We’re delighted to announce that Situations have been successful in securing funding from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation to support three mid-career artists in the development of their practice within the public realm. Over the coming 18 months we will work with the composer Verity Standen, experimental musician Andy Ingamells and performance artist Claire Cunningham to test and stretch the possibilities of their individual practices.

Verity Standen is a composer, performer and musical director based in Bristol, UK.

Verity’s work primarily explores the human voice and how it can be celebrated and transformed through live performance. Her performance pieces have been presented in theatres and concert venues, galleries and museums, dance festivals and live art programmes, village halls and cafes. Wherever it is performed, music is always at the heart of Verity’s work; she creates sound worlds, often using intricate vocal techniques and rich harmony, and allows the audience to interpret mood and narrative for themselves.

Andy Ingamells is an experimental musician working with alternative methods of composition that question the distinction between composer and performer.

Examples of his work include a 24-hour performance disseminating brief instructions via the internet to be interpreted in over 30 countries worldwide, expanding the notion of musical indeterminacy to read aspects of everyday life as notation, and a five-day performance-journey across Europe inspired by organ music. He has performed his own and other people’s work in venues such as Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ (Amsterdam), Ikon Gallery (Birmingham), El Niu de la Guatlla (Barcelona), Café Oto (London), Del Rex (Berlin), Het Veem Theater (Amsterdam) and Kongernes Lapidarium (Copenhagen).

Claire Cunningham is a performer and creator of multi-disciplinary performance based in Glasgow, Scotland.

One of the UK’s most acclaimed and internationally renowned disabled artists, Cunningham’s work is often rooted in the study and use/misuse of her crutches and the exploration of the potential of her own specific physicality with a conscious rejection of traditional dance techniques (developed for non-disabled bodies) or the attempt to move with the pretence of a body or aesthetic other than her own. A self-identifying disabled artist, Cunningham’s work combines multiple artforms and ranges from the intimate solo show ME (Mobile/Evolution) (2009), to the large ensemble work “12” made for Candoco Dance Company.

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