Category Archives: sculpture, installation, drawing

Slow

Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester invited me as part of a collective of ten Manchester-based artists, to explore the concept of ‘Life Friendly’ in a two-week residency.  http://www.wearelifefriendly.blogspot.com / http://www.lifefriendlypractice.wordpress.com I wanted to explore the benign potential of “slow”, thinking … Continue reading

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A pinch of notoriety will do

Site-specific installation at the house where Quentin Crisp passed away in Claude Road, Manchester. Commissioned by Chorlton Arts Festival, May 2012.

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The House at the End of the Pier

I made some model-size samples last month while developing a proposal for a site-specific domestic, edible installation in response to the giddying commercial amusements of Brighton pier. These pieces are made entirely of Brighton Rock, are incredibly brittle on a … Continue reading

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if we stop now, they’ll crush us like bedbugs!

site-specific installation with 4-channel audio and intermittent tv, radio and telegraph signals (via timers). In June, louie+jesse were hosted by Wyspa Institute of Art for a month-long residency in Gdansk Shipyard, curated by the Birmingham-Gdansk project Postindustrial Revolution (www.postindustrialrevolution.eu). In … Continue reading

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worm, parcel, and serve

I was invited by Figure Ground (www.figuregroundprojects.blogspot.com) along with 20 other artists, to make a site-responsive intervention on the decommissioned lightship LV21 (www.lv21.co.uk), which is now moored at Gillingham in Kent. The ship is an imposing structure, all hard metal and functional … Continue reading

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histoires concrètes

A dispersed series of sitespecific sculptures made from local clay, forming a chorographic trail, alongside a 23-minute sound work composed from local field recordings. histoires concrètes is a project realised by louie+jesse in PeerGrouP’s P.A.I.R. (www.peergroup.nl) – a temporary residence … Continue reading

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seaside postcards (Junket, 2010)

These one-off postcards were made as part of the large-scale installation Junket (Exeter, 2010 – more info below), and displayed as a set on a rotating postcard stand. They are a combination of found postcards of old masters, and found … Continue reading

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Junket

Junket was a large site-specific installation inside and outside a warehouse on the Exeter quayside,  part of a short residency organised by Surface Arts (surfacearts.co.uk), for the group show D.I.Y. in September 2010. The warehouse was previously part of a plastics factory and … Continue reading

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can i interest you in an amazing new experience?

Lidl vs. Netto was the theme of a group show in the bleak suburb of Marzahn on the outskirts of Berlin. This installation was made specially for the exhibition, which was held in an old showroom, now converted to a … Continue reading

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300-room residence, sea views, great security…

A performance-installation in the yard of Werkstatt der Kulturen in Berlin, next to Hasenheide Park. Part of the performance-art festival Home Sweet Home. The piece, made by louie+jesse, was inhabited by the performer Caylin Rose Janet for 5 hours on the evening of 9th July 2010. … Continue reading

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over precious

Durational sculpture created as part of a project on the potentials and limits of the combination of domestic partnership and creative collaboration, as half of the duo louie+jesse, at GlogauAIR, Berlin. flour, water, glass, corkboard, net wedding veil. 2010.

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the most important day of my life

A series of paintings, drawings and collage of brides, made and exhibited at GlogauAIR, Berlin, in 2010, as a bride-to-be’s wedding dress design scrapbook. Paintings: acrylic and conte pencil, A3. Drawings: conte pencil and wax crayon, A4. Collage: paper cuttings, … Continue reading

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two textile sculptures

These sculptures were made during a three-month residency at GlogauAIR, Berlin, as part of the project hand-tied arrangement, looking at the tensions and possibilities inherent in the combination of domestic partnership and creative collaboration. Materials: lace, net, wool, sugar, metal … Continue reading

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inacted

A loose ensemble piece of incomplete or partially achieved elements; traces of a performance for two solo actors. Created during a residency at GlogauAIR, Berlin, by louie+jesse. These images show aspects of part (i) of the piece; and a still … Continue reading

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Common Ground

A site-specific installation and soundwalk in Chester’s Roman Gardens, envisaging the future of the present. With Louie O’Grady, as louie+jesse. Commissioned by Chester Performs for their Up the Wall festival, 2009.

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