Tuesday Talk - Serena Korda
The Tuesday Talks programme, curated by Lancaster Arts and Lancaster University's Fine Art Department, invites artists, thinkers and curators to explore an aspect of their practice in a lunch-hour.
Serena Korda (London) lives and works in London. She studied at Middlesex University and completed her MA in Printmaking at Royal College of Art in 2009.
Through large-scale ensemble performances, film and sculpture she examines the secret life of objects and our latent desire to find pleasure in fear. Underpinning her practice is a search to find and highlight ritual in the everyday developed through encounters, conversations and the researching of abandoned histories. Audiences are often encouraged to participate at some point in her process creating collective experiences that often focus on the forgotten and overlooked.
She recently had a solo exhibition Aping the Beast at Camden Arts Centre, London and The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool. Her films and performances have been shown in various exhibitions including: Laid to Rest, Dirt: The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life, Wellcome Collection, London (2011); ‘Spaces for the Imagination’ Turner Contemporary, Margate (2011); and The Library of Secrets, New Art Gallery Walsall; Whitstable Biennale (2008/2009). In 2012 she had a residency at Camden Arts Centre for which she produced a performance: ‘Decosa,Tradition Stockholm, keifer pin’. In 2012 she created W.A.M.A The Work as Movement Archive, a public artwork for Barton Hill Bristol.
Serena Korda, The Hosts, Ectoplasmic Variations, 2015. Installation view, Rhubaba, Edinburgh. Photo credit: Tom Nolan