ISIS Arts invite you to an artist talk event with
Klaus Mähring and his Nomadic bus
THURSDAY 28TH JULY 2011
18:30 - 20:30
@ ISIS Arts Studio
5 Charlotte Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
Come to meet and hear about the work of ISIS Arts artist in residence, Klaus Mähring. Klaus is a nomadic artist and is on his way! He will tour the North East in his converted 1970's bus, which acts as his home, studio and means of transport as well as hosting a cinema, residency space, darkroom and rooftop terrace.
The event is free and everyone interested is welcome although space is limited, so please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0191 261 4407.
The space is not fully accessible so please let us know in advance if you have access needs.
Klaus will arrive in Newcastle on Wednesday 27th July having driven from Austria in his mobile atelier: join us at his artist talk to look around Klaus's traveling studio and home and to hear about 'The Nomadic Village' project, taking place in May 2012 in a rural location in County Durham.
Klaus tours around remote rural locations connecting with local communities and setting up temporary spaces for artists to work and collaborate. The work produced during the journeys is exhibited in 'Galerie Nowhere', a mobile gallery set up in the remote locations.
Klaus Mähring is an Austrian photographer: he often works with an old 5 X 4 plate camera to create stunning portraits of people living in rural locations around Eastern Europe. Klaus also runs 'On The Road Productions', a company which aims to develop and run collaborative projects with other nomadic artists. In the past On The Road Productions has set up a Nomadic Village in a small community north of Sofia, Bulgaria. It allowed other artists with mobile homes and studios to join Klaus in the temporary settlement to create work in response to the community, landscape and each other. North East artists Lindsay Duncanson and Marek Gabrysch travelled there to be part of this process.
"By driving around, I find pictures, people, places... Realising the Nomadic Village in 2009, I gladly found out that there are some other artists for whom mobility generates the same autonomy of work, like I have been experiencing. Being on the road means being somewhere else, being in a certain inbetween that hasn't been catgeorized or pigeonholed yet."
ISIS is delighted to be working with County Durham arts team for Nomadic Village 2012