POLYply 28

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Jennie Cole makes poems, objects, videos and things-in-between. She has particular interests in conceptualism, relationships between text, site and audience, video, textual materiality, and artistic practices of shamanism. Her work has appeared at/in things like Shunt, Otoliths, MCBA Book Arts Biennial, In FORM, Streetcake, ArtLacuna Film Festival, Runnymede Festival, and Caesura Gallery.
Jennie has also worked extensively in arts publishing, for organisations including [ space ], King’s Head Theatre, Arts Council England, and the BBC. Sometimes she writes articles on arts & culture.
She lives in London, but you can visit her at jenniecole.org.

Richard Crow is an inter-disciplinary artist with a strong background in experimental audio work, photo based media, live performance and site-specific installation. He utilises sound and noise in a performative way, for its spatial and subjective qualities and above all for its psycho-physical implications for the listener. Over the past two decades his solo and collaborative site-specific installations and performances have consisted of highly conceptualised interventions into  base materiality, investigations of alternative systems of organisation and research into a certain material decadence, most notably with the project The Institution of Rot.

Angharad Davies is a violinist based in London. She is an active performer in contemporary, improvisation and experimental music both as a soloist and within ensembles. Her classical background lead her to further violin study with Charles-Andre Linale in Dusseldorf, Germany and subsequently Howard Davis in London. Her studies with these two eminent violinists inspire her own teaching practice. Since making London her base in 2002 she has developed a specific approach to the violin, extending the sound possibilities of the instrument by attaching and applying objects to the strings or by sounding unexpected parts of the instrument’s body. She is dedicated to exploring and expanding sound production on the violin.

Allen Fisher is a poet, painter, publisher and art historian, lives in Hereford. Over 140 single-authored publications of poetry, graphics and art documentation; contributed to Fluxshoe England West in 1970s; exhibited in many shows from Fluxus Britannica Tate Britain to Lifting from fear King’s Gallery York. Examples of his work are in the Tate Collection, the Living Museum, Iceland and various international private collections. Seven recent books were Proposals: poem-image-commentary; Leans; Confidence in lack, essays; Singularity Stereo, Place; Entanglement; and Gravity. Recent talks were The Æsthetics of the Imperfect Fit with a coda for Joesph Beuys, at Glasfryn Seminars, and Poetic facture and visual art for Plymouth Contemporary Poetry & Source.

Douglas Park, born: 23-01-1972, United Kingdom, visual artist, writer (of literary prose and critical essays, both mostly art connected), sometime exhibition curator (and increasingly all practices and roles combined), currently U.K based and internationally active.

NaoKo TakaHashi was born in Nigata, Japan in 1973 and migrated to the UK in 1992. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. She is currently represented by IMT Gallery, London, UK. TakaHashi’s wide-ranging practice incorporates performance, installations, books, films, drawings and sculpture, sometimes in collaboration with other artists and musicians. Her work deals with issues of translation and confusion of identity played out through language, games and truth. She uses experimental and humorous writing to explore spaces, both physical and social, and reveal the ambiguities and inconsistencies of communication and social identity. See http://www.naokotakahashi.com/

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