Looking forward to my interactive chat with mr interact Sean Clark tomorrow morning (i have my list ready to discuss) followed but listening to all the amazing selected artists who are giving talks about there work at the Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands at Attenborough Arts Centrefollowed by free lunch (FREEEEEEE LUCNH!!!) , followed by a talk / walk through town talking about my art work, the next exhibition and Silver Vine Arts whilst journeying through town past Leicester Arts & Museums SoftTouch Arts LCB Depot and Curve Leicester (places on on this years Summer Art Trail ) then we end up at the Phoenix. It gonna be great ! #Leicestermakesmehappy #Artistsmakemeextactic
Leila investigates the social, political and historical aspects of ‘a place’ and continues to develop site-responsive installations using structures, video and sound.
Recently awarded Arts Council funding, she is due to show a work named “Points of Departure,” at her work place in which she has been resident for the last year, the top floor of “The Queen of Bradgate” pub in Leicester.
(Dates: 29:04:16 – 05:05:16)
The work is likened to a walk through maze of wooden structures and monitors. Recorded music, sounds, past discussions and events that have taken place in the space over the last year are set on sensors causing an interaction with the visitor. This focuses on the changes in atmosphere and the non-commercial environment and explores the subject of ‘now’ in community.
Leila is also director of Silver Vine Arts, a non profit, artist led, community interest organization. Silver Vine Arts organize exhibitions thoughtout the year, supporting local and national talent and coordinate Summer Art Trail, a ten-day contemporary visual arts festival that takes over the city of Leicester in August and is part of the City Festival. The trail is a network of 15 exhibitions and 30+ arts events across 18 venues that creates collaboration opportunities for other art organisations, employment and extensive training opportunities for young artists and graduates.
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POINTS OF DEPARTURE
pv 28th April 19:00- 22:00
29:4:16 - 05:05:16
Fri, Sat, Wed
A maze of interactive video sound & wooden structures. Music, video, discussions and sounds will be triggered and used in the space created by all those that entered the space.
Leila Houston is a site responsive artist who investigates the changing ambiances between places. She began this project at the beginning of last year, investigating her studio and the old, empty rooms above a large, busy pub- the Queen of Bradgate, Leicester.
Her exhibit is part of a group show with James Chantry and other members of Silver Vine Arts. The work is of recordings of atmosphere, collaborations, discussions, events and interactions
This will be the last art event on the top floor.
Special thanks to everyone at Silver Vine Arts, Magic Teapot, Anerki, 1,000,000,000,000 O'Clock & Myoptik for
their continued support, collaboration and inspiration. Brilliant supporters of the arts & local music scene in Leicester
Leila Houston (London, 1977) is a visual artist whose work investigates the social, political and historical aspects of a place.