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Shorts for All Seasons is co-curated by:
With an adventurous spirit and desire to explore, Leslie moved to England many moons ago. This marked a creative shift for her and the unfolding of an exciting new chapter. Taking inspiration from a resourceful, DIY approach, Helen and Leslie have been talking about these events for the past few years. With a desire to create a moment in time, using resources in situ, this event marks a voyage into the low key, the intimate and the experimental.
Originally from Tennessee, Leslie is a London-based artist. She has a BA Honours degree in Sonic Art and hold a Masters Degree in Communication Art & Design from the Royal College of Art.Leslie recently exhibited a new sound work at Direction Artistique at Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris and is currently showing a sound sculpture as part of the touring exhibition Pigdog & Monkeyfestos II at Phoenix Gallery, Exeter, curated by sculptors Doyle & Mallinson. She has also recently collaborated for the fourth time with emerging designer Huishan Zhang at London Fashion Week, creating a bespoke sound collage and installation. lesliedeere.com
Having grown up climbing trees, upturning stones, mimicking birdsong, and making nests in hay bales, Helen has an enduring love afair with green and wild spaces. Now a city dweller, she's especially drawn to those tenacious plants and beasts that spring up in urban realms when things are abandoned, left to their own devices. As a born wanderer, she continues her ecstatic perambulations in the Big Smoke, seeking out adventure under moonlight, and echoing bridges. With curiosity in her backpack and a plethora of recording devices at hand she pulls on her well-worn boots and strides out into the city that has become her muse. acompanyofenthusiasts.org.uk
In 2010, Helen co-founded SoundFjord, a gallery and research unit dedicated to the sonic arts. Breaking down the physical and psychological restrictions of a fixed location SoundFjord works nomadically, preferring to collaboration with like-minded organisations and individuals, curating works in unexpected and curious locations. In her capacity as Director of SoundFjord, Helen is currently an honorary research fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London (Music Dept.) and curator-in-residence at Octopus, Cumbria. soundfjord.org
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