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?