Jerwood Staging Series, Siren

07 Jun 2017


Jerwood Space , London

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Siren is the first public iteration of a new series of performance works from Louisa Martin, building upon previous work involving live improvised sound performances and working directly with performers. The event will take place across Jerwood Space’s three galleries and comprise sculpture, light interventions, orchestrated sound works and samples and a movement piece co-choreographed and performed by Masumi Saito.

Louisa Martin is exhibiting related work in a solo exhibition at Bluecoat, Liverpool, 6 May- 24 June 2017.

Louisa Martin is a London-based artist interested in the conditions which structure and produce embodied experience. Selected solo exhibitions include: Proxy, Bluecoat, Liverpool (2017); Technical Rehearsal for a Lossless Body, Cubitt, London (2016); and The Lighthouse, Bloc Projects, Sheffield (2014). Group exhibitions include: …at least a provisional way to settle in one place…, Artium and Montehermoso, San Sebastian (2016); Whitstable Biennale (2016); Behind Glass, OPEN SOURCE Festival, London (2015); On Coping, Auto Italia South East with The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2015); The Everything and Nothing Problem, Jerwood Visual Arts in partnership with Ceri Hand Gallery, London (2013). Louisa was the recipient of a Wellcome Trust Arts Award (2015). A book work titled ‘Lossy Ecology’ was published by Flat Time House (2017).

Masumi Saito is a movement artist trained in various dance forms. After years of performing at alternative and non-traditional dance platforms she developed her own understanding of dance and a very strong independent physical expression. She has previously performed at: Tate Britain, Tate Modern, ICA, RCA, Hayward Gallery, Kanazawa 21st Century Museum, Edinburgh Fringe, Aldeburgh Festival and Nakanojo Biennale. Masumi’s recent film projects have been shown internationally at: 53ARTMUSEUM, China; International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy, France; Agite y Sirva Video Dance Festival, Mexico; International Screendance Festival at the American Dance Festival, SEDA, Argentina; Numéridanse.TV, France; Now&After13 International Video Art Festival, Russia.

This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite.

Supported by arts council England.


Louisa Martin, SIREN (2017). Co-choreographed with and performed by Masumi Saito. Exhibited at Jerwood Space for Jerwood Staging Series 2017, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Arts Council England. Image: Kiran Gidda