S1 announces its first annual members’ exhibition, representing Sheffield-based artists from S1 studios and the Associate Member programme.
Comprising of twenty practices in a range of media the exhibition will include painting, photography, sculpture, performance and video. Helen de Main has strung a wire of motorized birds across the project space and Sarah Palmer has set up a video camera to capture a real-time view of her low-tech fountain (water pump in a bucket). Jerome Harrington’s sculptures fuse a boy’s world of sci-fi comics and model making. Stathis Pertisindis explores the anecdote, Prevett & McArthur have made the Norma Star Map and Heidi Schaefer has inverted land and sea in a topographical image of Europe. Matt Lewis tells a story about an iceberg lettuce missing from his Tesco Online delivery and utk have translated their conversations with a professional plate-spinner to light bulbs that flicker with the intonation of their voices. Silvia Champion is knitting the dictionary and Helen Brigham is inducing claustrophobia with makeshift stilts for her bed-sit furniture. Alison J Carr has created a wall-mounted album of vintage clergy and Amanda Lane has made a selection from her salon of miniature portrait paintings. Robin Close captures D-Rob on camera and Andrew Tebbs documents an illegal camp. On Video Julie Westerman’s animated fan blows a virtual breeze, Edwin Rostron has made chaotic animation to accompany music by the Sheffield band Hotsnackand t c mccormack’s cavalcade of taxi drivers cycle through the streets of a provincial Swedish town.