In Production

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In Production

Co-curated by Beth Bramich

31.03.2012 | 5pm
Admission free

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David Dale Gallery presents In Production, an event series offering a platform for emerging artists currently developing new video work.

In Production is a project curated by Beth Bramich, initiated to support video art in the Midlands and has been hosted by Nottingham Contemporary since July 2010 as part of their Public Programme. The events are intended as opportunities for artists to enter into discussions about work they are still in the process of resolving with an audience who are encouraged to interrogate and offer constructive feedback.

For this event in collaboration with David Dale Gallery, In Production will present the work of two artists, Claire Hope and Corin Sworn, selected from the Midlands and surrounding regions, and Scotland respectively. A guest speaker, Kitty Anderson, has been invited to enter into a short Q&A with the artists to open up the themes of their work and encourage audience participation.

Previous speakers have included Paul Pieroni, Emily Wilczek, Alexander Stevenson, Tether, Candice Jacobs, Ellie Harrison, Blue Firth, Mark Essen, Louis Henderson and Ben Judd.

After the event, David Dale Gallery will provide a small drinks reception.

This event is supported by:
Creative Scotland, The European Regional Development Fund, Legacy Trust UK, and Arts Council England.

Claire Hope

Claire Hope, born in North Yorkshire, 1977, lives and works in Leeds and London.
Hope graduated with an MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2004, and is currently studying a Practice-led PhD in Fine Art at the University of Leeds.
Exhibiting nationally and internationally for 12 years, Hope produces moving image, live performance and public installation artworks which seek to choreograph inventive, critical narrative responses, to contemporary culture and experience.
Selected solo exhibitions include: Tank TV Online Gallery 2009, and Complex Financial Instruments, Way East Project Space, London, 2008.
Selected group exhibitions and screenings include: Public Display Video Programme, Public Screens, Stavanger, Norway, 2011; S1 Salon 09 Touring Programme, various venues, 2009;
Urban Research on Film, Medienhaus, Hannover, Germany, 2009; and For Your Eyes Only, Mains D’Oeuvres, Paris, 2009.

Hope was a LUX Associate Artist in 2007/8. She was most recently commissioned to produce a short video for the LUX video programme ‘Public Display’ exhibited with i/o/lab in Stavanger Norway, and listed as one of ‘100 Artists to Watch’ in Modern Painters magazine.


Corin Sworn

Corin Sworn, born in London, 1976, lives and works in Glasgow and Vancouver.
Sworn completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Media Art in Vancouver, Canada, and graduated with an MFA from The Glasgow School of Art in 2009.
Sworn is interested in the means by which artefacts are borrowed, adapted and reconfigured to tell various stories. Her work often explores the alternate narratives that cultural products might develop through use. She is interested in hierarchies of attention, the systems that order these and how the erratic nature of subjective perception might undermine them.
Selected solo exhibitions include: Artists’ Film International: Corin Sworn, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2012; Corin Sworn, Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, 2011; Art Now, Tate Britain, London, 2011; The Lens Prism, Tramway, Glasgow, 2010.
Selected group exhibitions include: Hors Pistes, Centre Pompidou, 2011; Morality Act V: Power Alone, Witte De With, Rotterdam, 2010; EASTInternational, White Columns, New York, 2009; Report on Probability, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland, 2009; and The Psychology of the Pawn, Participant, Inc., New York, 2008.
Sworn was shortlisted for the Derek Jarman Award, 2011.
She is represented by Blanket Contemporary Art Inc., Vancouver and Kendall Koppe Gallery, Glasgow.

Kitty Anderson

Kitty Anderson is Programme & Communications Manager at The Common Guild in Glasgow and a freelance curator and project manager. She was previously Associate Director of The Modern Institute, Glasgow, and Associate Curator of Frieze Projects, the annual programme of commissions, talks and education at Frieze Art Fair, London. Kitty has worked on a number of public art projects including two major development projects with the cultural masterplanning consultancy Futurecity, a shortlisted proposal for ‘Artists taking the lead’ by Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan, and a range of projects with the public arts organisation NVA.

Recent freelance projects include: One cannot go on saying but…, a collaborative project with artists Anne-Marie Copestake, Kate Davis, Rachel Lowther and Lorna Macintyre for ‘Contradictory Woolf’, The 21st Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, 2011; Overlap, by Claire Barclay at Glasgow Print Studio for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, 2010 (with Siobhan Carroll); and FLATWORK, a publication exploring the presentation of two-dimensional work by sculptors, published in 2008, (with Vanessa Billy). Anderson is currently working on a project with Ruth Ewan that will take place as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012 (with Siobhan Carroll).

Kitty has contributed to a number of printed and online publications including AXIS, PAR+RS, (Public Art Scotland), and PILOT:, and various selection panels and advisory groups including the Durham Cathedral Artist in Residence programme, ‘freshfacedandwildeyed’ at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, 2010, ‘New Work Scotland Programme’ at Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, 2009 and The Cartier Award, 2007.