Open Studio Sunday 5 May 2013 – Metamorphosis 10 & Scribus 08

Venue: ArtFunkl, 9 Holden Avenue, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8TA

ArtFunkl was delighted to host a Private View of the work of video and performance artist Kristan Saloky, and writer Ugochukwu Durueke. Also taking part in the Open Studio was locally based performance artist Charlotte Emily.

Representations and Presentations of the female body are the preoccupation of Kristan Saloky, which she explores through installations comprising digital photography and video. Saloky blurs the perceived boundaries of screen and viewer, shifting our gaze from exterior to interior as she confronts the psychology of the relationships between corporeal form and conscious. During her time at ArtFunkl Saloky produced a video work which explores various aspects of our physical being. For the Open Studio this film was projected on the ceiling adding dynamic to the sense of disorientation which is the focus of the work.

Spun by Kristan Saloky

The writings of Ugochukwu Durueke demonstrate a forthright concern for social injustices and deprivations in the environment. Through his poetry and short stories writings he raises awareness of the problems of everyday people and advocates and sympathetic, sensitive approach to making the changes required to create a better world. A documentary about the work of Ugochukwu Durueke is posted on the page about him, here:

In her recent work Charlotte Emily has been concerned with the ironies and contradictions of every day live, and how we co-exist with these without questions, absorbing without noticing. Her performance work highlights these preoccupations in a light-hearted way, but points to more serious areas of consideration within our society.

Artists contributing:

Kristan Saloky (USA)

Ugochukwu Durueke (Jamaica)

Charlotte Emily (UK)