February 15, 2021
After the opening: Rehearsal for A Change Gonna Come
For this event Amber invited artist William Kudahl. Together they talked about her new work, how it related to her practice and that precarious stage when a work begins to live its own life with the audience and away from the artist.
Using text, video, sound and social gatherings, Amber Ablett's work looks at the importance of place and belonging to how we live and communicate together, with a focus on how our society shapes, reflects, controls and limits our multifaceted identities. She sees art as a space to connect with questions in our wider society. Whether pop music, folk tales or national anthems, Ablett often returns to look at how song is connected to communality, shared histories and storytelling. Ablett’s research has focused on gathering as an alternative exhibition space; one that is open, based on exchange and shared experience.
Ablett (b. 1986, UK) holds an MFA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design and an MA from Camberwell College of Art, London.
For more information: Amber Ablett's website
William Kudahl is an artist and writer working in a field between sonic and visual arts. His work explores topics such as ephemerality and the in-between, invisibility and the ordinary, and takes shape as sound works, radio broadcasts or written publications.
Amber Ablett , 2021