ONLINE PRESENCE & COMMISSIONING
with Jessica El Mal, Charlotte Horn & Jenny Watts
30 JULY 6pm-7.30pm
This session will discuss the ways artists can best present and share their practice online, and will discuss how this can contribute to securing commissioning opportunities & growing your reputation & networks.
Speakers will give short talks about their practice before a panel discussion hosted by Signal Film & Media. The panel will then be followed by an informal Q+A with the audience.
JESSICA EL MAL
Jessica El Mal is an artist who uses critical research, multidisciplinary projects, and speculative future imaginaries to challenge perceptions of power dynamics. Often centred around collaboration, co-curation and collective knowledge systems, projects usually include research, workshops and artwork intended to have a lasting effect past the point of production. The most recent project Grounds for Concern is currently exhibiting at MAMA Rotterdam, challenges the authority of man-made borders amidst ecological crisis. Previous projects have been with Manchester International Festival, Journey’s Festival International and Signal Film and Media, as well as many collaborations with non-arts organizations such as the Collegium for Language in a Changing Society, Lets Keep Growing and many more.
Jessica has been working as an artist for the last 5 years, in this time she has gradually developed a successful approach to documenting and presenting her art practice online, including the recent development of her website. Jessica will be discussing this learning curve as an emerging artist, and sharing key learnings.
@elmalart | www.elmalart.com
Charlotte Horn is Senior Producer within the Exhibitions Team at FACT in Liverpool. In this role Charlotte is responsible for commissioning and delivering FACT’s Exhibition and Public Programmes activity. Charlotte has many years of experience working closely with national and international artists and commissioning ambitious new work for FACT’s award-winning programme.
FACT is the UK’s leading organisation for the support and exhibition of art and film that embraces new technology and explores digital culture.
Jenny Watts is Learning Producer on the FACT Learning Team, Jenny is currently working with Jess on the FACT Together project. Fact Together is the response to the financial uncertainty caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the temporary closure of galleries and museums across the country.