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Hannah Rickards at Modern Art Oxford

Image of Hannah Ricjards exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, opening 15 February 2014

Hannah Rickards. New exhibition at Modern Art Oxford 15/02-21/04/2014

A new solo show of artist Hannah Rickards (CSM, Fine Art) opens at Modern Art Oxford on 15 February 2014. The show with the title ‘To enable me to fix my attention on any one of these symbols I was to imagine that I was looking at the colours as I might see them on a moving picture screen’ includes a research project that she undertook during a residency on Fogo Island in 2013. 

Hannah Rickards’ meticulously researched and executed works explore the elusive landscape of perception, language and translation. Her attention is particularly drawn to natural phenomena such as thunder, mirage and the aurora borealis. She closely examines these occurrences – and how we experience them – through moving image, sound and installation works.

This absorbing exhibition presents an artist whose work is resolutely and appropriately difficult to categorise. It brings together Rickards’ most recognised pieces alongside a new work exhibited here for the first time, inviting us to encounter and enjoy the complexity, limitations and intense beauty of language.

To enable me to fix my attention on any one of these symbols I was to imagine that I was looking at the colours as I might see them on a moving picture screen., Installation view, Modern Art Oxford. (Photography: Andy Stagg, 2014)

To enable me to fix my attention on any one of these symbols I was to imagine that I was looking at the colours as I might see them on a moving picture screen., Installation view, Modern Art Oxford. (Photography: Andy Stagg, 2014)

Artist tour and talk with Hannah Rickards and Geoffrey Farmer, Saturday 15 February, 1pm.

Exhibition dates: 15/02 – 21/04/2014

Modern Art Oxford

30 Pembroke Street
Oxford OX1 1BP

More information and directions: http://www.modernartoxford.org.uk/about-us/visit-us/

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Hannah Rickards at Modern Art Oxford

Image of Hannah Ricjards exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, opening 15 February 2014

Hannah Rickards. New exhibition at Modern Art Oxford 15/02-21/04/2014

A new solo show of artist Hannah Rickards (CSM, Fine Art) opens at Modern Art Oxford on 15 February 2014. The show with the title ‘To enable me to fix my attention on any one of these symbols I was to imagine that I was looking at the colours as I might see them on a moving picture screen’ includes a research project that she undertook during a residency on Fogo Island in 2013. 

Hannah Rickards’ meticulously researched and executed works explore the elusive landscape of perception, language and translation. Her attention is particularly drawn to natural phenomena such as thunder, mirage and the aurora borealis. She closely examines these occurrences – and how we experience them – through moving image, sound and installation works.

This absorbing exhibition presents an artist whose work is resolutely and appropriately difficult to categorise. It brings together Rickards’ most recognised pieces alongside a new work exhibited here for the first time, inviting us to encounter and enjoy the complexity, limitations and intense beauty of language.

Artist tour and talk with Hannah Rickards and Geoffrey Farmer, Saturday 15 February, 1pm.

Exhibition dates: 15/02 – 21/04/2014

Modern Art Oxford

30 Pembroke Street
Oxford OX1 1BP

More information and directions: http://www.modernartoxford.org.uk/about-us/visit-us/

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Discussing ageism in fashion at LCF

Last night saw leading academics from across different fields come together to discuss ageism in fashion as part of LCF’s Better Lives lecture series.

Dr Ros Jennings, Reader in Cultural studies and Director of the Centre for Women, Ageing and Media at the University of Gloucestershire, spoke about older women and music culture, drawing on examples such as Shirley Bassey, to consider the key debates and positions.

Dr Jennings was joined by Professor Paul Matts, Research Fellow at Procter & Gamble and Visiting lecturer at LCF, who spoke about the psychology of skin and his expertise within cosmetic research.

Also providing thoughts was Caryn Franklin, fashion activist and former Fashion Editor of i-D Magazine. Keara Stewart, artist and assistant at the LCF library, captured the event with illustrations which she shared on Twitter.

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Postgraduate Fair: Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon

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We are very pleased to announce our first ever Postgraduate fair for CCW.  The postgraduate event is taking place on 13th February from 16.00-19.30 at Chelsea Millbank.  This free event is a great opportunity for those of you interested in postgraduate study at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon to find out more information and to meet the MA course leaders and current students.

Those who attend will also have the opportunity to network with other students, graduates, artists and designers.  Also at the event these will be an opportunity to visit Chelsea Space and the Derek Jarman exhibition ‘ Almost Bliss.’  There will be an accompanying talk by curator Donald Smith.

Post graduate courses on offer across CCW include:

You can also find out more about PhD study and Research at the CCW Graduate School

Please fill out the booking form to book your place at the event.

We hope to see you there!

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Sensingsite presentation events – Call For Submissions

images: l to r: Carali McCall, John Hillman, Tansy Spinks

Works by: Carali McCall, John Hillman, Tansy Spinks

Please note deadline extended to February 12 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for a series of three practice based research presentation events.

Performing Site – University of Falmouth, 9 April 2014

Materialising Site – Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, 23 April 2014

Transcribing Site – Parasol unit, London, 12 May 2014

Please send proposals of 500 words maximum to Steven Ball s.ball@csm.arts.ac.uk no later than February 12 2014 indicating preferred site.

sensingsite explores materialities of landscape and place, the transformative potential of raw materials, multi-media performance, and interactive technologies that investigate the sensory nature of site. Our emphasis is upon research methodologies embedded in practice, and in particular within interdisciplinary art practices.

sensingsite is a research project initiated and run by Steven Ball (Research Fellow CSM), Susan Trangmar (Reader in Fine Art CSM) and Dr. Duncan White (Research Fellow CSM).

For further information contact:

s.ball@csm.arts.ac.uk or s.trangmar@csm.arts.ac.uk

sensingsite is supported by a Communities of Practice Grant, UAL

http://sensingsite.blogspot.com

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The Centre for Sustainable Fashion to discuss ‘Future Cities’ in New Delhi

Dilys Williams, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, will contribute to Unbox festival in India.

Dilys Williams, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, will contribute to Unbox festival in India.

The director of LCF’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF), Dilys Williams, has been selected as one of eight UK researchers to work with a team of creative practitioners, artists and mentors to explore the theme ‘Future Cities’, as part of India’s UnBox festival.

The team of leading thinkers will spend ten days exploring how design, research and digital technologies can help create solutions for the future of our cities in an ever urbanising world.

Their work will be presented at the UnBox festival in New Dehli in Autumn 2014.

This project is a partnership between the Arts Humanities Research Council, the British Council, UnBox festival, and the UK’s Science and Innovation Network, and will spearhead thoughts and actions to respond to the UN’s estimate that by 2050, 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities.

The topic of future cities inspired CSF’s annual Field Day this year, stimulating thought and debate as to how innovative design and thoughtful analysis of fashion consumption, can make better our urban future.

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Interior and Spatial design staff show: Object as Measure

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We are very excited about the Interior and Spatial design staff show ‘ Object as Measure’ opening very soon at Chelsea Triangle space.

Object as Measure is an interdisciplinary exhibition and accompanying lecture series investigating the relation between objects, space, time and the body.  The series coordinated by Chelsea spaces and Narrations research group, follows on from the previous themes of film as Measure and Sound as Measure.

The exhibition plays on the ambiguity of the notion of ‘measuring objects’, a term that encompasses both devices/things for measuring and calibrating (rulers, gauges, timepieces, weighing scales, the body and so forth) and the physical act of measuring itself conceived as a kind of performance where to measure is taken as a verb.  The diverse responses are poetic and mathematical, serious and playful.  They measure things as diverse as a site, a cliff, a barn, a brick, a gap, and the artwork itself; they also measure a piece of music or performance art, our inability to judge measurements, and the cervical dilations leading to childbirth.  The exhibition comprises sculptural objects, books, postcards and films and slide projections.

The  show  will run from 31st Jan- 13th Feb 2014

Open Friday 31st Jan

Saturday 1st Feb 11.00-4.00

Monday 3rd Feb – Thursday 6th Feb 4.00-8.00pm

Sun 2nd Feb- closed

The private view is on Thursday 30th Jan 5.30-8.00pm, we hope to see you there!

 

Inside the Archive: The Isabella Blow Collection

Inside the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! show. Image © Peter MacDiarmid/Getty for Somerset House

Inside the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! show. Image © Peter MacDiarmid/Getty for Somerset House

In conjunction with the exhibition Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, curated by Alistair o’Neill (CSM) with Shonagh Marshall, Somerset House is staging a panel discussion which is looking at the processes behind preparing the collection.

Panel discussion: Inside the Archive
Tuesday, 04 February 2014
Screening Room, 19.00-20.30
Somerset House, London
After her untimely death in 2007, Isabella Blow left behind a large and eclectic wardrobe. In 2010, The Honourable Daphne Guinness purchased the entire collection, saving it from being broken up at auction. The collection has since undergone meticulous archiving and conservation in preparation for the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition.This panel discussion looks at the process behind preparing the Isabella Blow Collection for the purposes of exhibiting, and the difficult task of preserving the histories imbued into each garment and accessory.

Panel discussion with:
  • Caroline Evans, Professor of Fashion History and Theory at Central Saint Martins
  • Liz Rose, textile conservator at the Imperial War Museum
  • Shonagh Marshall, co-curator of Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! and archivist of the Isabella Blow Collection

To book tickets please go to the events page.

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From the Archive // Amazing behind the scenes photographs from Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove

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Stanley Kubrick with Peter Sellers in the role of President Muffley, c1963. Sellers played three main characters in the film including the wheelchair bound nuclear war expert Dr Strangelove.

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove we’ve delved into the archives here at LCC and uncovered some amazing behind the scenes images from the classic cold war comedy’s production. Including a dead pan Peter Sellers, some obscure index card scribblings from Kubrick himself and proof of a deleted cream pie scene deemed to silly for the final cut.

The BFI are holding a special screening of Dr Strangelove on Saturday 25 January at 6pm, as part of the London Comedy Film Festival, followed by a Q&A with Jan Harlan, Kubrick’s Brother-in-Law and Executive Producer on a number of his films, and Richard Daniels, Stanley Kubrick Archivist at UAL.

Sarah Cox who is assistant archivist at UAL’s Archive and Special Collections Centre, where the Stanley Kubrick archive is held, has written a blog for the BFI which includes more images and insights from the making of the film.

Kubrick with crew members and actress Tracey Scott on set, c1963

Kubrick with crew members and actress Tracey Scott on set, c1963

Model of a B-52 bomber

Model of a B-52 bomber used in the film, c1963. Production designer Ken Adam used information found in technical magazines to replicate the planes. US servicemen who visited the set were reportedly amazed by the accuracy he achieved.

Pre-production Index card containing story development point, c1963

Pre-production Index card containing story development point, c1963

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Ken Adam’s artworkf for the production of the film

Behind the scenes photo of the War Room set, c1963

Behind the scenes photo of the War Room set, c1963

Stanley Kubrick with Peter Sellers in the role of President Muffley, c1963

Stanley Kubrick with Peter Sellers in the role of President Muffley, c1963

Pre-production Index card containing story development point, c1963

Pre-production Index card containing story development point, c1963

Stanley Kubrick on set during the deleted ‘Pie fight’ scene, c1963.

Stanley Kubrick on set during the deleted ‘Pie fight’ scene, c1963. The pie fight was originally intended as the closing sequence for the film but was cut at the last minute.

Stanley Kubrick on set with cast members during the deleted ‘Pie fight’ scene, c1963

Stanley Kubrick on set with cast members during the deleted ‘Pie fight’ scene, c1963

To coincide with the anniversary a selection of archive material from the making of Dr Strangelove is currently on display in the Archives and Special Collections Centre at LCC. If you’re a UAL student or member of staff interested in a research visit you can get in touch with the archive team at: archive-enquiries@arts.ac.uk

Credits: for all images special thanks to the SK Film Archives LLC, Sony Colombia, the Kubrick family, and University of the Arts London Archive and Special Collections Centre.

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CSM Research Fellow Charles Esche to receive 2014 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence

CSM Research Fellow and Co-Director of Afterall Publishing Charles Esche has been announced as the recipient of the 2014 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence.

Awarded annually by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, the award celebrates the individual achievements of a leading curator whose lasting contributions have shaped the way we conceive of exhibition-making today.

The award ceremony will take place April 2, 2014 at 6:30pm in New York City.

This year, Esche, who is also the Director of the Van Abbemuseum (NL), will curate the 31st São Paulo Bienal with Galit Eilat, Pablo Lafuente (Reader at CSM), Nuria Enguita Mayo, and Oren Sagiv. He has co-curated a number of international contemporary art biennales and other events including: It Doesn’t have to be Beautiful Unless it’s Beautiful at National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtinë, 2012; Strange and Close, CAPC, Bordeaux, 2011; An Idea for Living, U3 Slovene Triennale, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, 2011. In 2009 and 2007 he was co-curator with Khalil Rabah and Reem Fadda of the 2nd and 3rd RIWAQ Biennials, Ramallah, Palestine. In 2005 he curated the 9th International Istanbul Biennial with Vasif Kortun, November Paynter, and Esra Sarigedik ; and in 2002 the 4th Gwangju Biennale, Republic of Korea with Hou Hanru and Song Wan Kyung. In 2000, he curated Intelligence: Tate Triennial at Tate Britain, London with Virginia Button, and Amateur: Variable Research Initiatives at Kunstmuseum, Göteborg with Adam Szymczyk and Mark Kramer.

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