The group were based at Hannah Honeywill’s studio and explored the connection between Hannah’s practice and their micro residency at mac birmingham.
Some feedback from the follow-up residency:
'I presented a 2 minute film shot at a concrete works and breeze block distributers in Bow, and also some photographs taken from the Chisenhale archives. The week was a very productive time and has since led onto me being accepted for their 3 month Winter Residency where I will develop this work further. The residency enabled us to continue working in a group format, which was first initiated at mac, developing and making new connections between ourselves, our work, and other artists.'
- Liz Lake
'Personally speaking the Chisenhale Studios residency was a huge success as it not only gave me the opportunity to make new work but also discuss the merits of having a London studio. Having spent the first day exploring the studios and discussing practices we all set off on various trajectories. The two sets of work I produced was in response to Hannah's interest in the troubled relation between Slavery and Mahogany, one drawing on the hidden/ invisible bodies of the slaves and the other on the industrial revolution as a latent state of exploitation within slavery.'
'I explored how the accidental inclusion of fairly ordinary objects in (natural tree) resin can eventually elevate these objects, making them precious and desirable in amber. I duplicated this with synthetic resins in both natural and urban settings. I also responded directly to Hannah's piece 'Atascadero (You were born too soon, I was born too late)' which she made in response to an image of a young man that was lobotomised in the late 1960s to 'cure' his homosexuality. I wanted my intervention to appear fairly brutal - depicting the extraction of 'gayness''