June and July 2019 residency artist Abigail Clemens is an interdisciplinary artist based in San Francisco. Influenced by the fleetingness of everyday life, as well as her interracial upbringing, her work is a meditation on the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, and nationality. Primarily working across animation, oil painting, and sound production, she continues to explore narrative and ethnographic modes of research. Her passion for food and love of quirky family photos are the basis for much of her recent work.
Josie Rae is an artist and art educator based between London, Glasgow and Ho Chi Minh City. Her current work explores impossible intimacies, the hyperreal and the microscopic gaze.
She has been documenting amusement parks and themed leisure spaces in and around Ho Chi Minh City, through an ongoing series of video and 35mm photographic work.
Josie has been recording the life cycles of Vietnam’s leisure spaces, and how these relate to a country’s shifting presentations of itself. She often examines what she finds through magnification, staining and inversion. Influenced by microscopic methods, she often floods an image with a ‘false’ colour palette, in order to reveal its latent properties.”