Claire Louise Staunton
Claire Louise Staunton is a curator and researcher based in London. She is Director of Flat Time House, a small gallery, archive and institute in the house and studio of the late artist, John Latham. Claire Louise is also Curator with Inheritance Projects. Her interest in heritage and the politics of history-making led her to establish Inheritance in 2007. Inheritance is a curatorial group working with artists and writers to explore specific contexts where research can act as a mode of practice. Claire Louise's early projects involved music in the art context and she was Music Co-Curator at Whitechapel Gallery from 2005-2007. Following a PGDip and MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmith's College London she has curated exhibitions and intitiated projects inside and outside institutions internationally. She is a visiting lecturer at UCL Museum Studies, a guest lecturer at Central St Martin's, Goldsmith's College, Linkoping Universitet and Guangzhou Fine Art Academy. Claire Louise writes for a number of paper and on-line publications including Frieze and rhizome.org. Her research interests focus on the social imaginary, the idea of a "fictional public", temporal contingencies, migrancy and newness as a condition for art making.
Laura Guy is a curator and researcher based between London and the North of England. She is undertaking funded PhD research in MIRIAD, Manchester School of Art, and holds an MA from Durham University's Centre for Advanced Photography Studies. As a curator and researcher her interests include the emotional, social and political dimensions of history making; photography and its communities in 20th century Britain; the new british photography and TEN.8 magazine 1979 - c. 1993. She has also curated and contributed to various freelance projects, most recently That Is, These Scenes (published by mac, Birmingham, 2010-12), 01 (North East Photography Network, University of Sunderland & the Lit & Phil, Newcastle, 2012), and The Legacy of TEN.8 and Art & the City symposiums (both mac, Birmingham, 2011). She is an Associate Lecturer in Art History at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Becky joined Inheritance Projects in 2010 as Research and Projects Assistant. She is a writer and reseacher of visual cultures with a specific interest in art and literature that engages with cultural histories of the built environment. She gained her BA in Photography from Nottingham Trent University and an MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College, London, for which she completed a thesis that gave a philosophical reading of modes of spectatorship and engagement with photographs. She has previously undertaken projects on vernacular photography, collective memory and the archive, for which she has exhibited at the Photographer's Gallery, London and at the Scope Art Fair in London, represented by Saatchi Online. Her current research interests are in notions of place and history making in contemporary artists' film and uncertainty as a formative principle of aesthetic judgment. In 2011 Becky lead a seminar on critical theories in photography at Goldsmiths College, London and in July 2012 she was selected as an exhibiting artist for the Saatchi Online '50 Curators in 50 Days' programme.