Through a series of workshops Giles shared his interest in language and layering, and explored the sculptural potential of human relations with the group.
Through play and construction, the work attempts to present a kind of linguistic alchemy, playing with language in order to offer new meanings, connections and rhythms. The collaborative performance functions as an expanded portrait of the group, drawing together personal biographies within one single tangled hive of spoken word and energy.
Ian Giles (b.1985, Gloucester) works between video, performance and sculpture. Recent films explore how human relations create an energy as palpable as traditional sculptural material, that can be collected and negotiated through time based media.
He received MFA Slade School of Fine Art, London 2012 and was LUX Associate Artist 2012/13. Solo exhibitions and projects include: Clay Meditation, Spike Island, Bristol (2016); On Air, Tank.tv (2015); Free Time, Poole Museum, Poole  and The In Between, Carroll/Fletcher, London (2013). Selected group exhibitions and screenings include: m-Health, Cell Project Space, London (2015); Beatrix Kiddo, Global Committee, New York (2015); Videoclub: Selected IV, UK gallery tour including Nottingham Contemporary (2014); Congratulations, you are the most recent visitor, OUTPOST at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2013); 21st Century Screening, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2012); Glasgow International Festival (2012).
More about the artist at www.ian-giles.co.uk