Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Ed Tech Creative Collective & Me

I've signed up to take part in the Ed Tech Creative Collective led by Colin Maxwell.

So, this is a post to introduce myself:
I'm an artist who works with the social sphere creating projects that are centered on participation, I sometimes describe my artworks as socially-engaged. Recently I've become interested in Twitter and worked with a group of writers to develop a performance for Twitter called #dawnchorus.

I also work in the Learning & Partnerships team at Modern Art Oxford, a public art gallery in Oxford. Including working on the following project and developing public engagement events that relate to it: John Gerrard, Legacy Fellowship and a new youth programme.

I previously worked in Technology PR, and try to keep an eye on what's happening in the field of art that engages with technology and social media.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Longhouse publication - due January 2012

Longhouse is a professional development programme for artists from Multistory in West Bromwich. Read more about the Action Research Project.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Free Gifts at Present in Public, Liverpool

Present in Public, a development programme for new gift-based public works / interventions for six artists facilitated by Tim Jeeves, is pleased to show these new performance works throughout the city of Liverpool as a part of Giving in to Gift on Saturday 12th November.

See programme here
Includes my new performance installation in the Hub at the Bluecoat, described below...

Free Gifts

A range of the artist’s possessions are on display and up for adoption; these things are surplus for her, no longer wanted. She seeks responsible new owners and will interview anyone willing to take an object home.
In a culture where consumerism is commonplace and there is an absence of effective systems of repair or recycling, the work examines the legacy of a purchased or gifted object, and the strange hold our possessions can have on us.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Giving in to Gift, Liverpool

As a meeting point between artists, their peers and the public, Giving in to Gift begins a conversation around ideas of generosity and reciprocation and how such themes manifest.

It is an examination of the contradictions present in the giving of gifts, with a particular emphasis on how they may interact with the changing economic landscape, whilst at the same time providing an opportunity for differing modes of collaboration to be explored.

Final event: 12 November 2011

Venue: central Liverpool / the Bluecoat


Friday, 28 October 2011

Small gift actions, Liverpool

As part of the weekly meetings in Liverpool the participating artists have been offered various prompts and exercises to explore ideas of gift. Here are some of the resulting impromptu actions.

Street Sketch Gift, Church Street, central Liverpool:

Overtly recycled presents, Liverpool:

text: hope you like & enjoy these overtly recycled presents & feel free to RETURN them if not.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

POST Artists at Exchange Project Space, Hackney

Here's an image showing a collaborative performance to video, as installed at Exchange Project Space for the exhibition 'Broken Telephone', 1st September 2011.

Performance video by Katie Gilman, Helen Jacobs, Jenny Rolfe-Herbert and Natasha Vicars

Further information on POST Artists and the research visit with OgreAttend in Athens that lead to this work and the exhibition.