The event will be curated by Hull based collective, Hack and Host, who will use food and drink as a vehicle for interesting conversation, helping people network whilst also talking openly and honestly about visual arts. Often, the most interesting conversations; project ideas and potential collaborations are usually born out of after hours pub chats and coffee shop accidental meetings. It is Hack and Host’s intention to harness this feeling throughout the Nourish 17 event, food and drink will become the theme as opposed to an addition.
YVAN has commissioned Yoke (artists collaboration between Annie Nelson and Chris Woodward) to create a work in response to the live and media arts festival ReROOTed which took place at the Humber Street Gallery, Hull, in March, then present the work at YVAN’s Nourish 17.
The commissioned artwork will include a banner that portrays the contemporary visual, media and the live art sector. Yoke’s research into the history of trade union banners will feed into the design of the banner with the content, visuals and text taking inspiration from the ReROOTed event. With input from the artists and audience, the banner will act to document themes of pride within the Visual Arts sector and the ideas that unify it.
Yoke saw this commission as the perfect opportunity in turbulent times to celebrate the unity of artists and all that can be possible. Over the ReROOTed festival, they encouraged attendees to think about words and symbols they felt represented the unity of artists, the things that bring us together and all that we should be proud of. They asked them to stitch these into small cross-stitch patches and have since continued this conversation with other artists. All of this will influence the development of a large fabric work titled ‘Ideas That Unify Us’, indicative of a union banner to be presented at Nourish on the 30th September at Humber Street Gallery. You can view stitch contributions to the project on Instagram under #IdeasThatUnifuUs and upload your own, if you’d like to get involved and make your own patch, contact Yoke at email@example.com
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- Posted July 07, 2017