November 27, 2013
New Antarctic video installations showing at Lumen, part of Winter Shuffle
Lumen is a maze-like exhibition of installations, video, sound, and light, leading visitors through the hidden brooding spaces of St Clement’s Hospital, a former psychiatric hospital and workhouse. A series of exciting and unexpected art interventions marry creativity with resourcefulness, breathing light and sound into the building’s faded Georgian-Victorian grandeur of high ceilings and sweeping staircases.
Artists exhibiting: Tessa Garland, Anne Brodie, Sarah Sparkes, Susan Morris, Juniper Daumier, Paul Insect, Katherine Fry, Bayline Leonard, Anne Robinson, Uliana Apatina
November 21, 2013
Winter Shuffle Festival 5th – 15th Dec is an initiative of The East London Community Land Trust, run by a small group of individuals and aided by hundreds of volunteers. It currently operates on the grounds of St Clements Hospital - a former workhouse and psychiatric hospital in the heart of Mile End.
My video’s will be shown inside the John Denham Building (the front building of St Clements), as part of Lumen.
Open mon – fri 5pm-11pm, sat – sun 10am-11pm
September 26, 2013
House. Chris and Adam, Skyblu, Antarctica. I filmed this back in 2007 during an Antarctic residency, edited it 2013 as part of new series of Antarctic films based on human interaction with the environment at the Antarctic bases.
I have work being shown as part of ‘Landscapes of Exploration’ contemporary British art from Antarctica. Curator: Liz Wells, (Professor in Photographic Culture, Plymouth University)
First shown at Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University, 2012
Ten visual artists including myself, one musician and three writers undertook residencies in the Antarctic between 2001 and 2009, as part of the British Antarctic Survey’s Artists and Writers in Residence Scheme, supported by Arts Council England. Exhibiting artists include Chris Drury, David Wheeler, Neville Gabie, Layla Curtis, Simon Faithful.
‘Breathing Berg’ will be shown as part of a series of 4 video works shown at the Ruskin gallery Oct 4th – Oct 24th
‘Antarctica- a choice?’ 3 of 40. Glass jar collection created by scientists and support staff at Rothera research station in Antarctica when asked to fill the empty glass vessels with whatever they felt best represented their experience of living at the remote base for periods up to 18months. The complete collection can be seen at the Scott Polar Research Institute museum from Oct 4th – Nov 16th 2013
June 14, 2013
November 26, 2012
The beginnings of a new project – Research and Development funded by the Wellcome Trust. Working with my sister Dr Catriona Brodie, in collaboration with Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Professor Martin Conway, Dr Michael Parsons, Dr Caterina Albano, Screen South and Cruse Bereavement Care. Click on Deadmother.com for details
November 5, 2012
Just published ‘Bio Design – Nature, Science, Creativity’, Edited and text by William Myers. foreword by Paola Antonelli, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Published by Thames and Hudson. ‘Exploring the Invisible’ my collaborative Wellcome trust funded project with Dr Simon Park and and Dr Caterina Albano, using bacterial bioluminescence, is one of the projects included. For more details about the project go to www.bioproject.tumblr.com
Bio Design surveys recent design and art projects that harness living materials and processes, presenting bio-integrated approaches to achieving sustainability, innovations enabled by biotechnology, and provocative experiments that deliberately illustrate the dangers and opportunities in manipulating life for human ends. As the first publication to focus on this new phenomenon and closely examine how it fits into the history of architecture, art and industrial design, this volume surveys this shift and contextualizes it through comparisons to previous historic transitions in art and design practices, clarifying its implications for the future.
October 30, 2012
March 28, 2012
Landscapes of Exploration
11/02/2012 to 31/03/2012
10.00am – 5.00pm
Landscapes of Exploration foregrounds the role of contemporary art in examining Antarctica. What perspectives can art offer on this terra incognita, a forbidding environment where the temperature rarely rises above freezing, yet one which for scientists offers a wealth of geological and glacial data including indicators of climate change.
Ten visual artists, one musician and three writers undertook residencies in the Antarctic between 2001 and 2009, under the auspices of the British Antarctic Survey, supported by Arts Council England. This exhibition will bring together for the first time art resulting from the various artistic investigations, offering an opportunity to reflect upon the very different subject matter, media and responses evident in the range of work produced.
An accompanying series of lectures are being run to expand on the artists interpretation of the Scott 100 events.
Curated by Liz Wells University of Plymouth
Publication: Liz Wells, ed. Landscapes of Exploration. University of Plymouth Press, 2012. ISBN 978-1-84102-301-4