Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, Dr Tim Long, is presenting a research seminar on schizophrenia and creativity.
Rob Ball, Senior Lecturer in Photography, will have a new installation piece showing at the Sidney Cooper Gallery.
Senior Lecturer James Frost will be co-hosting a workshop exploring the tarot through movement.
The Living Tarot – Explorative Movement Workshop
with Movement Director Viola Bruni and Art Lecturer James Frost
Two of our Fine Art students, Christie Grant and Kate Monan, have had work selected for a group show.
We present two papers by practising artists on our Masters by Research Programme.
Several of the School of Media, Art and Design’s research centres and researchers will be contributing to an event at the Sidney Cooper Gallery.
Beneath the Mask:
Artists, Archives and A/Gender — A day of events, exhibitions and spectacle.
March 16th 2017, 10am-4pm
Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury
Beneath the Mask: Artists, Archives and A/Gender will provide an exciting day of events, exhibitions and spectacle prompted by Claude Cahun‘s exploration of identities and masking.
Throughout the day and with an eclectic and playful mix of presentation and performance, Artists, Archives and A/Gender will explore concepts of identity and masquerade.
Curatorial walk/talks; authors and artists in conversations; poetry and performance will shape the day, providing a plurality of perspectives and an opportunity to enter into dynamic dialogue and discussion.
This one-day event is in partnership with UAL’s Photography and the Archive Research Centre‘s ‘Moose on the Loose’ Festival. Contributions from a number of CCCU’s centres for research will include: the Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures; the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE); the Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts and the South East Archive of Seaside (SEAS) Photography.
Note that this event will include adult content and themes.
Booking: Places are FREE but they do require booking via this link: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/arts-and-culture/event-details.aspx?instance=113603
Sinéad Murphy (King’s College, London) will talk about Palestinian artist, photographer, filmmaker and installation artist Larissa Sansour as part of our research seminar series.
Canterbury Christ Church University
School of Media Art and Design
Research Seminars 2016-2017
9 November 2016
Producing the nation:
Larissa Sansour’s Dystopian Visions of Palestine
Speaker: Sinéad Murphy (King’s College, London)
Ideas of nation and politics of self-determination have long dominated representations of the Palestinian-Israel conflict, to the extent that “the conflict is understood primarily as a clash between ‘narratives’” (Anna Bernard) – a clash which artists, writers and filmmakers are frequently expected to negotiate. Utilising what she describes as the “odd mix of nostalgia and accomplishment” which science fiction affords, Larissa Sansour creates and interrogates narrations of the nation in Palestine and Israel through film, photography and installation. Sansour’s dystopian visions reinvigorate long-standing questions of identity and belonging in the context of conflict and displacement in Palestine.
Sinéad Murphy is a third-year PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature in King’s College, London. Her research is an AHRC LAHP-funded project on contemporary Arab speculative fiction in English. She completed her BA and MA degrees in University College Dublin, Ireland. She is the administrator for the Kings Fantastic Talks series, and the co-organiser of the Department of Comparative Literature 2016 PGR conference, Seeking Refuge (http://seekingrefugekcl.com/). Her primary research interests include science and speculative fiction, contemporary Middle Eastern literature, postcolonial theory, and theories of comparative and world literature.
Powell Building – Pf06
Canterbury Christ Church University
North Holmes Road Campus
Email Dr Andrew Butler – Andrew.Butler@canterbury.ac.uk – for further details
— All welcome —
Feel Free to Bring Your Lunch!
Senior Lecturer Dr Magz Hall has been shortlisted for a 2016 British Composer Award.
The shortlist of the British Composer Awards spans thirty-three works across eleven categories and thirty-four composers have been shortlisted. The 2016 shortlist highlights how much the UK composing scene engages with science and technology. Magz’s work, Tree Radio at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, is short listed under the Sonic Art category. The other nominees are Hanna Tuulikki’s SING SIGN: a close duet and Claudia Molitor’s Sonorama.
Tree Radio enables a tree to create a micro FM station powered by solar energy, broadcasting an acoustic translation of its reactions to the environment and its own biological processes.
A sound and radio artist and senior lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, Magz’s audio work has been exhibited at the British Museum, Tate Britain, the Sainsbury Centre, Whitechapel Gallery, V and A, MACBA Barcelona, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Norway, Morocco, Canada and the USA and broadcast internationally. Magz Hall’s blog is here.
The British Composer Awards are given by BASCA, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, an independent professional association representing music writers in all genres, along with the Gold Badge Awards and The Ivors. BASCA campaigns in the UK, Europe and throughout the world in order to protect the professional interests of its members.
The winners in each category will be announced at the British Film Institute (BFI) on Tuesday 6 December 2016.
BBC Radio 3 will broadcast exclusive coverage of the Awards on Hear and Now on Saturday 10 December.
Senior Lecturer Charles Williams has an exhibition opening in London EC2.
“Louise Bourgeois And Me” And Other Stories
A solo exhibition of paintings and narrative by Charles Williams NEAC RWS.
57A Redchurch Street
4th-27th November 2016 (Gallery open Thursday–Sunday 12–6pm or by appointment)
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Williams’ work is very like short stories. He tries to cram everything he is thinking about, other paintings old and new, newspaper stories, what he saw on his holidays or when he last went to the shops into each painting. Sometimes characters and places evolve; sometimes they just appear and then disappear. The chief studio rule is no sketches, no photos, no studies, nothing. People seem to assume that the paintings come from somewhere, but they are simply a la tête. He cannot be bothered with stopping and fiddling around with those things, or doing that projecting thing.
Born in Evanston, Illinois, USA, Charles Williams was educated at Kent College in Canterbury, Maidstone College of Art and the Royal Academy, London. He was elected to the New English Art Club (NEAC) in 1996 and in 1999 was a founder member of the Stuckist group. He has shown his work in London, the UK and abroad, including a solo exhibition at the Bakersfield Museum of Art in California. He is the author of Basic Drawing (Robert Hale, 2011) and Basic Watercolour (Robert Hale, 2014).
You still have time to catch Bryan Hawkins, Eddie McMillan and Pete Wallace’s installation in Canterbury Cathedral.
City of the Imagination
Venue: Cathedral Chapter House, Cathedral Precincts, Canterbury
Opening Times: 10am–5pm (15th-22nd October 2016, closed Sunday 16 October)
William Blake declared “every age is a Canterbury Pilgrimage”.
City of the Imagination links ancient forms of light and sound to 21st century technology within the magnificent architecture of the Chapter House and celebrates Canterbury Cathedral as at the heart of an ‘imagined’, spiritual, artistic and inspirational city. The installation will reflect the contemplative power and grandeur of the Chapter House alongside Canterbury’s imaginal, traditional and contemporary stories.
Curated and created by Bryan Hawkins, Eddie McMillan and Pete Wallace, School of Media Art and Design at Canterbury Christ Church University.