Research image, Working Class Movement Library, Salford

One-to-One is a new programme designed to support artists working collaboratively. Following a call for applications earlier this year, Cove Park has awarded four one-week residencies to enable artists to develop their collaborative practices and projects.

Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck are both visual artists based in London. They are collaborating together for the first time on a new project focused upon the collections of the Working Class Movement Library (WCML) in Salford, England.

Both Beale and Feneck had worked individually within the WCML on separate occasions. As a result of this shared interest in the library and in each other’s work, they began to collaborate on this project in 2011. Their research to date has encompassed the history and structure of the collections and archives, the library building and interviews with staff and volunteers. Their ambition is to re-stage WCML and its collections in a contemporary art context and this residency will enable the artists to focus upon the conceptual and practical questions their research and ideas have raised to date.