Alternative POTHOLES Residency
7th April 2020
11am - 1pm
Patient For Spring will be performed by Sarah Davis at 11am
is a new collaboration by London based artists Sarah
Davis and Alex Stone and Liverpool
Based artists Josie Jenkins and
Max Mallender. The artists were
brought together as a group by Alex Stone, who recognised connections between
their practices after following Sarah Davis time at City and Guilds
and exhibiting with Max Mallender and Josie Jenkins in Threshold
Festival, Liverpool, in 2018.
POTHOLES had originally planned a residency and exhibition at SET
Lewisham in April 2020, however this has been postponed due to the Coronavirus
BUT, the collective has alternative plans!
On the 7th April from 11am to 1pm POTHOLES will present a group live stream,
instead, starting the POTHOLES residency remotely, from the confines of the
artists temporary home studios. This live broadcast will be part
of Threshold Festival, which was also postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Threshold is facilitating a programme of live streaming, as a temporary festival
alternative. Alex Stone and Max Mallender were both due to exhibit at the
postponed Threshold Festival this year and, as the place where three of the
artists initially came together, the group decided this was the perfect platform
to feature their alternative POTHOLES residency.
This opening event for the POTHOLES Alternative Residency is
a live stream of the artists starting to work on projects that will develop
over the course of the residency. Josie Jenkins will be starting a new large
scale painting from her kitchen, Sarah Davis will perform a live reading of Be
Patient For Spring, which she wrote during her cancer treatment when social
interaction was purposefully limited, the leading into art making, Max
Mallander will be exploring painting within the domestic space of his yard
and Alex Stone will be live body casting, creating new sculptures and photography
in response to isolation and Covid-19.
The POTHOLES YouTube
channel will soon also feature a recorded video meeting with the three
artists, discussing the project and the alterations they have made to the
original project idea. Please subscribe to the YouTube channel to see more
videos as they are posted.