We must be still and still moving
Into another intensity
T. S. Eliot The Four Quartets
Still Moving is an artist collective that is process-oriented. Through collaboration and embedded research, they remain open to the possibilities that they will come into contact with what they do not already know, or may have forgotten. They are intrigued by how interactions with other epistemologies infect and influence one another and offer up new possibilities and ways of being that nurture forms of living. Founded by three artists, Laura Hopes, Martin Hampton and Léonie Hampton, who met when they were 13, they live in Devon, UK. Inspired by the artist Louise Bourgeois who said ‘It is not about the medium, it is about what you are trying to say’, their work emerges in diverse forms, including sculpture, film, photography, performance, installation, music, the spoken and printed word.
Léonie has an internationally acclaimed art practice. She studied Art history, specialising in contemporary European and American art, and is a part time AL Associate lecturer in photography at LCC London. Martin studied architecture at the Bartlett and visual anthropology at Goldsmiths. He is a maker of films and sculptures, and a grower of vegetables. Laura is an artist and post-doctoral researcher, focusing upon the relationship between climate change and colonisation.
Still Moving was originally set up for workshops and in-conversations with internationally acclaimed artists and incorporated as Still Moving Projects CIC in 2019.
AWARDS/ GRANTS/ COMMISSIONS
2023: Selected for Artist is resident at King College London, Beyond Triffids: Plants without Prejudice, UK
2023: Selected for the BFI Peninsula Producers Network, Pheonix, Exeter UK
2022: When Land Becomes Soil, Science New Wave Award, Warner Media USA
2022: Pharmakon, Permanent sculpture commission, MRC CMM University of Exeter, UK
2022: Community Light sculptures, Plymouth Culture commission, UK
2021: NO NEW WORLDS, COP26, Glasgow, Greenpeace International grant, UK
2021: COP26 Interventions, Glasgow, National Lottery Funding grant, UK
2020: Photographic series Touch for The Box State of Emergency commission, UK
2018: Plymouth Culture Arts grant for Speedwell, a Mayflower 400 commission, UK
2018: Arts Council England grant for Speedwell, a Mayflower 400 commission, UK
INSTALLATIONS / EXHIBITIONS
2023: Upcoming Exhibition April-May In tution at The Plough arts Center, Torrington, UK.
2023: Still Moving Archive Room, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, UK
2022: Pharmakon, Permanent sculpture installed at University of Exeter, UK
2022: Zenae, film collaboration, Islands of Women, screened at Tate St Ives, Cornwall, UK
2022: Worldling, film on exhibition in Foto Forum, Bolzano, Italy
2022: Worlding, film screened at Cast, Cornwall, UK
2022: LOVE IS THE HIGHEST ECONOMY, installation at Exeter Phoenix, UK
2021: COP intervention LOSS + DAMAGE, COP26, Glasgow, UK
2021: NO NEW WORLDS, Graving Docks, Glasgow, UK.
2021: TO BE HEARD. Anne’s Garden, G7 Installation, Carbis Bay, UK.
2020: Speedwell: NO NEW WORLDS, Mount Batten breakwater, Plymouth, UK.
2020: hold me beside you, installation Plymouth Art Weekender, UK
2020: Speedwell: NO NEW WORLDS, Mount Batten breakwater, Plymouth, UK
After graduating in Art History at University College London and SOAS in 2000, specialising in contemporary European and American art, she continued her studies in Photography at the London College of Communication where she now works as a Part-Time tutor of MA Photography.
Léonie's work has won numerous awards. She has exhibited in solo and group shows including the U.K. France, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Austria, Italy and Canada and has been exhibited and collected by Museums such as the MNAM – Centre Pompidou (Paris) MACRO- Museum of Contemporary Art (Rome), Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome) MEP Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris) Successive projects have been funded by The Arts Council, Wellcome Trust and the British Council. In 2011, her award-winning 184-page book In the shadow of things was published by Contrasto (Italy)
Alongside her work within Still Moving recently completed an Arts Council England funded film project Islands of Women, screened at Tate St Ives, August 2022.
2021: Artist in residency with by MRC CMM University of Exeter, funded by Wellcome trust
2020: Commissioned by RAMM (Exeter) for A Language of Seeds, exhibition in 2021
2019: Arts Council England grant for Islands of Women film project
2019: Nominated for a Prix Pictet Award. Geneva, Switzerland
2018: Awarded a Plymouth Culture Arts grant for Speedwell
2018: Awarded an Arts Council England grant for Speedwell
2017: XV Edizione della Commissione. Roma, Italy
2015: Nominated for a Prix Pictet Award. Geneva, Switzerland
2012: Awarded a Wellcome Trust Small Arts Grant. London, UK
2011: In the shadow of things nominated for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. London, UK
2010: Winner of the Prix Montblanc. L'Insense. France
2009: Winner of the Foam KLM Paul Huf Award. Amsterdam, Netherlands
2008: Winner of the F Award. Milano, Italy
2008: Inge Morath Award Finalist. USA
2007: Winner of the Arts Foundation Fellowship for Photography. London, UK
2007: Selected by the Magenta Foundation for publication. Toronto, Canada
2006: Selected for the Joop Swart World Press Masterclass. Amsterdam, Netherlands
2005: Awarded 15-month scholarship at Fabrica Italy, by the Benetton Group to collaborate on the Les Yeux Ouvert exhibition at Centre Pompidou in Paris. Treviso, Italy
2004: Winner of a Jerwood Photography Award. London, UK
2004: Selected as one of the 30 Emerging Photographers by Photo District News. New York, USA
2003: Winner of the Ian Parry Memorial Scholarship. London, UK
2003: Winner of the Tom Webster Award. London, UK
2003: Winner of the Metro Bursary Award. London, UK
2023: 'A Language of Seeds', Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, UK
2022: Matter at Hand, mid career photographic retrospective, Bolzano, Italy
2021: A Language of Seeds, RAMM museum. Curated by Lara Goodband. Exeter, UK
2018: Mend, Italian Cultural Institute. Curated by Marco Delogu. London, UK
2017: Mend, MACRO (Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma). Curated by Marco Delogu and Flavio Scollo. Roma, Italy
2017: An archive in your pocket, Cinema Rediscovered, Watershed. Curated by Mady Probst. Bristol, UK
2012: Anger, Tenderness and Joy, Galerie Kahmann. Amsterdam, NL
2011: In the shadow of things, Fondazione Forma. Curated by Alessandra Mauro. Milan, Italy
2009: In the shadow of things, Foam (Fotografiemuseum) Curated by Colette Olof. Amsterdam, Netherlands
2007: In the shadow of things, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. Curated by Marco Delogu. Roma, Italy
2019: Mend as part of The Rome commission at the Museum of Rome, in April.
2019: Who’s looking at the family, now? Photo50, London Art Fair. Curated by Tim Clarke
2018: Eternal City. The Photographic collection of The Royal Institute of British Architects. Curated by Marco Luliano and Valaria Carullo. Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, Gabriella Musto, Roma, Italy.
2018: A New Beginning, Protein Studios. Curated by Rebecca McClelland and Breaking Barriers. London, UK
2017: UPTONOW: Fabrica Photography. Landskrona festival. Scandinavia
2017: UPTONOW: Fabrica photography. Fotografia Europea festival. Reggio Emilia, Italy
2016: In the shadow (Ap), iDocs, Watershed. Curated by Judith Aston and Mandy Rose. Bristol UK
2015: Way we live / Wie wir Leben, KUNST HAUS WIEN. Curated by Verena Kaspar Eisern and Charlotte Desaga. Vienna, Austria
2015: In the shadow (Ap) The Rooms. Bristol UK
2014: Slideshow - In the shadow of things. Landskrona festival, curated by Engstrom. Scandinavia
2014: In the shadow (Ap), iDocs. Curated by Judith Aston and Mandy Rose. Bristol, UK
2014: In the shadow (Ap), Encounters Film Festival. Curated by Rich Warren. Bristol, UK
2013: Festival of Photography, MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma) Curated by Marco Delogu. Rome, Italy
2012: Hijacked 111. QUAD gallery, Format Photography festival. Curated by Louise Clements. Derby, UK
2012: Firecracker. Curated by Fiona Rogers. London, UK
2012: Magenta show, Toronto Book Fair. Toronto, Canada
2012: Fishbar. Curated by Olivia Arthur and Philipp Ebeling. London, UK
2011: Paris Foto (Galerie Kahmann, Amsterdam). Paris, France
2009: 6x6 Women, Studio La Citta. Curated by Enrico Bossan and Maria Rosa Sossai. Verona, Italy
2009: Just around the corner Capalbio Fotografia. Curated by Marco Delogu, Capalbio, Italy
2008: Artissima (Galleria VM21, Rome). Turin, Italy
2008: Views in collaboration with Emma Macfarlane. Shunt Arches. London, UK
2006: London Stories. Curated by Robin Maddock. Shoreditch Town Hall. London, UK
2005: Les Yeux Ouvert. Centre Pompidou. Paris, France
2004: Jerwood Photography Award. Open Eye Gallery. Liverpool, UK
2003: Jerwood Photography Award (Escape in Israel) Jerwood Space, London, UK
2003: The Ian Parry Award. Curated by Rebecca McClelland. Camera Press. London, UK
Laura Hopes has recently been awarded an Artistic Practice Research AHRC-funded PhD with the University of Plymouth entitled Being Vulnerable: Distances of the Sublime Anthropocene. Her research project focuses upon the relationship between climate change and colonisation. She explores a methodology built around the idea of the ‘vulnerable practitioner’, focusing upon a process of decolonising the Anthropocene. Drawing from existing and historic modes of knowledge; open to failure; seeking collaboration and acceptant of unknowns; her practice has become a much slower, lengthier process, where assumptions are constantly challenged - obstacles to be unpicked. Through extensive collaboration within the collective Still/Moving and with academics and experts in diverse fields, her expanded practice encompasses writing, conversations, film, performance, installation and multi-disciplinary exchange.
2022: Undercut, Under KARST, BAS9 fringe event KARST studioholders
2020: Speedwell installation, Mayflower 400 commission. Plymouth, UK
2020: And the Crowd Goes Wild publication/ film screening. B-Side Festival. Portland, UK
2019: Otolith installation, AiR commission. National Marine Aquarium. Plymouth, UK
2019: Lacuna, Unbounded Exhibition. Eden Project. Cornwall, UK
2019: Ruins: Theorem exhibition and symposium. Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin. Cambridge, UK
2019: Performance commission, Surrender! (Part 2) with Preston Street Union. Exeter, UK
2018: Not to be Taken, Sluice Exchange at the Kühlhaus. Berlin, Germany
2018: Marginalia, Ingenious Soil, Being Human Festival commission. Exeter, UK
2018: And the Crowd Goes Wild sound installation, B-Side commission. Portland, UK
2018: Performance commission, Surrender! with Preston Street Union. Exeter, UK
2018: Crazywell, Od Festival, UK
2018: Not to be Taken, Mount Florida x PAC home screening. CAA. Glasgow, UK
2018: Vertex+Reflex, Artistic Research Will Eat Itself Exhibition. KARST. Plymouth, UK
2017: Crazywell performance, PEP Postgraduate Conference, On the Moors. Dartmoor, UK.
2017: Tank screening, Liquid. AQB. Budapest, Hungary
2016: Lacuna screening, Inland Festival. Future Project. Redruth, UK
2016: Lacuna installation, The Weather Station Part II. B-Side Festival. Dorset, UK
2016: Tank screening, Liquid, Fringe Arts Bath. Artspace 101. Plymouth, UK
2015:Ghost Stream, What were you looking for? Armada Way. Plymouth, UK
2015: Cargo: The Island, Lasalle College of the Arts. Singapore
2015: Miasma sculpture commission, Above, Hamilton House. Bristol, UK
2015: Unheimlich collages: For Collage, Print House Gallery, London
2014: Walking the Line, Plymouth Arts Centre. Plymouth, UK
2014: Source, Bornshorts Film Festival, Experimental Film Category. Denmark
2014: Cinematik Piestany Film Festival, Short Films Category. Slovakia
2014: Bodies of Water film screening, Royal West of England Academy. Bristol, UK
2013: Ghost Stream installation Art at Yarner, Yarner Woods. Bovey Tracey, UK
SELECTED COMMISSIONS, PAPERS, EVENTS
2020: And the Crowd Goes Wild - HLF funded publication and film, B-Side. Portland, UK
2020: CSNI artist presentation, Borough Art Gallery, South Bank University. London, UK
2020: Marginalia: Performance Lecture; Unbounded talk, Porthmeor Studios. St Ives, UK
2020: Ruins paper, Theorem Publication, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin. Cambridge, UK
2020: Vertex+Reflex paper, Hybrid Labs Publication, Aalto University. Helsinki, Finland
2019-20: Artist in Residence: National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, UK
2019: Surrender! (Part 2) PSU commission, Exeter, UK
2019: Marginalia paper, Land/Water Conference, University of Plymouth, UK
2019: Vertex+Reflex paper, University of Aalto Hybrid Labs Publication, Finland
2018: Pattern, Open Theatre Practice, Dublin, Eire. Funded by Arts Council Ireland
2018: Exeter Phoenix artist talk. Exeter, UK
2018: Ingenious Soil screening/talk and soil workshop, Being Human Festival. Exeter, UK
2018: Poetic Places Workshop, Being Human. University of Exeter, UK
2018: Assistant Producer, Take A Part Social Making Symposium. UK
2018: Vertex+Reflex paper presented, Hybrid Labs, University of Aalto. Helsinki, Finland
Martin Hampton studied Architecture at the Bartlett, UCL. Specialising in speculative designs in extreme locations, he designed an architecture for the moon, and imagined floating structures for tidal zones that would reconfigure themselves twice a day.
He co-founded Squint/Opera with architect Will Alsop, a production studio that uses film to communicate radical architectural ideas. One of their first films, Picture a City, was acquired by MOMA New York jointly by the film and architecture departments.
Since 2006 Martin has worked independently as a director, making films about artists for Tate, Christies, and Whitechapel Art Gallery, bringing together his interest in challenging art with a desire to communicate. This has led to inspiring encounters with world renowned artists such as Gerhard Richter, Nan Goldin and William Klein. In 2008, in a move towards documentary filmmaking, he completed an MA in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths College London, and his graduation film Possessed won support from the British Council and awards at several international film festivals including Emir Kusturica’s Kustendorf Film Festival. In tandem with his client-based work, Martin maintains an independent film practice. Projects include Gentle Oblivion, a long term investigation of his sister’s experience of Alzheimer’s Disease, and DreamWalking, a film about the Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi.
Still Moving provides an opportunity for Martin to bring together his diverse interests and skills, whereby the lived experience of a structure and its form are conceived as a dynamic whole.
SELECTED FILM WORK, EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES, SCREENINGS
2019: Incorporated Still Moving Projects as a CIC
2018: Commissioned by Mayflower 400 for Project Speedwell / (NO) NEW WORLDS. Mayflower 2020. Received ACE funding for project.
2017: Collaborated as DP on 3 films with artist Laura Hopes. Lacuna: the colour of distance, Crazywell and Not to Be Taken
2015: Mentoring young filmmakers for Channel Four’s RANDOM ACTS strand’s North East project in collaboration with Tyneside Cinema’s outreach scheme
2015: Directed and produced Dreamwalking, documentary about photographer Rinko Kawauchi for Austrian Museum Kunst Haus Vienna
2015: Produced photography workshop for Still/Moving with photographer Rinko Kawauchi with Kunst Haus Vienna
2014: Directed and filmed NAN GOLDIN Tateshot for Tate Media
2014: Directed/produced Swarovski Whitechapel ART ICON Award film, Whitechapel Gallery
2013: Director of Photography: “Shooting Ourselves”, independent feature documentary produced by Substans Film
2012: Directed artist portrait films for Tate, Christies, Whitechapel Gallery, Leighton House Museum
2011: Directed and filmed GERHARD RICHTER: PANORAMA Tate Media.
2009: MICROSOFT BABIES: Directed, produced and filmed 8 x Three Minute Wonders for Channel 4 with Yipp Films.
2008: Possessed selected by British Council for Short Film Support Fund
2005: Squint/Opera film Picture a City exhibited in the Groundswell Exhibition at MOMA, New York. Subsequently acquired for permanent collection
2001: Formed Squint/Opera film production company
At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.
T. S. Eliot
Burnt Norton from The Four Quartets