08/08 2022

Summer Sessions 2022: Work in Progress Showing & Artist Talk with Brianna Leatherbury


During the second day of 24th edition of Media Mediterranea festival that took place on August 5th 2022, at the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD), Brianna Leatherbury, an artist based in Amsterdam, showed their work in progress and gave artist talk with Q&A about their process and the residency in Pula.



During the event, Leatherbury exhibited their video installation which is the first stage of a larger project in progress entitled ”Liquidation”. “Liquidation” is a hybrid site-specific installation and film that documents the Netherland’s dispossession of certain histories and industries through its real estate. The installation consists of a greenhouse humidifier inhabiting several properties owned and auctioned by the Dutch Government online. Instead of water, the humidifier rhythmically fills these buildings with a mist of artificial sweat. Liquidation documents the historical dispossession of each building by its state for profit, with the humidifier as the ghostly and efficient protagonist. It collapses these different spaces and temporalities, as well as the economies they were attached to, into one hybrid virtual space.



The presented work in progress is part of the Summer Sessions network, as a co-production of Metamedia and V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media. Summer Sessions is an international network for talent development that offers residency programs for emerging artists, a productive atmosphere, quality production, and professional feedback in jumpstarting or developing professional art projects.



Brianna Leatherbury is an artist based in Amsterdam, which recent work begins with research that is both personal and structural. They create abstract systems that explore the material effects of economic forces through individual relationships. Using a combination of sculpture, performance, and documentation, their works are testimonies to the effects of our contemporary economies, interrogating presence and seeking new opportunities of relation. Leatherbury received the BFA from The Cooper Union in New York and completed a Fulbright Student Research award in Moscow, where they also held a residency at Gallery Elektrozavod. They recently participated in De Ateliers in Amsterdam.




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