Esther Rolinson | Laura Jean Healey | Ro Greengrass | Oskar OK Krajewski
Join us at our FLUX Social, a forum for discussion, exchange of ideas and presentations of new projects – curated by Oliver Gingrich.
Contemporary Media Arts are not only characterised by diversity of underlying questions, contexts and concepts, but also by multiplicity of practices: Whether through light art, sculpture and virtual experiences (Esther Rolinson), holographic projection and cinematographic strategies (Laura Jean Healey), through sound concept art (Ro Greengrass) or by creating a forum for creative explorations (Oskar OK Krajewski with ‘Mars and Beyond’), at the upcoming FLUX Social, four FLUX media artists discuss multiplicities of creative potentials in their practices:
Our FLUX: Social events are a new type of event for 2019. These events are primarily for networking and making connections within the creative media arts community. Hosted by our FLUX co-founders Maria Almena, Oliver Gingrich and Aphra Shemza, they will provide a relaxed space for the facilitation of networking and collaboration. In our intimate setting at the Library London, the audience will get the opportunity to meet key artists within the media art scene in London face to face and to discuss ideas, practices and preeminent concepts in today’s Media Arts.
About the speakers:
Esther Rolinson is a British visual artist who explores the use of new media technology as well as long-established artistic languages such as drawing and sculpture. She studied Visual and Performing Arts at Brighton University graduating in 1993. At the start of her career, Rolinson conceived installations for dance performances. The immersive environments she designed as theatrical scenes expanded and gained autonomy. She then created large scale installations, public artworks and sculptural structures that involve the viewer and invites the audience to participate in the artistic experience.
Her interest in bringing consciousness to our sensations led her to work with light. Due to its immediacy and potential to affect our senses, light became an important feature of her artistic production, one among a wide range of materials that she uses. Another key element is computer programming. In her work the use of new media is as essential as pencil and paper. Most of Esther Rolinson’s artworks have as a starting point drawings made by hand. In a sophisticated gesture, she constructs complex systems and forms that later she extends into three dimensions in her installations. In many ways, simple manual processes and advanced digital solutions are placed side by side.
Over the last 20 years, she has worked nationally and internationally, making permanent and temporary public space commissions. She has exhibited in museums, galleries, art centres and festivals and has a long list of solo and group shows. Esther Rolinson is an award-winning artist and has artworks in prominent collections such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. In 2016 she won the Lumen Prize Sculpture and 3D Awards and the ArtChi First Prize San Jose Calafornia. Recently, she was appointed the lead artist for new a £80 million building in the Musgrove Park Hospital, in Taunton, England and has been commissioned to make a 700m light-work for Cleethorpes Promenade. Her forthcoming solo exhibition is at the Anise Gallery in London, in November 2019.
Oskar OK Krajewski
Oskar OK Krajewski will present the concept for a show called Mars & Beyond. The event will take place this February/March at Bargehouse, a spacious venue located in Central London. The show will interlink two very important topics; Sustainability+survival on Earth and space ventures. Through this unique, artistic and immersive experience, we will look for solutions and try to predict our future which may not look too optimistic. ….but, we believe that Art can play an important role in our survival! Check out Oskar's brand new Promo teaser for 'Mars and Beyond' below: https://youtu.be/3tD4Nlv7380
Laura Jean Healey:
LAURA JEAN HEALEY is an award-winning Artist and Filmmaker. Having received a First Class BA Honours from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, where she specialised in 16mm film and installation, Laura has continued to inform her artistic practise by working within the film industry as a camera technician, where she was mentored by the BSC Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey and works closely with both the Camera and VFX departments on high profile projects.
Inspired by her extensive experience and technical understanding, Laura uses digital film technologies to explore the nature of the cinematic experience. In particular, her work examines the role and objectification of the female form within the screen, the inherently paradoxical nature of cinema exhibition, and the desire it raises within the spellbound spectator. Laura produced the very first underwater, slow motion, holographic film installation, The Siren. The film was awarded the Passion for Freedom Gold Film Award, for its artist value and powerful visual message embodying the freedom of women’.
Laura Jean Healey will be presenting her new project ‘The (Un)Holy Trinity’ - please follow the link below for more information:
A laundry cycle takes thirty minutes. Thirty minutes to stare into the spinning drum and think about the grey space that occupies your insides. In midnight_laundry, supercomputer aims to capture that feeling of the tumble, buttons on metal, a penny that falls through the slats and into the void of the algorhythm. Layered vocals, intertwined rhythms and sparkling synths merge together to form a soft blanket of audio-uncertainty. - just something to listen to while the clothes are drying.
Ro Greengrass (They/Him) is a non-binary Artist, Musician and Filmmaker based in
This event is kindly hosted at the Library