Intermission is the closing event of Holly O’Brien and Rachael Ryder’s collective residency at Studio Pavilion.
The show will present current research, films and work developed over the course of the residency and will experiment with various modes of display with a multi-projection installation in the exhibition space. Visitors will be invited to participate in conversation, reflection and live moving image work during the event.
The event will take place from 4pm to 8pm 20th August. The event is free and all are welcome.
HO.RR (est 2021) is the collaborative practice of curators Holly O’Brien and Rachael Ryder, based in Glasgow. HO.RR seeks to bring engaging and accessible moving image initiatives to communities in Glasgow. These moving image initiatives take form in screening events, film workshops, performance-based workshops, community-led engagement, and panel talks.
Their residency at Studio Pavilion was a critical space to develop a future programme and to carry out HO.RR’s collaborative, community-embedded practice on a public-facing stage. The residency was a hub of research and activity, encompassing three main elements:
Research Lab: the SHEDS working space as a place of collective research, conversation and communal working. They constructed a visual research map for tracking their evolving programme of films and research into participatory methods.
Test Site: a series of experimental engagement events for target groups within the public, visiting audiences, and peer practitioners, playing with various modes of display and interaction for critical feedback.
Pop-up Screening: a short screening programme as a final event, presenting their research in a film produced on the site.
Studio Pavilion is located at street-level with step-free access. A disabled toilet is available in the second studio across the courtyard. If you have any other access needs or have any questions about the event, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate: email@example.com
Holly Rose O’Brien is freelance curator and researcher based in Glasgow. With a background in literature, her practice focuses on alternative modes of storytelling, artists’ writing practice, the potential of language, and fiction as a vehicle for uncovering buried histories and archives. Her research explores archives, ephemeral public art and lens-based media as tools for a sustainable socially engaged practice. O’Brien is part of the curatorial duo HO.RR and is a committee member for Strange Field in Glasgow. In 2021, she graduated with a MLitt (Distinction) in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) at Glasgow School of Art, and later that year attended the Interdisciplinary Residency at Hospitalfield. Her independent curatorial projects include a thing that remembers itself (2021), To a Passer-by (2020) and research project, Due Chiacchiere (ongoing). She has also worked as a freelance curator for Tramway TV co-curated a two-part showcase of work from Glasgow School of Art graduates and The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.
Rachael Ryder (b.1994) is a visual artist and curator from Dublin. Her practice is socially-engaged, specifically centring around community engagement via lens-based media. Her research explores how lived experiences: specifically class, culture, and heritage, can be examined as a methodological approach to community initiatives. She holds an MLitt in Curatorial Practice (distinction), 2021, and a BFA in Fine Art Sculpture (1:1), 2016. Recent curatorial projects include Would You Like to Get to Know me? (2021) Glasgow, and The Tradeston Project (2020). Her film Gestures will be screened as part of the online exhibition for the Glasgow Open Doors Festival 2022.