DEVELOPING YOUR CREATIVE PRACTICE AWARD, ARTS COUNCIL / 2019
This funding will allow me to create a new, mature body of work that fully resolves ideas presented in my recent work-in progress exhibition 'Everything We Call Real'. I plan to make a sustained investigation of the relationship between reality and individual identity, drawing on photography's means to observe and document place, people and performance.
DIY16 - THE PARTY CALLS YOU / 2019
DIY16 is opportunities for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists, for artists. Selected as a participant for Tim Jeeves & Lena Simic: The Party Calls You.
NEW EXHIBITION OPENS 22nd February 2019
‘Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real’,
Preview: Friday 22 February. 6–8pm
Open: Saturday 23 February, 11-5pm
Caitlin Griffiths presents new photographic work-in-progress made following her residency to the Niels Bohr archive in Copenhagen. Starting from Niels Bohr’s Copenhagen Interpretation which theorized that reality is only summoned into existence through the act of looking at it, Griffiths’ aims to draw parallels between observation theory and identity formation.
Taking its title from an often shared Niels Bohr's quote (on the nature of Quantum Physics), the exhibition explores the relationship between reality and individual identity through two new series which draw on photography's means to observe and document place, people and performance.
RESIDENCY AT BOHR ARCHIVE, COPENHAGEN
I have received Arts Council funding to undertake a preliminary research residency at the Bohr Archive in Copenhagen to observe
(through drawing, photography and audio interviews) the items and staff at the archive. This research and development project is to investigate observation theory through the relationship of a visual arts practice and history of quantum physics.
NEW EXHIBITION OPENS 15th February 2018
Swiss Cottage Gallery, London
While we belong to ourselves a little bit of us belongs to everyone
15 February - 14 April 2018
Following a period of research with a diverse group of experts, including a clairvoyant, a writer, an impressionist, a cognitive anthropologist, a community psychologist, a neuroscientist and a tulpamancer, artist Caitlin Griffiths presents her new exhibition: While we belong to ourselves, a little bit of us belongs to everyone. Drawing from their knowledge and experience this exhibition investigates how we build our identities, navigate our wellbeing and relate to other people. A number of key themes are threaded throughout the work, as the artist explores the areas of romantic love, connection and healing.
Using performance, installation, photography and film, as well as text-based media, the artist exposes how our identity formation comes into being through a complex arrangement of social, emotional, cultural and political formations and asks if an increased understanding of how we build our identities can have a positive impact our well-being.
The artist would like to thank Andrew Lightheart, Andrew Lancaster, Carrie Kirkpatrick, Dr Daniel Fulton, Firiro, Grant Gillespie, Dr Nina Browne and Dr Samuel Veissière.
For more information visit: http://www.lovecamden.org/index.php/while-we-belong-ourselves-little-bit-us-belongs-everyone