The Northern Charter
Commercial Union House
39 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle, NE1 6QE
Project Space open during events only
18 Crazy Angels
Letters to My Dearie
Thursday 21st March 2019
6pm - 8pm
Fiona Larkin is an Irish artist living and working in Newcastle Upon Tyne. She works mainly in photography and moving image which stems from a practice of performance to camera work. She is concerned with ideas of perspective shift, of long looking and the possibility for alongsideness as a productive and creative structure.
For her event at Northern Charter, Larkin will stage a series of video and sculpture works that engage with the writing of Vernon Lee and Clementina Anstruther-Thomson. The videos are made in response to Lee and Anstruther-Thomsons' ideas of embodied empathic perception, and use gestures and details to foreground the intimacy of this kind of enquiry.
‘There is undoubtedly, at first sight, something startling in the notion that it is we, the beholders, who, so to speak, make form exist in ourselves by alteration in our respiratory and equilibratory processes, and by initiated movements of various parts of the body.’
Vernon Lee, ‘Beauty and Ugliness’
Women Artists of the North East Library