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New Site for Beatrice Jarvis. Choreographer, Photographer and Urban researcher


This is a post to update and inform of my current practice:

I am now using a new site to reflect my work,
Please go to

http://beatricejarvis.wordpress.com/

This is a site which details both blog posts and some overviews of current practice and research.

I have set up a new research initiative called Urban Research Forum, for further information please mail urbanresearchforum@googlemail.com

This is for artists, architects, urban designers, cultural researchers, sociologists, anthropologists and all with an urban interest. This will start with quarterly seminars and a series of collaborative exhibitions and performances. I am keen that to create space for cross over collaboration and conversations which are free from constraint of departmentalization. I am keen to develop a platform that encourages debate, discussion and discourse and remains as open as possible. This forum will attempt to make a platform to encourage connections between people and place through investigation, exploration, pilot projects and the arts. We can aim to present solutions through experiment and plausibility studies to develop user based, public participation projects by means of a consultation process to enrich the meaning of architectural space. Collaboration, discourse and intellectual inquiry are seminal to this concept. The city of London will effectively be a live laboratory for social and spatial research of urban space use developing from this research innovative and interactive future space use programs.

Curent Events:


Kiss Me Miss Me at the Rag Factory. Saturday July 18th:
Choreographic Viusal Performance Installation by Beatrice Jarvis
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Un:Place at Jerwood Space
A curation by Beatrice Jarvis


An exhibition of personal cartographies and urban responses.

Alys Williams / Benjamin Bailey / Seecum Cheung / Ilona Sagar / Dana Macpherson / Inzajeano Latif.


Exhibition: Wednesday 3 June – Monday 20 July.
Private view: June 5th 5.30 to 7.30.
Open: Monday – Friday 9 – 5pm, Saturday 11 – 3pm


‘A city of dreams, memories, images and traces, mapped and aligned, created and destroyed. Fragments of shadows move to form this place, unknown as to their mastery in this map, unsure as to how they will unite and stand to form geography. This is a city that rises and falls, narrative and sublime, distracted and concrete. We walk this stony labyrinth, unsure as to our path, seeking to find, but finding anything we can cast our eyes to, our map, our place, and a landscape of new form.’(Beatrice Jarvis)


(Image by Beatrice Jarvis)

Un: Place is the first group show in the Café space, guest-curated by Beatrice Jarvis. Six artists have each created a piece of work that responds directly to the landscape of Jerwood Space, an iconic building situated in the heart of bustling Bankside. This reclaimed area between London Bridge and Waterloo is steeped in fragmented traces of lingering history, where passages of time are lost in hidden corners and marked histories are glimpsed on decaying facades. Once again though, it is an area of dynamic interaction and cultural interchange, exemplified by these six emerging artists communicating their response to the city landscape.

The pieces in exhibition use the figurations of the Café space and respond sensitively to its architectural formations and social pathways. It aims to inspire visitors to make a more mindful negotiation of place and to create personal geographies as a result of their interaction with the works displayed. It is designed to re-evaluate the traditional confines of a gallery space and encourage visitors to develop their environmental perceptions in what could be termed a psychogeographical fashion.

More broadly, the exhibition forms an exploration of culture and space, creating the potential for a personal regeneration through refreshed perception and creativity.

This exhibition is curated by Beatrice Jarvis. A free urban seminar will accompany this exhibition on Wednesday 10 June 10am to 6pm. This day-long workshop explores the nature of the city as creative stimulus. For further information contact: beatrice.jarvis@jerwoodspace.co.uk 020 7654 0171 www.jerwoodspace.co.uk www.jerwoodvisualarts.org

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Current Bio


Beatrice Jarvis - (Dartington College of Arts 2005-8 Choreography and Visual Arts BA hons First Class)

Beatrice is an urban space creative facilitator, choreographer and researcher. She utilises key concepts of choreography and visual arts methodologies with the intention to develop, original doctoral research on the connections between choreography and urban cultures. Her practice merges essential techniques in a sociological framework of critical perspectives. Beatrice is currently a visiting lecturer at various town planning and architecture departments in London developing a platform for the conceptual and physical integration of urban planning, sociology and choreography leading to practical social creative implementation. Beatrice is keen to create platforms social interaction using urban wastelands and reflections on urban habitation as a creative resource. Currently Beatrice works with Jerwood Space, and Balancing Act to develop key arts research projects with social and practical outputs. Beatrice has recently initiated a new urban forum: Urban Research Forum for artists, architects, urban designers, cultural researchers, sociologists, anthropologists and all with an urban interest. This is conducted through seminars, workshops, performances and exhibitions. Collaboration, discourse and intellectual inquiry are seminal to this concept. The city of London will effectively be a live laboratory for social and spatial research of urban space use developing from this research innovative and interactive future space use programs through creativity. Beatrice will be affiliated to Centre of Community and Urban Research, Goldsmiths in October 09.


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