Composting Estate seminar: Fay Hoolahan and John Wild 7 February 2020

COMPOSTING ESTATE
A series of seminars examining processes and materials of composition and decomposition of site and place.
Room A002 Central Saint Martins 
10.30am  – 1.00pm
7 February 2020 

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Fay Hoolahan
After the Park: Reflections on ‘Estate’ as a Site of Recollection

Fay’s work is concerned with the recording of the transient experience of place, investigating the temporal nature of landscape and exploring processes of disruption within ordered functional space. Following on from a performance/workshop which centred on the specific site of Finsbury Park, this presentation will discuss the findings of ongoing research into the making and archiving of ‘projected meanderings’ in the form of moving image content and audio recordings.

Fay Hoolahan is an artist and filmmaker, whose practice engages with questions of place, landscape, memory and identity. Recent projects include Great North Way and Talking Line Walks.

John Wild 
Psychogeography in the Digital City

John Wild will present his research, Psychogeography in the Digital City, which investigates the spatial impact of new circuits of digitality on the felt experience of the urban environment. Psychogeography in the Digital City is conceived both as a method of research and a practice of resistance.

John Wild is an artist and a PhD candidate  in Media and Arts Technology (MAT), Queen Mary University of London.

Composting Estate seminar: Pat Naldi and Julie Marsh 24 January 2020

COMPOSTING ESTATE
A series of seminars examining processes and materials of composition and decomposition of site and place.
Room A002 Central Saint Martins 
10.30am  – 1.00pm
24 January 2020 

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Pat Naldi
Who Owns the Sea? 









Pat engages with the [art] practice of site-specificity as contexts for and as research. Her works interrogate the politics of power and its symbolic and active enactment – aesthetic, spatial, social, economic. Who Owns the Sea? is the second in a trilogy of projects that investigate territorial ownership. In Who Owns the Land? (2016) the ownership of the UK’s most valuable asset is made transparent. In Who Owns the Sea? attention is turned towards the political contestation of territorial waters. Pat is a lecturer in MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins.


Julie Marsh
Assembly at Old Kent Road Mosque








































For the approaching estates seminar series Julie presented Assembly at Brick Lane Mosque, a site-specific performance made with and for the mosque community. Since April 2019 Assembly has now moved to a new site; Old Kent Road Mosque renovated from a former pub in Southwark. Old Kent Road Mosque is due  for demolition/redevelopment in March 2020 to build a new Islamic centre for the community. It has been recognised by Historic England that the built heritage of marginalised and minority communities is under-represented in the heritage landscape of the nation. This research is now working with the V&A to build a digital archive of this site and community.  

Julie Marsh is an artist filmmaker, researcher and senior lecturer at the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster. Julie studied at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, completing a PhD in 2017.

Information about the full series:
https://sensingsite.blogspot.com/p/composting-estate-series-of-seminars.html

Composting Estate seminar: Ingrid Pumayalla and Greer MacKeogh 10 January 2020

COMPOSTING ESTATE
A series of seminars examining processes and materials of composition and decomposition of site and place.

Room A002 Central Saint Martins 
10.30am  – 1.00pm
10 January 2020 

Ingrid Pumayalla Gathering Organic Matter to Fertilise the Land





Ingrid uses performance, photography, moving image and installations to address migration and diasporas, and how the loss of home re-structures and transforms identity. Her work explores the role of art in transforming and repairing loss. Ingrid is a recent graduate of MA Fine Art at CSM and has recently completed residencies in Norway and Germany.


Greer MacKeogh Acts of Hospitality



Greer explores the relationship between the guest and the host in her project called The Hotel. This site-specific project takes place in two communities in Roscommon, a county in the midlands of Ireland, where the actual ‘hotel’ represents a contested space of hospitality. Through dialogues, exchanges, texts, films and photographic works, The Hotel focuses on everyday practices of hospitality and building relationships over time, exploring the historical and cultural conditions that lie beneath or behind her Irish identity of hospitality, against a backdrop of increasing anxiety in Ireland around hosting and welcoming ‘others’. Greer is an artist-researcher studying for her PhD at UAL.


Information about the full series:
https://sensingsite.blogspot.com/p/composting-estate-series-of-seminars.html

Book here