The programme is coming together, more details are below. It is an opportunity to visit the exhibition and join us on Saturday 1st October to explore the themes that have informed the installation.
architecture – anatomy – materials
This symposium is an informal and varied space for learning, sharing and investigation.
All welcome, including artists, scientists and those working in related areas.
Book your place here on University of Hertfordshire website
11.30 registration and tea/coffee
12:00 – 3.00pm Part 1:
– Introduction to the day
– Session on awareness and perception bringing us to the space, installation and our bodies. Leading this will be Tom Short, Associate Buddhist Chaplin at UH who’s interests include complexity and systems practice.
– Keynote – New Materialisms Philosophy
3.00 – 6.00pm Part 2:
-A choice of 2 out of 3 sessions:
– Introduction to anatomy, including muscles and connective tissue with Karen Atkinson (Principal Lecturer – Professional Lead, Physiotherapy at Hertfordshire University)
– Dance/Movement: A session with Janine Harrington exploring the physical investigations within Materials and Mechanisms, drawing on improvisation scores, bodywork and anatomy and physiology (no previous experience necessary).
Janine is a choreographer, performer and writer. Commissions include Fondation Boghossian, Brighton Festival, South East Dance, Islington Borough Council/ Central St. Martins, Siobhan Davies Dance, The Hepworth Wakefield and Gi20. Janine has performed with Tino Sehgal since 2012 and has interpreted his works at Tate Modern, Venice Biennale, KIASMA, and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. www.janineharrington.com/
– Visual Arts: Artist Zoe Schoenherr will invite participants to explore the architecture of the building. Zoe will introduce ideas regarding touch and interaction and how architecture can be thought of as a seamless series of equipment. You will be invited to create a piece of work in the space with a range of different materials.
Zoe is a Fellow at City and Guilds School of Art, recipient of The Leverhulme Trust award for Artist-in-Residence at UCL Civil Engineering 2015. www. zoeschoenherr.co.uk
You are welcome to stay for the evening:
6.30-8.00pm Evening Reception: please stay and join us for a short artist talk, performance from Janine Harington and refreshments.
Time – 12-6pm, Saturday 1st October. Please arrive by 11.45am for a prompt start at 12 midday
Price – £5 ticket or £10 includes coach from London
Both include afternoon tea
Coach leaving from London, meet at Bow Arts for a 10.15am departure. (N.B. The coach will not wait for late comers and no food or drink is allowed on the coach). Coach leaves to return to London at 7.15pm.
Location of Symposium – Art and Design Gallery University of Hertfordshire (College Lane Campus), Hatfield AL10 9AB
Elizabeth Murton and UH Arts reserve the right to change and alter this programme if necessary. Please check back to the blog for updates.
Right hand photocredit & copyright Sylvain Deleu
This event is made possibly through the support of Arts Council England, UH Galleries and the Contemporary Art Practice Research Group, School of Creative Arts.