Phoebe comes to Cove Park this June through the Jerwood Performing Arts residencies, programmed by Fuel Theatre. In a new development for 2014, former participants will each nominate emerging artists new to both Cove Park and Fuel to take up this year’s residency opportunities. The nominated artists will work with Fuel either on a specific project, or for the more general development of their creative practice. The residencies will take place in May, June, July and August this year.
Cove Park is most grateful for the continued support of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation for making this work possible.
Phoebe’s practice is defined by its location and context, investigating and exploring how people perceive their social framework. She works in response to and in collaboration with individuals and communities, generating work through instruction, discussion and live interaction, which may be initiated by an individual or group but is completed or extended by others, be it creating wrestling performances in shopping centres, feminist nailbars or public installations on byroads connecting local farming villages. She works across media, her outcomes are project dependent, but have included live performance, text, installation, audio and photography.
Her work is often ephemeral and chanced upon, existing primarily in pedestrian spaces as well as in galleries and institutions, including: Tate Britain (London), Artsadmin (London), Southbank Centre (London), Whitechapel Gallery (London), Arnolfini (Bristol), Tramway (Glasgow), South London Gallery (London) and Camden Arts Centre (London). She was Artist in Residence at Whitechapel Art Gallery from 2011 to 2012.
Phoebe will be using her time at Cove Park to reflect upon on current modes of working, whilst researching and developing a new strand of her practice exploring the physicality and physiological of how we perceive and experience anxiety.
Image: AMP, live sound performance, A collaboration with rapper Shay D, written and performed by young women from East London. Southbank Centre, London 2014