Lungs Project is pleased to announce the launch of Poly Voices, the 3rd inception of their annual contemporary art and literature publication. Lungs was established in 2016 as a trans-disciplinary platform to promote the work of early career artists from underrepresented backgrounds. This year they present an international selection of artists of colour exclusively! Held in Cobalt Studios, Newcastle, the night will include tunes from the local DJ duo Shifting Sounds and film screenings from three of the publication’s featured artists, Kariim Case, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, and Müge Yıldız, with an introduction by Kariim Case to his film "Take me to the Water".
The event is free entry.
Cobalt Studios based in Newcastle upon Tyne, facilitates and showcases culture by developing space to host artists and audiences. Led by a collective of artists, the building contains 14 high quality studios, an arts venue and a top floor project space.
Shifting Sounds is the concept of Arnold Farrier and Fergus McGrady that is fast becoming the spearhead for contemporary electronic dance music in the North East. As a label, record store, and party, Shifting Sounds is the product of the duo’s own knowledge and lifetime obsession with music and disc jockeying.
Kariim Case graduated from the Manchester School of Art with a degree in Film & Media. Inspired by noted artists such as Steve McQueen, Marlon Riggs, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Solange and John Akomfrah, he strives to create works that examine and explore the self, black masculinity and representation.
Laura Hyunjhee Kim is a Korean-American multimedia artist who playfully engages the DIY aesthetics of the Internet and renders familiar physical experiences into fabricated (non) existent digital spaces. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is a PhD student in Inter-media Art, Writing and Performance (IAWP) at the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Media, Communication and Information.
Müge Yıldız is an Istanbul based visual artist using film, video and archive footage to explore political, ethnographic and philosophical themes. Her work with moving images and photography results in cinematic installations that strive to become lieu de mémoire (site of memory). She holds a BA in Cinema and is currently working towards an MA in Philosophy from Galatasaray University, Turkey.
Tel: 0191 232 3553
Image Credit: ©Kariim Case, Take Me to the Water, 2018 ©Laura Hyunjhee Kim, BREAD Song, 2018.
Poly Voices is supported by Slate, an Eclipse movement • The Aziz Foundation • Little Rocket Records.