From the attentive gestures of an Aboriginal daughter nursing her dying adoptive mother, to the content moderators tasked with scrubbing photos of Osama bin Laden from search engines, this screening explores the politics and representation of cleaning and caring. Films selected by Amy Charlesworth (Open University) and Gill Park (Pavilion) in association with the exhibition 2001 (22 September-Friday 21 October), which forms part of Leeds College of Art’s 170th anniversary exhibitions programme.
2001 explores the acclaimed practices of ten alumni artists, curators and lecturers who studied on the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design course at Leeds College of Art during 2001.
The group show features work from moving-image artist Lucy Clout, performance and video artist Rehana Zaman, and multidisciplinary artists Shakeeb Abu Hamdan, Kate Morrell and Giles Bailey. DIY publishing imprint NotForSale Press, led by writer and lecturer Nick Thurston, is producing unlimited edition posters, to be given away free at the exhibition.
Curator Louise Shelley in association with Cinenova, Feminist Film and Video Distributor contributes to the show with a special online commission which can be accessed at Leeds College of Art’s website throughout the show. A short essay by Joe Hill, director of Focal Point Gallery will also accompany this exhibition.
2001 is accompanied by a free screening, Deep Clean, at Hyde Park Picture House on Tuesday 11 October at 6pm, shown in association with arts organisation Pavilion. Films have been selected by alumnus Dr Amy Charlesworth and Gill Park, director of Pavilion. More information coming soon.
An Alumni Reunion (1970-2010) event on Saturday 15 October, will also feature an artist talk with Lucy Clout and music from artist, musician and writer Dr Andy Abbott (University of Bradford). For more details and to book a place visit www.leeds-art.ac.uk/alumni.
Curated by Kerstin Doble and Mick Welbourn