▲ Ash McNaughton 

SITE : Citadel Battery, Dover : AUGUST 2

SITE / Citadel Battery, Dover, UK, August 2020, captured by: Matt Mahony-Page

Ash McNaughton (B.1990 / Scotland) is an action based artist currently situated in Folkestone UK 

Their practice is a process-led exploration of materials gesture movement and sound 

Site-responsive durational and ritualistic in nature; Ash implements methods of endurance repetition and resistance to access altered states of being while reaching out into the spaces in-between Their actions encourage a synergetic exchange between their physical psychological and spiritual body and the environments they inhabit 

This practice is an attempt to articulate that which escapes us A poetics of a fluid presence in a fixed world 

 

Ash is a co-organiser of SITE - a platform for collective site-responsive art interventions and a member of the international Anam Cara collective and the Encountering A New Normal community They are Project Assistant at ]performance s p a c e[ (Folkestone) and facilitate workshops which hold Performance Art practice at its core which have been hosted by Grays School of Art Tate Whitechapel Gallery and Middlesex University They obtained their BA Hons in Sculpture from Grays School of Art (2013) and MA in Performance (Contemporary Art Practice) from the Royal College of Art (2018) They have performed within the UK and Europe including: The Aberdeen Art Gallery (Aberdeen Scotland UK) Haddo House Arts Festival (Ellon Scotland UK) Tramway (Glasgow UK) Venice International Performance Artweek (Venice Italy) Electrocamp Festival (Mestre Italy) Revolve Festival (Uppsala Sweden) Whitechapel Gallery (London UK) Tempting Failure (Croydon England UK) and Salvage Festival (Folkestone England UK)

 

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