Kate Liston, Holly Argent & Tess Denman-Cleaver: Living Organism

As part of the exhibition Women Artists of the North East Library at Workplace Foundation, this screening situates Newcastle-based artist Kate Liston’s film ‘Treatment’ alongside a selection of work influential to her practice, incl­uding a live performance of ‘Mutualism’ by Tess Denman-Cleaver, written around Kate Liston’s film.

In dialogue with Liston’s Film for EBM, Ella Bergmann-Michel’s Wo Wohnen Alte Leute, (Where the Old People Live, 1931) observes a working day in an old people’s home in Weimar Germany. Modernist architecture moves in tandem with its inhabitants and becomes a social being—a ‘living organism’. A discussion with Kate Liston, Tess Denman-Cleaver and Holly Argent will follow.

Women Artists of the North East Library, curated by Holly Argent, ran at Workplace Foundation, Gateshead from 22 June – 9 September 2018.

Thursday 30 August 2018
Tyneside Cinema (Roxy)
£6 / £4

About the artists

Kate Liston is an artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne who works with moving image, installation and writing that is sometimes performed. She has recently exhibited at Black Tower Projects, London; The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle; The Tetley, Leeds; MART Gallery, Dublin; Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland; and BALTIC, Gateshead. Liston is currently working towards a publication, Oh-Link Zone, drawn from her exhibition at Black Tower Projects. She is a lecturer in Fine Art at Northumbria University.

Tess Denman-Cleaver is a North East-based artist, originally from Gateshead. Her work spans live performance, performance writing and publication, performative workshops and installation. Recent projects include shows at Turner Contemporary; M_HKA, Antwerp; Audiograft Festival; and Wilkinson Gallery. She has recently worked on a new commission for English Heritage with Tim Shaw, and is Artist in Residence at the Sonic Arts Research Unit, Oxford (2018-19) and for Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2018. She was Artistic Director of Tender Buttons theatre and performance company (2010-18).

Holly Argent graduated from Newcastle University in 2017. Besides the library itself, and the exhibition at Workplace Foundation, she has recently presented work at Arthouses, Whitley Bay; The Everyday Political at CGP, London (July 2018), Studio is Sudden: with Giles Bailey and CIRCA Projects; and The Northern Charter, Newcastle. She co-curated Where Do We Go From Here? at Ex Libris Gallery.Argent was awarded the Forshaw Rome Residency at The British School at Rome from Newcastle University (July 2017) and the Luby’s Legs Foundation Emerging Artist Bursary. She currently sits on the Programme Committee at The Northern Charter.