Arts and Culture Artist CommissionsCommissions
Arts and Culture has selected three
creative projects, working with practitioners of differing disciplines, to
explore and create artistic responses to the theme of ‘Urgency’.
Each creative practitioner will be undertaking their commission between April and July 2019, and spending time on their artistic enquiries both on and off Campus, taking opportunities to draw on academic research to inform their work.
Final work will be shared through a series of events, workshops and presentations, as well as online.
Commissioned artists are:
Catherine Cartwright is a multi-disciplinary artist, working primarily with printmaking, drawing and film, often exploring socio-political issues. The theme she has chosen for her commission is “Automatic Facial Recognition versus the Liminal Portrait-Mask” – an exploration of the ethics of automatic facial recognition and its possible impact on our future behaviour.
Find out more about Catherine’s artist commission here.
In her artist commission ‘VR Exploration Lab’, choreographer and dancer Joumana Mourad will bring together technology, the arts and science, to unlock our bodies’ potential. She aims to consider the body and movement from a range of perspectives: What is the future of the human body? What is the future of mobility and our movements? Is the body being desensitised in our modern world? How can we make the human body future proof?
Find out more about Joumana's artist commission here.
Fiona Benson and Mair Bosworth
‘In the Company of Insects’ will be an audio programme of work that celebrates insects and responds to urgent insect events created by poet Fiona Benson and sound artist and radio producer Mair Bosworth. Recordings of the new poems will be interwoven with passages of prose, spoken word by researchers and non-academics who have witnessed mass insect migrations, emergences or illuminations, and are alive to the wonder of these events.
Image: 'River bug' copyright Fiona Benson