Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Roller Ballet by Felicity Shillingford

Felicity Shillingford Roller Ballet (2006)
Roller Ballet is the latest work to appear in the window of Off The Hook Clothing Exeter, in association with Found Space.

Roller Ballet was originally made as part of ‘Heelz on Wheelz’, a performance and visual art production by Fittings Multimedia. Described as ‘a subversive journey through sex, beauty and alternative lifestyles’, this touring production featured a range of fantasy footwear that brought together nice and nasty, clean and dirty.

Roller Ballet offers the viewer a juxtaposition of such opposing themes. Classical combining with the street, it’s a marriage of point shoe in blood red, with ribbon lacing, and low-tech early roller skate wheels. The piece is displayed in action on a half pipe high stand. The ribbons are wired to flow out behind. Shoe donated by The Royal Ballet.

Felicity Shillingford is an Exeter-based artist who works across sculpture, live performance and film.  She was a co-founder of Fittings Multimedia, a Manchester-based production company fusing performance and visual arts.

Felicty Shillingford Roller Ballet
25th March - 6th May 2011 (Extended to 11th May)
Off The Hook Clothing
151- 152 Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AN

Friday, 11 March 2011

Fingerprints on Trial

This BBC Radio 4 programme - Fingerprints on Trial - provides interesting background to Sally Howkins' Law, Probability and Risk, currently on show in Off The Hook, Exeter.

You can hear it here:

"After a century in which it has been accepted as the Gold Standard for forensic evidence, Claudia Hammond investigates the growing body of research that challenges the infallibility of fingerprint evidence. She talks to critics who claim the UK has been slow to accept the urgent need for change. She hears about the Shirley Mckie case in Scotland, where a young detective was wrongly accused of leaving her prints at a crime scene and looks ahead to the forthcoming Scottish Fingerprint Inquiry."

Monday, 7 March 2011

Opportunity to exhibit in Off The Hook, Exeter

Following the success of Sally Howkins' installation Law, Probablity & Risk in the window of Off the Hook Clothing, Exeter, we're pleased to offer further opportunities for artists.

We're looking for compact, high-impact 3-D or time-based work, and we would particularly welcome work related to themes of fashion, clothing, image, identity, individuality, trade etc - or a site-specific piece. A willingness to embrace the challenges of exhibiting in a busy and fast-changing selling space is important.

The exhibition site has an accessible power supply and is supervised during opening hours by shop staff. Work is sited in the window of the store and is visible from Fore Street, day and night.  Work should be available for 4-6 weeks. There is no artist fee but we will provide support with installation and publicity.

If you'd like to to be considered, please email up to three images (or a link to a relevant website where we can see your work) and a brief statement/proposal to us at found[dot]space[at] yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk as soon as possible and definitely by 31st March.