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Video still: "Rudzienko", 2016. two-channel HD video installation channel 1: 48:41 min., continuous loop; channel 2, 20:00 min., continuous loop edition of 6 + 2 AP. @ Sharon Lockhart. Courtesy of the artist, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

Sharon Lockhart

Sharon Lockhart will be returning to Gotland in August 2018 for a summer residency for young Polish women, aged 18-20 years. The residency will take the form of a collective household that seeks to give participants life skills and educational tools to navigate adult life with. Ideas about collective living, the nature of a home, and how one can live creatively, will focus the group’s activities, generate discussions and create a context for a new collaborative work of art.

Over the past twenty-five years, Sharon Lockhart has created an extensive body of work in photography and film. Many of her projects involve years of in-depth research and collaboration with particular communities, which result in the creation of both photographic series and films. Between 2013 and 2017, Sharon Lockhart spent time in Poland creating work, inspired by the life and work of Polish pedagogue Janus Korczak (1878-1942) whose radical philosophy focussed on the voice of the child – a thematic that has appeared throughout her practice since the early 1990s. During the course of her time in Poland Sharon Lockhart had an ongoing collaboration with the young women of the Social Therapy Centre of Rudzienko. This collaboration resulted in a film- and exhibition trilogy, where the latest work, The Little Review represented Poland in the 57th Venice Biennial in 2017.

Gotland Film Lab residency Los Angeles-based artist Sharon Lockhart took part in the Gotland Film Lab residency in the summer of 2016. During the residency Lockhart reached out to local Gotland youths and BAC hosted a film screening at Tors Gård Ungdomshem – a home for youth. The three weeks long stay also included film and photographic work at Ingmar Bergman’s Estate and other sites on Gotland sites. Gotland Film Lab residency were made possible with the support of the Swedish Arts Council's Regional Development grant.

Video still: "Rudzienko", 2016. two-channel HD video installation channel 1: 48:41 min., continuous loop; channel 2, 20:00 min., continuous loop edition of 6 + 2 AP. @ Sharon Lockhart. Courtesy of the artist, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

Support

Sharon Lockhart’s project on Gotland 2017-2018 is supported by the Swedish Arts Council and Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committée’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Arts.

Links

Sharon Lockhart Studio

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