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HOUSE 2013: Mariele Neudecker, 4-26 May 2013

Date uploaded: March 11, 2013

4-26 May
HOUSE 2013 presents

Mariele Neudecker
Heterotopias and other domestic landscapes
Regency Town House, Brighton
A co-commission with Brighton Festival

Emma Critchley | Andrew Kotting with Anonymous Bosch |
Dylan Shipton & Ben Fitton | David Wightman
Locations around Brighton

HOUSE, Brighton’s festival of art and domestic space, is pleased to announce Mariele Neudecker as Lead Artist for the 2013 edition of the Festival, in a co-commission with Brighton Festival.

Other artists also being announced for HOUSE 2013 include Andrew Kotting with Anonymous Bosch, Emma Critchley, Dylan Shipton & Ben Fitton and David Wightman who have all been chosen by Open Submission to develop work connecting to Neudecker’s commission - Heterotopias and other domestic landscapes - and responding to the Festival’s overarching domestic theme. 

Said Guest Curator for HOUSE 2013, Celia Davies, “HOUSE 2013 revolves around the idea of inside/outside landscapes that distort and play with our ideas of perception.  With human interest and relationship to landscape central to Neudecker’s work, her ambitious commission attempts to capture change and temporality, permanence and stability in the otherworldly atmosphere of Regency Town House.  Around Brighton, the other new commissions will draw on the notion of ‘unknowable landscapes’ that even in an age of digital surveillance are a vast terrain still to be found, explored and mapped.”

For her commission Neudecker undertook a sled expedition with native hunters to North West Greenland, documenting the experience using cameras spanning the whole history of photography – from pinhole through Polaroid to modern digital technology - to create Heterotopias and other domestic landscapes. The work utilises Brighton’s Regency Town House as a container for an increasingly immersive installation of sculpture, film and photography.

Andrew Comben, CEO Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, said: “We are delighted to have co-commissioned Mariele Neudecker’s visionary installation in partnership with HOUSE 2013, which reflects on one of the themes of this year’s festival - Vergiss mein nicht (forget me not) - and in particular considers the disappearance of people, ideas of loss and the extinction of habitats.  By  working in partnership with HOUSE 2013 and others across the city we have again been able to thread together an ambitious and wide ranging festival of events including a strong visual arts offer of which this co-commission is part.”

HOUSE 2013’s other commissioned artists have responded to Neudecker’s mediated dissection of the landscape, and the festival’s domestic theme by taking real or imagined journeys inside the Earth, high above it, underground, or simply by staying put in suburbia:  Andrew Kotting and Anonymous Bosch go on a subterranean adventure in the French Pyrenees; Emma Critchley interweaves voice and under water movement underground; Dylan Shipton & Ben Fitton’s grounded airship collapses the Sublime with the ridiculous; and David Wightman collages large-scale Romantic landscape paintings using patterned domestic wallpaper.

Stephanie Allen, Visual Arts Relationship Manager, South East, Arts Council England says: “HOUSE provides a high profile showcase for the visual arts in Brighton, bringing local communities together and continuing to stimulate the creative economy in Brighton. The quality of individual commission proposals this year was humbling and reflects HOUSE’s increasing status and profile, which has developed over the past few years, recognising its considerable contribution, alongside the long standing Artist’s Open Houses during the May festival season.”

HOUSE 13 is supported by an Arts Council England National Lottery funded Grants for the arts award.

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