It is probably better to start from zero #4.1 Lauren Goldie

Lauren Goldie exhibits in The Cass Window Space gallery as part of ongoing curatorial project by MA Curating the Contemporary students.

Lauren Goldie is the latest artist curated for as part of the project IT IS PROBABLY BETTER TO START FROM ZERO, in The Cass Window Space Gallery at Central House.

IT IS PROBABLY BETTER TO START FROM ZERO is a long-term curatorial and artistic project taking place in Window Space, at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University from December 2015 to July 2016.

The project intends to highlight the unfixed position of both artistic and curatorial practices and to assume that they are research-based activities, with potential for discussion, critique and production. Through working with artists whose body of work functions as an ongoing process, the project aims to stress the growth, complexity and diversification of collaborative practices. The unpredictable state of flux inherent in artistic practice will shape the curatorial activity as a constant ”state of becoming”, as stated by the artist and curator Paul O’Neill. Inspired by the particular properties of the Window Space, the project will also look at the window as a frame of process, exploring the constraints and possibilities of displaying a body of work within these spatial and conceptual boundaries.

Each month, IT IS PROBABLY BETTER TO START FROM ZERO presents an artist using the Window Space as a catalyst to the production and continuity of their own work. The fourth manifestation of the project happens through the practice of Lauren Goldie.

As a process-based artist, Lauren is interested in the recording of the ritualistic and evolutionary nature of an artistic practice and in exploring methods of archiving and documenting the effect of light in space. Her latest body of work is influenced by her experimentations with wax, its variations and the concept of regeneration. She often deconstructs and works upon older pieces in order to create new ones. At the Window Space, Lauren will revisit her work Time3 and the photography she has archived during her active installations. She will be attempting to interpret a 3D map detailing the circulation of light and its transformation within an environment.

The artists will come back to the Window for a second intervention, after a workshop involving all the artists and curators marking the middle point of the whole project.

The artist

Lauren Goldie (b. 1993) is a British installation artist based in Cambridge. She recently completed her BA in Fine Art with First class Hons, specialising in installation and printmaking at Winchester School of Art. During her studies, she developed a disciplined approach to making art with a focus on precisely executed artistic processes and thoroughly documented experiments with materials. As well as developing relationships within her local community at the Curwen Print Study Centre, Lauren has been recognised for awards such as Float Art 2015 and was rated within the top 50 art graduates by the People of Print. As her work continues to develop, she has become increasingly interested in producing mixed media artworks that compliment her signature glass wax installations. Her work was recently featured in the RE: IMAGINED exhibition at the GX Gallery in London, where she volunteered her time as an artist and creative assistant to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's UK.

The curators

Matilde Biagi (b. 1990, Florence) is a London-based curator. She graduated with a BA in Contemporary Arts studies at Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna and is currently a second year student studying MA Curating the Contemporary at The Cass Faculty of Art – Whitechapel Gallery. She works as a gallery assistant at Transition Gallery and writes short reviews and articles for Garageland Magazine, whilst undertaking a work placement in the communications department at the Whitechapel Gallery. In 2015 she co-curated PROTECHT exhibition, at Bank Space Gallery, bringing together national and international artists, exploring the relationship with the screen and the impact it has on our everyday life. In October 2015 she worked in the exhibitors department at Frieze Masters and, as part CommaCollective, she collaborated with FloatArt London in the curation and production of FloatArt2015 exhibition at Bargehouse.

Inês Costa (b. 1991, Almada) is a curator and photographer based in London. In 2012 she graduated with a BA in Multimedia Arts – Photography from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and is currently enrolled on the MA Curating the Contemporary at the Whitechapel Gallery and The Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design at London Met. She has done freelance photography work for names such as Fact Magazine PT, Ponto Alternativo, Big Issue Foundation and Tangram Theatre Company. She is currently working as a gallery assistant at GX Gallery and undertaking a work placement in the exhibitions department – Archive at the Whitechapel Gallery. In 2015 she co-curated PROTECHT at Bank Space Gallery, London, FloatArt2015 at the Bargehouse, London and co-founded CommaCollective, a curating collective based in London, with a focus on contemporary art and an ambition to work with emerging artists.

Antonio Terzini (b. 1985, Naples) is a London-based independent curator and art historian. He graduated in Modern Literature and specialised in Art History. In 2012, he completed an MA in Conservation of Contemporary Art at Plart Museum in Naples and he is currently enrolled on the MA Curating the Contemporary at the Whitechapel Gallery and The Cass. He collaborated with the curatorial staff of the Plart Museum and with art institutions in the UK, such as Spike Island, Bristol Museum and Cell Project Space. He is a co-founder of CommaCollective and is currently involved in curatorial projects between Italy and the UK. He recently co-curated the exhibition PROTECHT (March 2015) at Bank Space Gallery in London, featuring national and international artists.

News details

Private View 3 March 2016, 6.30-8.30pm
Dates 3 March - 3 April 2016
Location Window Space Gallery
The Cass
London Metropolitan University
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF

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