Artist Talk by Erica Scourti

Thursday 1 January 1970 1.00am - Thursday 1 January 1970 1.00am
Erica Scourti, So Like You, 2014
Erica Scourti, So Like You, 2014

The School of Arts & Media and the Arts Team are presenting a series of artists’ talks in association with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Islington Mill and HOME. You can view the full programme of forthcoming talks here.

Josephine Callaghan, Gery Georgieva and Erica Scourti have emerged from the series of #temporarycustodians residencies during 2013.  Based at Regents Trading Estate behind Islington Mill, #temporarycustodians is an R&D platform, initiated by curator Helen Kaplinsky and artist Maurice Carlin. The project investigates how the shift towards a shared economy and peer2peer distribution might provide an alternative to historical modes of collecting art. 

The #temporarycustodians project was been supported by University of Salford; examples of the work produced by the project will be gifted to the University’s Art Collection.

Erica Scourti was born in Athens, Greece and now lives in London. After a year studying Chemistry at UCL, an art and fashion foundation and a year of Fine Art Textiles at Goldsmiths, she completed her BA in Fine Art at Middlesex University in 2003 and in 2013 completed a Master of Research degree (with Distinction) in Moving Image Art at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design, run in conjunction with LUX. Her area of research was the figure of the female fool in performative video works and the mediated subject of networked capital.

Her work in text, video and performance has been shown recently at The Photographers’ Gallery, Hayward Gallery Project Space, Munich Kunstverein, Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Banner Repeater, Grand Union and The Royal Standard. She has presented performances and talks at Transmediale, Berlin; Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF), London and Southbank Centre, London. Upcoming exhibitions include Group Therapy at FACT, an exhibition exploring the complex relationship between technology, society and mental health; Poetics and Politics of Data at HEK Basel, which focusses on the paradigm of the data society and reflects on life in an increasingly datified world; and residencies at The White Building, London and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge.

Admission: Free

Allerton Studios, The University of Salford, Frederick Road Campus, M6 6PU