologies they embody, through reverse engineering processes that take the objects to their mineral origin.
He has had solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Berlin, Brighton, Bergen, Ljubljana & London and his work has been included in group exhibtionsat the ZKM Centerfor Art & Media, Karlsruhe; ICC, Tokyo; Hausder ElectronischeKunst, Basel; Sigma Foundation, Venice and at Bienallesin Lodz and Poznan.
Website http://stephencornford.net/

Erin Sexton – Artist in Exhibition
Erin Sexton (b. 1982) is a Canadian artist based in the forest near Oslo, Norway. Her sculptures and installations involve found objects, tarpaulin, tape, traditional rope work (knots, splices, netting), textiles, and crystallization processes. A sci-fi survivalist narrative runs through her work, exploring alternate paradigms, strange topologies, soft apocalyptics, and speculative cosmologies. She is a licensed amateur radio operator, using ionospheric transmission for collective ritual and expanded forms of communication. Erin will exhibit a and a multi channel video about crystallized sculptures.
Crystals and solutions are sonifiedwith custom electronics, creating a tactile link with matter and energy through electro-chemical improvisation. Sound and process are embedded within matter while zooming into the symmetries that structure it, also exploring the relation of ‘self’ to the fractal self-similarity of nature.
Website http://erinsexton.com/

BJ Nilsen –Artist in Exhibition
BJ Nilsen, UGOL is part of a larger project called ORE; an art project revolving around mining and its impact on society and cultural relevance. UGOL touches upon the logistical side of coal, traveling with train via Murmansk.
Website http://bjnilsen.info/

Lou Barnell – Artists in concert