The studio, the gallery, the coffee shop, the home, the street: a series of talks with They Are Here

Over the course of their residency at Studio Voltaire, artists Helen Walker and Harun Morrison (They Are Here) will organise a series of talks at key locations relevant to their practice. These sites will emphasise the role of locality within their work, as well as questioning how location affects thought and process.

For this, the first talk in the series, the artists will be in conversation with artist Rosalie Schweiker, discussing how locality affects practice. Subsequent talks will take place at Studio Voltaire, a favourite coffee shop, Harun’s boat and the roof of Helen’s flat.

In Residence is a new strand of the Participation Programme which supports artists with a particular focus on public and social practice, connecting the gallery with our locality over an extended period of time.

They Are Here (f. 2006) is a collaborative practice steered by Helen Walker and Harun Morrison. They are currently based in London and on the River Lea. Their work can be read as a series of context specific games. The entry, invitation or participation can be as significant as the game’s conditions and structure. Through these games, they seek to create ephemeral systems and temporary, micro-communities that offer an alternate means of engaging with a situation, history or ideology. They Are Here work across media and types of site, particularly civic spaces. Institutions they have developed or presented work include: CCA Glasgow, Furtherfield, Grand Union, Konsthall C (Stockholm), Southbank Centre, South London Gallery, STUK (Leuven, Belgium) and Tate Modern.

Rosalie Schweiker “According to her 2017 work policy, Rosalie Schweiker does not have or use a bio.”