We’re delighted to announce that Pavilion, collaborative artist duo Sophie Yetton and Gabriel Birch, have been awarded this year’s artist research residency.
The Foundling Museum Residency is an opportunity for a visual artist or group of artists to engage with our collections and curators, by undertaking a period of research at the Museum. It is designed to develop artistic practice and potentially lead to a new body of work.
Pavilion’s practice is concerned with the spatial, theoretical and virtual framing of the art object in the gallery. Using a variety of mediums, the duo expose a dialogue between the fiction and function of art, often reframing the space within which objects, people and artworks are seen. Their research practice forms an ongoing investigation that seeks to blur the boundaries between object, viewer and curator. Past work has included small architectures within gallery spaces, along with furniture, zines and video.
During their residency at the Foundling Museum, Pavilion will develop and explore their current project, The Archive Series, which adopts collage and video montage to create re-imagined mythologies for museum collections. Their time with the Museum will culminate in a public event, to be held in Spring 2016.
The Foundling Museum Residency is funded by Artquest and run in partnership with the Foundling Museum.