FROM HOUSE TO SQUARE: A practice based research presentation by FRAN COTTELL

We are pleased to announce the following event as part of a new programme of themed symposia:

A practice based research presentation by

THURSDAY 26 JANUARY 16.30 – 19.30
Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross Room C202 

Fran Cottell is an artist producing performance and installations since the 1970s. Her work questions how to show everyday ephemeral live experiences within the fixed frame of the art institution - how to preserve life, or rather the breath of ‘aliveness’. She has featured in exhibitions, performance art festivals and lectured about her work worldwide. For over 10 years Fran Cottell has also been staging live installations displaying the contents, visitors and occupants of her house for CGPLondon, documented in House: from Display to Back to Front; published by ktpress and supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation.  Fran is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Camberwell College of Arts.

Fran has been collaborating with architect Marianne Mueller since 2011, when documentation of Fran's House Projects were exhibited by the Concrete Geometries Research Cluster; an initiative lead by Marianne that investigates the relationship between architectural form and social behaviour. The installation: The Relational in Architecture was then jointly developed for the research group at the Architectural Association. They recently co-produced (July-August 2016) the intervention Pentagon Petal for the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground. Publication published by Camberwell Press 2016. A book chapter: From House to Square, for Architecture in Effect, Rethinking the Social, Sweden will be published 2017.

Call for Proposals
As part of this event we are inviting proposals from current PhD or post PhD researchers who are working in the field of performance/ sculpture in relation to public and domestic architecture to contribute short presentations to the event. Please contact Susan Trangmar with a title, short proposal max 150 words and personal biography if you would like to present work, deadline January 1 2017.