The theme for Canterbury Cathedral’s annual conference is ‘Art of the Lost’ and it will be held from November 26-28, 2019. The conference will explore and appraise current and developing studies of how art changes, is reused or repurposed, disappears or is rediscovered. It will look at how and why art is defaced, destroyed or is lost within architectural settings, with a particular focus on art within the context of cathedrals, churches or other places of worship. Alongside this conference, we hope to develop an exhibition in the Daphne Oram that also broadly examines these themes.
The Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts is hosting a day of work in progress presentations on Wednesday 29th May 2019 in Pf06.
The day offers staff and postgraduate students an opportunity to seek feedback on developing work in progress. These events use the Critical Response Framework (CRP) developed by Liz Lerman as a way to structure discussion and allow the participants to gain the most from giving and receiving feedback. The aim is to enable the artists involved to produce their best work possible and to share ideas about creating and disseminating artistic practice as part of practice-research methodologies.
This is an audio documentary looking at CCCU’s Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts and some of its activities over the 2017/18 academic year. Featuring three contributors (the including the then-codirector of the Centre Lauren Redhead), it explores the nature of artistic meaning and discusses the need for context in composition and performance.
This year, the Centre ran three REF development workshops which covered some of our overarching research themes and research environment, looking for syntheses, interdisciplinary links, and opportunities for collaboration, and developing sections of REF portfolio submissions. The workshops were attended by postgraduate students and staff across a variety of disciplines such as Music, Art, Performing Arts, Applied Linguistics, Creative Writing and Geography.
Sophie Stone (MPA) presented her PhD research at the Centre’s work in progress session on 13th March, 2018.
The Augmented Reality Sustainability Trail ends on Wednesnday 7th February 2018
Jo Samuel is a lecturer in Digital Media and Animation. A graduate from the MSc Computer Animation programme at the University of Kent, Jo worked for five years as an animator and video editor at Pixel Circus. She has broad experience working freelance as a video editor and animator. She has created three video installations, Elements of Life (2004); A biography of JMW Turners life told through the use of the elements as a five-screen video installation. Natural Perspectives (2005) A mix of interlinked imagery over three screens which examined different perspectives of nature. Natural Perceptions (2016 – ) is an evolving interactive installation exploring the way we perceive nature through art and animation. This uses motion sensors to trigger animations as the visitor approaches. It has been shown in three different locations so far, in different guises, and will be shown in more locations to help discover how environment and structure changes the way the art is perceived.
Magz Hall is a sound and radio artist with work exhibited at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, British Museum, Tate Britain, the Sainsbury Centre, Whitechapel Gallery, V and A, Jerwood Visual Arts, Barbican,MACBA Barcelona, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Norway, Morocco, Canada and the USA and broadcast internationally.
11-13 Jan 2018
31 January, 2-5pm, Lg48: Epistemologies of Practice [Dr Tim Long]
7 March, 2.30-5.30pm, Pg05: Written/UnWritten [Dr Lauren Redhead]
28 March, 2-5pm, Lg48: (New) Materialism(s) [Dr Andy Birtwistle]