Jane Mason and Dr Astrid Shrader present

 The Sharing

A sharing of process between artist Jane Mason and Science Studies Scholar Dr Astrid Shrader

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Free entry - booking required

Thornlea - Thornlea, New North Road, Exeter, EX4 4LA

20th July 2016 at 4.30pm

Studio TS3,
University of Exeter.

You are invited to a sharing of process between artist Jane Mason and Science Studies scholar Dr Astrid Schrader. This is made possible through an Exeter University artist residency, exploring ways in which dialogue and movement between academic discourses and choreography meet.

Jane and Astrid have been collaborating around the themes of care, time and vulnerability, each looking after some living bioluminescent dinoflagellates in each of our homes.  The dinos (marine microbes) are tuned to a circadian rhythm, photosynthesizing during the day and glowing bright blue at night when disturbed or interacted with.

The sharing will include vignettes of choreographic materials, some video of the dinos, and reflection on how two non-specialists have connected through the process of keeping them alive. This will be followed by a brief live conversation facilitated by an invited guest. It is not about presenting finished work rather an opportunity to open out the process and engage in a wider discussion around collaboration and the nature of process with the audience.


All are welcome to this free event.  However, as places are limited, please book your ticket in advance here.


Find out more about Jane Mason's residency with Dr Astrid Shrader at the University of Exeter here.

This event is part of the Exeter Enquires Programme, which is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.



For more information about this event please contact Jane Mason: jmason30@hotmail.com