Dr Blanca Regina: Improvisation, Expanded Cinema and Visual Art
Blanca is an artist, teacher and curator based in London. Her research and practice is heterogeneous and encompasses expanded cinema, free improvisation, graphic and moving image, photography and performance art.
In 2014 she joined as lecturer the School of Music and Fine Art at the University of Kent. For several years she was a visitiing research fellow at the University of the Arts, London, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 2011 to 2014.
She has performed with various artists, including Terry Day, Leafcutter John, Beresford and Matthias Kispert and curated a number of events and installations in London and internationally. Her last solo exhibition: ‘Expanded and Ephemera Audiovisual’ was presented at MUPO, Oaxaca, Mexico in November 2015. She will be talking about her exciting and upcoming project the Art of Improvisors Extended Festival 2017....
Art of Improvisers Extended (15th to 22nd June 2017) is a festival – an exhibition and series of events – focusing on the importance of women in free improvisation and the visual arts. The venues are Café Oto and the nearby Oto Projects Space, in Dalston, East London.
This show draws on a number of female artists who are part of the newer generation of free improvisers and also artists in other media.
Visual work in Oto Projects, round the corner from in Café Oto, will be exhibited by Andie Brown, Tania Chen, Poulomi Desai, Helen Frosi, Sharon Gal, Rie Nakajima, Julie Pickard, Gina Southgate, Helen Petts, and Blanca Regina.
The festival includes workshops with Maggie Nicols, Sharon Gal, a sound walk with Helen Frosi, an Art+Feminism event and a talk with participant artists. There will also be evening performances in Café Oto on June 15 and 16. Performers include the exhibiting artists plus Terry Day, Mandhira de Saram, Julie Kjaer, Maggie Nicols, David Toop and Steve Beresford.Art of Improvisers. A compilation CD of these artists will be released and available at the Festival.
Drawing on an extensive body of previously unseen artwork, Art of Improvisers in London from June 15 to 22, 2017 will look at the history and the current state of women in free improvisation and also free improvisation’s strong, but rarely noted, connections to the visual arts.
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