Cole & Joslin
Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin have been collaborating since 2017, their approach is to make work through conversation and workshops with others, exploring lived experiences within a supportive, experimental framework. These social art encounters lead to the making of co-authored video, drawings, texts, images, performances, installations and presentations.
Over the last four years their work includes The Change, an experiment in archive film, green screen and movement, STUCK, a silent dance video made in 360 and shown in a crystal ball format, STATIC, a 360 video and Messy Business, six short films made with survivors of domestic violence.
Screenings/exhibitions and commissions including People United, The National Trust, Videoclub's Third Thursdays, Tate Modern, Electric Medway Festival, Fabrica, Cine-City Festival, Brighton, New Digital Planetarium, Athens & Courage Film Festival, and Courage Festival (semi-finalists), Berlin.
Sarah Cole also works as a Senior Lecturer on the BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, UAL.
Annis Joslin is also co-director of Corridor, a participatory arts organisation based in the South East, is lead artist with Turner Prize nominated (2021/2) Project Art Works and has an MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts.
Cole & Joslin
Selected Exhibtions and Screenings
Third Thursdays/ Video Club
STUCK - Commissioned by Third Thursdays, a public art, film, projections and performance event in Brighton.
Supported by Arts Council England
For more information, go to Third Thursdays website
Athens Digital Arts Festival
Static screened at the New Digital Planetarium, Athens as part of Extended Realities programme
STATIC shown in libraries, cafes and a film night as part of Electric Medway, a 10-day arts programme held in a variety of locations, with artworks and activities including virtual reality, streamed performances, animation, projection and sound.
Museum of Ordinary People
Home Group exhibition at Phoenix Arts Space, part of the Brighton Festival, 2021.
We exhibited a video Burn, from Messy Business and a new drawing, Throne, made during STATIC.
Arts Council Project Grant
Awarded an Arts Council of England project grant to make a 360 film STATIC. Also recipients of an a-n Bursary and a residency at Fusebox, Wired Sussex, Brighton.
Fabrica Gallery, Residency
The Light and the Load - a nine screen installation made during a Making Spaces Residency at Fabrica, Brighton.
January 2018 - January 2019
Messy Business, People United
Commissioned by People United to work with Joining Hands Joining Hearts over one year. the projected culminated in Messy Business, a single screen film made from six shorts.
With screenings at Social Art Network in Sheffield (Nov 2018, as work-in-progress) and at Sittingbourne’s Avenue Theatre (December 2018, for an audience of participants and their families). CINECITY, Courage Film Festival, Berlin (semi-finalists) and Tate Exchange, as part of the Social Art Network.