ISIS Arts CORNERS Artists
We are delighted to announce the four UK-based artists that will be joining the CORNERS project through ISIS Arts:
Simon Farid is a visual artist interested in the relationship between administrative identity and the body it purports to codify and represent. Taking on the role of a hacker or trickster he looks to playfully intervene in the identity-generation process, operating as ‘other people’ and enacting ways to counter emergent institutional identity confirmation mechanisms. A quick Google search will, of course, reveal where he lives, works, what he looks like and information about other people with whom he shares his name.
Julie Myers is an interdisciplinary artist working with photography, film, audio, drawing, installation and digital media. Myers’ work forms a response to people and place; exploring everyday ways that people make sense of their environment through memory, personal experience and the representation of story. These concerns are developed though collaborative and participatory projects with communities and individuals.
Myers has exhibited extensively both in Europe and USA. Commissions and awards have included: Arts Council England (2006, 2009, 2010); The British Council (2008); The British Film Institute (2001); with funded residencies at Bedford Creative Arts, UK (2014); Wysing Arts Centre, UK (2010); Stanford University, US (2009); The Banff Centre, CAN (2009).
Artist, Designer and Engineer (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
Lalya Gaye is an artist, designer and engineer based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK where she runs the collaborative digital media art practice Attaya Projects. Lalya builds interactive art installations, provides consulting in interaction design and digital technology, and delivers creative electronics workshops. She works primarily with sound, light, metal, interactive technologies, and urban space.
Artist Filmmaker (London)
Maria Anastassiou is an artist filmmaker, originally from Cyprus and now in London. Her practice uses analogue, digital and archival materials across platforms from gallery to cinematic, documentary and participatory modes of production. Collective practice is crucial to her work with an interest in collaboration as a creative force of production and intercultural dialogue as an instigator for new ideas.
In 2012 she co-founded collective-iz, a critically acclaimed London-based filmmakers’ collective, programming and creating platforms for critical debate within the context of experimental film, video and performance. In 2010 she co-founded the film project Unravel: The Longest hand painted film in Britainthat went on to win the Deutsche Bank Award for Art 2010 and tour the UK extensively.