Sarah Abu Abdallah was born in Qatif, Saudi Arabia (1990), where she also lives and works. She received an MFA in Digital Media from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015. Recent exhibitions include: Co-Workers, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (2015-2016); To Gaze at Ten Suns Shining – project with Josh Bitelli, POOL, Hamburg (2015); Prospectif Cinéma / Filter Bubble, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2015), Private Settings, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2014-2015); Arab Contemporary, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (2014); Serpentine Galleries 89plus Marathon, London (2013); Sharjah Biennial 11 (2013), Rhizoma, 55th Venice Biennale (2013). Sarah is currently Artist in Residence at the White Building, London, taking part in This Time With FEELing residency cycle.
Valerie Snobeck was born in Wadena, Minnesota (1980) and lives and works in New York. She has been awarded residencies at Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France (2014) and The Harveyville Project, Harveyville, KS (2006), and was awarded a Teaching Fellowship at The University of Chicago (2008). She has had numerous solo exhibitions worldwide including at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong (2016), Essex Street Gallery, New York (2015), Wallriss Kunstraum, Fribourg, Switzerland (2015), Simon Lee Gallery, London (2014), Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels (2013), Le Consortium, Dijon, France (2012), Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago (2012), The University of Delaware (2011), 8 Rue St. Bon, Paris (2010) and DOVA Temporary, Chicago (2009). Valerie will have a solo exhibition at FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France, in September 2016.
This film was created with the support of Lafayette Anticipation – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette
Gabriel Stones was born in Cumbria, UK (1984) and lives and works in London. His practice relies on an analytical approach to art and literature. He works with computer graphics, animation,installation and text. Current work, formally driven by software physics engines, sets out to test autobiography and diaristic writing as a means towards production. Recent solo presentations include: Dig Yourself, Laure Genillard Gallery, Lon- don (2016); Joe Brainard Fan Fiction, Plaza Plaza, London (2015) and Meat Eater, Outpost Gallery, Norwich (2014). Gabriel graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2014.
*Image courtesy of the artist
** Image courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London/Hong-Kong and Catherine Bastide.
artists’ video programme curated by Róisín McQueirns and Rosanna Puyol
SARAH ABU ABDALLAH
Programme (on loop):
Sarah Abu Abdallah, Out to Lunch, 2014, 9’54 minutes
Gabriel Stones, Dynamic Cut, 2014, 8’30 minutes
Valerie Snobeck, Go Soft, 2014, 1 hour 38 seconds
As a child, I met a woman called Brook, she was the mother of a vague friend I had in the South of France, at my grandma’s place. Brook’s brother was called Sky. Sky was also the name of my grand- ma’s cat, such an intelligent and beloved one that she buried his ashes next to her son.
I think Brook and Sky’s mum was called Pat. In the village, it was known that Brook and Sky were named accordingly to the places of their conception, Brook was conceived by a river and Sky on a plane.
My window shows the travelling clouds
Leaves spent,new seasons, alter’d sky
The making and the melting crowd
The whole world passes; I stand by.
— G. H. Hopkins, extract from The Alchemist in the city, (1865-1866)
Brook is an evolving video programme designed to promote artists’ video work, moving image, sound or text based practices, across borders.
Brook is brought to life by curators Róisín McQueirns and Rosanna Puyol, the artists showing their work and the spaces hosting us.