Jerwood Lates: Temporary Commons

Online Event,
25 - 26 Jun 2021, 5pm - 5pm

Tune in for an online broadcast of Freya Dooley’s new audio commission for Jerwood Solo Presentations 2021, Temporary Commons, which we’re making available to stream for 24 hours.

Temporary Commons is a sound work that describes experiences of connection, untethering, and futile attempts at control within the porous walls of a rented terrace house. A meandering fictional narrative voiced by the artist weaves together dodgy plumbing, turbulent neighbours, bad weather, canned laughter, and an invasive landlord. The tension of hidden leaks and unstable structures is a stage for reflections on the harmony and discord of living alongside others.

About the artist

Freya Dooley works across media encompassing writing, moving-image, performance and sound in her practice. Her work builds layered and unstable narratives: collaborative fictions which navigate their way through divergent subjects, expanding outwards from close-range environments and observations.

Freya lives and works in Cardiff. She graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art from Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2011 and was a member of Syllabus III, a UK-based peer-led alternative learning programme, in 2017-18. Dooley currently holds a two-year Fellowship at g39, Cardiff, which is supported by the Freelands Artist Programme. In 2020 she undertook a residency with Beppu Project in Japan supported by Wales Arts International. Recent solo exhibitions and projects include: Scenes from Between the Mountains and the Sea, Beppu Project, Oita, Japan (2020); Ventriloquy for Radio, part of Interruptions at Holden Gallery, Manchester (2020); New Writing with New Contemporaries including performances at Leeds Art Gallery and South London Gallery (2019-20); Somewhere in the Crowd There’s You, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2019); and The song settles inside of the body it borrows, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff (2019). She was shortlisted for the Kleinwort-Hambros Emerging Artist Prize in 2019.

The event will be 40 minutes long and available to stream with English language captions on Vimeo or on Souncloud at 5pm, Friday 25 June until 5pm, Saturday 26 June. Register via Eventbrite to receive the link directly to your inbox an hour before we start the broadcast, here.

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This online event is free to attend: