Lucy Cash – Artist Presentation
Lucy Cash is an interdisciplinary artist whose work propels the familiar towards the poetic and the unexpected. Very thrilled to have her present a talk entitled “Where the Inside and the Outside Meet (That’s Where The Poem Lies)” This title is taken from a comment by the wonderful American poet – Peter Gizzi. It’s an arrangement of thought that has a kinship with the writings of Nan Shepherd and is also a way into thinking about How The Earth Must See Itself, a film by Lucy and choreographer & artist Simone Kenyon. In the talk Lucy replaces the word ‘poem’ for the word ‘film’ and will attempt to explore a series of different ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ entanglements that involve the filmmaking process as well as the finished work. She will consider bodies and their movements; landscapes and their depiction and even the inside and outside of the film image itself.
Lucy’s work often involves social exchange and unconventional processes and has taken place in galleries; museums; libraries; housing estates; on water and in the air. Writing and poetics inform all of her practice, even where their presence might not be visible in the final work. A levity underlies her approach to the subjects she explores, as well as a gentle persistence in questioning what she finds.
She has received funding and commissions from the BFI; Arts Council England; Creative Scotland; Gulbenkian Trust; BBC and Channel 4. Her works on film and video have taken the form of both single screen and installations, and have been shown in film festivals; on BBC2 and Channel 4 and in galleries including Sophiensaele and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Hyde Park Art Center; Cultural Center and Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, USA; Zahoor ul Akhal Gallery, Lahore, India and Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern, Siobhan Davies Studios, and the Natural History Museum, London, UK.
Alongside her art practice she works as an associate lecturer in film practice.