I don’t like to talk about it…
PROFESSOR PAUL HAYWOOD
Dean of School of Art, Central Saint Martins
Thursday 9 November Central Saint Martins Room C303 at 6.15pm (bridge)
A presentation that will cover a series of very short talks about aspects of being an artist, or fulfilling the role of the artist, in the context of social change processes that don’t actually require the presence of an artist.
This is a contemplation about the undertakings of focused and specifically motivated communities and the relevance of their artist friend. The session will include an experimental demonstration of paint making and mixing, using materials that would normally service our social and political identity, subtitled: "How to make oil paints at home, or close to where you live".
In entirety, the presentation is a compilation of short semi-fictional and actual accounts of failure in the production of an individualised arts practice.
followed by drinks
Outside of education I remain committed to long term collaborative initiatives that are typically characterised by a role for artists and art producers in processes of social innovation and local change. I am a Director of Guns to Goods CIC, a collaboration with the artist Karen Lyons, dedicated to the reduction and recycling of gun metal through creative design and sculptural practices. I am the co-founder of Colourground, working with the designer Maxine Kennedy on a long-term mass observation project that is making use of technologies and social interactions to build a global map of colour in the environment. I collaborate with Ruth Potts in the School of Midwifery at University of Salford and we have established and joined the European Co-operative Learning Action Network concerned, committed to the development and design of open learning recognition in support of non-traditional informal learning. I continue to work in a company director role with Islington Mill Arts Club as part of their development with local regeneration in the new cultural quarter in Salford.
I paint at weekends.
sensingsite is a practice based research group engaging with questions around the political, material, and sensory natures of site, place, and space. It takes a critical, experimental, and improvisational approach to research methodologies embedded within interdisciplinary art practices across a range of media.
Membership of the group includes academic researchers and artists, and current postgraduate students from Central Saint Martins, UAL and beyond. The group meets regularly and has organised symposia, lectures, exhibitions and workshops.
|En búsqueda del Ícaro interior, Ingrid Pumayalla 2017|
Ingrid Pumayalla will be performing En búsqueda del Ícaro interior as part of the REcreative Film School Night class at the Clore Studio, South London Gallery, 7:00pm Wednesday 15 March 2017. For more information and free booking visit the South London Gallery website
Greer McKeogh (Chelsea)
Community, Hospitality and the Outsider
Katelyn Toth-Fejel (LCF)
Matt Parker (LCC)
Sonospheric studies of media infrastructure ecologies
Thursday March 23 2017 at 5.30 pm
Museum and Study Collection, Central Saints Martins, Kings Cross
Greer McKeogh Community, Hospitality and the Outsider
My research explores art practice in relation to contemporary interpretations of hospitality and community identity. It attempts to understand notions of hospitality, and the role of and reception of an ‘outsider’, through observing artists’ ability to identify and negotiate areas of critical reflection from an outsider position. To demonstrate ways of receiving and articulating hospitality, I undertake site-specific dialogues within rural communities in Ireland, which coalesce as a research and practice framework called The Hotel. The Hotel is a physical starting point for dialogue and a method of art practice in a localised context, locating itself where the identity of a hotel has differing and contested notions for the surrounding community.
Katelyn Toth-Fejel Fashion-In-Residence
This presentation looks at what it might mean to map the full range of clothing practices associated with a community and place. How might such interactions which are often overlooked and at the margins be visualized through mapping and art practice?
Matt Parker Sonospheric studies of media infrastructure ecologies
Description: This presentation will look at a series of field work visits at major sites of internet infrastructure in Europe. What can be gained by thinking about the infrastructure of the Internet, through vibration? How might sound highlight the complexity, intimacy and emotional texture of the relations between the self and environment?