29 July 2020
Image: Oreet Ashery, photo: Christa Holka
What are artists thinking and doing now? We hope you enjoy watching the tenth and last in our Three Questions series, with artist Oreet Ashery.
Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Acting Head of Programme of Kettle’s Yard, says: ‘The idea for the series was inspired by Jim and Helen Ede, the founders of Kettle’s Yard. They hosted, commissioned and collected artists all of their life. Most of their friends were artists, and artists were undoubtedly the people they respected and trusted the most. So in this moment of uncertainty and change, it only makes sense for us to turn to artists and their worldviews to help make sense of our new normal. Over the last few weeks, I have been asking artists who have worked at Kettle’s Yard to answer to three questions with a short video. Enjoy!’
Watch artist Oreet Ashery’s response, filmed in her home in London.
About Oreeth Ashery
Oreet Ashery (Jerusalem, 1966) is a transdisciplinary visual artist who navigates established and grassroot art contexts. The work engages with biopolitical fiction, autoethnography, gender materiality and potential communities. Ashery’s practice manifests through distinct multiplatform projects that span moving-image, live situations, performance, assemblage and writing. The work turns to costume, new music and sound commissions, and activism. Ashery’s practice is often collaborative and questions the place that bodies reclaim. Ashery is one of the recipients of the Turner Prize Bursary 2020.
Oreet Ashery was part of ‘fig-futures’, a programme of quick-fire exhibitions, each lasting for only one week, which took place at Kettle’s Yard in Autumn 2018. For the occasion, she premiered the sonic performance Passing Through Metal, which involved participants from Cambridge creating sound through a mass knitting event in the galleries, accompanied by live death metal band Anoxide at the opening event.
Learn more about the Passing Through Metal performance here.
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