Arts Council have awarded funding for my NEXT PROJECT, exhibition in Brussles, London, TokYo, Venice - an exciting time!
Image: still from Venice. Conversation Series III (2017)
Image © Leila Houston
Film showing at Empire II, Venice
This Month I am pleased be awarded Arts Council Funding! It supports a project looking at vulnerability and anxiety and the affect of our financial system , a subject chosen to reflect my practice, which has always evolved by being affected by the here and now. My last project ended with looking at the vulnerability of ‘life’ and ‘community’, developed from my conversational works.
Much of the funding is to offer support with my writing, web design and archiving, which will enable the project to be more accessible. Having quite serious dyslexia, this support means a lot to me! Natalie Beech (writer) and Melissa Fletcher (Designer & Coordinator) are working with me to launch my new website by 10th May (in time for the show in Venice).
The project will take many twists and turns, so I will be keeping a weekly blog to show my research and the development of my work. My artwork will lead to a workshop involving the public, taking place 26th August during Leicester’s City Festival as part of a Silver Vine Arts (artist collective) event at LCB depot.
I’m excited to be working with sculpture artist David Meredith, as well as consulting with economist Damon Gibbons to further my understanding of the current financial climate and develop further dialogue with those affected by the current financial climate.
Updates and more information coming soon!
Image by Gavin Turk from Screen Test (2017) showing at Empire II, Venice.
Details of my next show in Venice
Map of UK in Venice
Opening of the immersive film hub space EMPIRE II
Castello 1610 / A
Riva Dei Sette Martiri, Venice 30122
Nearest Vaporetto Stops > Giardini or Arsenale //
Private View ~ 12th May Friday 2017
2PM START > Open End
Drinks reception 6pm until 9pm
13th May until 26th November 2017
Open Daily // Tue ~ Sat 10 - 6PM
EMPIRE II Single Screen @ 57th Biennale Di Venezia
EMPIRE II is curated by Vanya Balogh
Co-curation & Venice Project Director: Negin Vaziri
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Leila Houston (London, 1977) is a visual artist whose work investigates the social, political and historical aspects of a place.