Lucienne Cole: BerlinBerlin

BerlinBerlin was an evening of performance, conversation and refreshments as recipient of the 3 Months in Berlin residency, Lucienne Cole, presented a performative lecture based on her blog and experiences working as an artist in Berlin. This was followed by an in-conversation session with writer, novelist and cultural commentator Michael Bracewell, discussing Cole’s practice, the chaotic impact of travel on creative process and the ‘invisible city’ that we carry inside us.

“Find A Place You Trust and Trust It For A While”  ( – John Cage- Rule 1)

“Berlin Is a city of transition, people come and go”

(-TVC15 David Bowie)

Lucienne Cole was born in London in 1970. She studied Fine Art BA Hons at Liverpool JMU and graduated from MA Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art in 2004.The core of Lucienne Cole’ s practice is performance and video, exploring the extent to which popular culture forms and informs the contemporary psyche. Encompassing photography, drawing, collage, writing and music/Djing, her work reflects and highlights the slippages between fantasy and reality in everyday life.

Michael Bracewell is the author of six novels and three works of non fiction, including ‘Pefect Tense’ (2000) and ‘England Is Mine’ (1997). He writes widely on modern and contemporary art, and his recent publications include ‘Richard Hamilton: Late Works’ (National Gallery, London, 2012), Damien Hirst ‘Beautiful Inside My Head Forever’ (Sotheby’s, London 2008) Bridget Riley; Paintings and Related Work’ (National Gallery, London, 2011), and ‘Gilbert & George: The Complete Postcard Art (2 vols)’ (Prestel, 2011). He was co-curator of ‘The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art’ at Tate St Ives, UK (2009) and ‘The Secret Public: Last Days of The British Underground 1978 -1988’ (Kunstverein Munich/ICA London 2007). He is a regular contributor to ‘frieze’ and ‘The Burlington’. Michael Bracewell’s selected writings on art, ‘The Space Between’, edited by Doro Globus, was published by Ridinghouse, London in 2012. His more recently curated exhibition, ‘Play What’s Not There’ is currently on at Raven Row

3 Months in Berlin was a residency run by Artquest in partnership with ACAVA. BerlinBerlin took place on 2 July 2014 at Swedenborg Hall,London.

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