Sheep and Dreams

Gluklya Pershina and Susan Morland

From different generations and different cultures, artists Gluklya Pershina and Susan Morland first met and worked together in 2005. Gluklya Pershina from St Petersburg has exhibited worldwide through her performance work with Factory of Found Clothes (FFC) and is a founding member of Russian artists collective Chto Delat. Susan Morland was born in Liverpool and studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music. She began painting while living in New York, developing an art practice across the boundaries of different art media and through her long-term association with the Women’s Art Library participating in international art projects.

In 2005, in the role of bohemian women companions, Gluklya Pershina and Susan Morland travelled to Capel-Y-Ffin on the Welsh borders. Improvised and filmed ‘plein air’, the film ‘Sheep and Dreams’ tracks a path through the landscape playfully examining such stereotypes as the artist prophet, the compliant audience, the serious investigator or the introspective dreamer.

In this unique event at Pushkin House, there will be the opportunity to view a screening of the film and to participate in an artists' conversation / round table chaired by an invited speaker. The artists will talk about their influences as well as their improvisatory approach to art making and the possibility that art can operate as a part of the wider social process. An exhibition in the function room will show recent work by both artists.

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