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Issue 56

This week the spotlight is on one of the biggest up-and-coming artists in the country, Epoh Beech, and we ask ourselves how food can become the antidote? Plus, the truth hits home about the inequality in India.

The Spotlight is on Epoh Beech

Epoh Beech studied as a fine artist in Florence, at Cheltenham Art School and Chelsea College of Art. She has an MA in Art Therapy from the University of Hertfordshire and works out of the ACAVA studios in West London.

She has completed five major series of works, which have been strongly influenced by the narrative force and the quest for the sublime through the balance of colour and light most evident in the work of 15th Italian Renaissance and German Romantic painters.

The territory her work explores lies between the still image as a drawing and the moving image as an animation. It observes the relationship the imagination has to the landscape and the impact this has on the viewer.

The recent series are in hand drawn animation, Beech hand draws the animations in charcoal on paper using a palimpsest technique, inspired by the animations of William Kentridge and the photography of Hiroshi Sugimoto. The depiction of darkness, shadows and black found in the etchings of Goya and Samuel Palmer, the drawings of George Seurat and the films of Lotte Reineger have greatly informed her practice.
‘The Masque of Blackness’, her current project, is a re - imagining of Ben Jonson’s Masque (play) 1605 and Joseph Conrad’s novella ‘Heart of Darkness’ 1899; the project is a series of large charcoal drawings and a hand drawn animation that examines the internal world and the transformative journey of the unconscious.

In this work Beech explores the connection between the landscape, the imagination and literature and between still and moving images to see how, when all these elements are woven together, they can help to develop a finer understanding of the image and thus may take the viewer more deeply into their own imaginations.

“The Masque of Blackness” is due to be shown in London in September 2018 and the animation will be shown alongside the charcoal drawings.

Behind The Indian Boom: Inequality and Resistance at the Heart of Economic Growth

Over one billion people, nearly one of the largest economies, a hub of trade and one of the richest cultures in the world. India is certainly on its way up as one of the global superpowers. However, ravaged by a dark history of colonialism and deep rooted poverty at the core of India’s society, it is evident that the nation’s booming economy does not compensate for the extremely low quality of life and intense labour experienced by Indian men, women and even children.

‘Behind the Indian Boom’ explores these issues and personal experiences of multiple researchers and activists. It is a truly raw reality that is necessary for any person concerned by the downfalls of corporate capitalism and its effects on local communities, or simply someone intrigued by the beauty and despair of real people living in a society, far removed from our own.

Exhibition showing at Brunei Gallery from 13th October - 17th December 2017

Creating The Antidote at The Design Museum

What if the only antidote we needed in life was from the food that we eat? Well, starting this weekend at The Design Museum, you can have your chance to concoct your own recipes in the Food Design Workshop with founder of food design studio Arabeschi di Latte, Francesca Sarti.

During the workshop, you will be able to experiment to your heart’s content, releasing your inner scientist. Mix and match a variety of different ingredients to create an entirely new flavour sensation and discover how food can be incorporated into the world of science to potentially be used to cure the human body from certain ailments. Is food truly the greatest medicine we could take?

Taking place this Saturday, 14th October, get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/2wOECTw

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