NEWS/ residencies, exhibitions, events and articles
Between April - July 2013, Samantha is Artist in Residence at the Spitalfields City Farm in London.
Please visit her Encounters With Animals blog for more information.
Conteuses: An Evening with Kate Bernheimer
curated by Catriona McAra
hosted by Danielle Arnaud gallery
7 June 2013
with contrubutions from:
Catriona McAra, Kate Bernheimer, Samantha Sweeting, Tessa Fermer, Danielle Arnaud
A History of the World
Herrick Gallery, London
16 May - 2 June 2013
A History of the World is a Lilliputian dialogue drawing together the presentational languages of natural history and the museological in a miniature world of the souvenir.
It is a categorised assembly of the treasures and trinkets of a lifetime. This most personal collection of objects is punctuated by dolls house furniture, which lends giant scale to these tokens of absent bodies and experiences, whilst the recurring presence of nests, eggs and houses draws the object assembly into a naturalist reading of animal gestation and birth.
Through the devices of its presentation, these objects that constitute the creation myth of a single life give way to a history of the world.
text by Luke Rodilosso
The Room Downstairs
performance installation via a long distance telephone line.
Queer City Cinema
Performatorium - Festival of Queer Performance. This year's theme is on orality, the mouth, speaking, singing, language and listening.
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
10 - 12 January 2013
The Hearing Trumpet, with Lynn Lu
Intercept 7:7, curated by David Sanchez
Multiplexer, I520 Fremont Street; Las Vegas, NV USA
1 Nov - 28 Dec 2012
List of artists: Austin Dickson, Shannon Eakins, Margot Herster, Yasmina Chavez, Lynn Lu and Samantha Sweeting, Benjamin Poynter, Heather Younger.
5 Favorites: Tombstones as Art, Halloween Edition
Miss Havisham, Vol. 6 Issue 44, Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2012
Selection of SX70 Polaroids
2012 International Young Photographer's Exhibition
Heaven to Earth
Daegu Photo Biennale
Bongsan Culture Centre
Daegu, South Korea
10 - 28 October 2012
The Whiteness of the Whale
The Moby-Dick Big Read
curated by Philip Hoare and Angela Cockayne
A chapter a day for 135 days from 16 September 2012.
‘I have written a blasphemous book’, said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, ‘and I feel as spotless as the lamb’. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible – and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child – or perhaps its immaculate conception – the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville’s magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.
With artwork and readings by: Tilda Swinton, David Attenborough, John Waters, Susan Hiller, Matthew Barney, Anish Kapoor, and others.
Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run Run Run
Alice in Wonderland
curated by Christoph Benjamin Schulz and Gavin Delahunty, with the assistance of Eleanor Clayton
4 November 2011 - 29 January 2012
Museo d'Arte Moderne e Contemporanae di Trento e Rovereto, Italy
25 February - 3 June 2012
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany
20 June - 30 September 2012
An exhibition looking at the creation of the novels and the enduring influence that they continue to have on artists to this day.
Artists include: Julia Margaret Cameron, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Anna Gaskell, Yayoi Kusama, René Magritte, Pipilotti Rist, Kiki Smith, Jan Svankmajer, Dorothea Tanning, Francesca Woodman, and others.
Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run Run Run, video stills as illustrations alongside Carol Mavor's essay, 'Between Eating and Loving: An Alicious Annotated Fairy Tale', in Alice in Wonderland: Through the Visual Arts catalogue, Gavin Delahunty and Benjamin Schulz, eds (Tate Publishing), 2011.
Selection of SX70 Polaroids
Untitled (Atrocity Exhibitions)
curated by Jack Sargeant and Linsey Gosper
Alaska Projects, Sydney, Australia
22 - 27 August 2012
Drawing on the exploration of the eruption of repressed desires and polymorphic perversions into the everyday hinted at in J G Ballard's experimental novel The Atrocity Exhibition, from where the colloquial title is drawn, this collection of images explores the emergence of new manifestations of the psychosexual unconscious. In these works libidinal outpourings become manifests through unusual fetishes, unleashed urges and images of polymorphic sexuality, all emerging from the collusion of urban zones and economics, amputated urges and personal explorations of seduction and desire.
List of artists:
Romain Slocombe, Lydia Lunch, Tyler Hubby, Samantha Sweeting, Monte Cazazza, Usama Alshaibi, Linsey Gosper
Juliana Putt, 1852, 49 years
Herrick Gallery London
private view 28 June, 6-9pm
exhibition continues 29 June - 12 August 2012
Herrick Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of artists' plates in an exciting variety of shapes, sizes & media transformed into unique artworks especially for the gallery's inaugural show.
Frida Alvinzi, Angela Cockayne, Adam Dant, Tessa Farmer, Bob & Roberta Smith, Gavin Turk, Raisa Veikkola, and others.
The Sanctuary of Tears
performance and video installation
Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
7-15 June 2012
The Sanctuary of Tears is a performance installation in which visitors are invited to share earthly sorrows with Samantha in an oversized doll's house puppet theatre. She soothes them with the milky tears of her breasts, as the silhouette of their confessions are cast in shadow on the walls of the house. A mechanical pump plays on endless loop as a white lamb suckles and the milks continues to fall.