You Speak Of Soft Landing Spheres
LOA OPEN CAll finalist Pietro Bardini
Exhibition 14 - 27 August 2020.
Italian born artist Petro explores the relationship between ICT ( information and communication technologies), the sound of language, and its role in preserving the cultural identity of transnational communities. In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the artist has adopted the original 4- channels sonic landscape installation into a video game. Exhibition handout / Reading materials
LOA: Art Space as Safe Space
On the 20th March, LOA offered up the unoccupied gallery space for medical workers to avoid commuting and allow self-isolate. An NHS reproduction nurse was newly reallocated to the Homerton hospital moved into the gallery on the 2nd April.
In her words:
'Thank you so very much again, honestly I can’t tell you what a relief it has been coming back to rest after shift without having to worry about my beautiful housemates getting poorly. I am very comfortable here! '
She also made us a card on her way out.
It's Not Easy Being Green
LOA OPEN CAll finalist Maria Mahfooz
Exhibition 27 March - 2 April 24/7, 2020. Live stream 5-6 pm daily.
In her first solo exhibition, Maria Mahfooz takes the imagination of a third culture kid and projects it onto a post-net green screen, interrogating ideas of representation and constructions of the self, as well as exploring how she navigates herself both digitally and in real life as a contemporary Muslim woman.
Exhibition Portal / Exhibition Handout/ Stories/
1/4: a talk on miscarriage on mother's day
Join Shona Jones in a relaxed environment for a talk on miscarriage and migration, and view artwork that was cultivated in response to this subject. More information
Workshop: Situated Deepfakes
Deepfake video workshop led by media Artist, researcher and writer Anna Engelhardt (RU-UK).
The donation-based online workshop generated a small amount of fund we put forward to Anna's choice of organisation: SOAS Detainee Support. (Invoice)
Workshop documentation Here. Powerpoint and materials available upon request.
Leave of Absence Gallery is opening its 2020 calendar accepting proposals from artists or curators working around the topic of global identities and transcultural experiences. Submissions will be accepted from now until 30th December 2019. All proposals should be submitted digitally in PDF format to email@example.com
Submission guideline / Floor plan
LOA OPEN CALL 2020 Finalists: Pietro Bardini, Maria Mahfooz, Bianca Hlywa.
Departed ( from a place we've never been )
Exhibition 14 - 20 December 2019.
CREO (J.D Rooney)
Syan MC Yan
In response to the summer of 2019, departing from an imagined community on an island we could no longer visit.
Exhibition hand out. Exhibition view.
3 O'clock: Migration as an act of art, ritual as a method.
LOA nomination #3
Exhibition 18 - 23 October 2019
When the Russian-born British artist Vlada Predelina relocated to the Netherlands in 2019, she felt the strangeness of dislocation resurface as something weirdly familiar.
Exhibition Handout/ Instagram stories
From One Point Out
LOA nomination #2
Alasdair Asmussen Doyle
Exhibition 31 May - 6 June 2019
In May 2018, Australian Alasdair Asmussen Doyle set out for the point furthest away from his birthplace, the antipode (35° 4’ 51.3” N, 41° 8’ 11.5” W). One year on, From One Point Out is a collection of leavings from the failed expedition.
Exhibition Handout /
For Our Present Story To Go On, We Must Now Go Back In Time
LOA nomination #1
Ting Ting Cheng
8 - 17 March 2019, by appointment.
A 30 minutes audio journey in the site specific installation, a result of the artist in residency at LOA.
Exhibition Handout. Excerpt of the documentation. Full documentation available upon request.
11 October - 15 December 2018
A group exhibition of the seeding members where they nominated three artists each in starting of the gallery space. The three nominated artists are comprised of one artist who they know of in person, one who they do not and one who does not have the right to live and work in the UK.
Private view 13 August, 6-9 pm (GMT +1) Zoom room 85082467760
Italian born artist Petro explores the relationship between ICT ( information and communication technologies), the sound of language, and its role in preserving the cultural identity of transnational communities. In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the artist has adopted the original 4- channels sonic landscape installation into a video game.
Sign up for a private view parcel HERE before 6th August to receive supporting materials for the exhibition.
Download portal live on the 13th August.
30 May 2019
In May 2018, Australian Alasdair Asmussen Doyle set out for the point furthest away from his birth place, the antipode (35° 4’ 51.3” N, 41° 8’ 11.5” W). One year on, From One Point Out is a collection of leavings from the failed expedition.
Ting Ting Cheng
8 - 17 March 2019
A 30 minutes audio journey in the site-specific installation.
Excerpt of the documentation. Full documentation available upon request.
Rory Beard / Yu’an Huang / Shona Jones / Kengwu Lin / James Tabbush /
11 October 2018
Leave Of Absence is a new kind of self sustainable art space that exists to explore the relationship between art works and viewers in an age of dematerialised culture and transient movement.
Seed artists private group show.
Rory Beard • Yu'an Huang • Shona Jones • Kengwu Lin • James Tabbush
#1 Ting Ting Cheng
8 - 17th March 2019
Where I am not
#3 Awaiting reply
On pause until Jan 2023
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