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RESCHEDULED Breathing Art into Life: Symposium

Sat 2 Feb @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free

RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

Now Sat 2 Feb, 11.30-1.00pm as part of the Artist’s Workshop day

Join us for a series of short talks with the artists Jayne Wilton, Miriam Quick & Helen Collard, who have all contributed to the Catch Your Breath exhibition. Jayne, Miriam and Helen will discuss the inspiration behind their works in the exhibition and how the breath reaches into other areas of their practices. Chaired by Professor Jane Macnaughton, Senior Investigator on the Life of Breath project and Director of Institute for Medical Humanities at Durham University.

Drawing Breath – Jayne Wilton: The human breath is the source of a wide range of chemical, auditory and physical exchanges with the environment. Jayne will explore the creation and context of works exhibited in the Catch Your Breath exhibition, drawing on outcomes of several varied collaborations. She will explore her quest to make material the dynamics of the ephemeral human breath, using 2D, 3D and 4D media.

Breath and Data – Miriam Quick: Miriam will discuss the creative process behind two projects collaboratively created with Stefanie Posavec, which are part of the Catch Your Breath exhibition: in Sleep Songs (2018), Miriam Quick and Stefanie Posavec tracked the breathing patterns of themselves and their partners for a night as they slept, and in Air Transformed (2015), they turned Sheffield’s air quality data into wearable accessories. Miriam will explain how they transformed raw data into visual and musical artworks.

Aerials of Listening – Helen Collard: Helen will discuss her art practice, which explores yogic concepts of breath, performance art, audio/visual installation, and computational sound, including Ohmerometer II: a collaboration with artist Alistair MacDonald and currently on show at Palace Green Library’s Catch Your Breath exhibition. She will talk about her work with Brain Performance and Nutritional Research Centre (Northumbria University) using neuroimaging technology, and her participatory artwork Public Address System performed at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (2018).

If you have any queries, please contact us at pg.custodian@durham.ac.uk.

Image: ‘Drawing Breath’ by Jayne Wilton

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Date:
Sat 2 Feb
Time:
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

Life of Breath
Email:
mail@lifeofbreath.org
Website:
www.lifeofbreath.org

Venue

Palace Green Library
Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RN United Kingdom
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Phone:
+44 (0)191 334 2932
Website:
https://www.dur.ac.uk/palace.green/