Meet the Artists Involved in Lass O Pairts
Sarah Kenchington works as an artist, maker, musician and performer. Her work centres around human powered mechanics, for many years she has been working on an elaborate and constantly evolving pedal powered music machine. Her work is concerned with making music from the point of view of the instrument. Her adapted acoustic instruments, are given mechanical assistance, in order to increase their autonomy and musical range. Some of her machines are more like conductors or composers, dictating patterns of notes through mechanical systems that can be read as a musical score.
Rachel Mimiec is a Glasgow-based artist whose work encompasses self-directed initiatives and community projects. Underlying themes in her studio practice include human relationto landscape and nature. Rachel often collaborates with others including designers, writers and drama practitioners, as well as undertaking public artworks, research and projects relating to creative spaces and play. Her current work with people often explores narratives inspired by objects, memories and journeys.
Lotte Fisher is a visual artist based in Glasgow. She trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and graduated with a first-class honours in art and philosophy. Her work centers on the exploration of an alternate world called Tenzing through sculpture, drawing and installation. Solo exhibitions include Hidden Door, Edinburgh ("Lotte Fisher imaginatively turns a disused women’s toilet into another part of her world of Tenzing, with its own characters, buildings and language." - The Scotsman). With The Bakery collective she has exhibited in Dundee, Edinburgh, Budapest and Krakow.
Heather Lander is a video installation artist with a strong interest in painting. Using moving image and sculpture she creates immersive sonic light installations. Born in Portland, USA, Lander has been based in Glasgow since 1999 and graduated from Glasgow School of Art’s MFA in 2015 with distinction (1st class). She was also awarded the highly distinguished Bram Stoker Medal for the most imaginative work of the year. She has presented video installations with Cryptic Nights (2016) and Sonica (2017&2018) in Glasgow and London; Glasgow International (2016) with Simon Harlow at The Briggait; The Hidden Door Festival (2016); Edinburgh Art Festival (2017) in partnership with Institut Français d’Écosse.
Lander’s practice focuses on ideas of magic, the virtual and the ways technology can, and will, affect our interpretation of reality. She continues her research into time, light and most recently, has begun to introduce sound into her installations. In 2017, Lander spent a month residency with Indonesian arts organisation, Tanahindie, in Makassar as part of the British Council UK:ID Season. For the last three years Lander has spent time developing her practice in residence at Cove Park in Scotland, through Cryptic.
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Emma Brierley is a designer / maker / performer specialising in visual theatre, puppetry and illustration. She has collaborated around the world in scale ranging work from carnivals in Taiwan (with Dream Community) to intimate theatre experiences in Sri Lanka (with SuraMedura & UZ arts). Her work is driven by a curiosity for the notion of home and the urbanisation of culture. In 2017 she spent much of the year tending to the world's oldest known still sailing cargo ship Nordlysas - part of it's refit and restoration crew in The Netherlands with FairTransport. With The Rural Academy Theatre she has toured shows throughout the Appalachian Mountains by foot, bicycle, horse & cart. Co-Founder of Swallow The Sea Caravan Theatre, with the support of Puppet Animation Scotland's Creative Fund the company are currently devising Triptych an absurdist journey into a geometric solarsystem, set to premier at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019.
Leonie Rae Gasson
Leonie Rae Gasson is a queer neurodivergent multi-reality director. Her work spans contemporary performance, 1 on 1 intimate work, 360 film, mixed reality experiences and interactive adventures on phones. Alongside digital artist and creative mathematician Melanie Frances she is the Joint Artistic Director of Produced Moon whose recent work includes a participatory drag king flash mob, a co-created escape room for 8 year olds that teaches them emotional regulation skills, and an immersive show set in a bunker where sci-fi tropes meet complex moral dilemma. Produced Moon is currently mentored by Gob Squad and Punchdrunk. As a director Leo's work spans immersive adventures that unfold simultaneously in virtual and physical realities, a 360 dance film exploring female masculinity and a short comedy film for the National Theatre of Scotland performed, shot and edited entirely through Zoom at the height of lockdown 1. She's one of the 12 UK participants on the pioneering Storyfutures UK-Canada Immersive Exchange for leaders in immersive media.
Rabiya Choudhry was born in Glasgow in 1982 to Scottish and Pakistani parents and studied at
Edinburgh College of Art to MA level, graduating in 2006. Her work is currently on show at the
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow after a major acquisition through the Contemporary Art Society’s Rapid Response Fund in 2020.
Recent work includes ‘ BIG BROON STRESSED OOT EYES’ window commission for Tramway gallery (2020) Coco!Nuts! Solo exhibition at Transmission Gallery in 2018 and the Dundee Contemporary Arts’ exhibition DCA Thomson (2016-17)
Rabiya Choudhry is a visual artist whose work explores the themes of identity and cultural displacement in contemporary British society with a darkly comedic approach. Her work
expresses the complicated coupling of eastern and western cultures in richly vibrant portrayals of the different autobiographical factors present in her own life. She makes paintings; from large scale canvases, miniatures to murals, small painted sculptures to text based artworks and textiles.
Laura is a Liverpool based musician & sound artist.
Her current work involves creating bespoke sound devices, audio walks & composing with field recordings alongside voice & electronic instrumentation, she was recently A.I.R. at Metal Culture, collaborates with collective Friend Or Foe & awarded Brighter Sound’s international commission with composer Mari Sainio; their album will be released in 2021.
Releasing an album as part of Mulu, she has written and performed with artists including The Sparks & Clint Boon.
She holds an MDes in Sound For The Moving Image from Glasgow School Of Art.
Fiona Ormiston began acting whilst living in Los Angeles with
a 2 year scholarship at the Peter Henry Schroeder ‘Method’ acting
studio. Returning to Scotland she continued her studies at the Royal
Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where she graduated in ‘97’.
Since then she has worked in Europe in Theatre, TV and Film and has written, produced and acted in her one woman play ‘Ruth Ellis’ touring Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.
Over the last 23yrs she has also worked as an actor - role playing for
Glasgow/Edinburgh University- Medical and Veterinary Dept,
Psychology and Psychiatry.
The Scottish Police College. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
NHS. Corporate Enterprises.
She has currently just finished filming in the new Irvine Welsh TV production of ‘Crime’.
Jelena Bašić showed an interest in art from an early age. After graduating from the University of Drama and Performance in Mostar, she continued her training as a clown in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Germany and then returned to Mostar to work in the National Theatre as an actor. In Sarajevo Jelena worked in collaboration in the film industry with directors such as Cristoba Krusen, Faysal Soysal as well as Senad Kajic.
Then with a group of friends Jelena became one of the key organisers of the now well renowned Mostar Street Arts Festival.
In 2015 Jelena moved to Scotland where she graduated from Summerhall Edinburgh where she staged and performed her own productions. Jelena has also recently worked at the James Arnott Theatre as well as working with the Voice Box theatre company. Added to this Jelena has also worked with Mischief La Bas in Glasgow as well as performing at festivals such as Knochengorrach, Kelburn, Soulas and Down The Rabbit Hole. As a drama teacher Jelena has also been working within the Scottish Peace and Justice organisation, Inspire Theatre Company and Standing Tall Arts.
iulia isar is a Romanian actor based in Glasgow. Her work is often a subject of devised performance, tragicomedy, Theatre of the Oppressed, epic theatre and the buffoon. iulia is also part of the youth work team at Govanhill Roma Youth Project.