SCOTLAND + VENICE 2017
Edinburgh College of Art Graduate Residencies
We are very pleased to announce that the recipients of the Scotland + Venice 2017 TRG3 Residencies are Rebecca Howard and Adam Castle.
Selected from an Open Call to ECA Graduates, Rebecca and Adam will begin working with Talbot Rice Gallery from now, before spending a week-long research period in Venice during this year’s Biennale. On their return they will be in residence with Talbot Rice, producing public outcomes during the run of Rachel Maclean’s Scotland + Venice exhibition at the Gallery in spring 2018.
Rebecca Howard’s practice encompasses writing, performance and film. Her research is centered around how we consume language from day to day, the physical spaces in which we read, whether alone, aloud, or in groups, and the type of engagement these different texts demand. Within her work she adopts the structures and frameworks from different formats such as plays, science-fiction films and radio dramas. Since graduating in 2013 she has exhibited in both Scotland and Internationally and has undertaken residencies in both Berlin and New York.
Adam Castle is a filmmaker, drag-performer and curator. His key areas of research are performativity, popular culture, gender and costume. He is the host and star of the annual alternative cabaret night Pollyanna and is the founder and director of EAMIF, the Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival, that celebrates video art and experimental film. For his 2017 ECA Degree Show he will present Entertainment a musical film with original song and dance.
‘We are delighted to extend the opportunities presented by our partnership in this year’s Scotland + Venice by offering these residency projects to ECA graduates. Rebecca and Adam both have dynamic, multidisciplinary practices- the context of Venice and the Biennale, as well as the support we can offer them throughout the project, will hopefully have a significant impact of their practices. I can’t wait to see the process unfold, and see what the do’.
Stuart Fallon, TRG3 Curator.