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SMFA’s Sarah Turner in panel discussion at Nottingham Contemporary 12th October

Public House, 2016

 

Sarah Turner, Director of Research and Reader in Fine Art in the School of Music and Fine Art, is at the Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB participating in a panel discussion on 12th October, 6.30-8.30pm as part of the tour for her acclaimed film Public House, which is screening there 13-15th October.

More info:
http://nottinghamcontemporary.org/event/sarah-turner-public-house-discussion

http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/event/sarah-turner-public-house-screening

 

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SMFA’s Sarah Turner on ASFF 2017 Northern Film School Best Screenplay Jury

Sarah Turner

 

Sarah Turner, Director of Research and Reader in Fine Art in the School of Music and Fine Art, is on the jury for the 2017 Aesthetica Short Film Festival Northern Film School Best Screenplay.

Founded in 2011, ASFF is an international film festival which takes place annually in York at the beginning of November. It a celebration of independent film from around the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking.

The awards recognise outstanding talent in filmmaking practice, and are a prestigious accolade. The winning films are selected by a jury of industry experts, and are presented at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony. Previous winners at ASFF have gone on to achieve further award success, including wins at the Oscars (Stutterer, Benjamin Cleary, in 2016) and BAFTAs (The Bigger Picture, Daisy Jacobs, in 2015) and have broadened their audience beyond the film festival circuit. More info here http://www.asff.co.uk/asff2017/jury/

Sarah trained at St Martin’s School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. She is an artist, filmmaker, writer, curator and academic. Her feature films include Ecology, 97mins, 2007, Perestroika, 118mins, 2009, (which featured in Tate Britain’s major survey: Assembly), and Perestroika:Reconstructed, conceived and executed as a gallery work (Carroll Fletcher Gallery, London, May 2013). Her latest feature, Public House, 96 mins, premiered in the Documentary competition, LFF 2015, nominated for the Grierson Award. Public House was re-mastered for wider audiences in 2016 and had is touring throughout 2017.

See also: https://www.kent.ac.uk/smfa/news.html?view=2478

Shona Illingworth on Judging Panel of 2017 Film London Jarman Award

Shona Illingworth

 

Fine Art Reader and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Music and Fine Art, Shona Illingworth, is on the Judging Panel of the prestigious Film London Jarman Award. This annual prize  recognises and supports the most innovative UK-based artists working with moving image. Shortlisted for the prestigious Jarman Award herself in 2016, the widely exhibited Illingworth works across sound, film, video, photography, drawing and painting. Her work combines interdisciplinary research (particularly with emerging neuropsychological models of memory and critical approaches to memory studies) with publicly engaged practice.

The winner of the 2017 Film London Jarman Award will be announced on 20 November 2017 at a celebratory event at the Whitechapel Gallery.

More info: http://flamin.filmlondon.org.uk/jarman_home/jarman-2017

Sticky Thick: Thinking through Practice on June 7th

Tim Meacham, Roadside Picnic, 2016.

 

STICKY THICK, the annual practice as research forum hosted by the School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent, and the Sound-Image-Space Research Centre (SISRC), takes place on Wednesday 7th June 2017, 11am-5pm, in the Galvanising Shop Performance Space, Historic Dockyard Chatham.

The event brings together artists, writers, filmmakers, philosophers, composers, performers and researchers across disciplines to investigate practice as research as a continuing process of invention, and explores its capacity to generate dynamic and challenging modes of enquiry. Now in its 3rd year this annual event forms a key part of the research culture and programme at SMFA, providing a platform for academics and research students to present and discuss their research with colleagues across the University and CHASE consortium, and with invited speakers who include Jaime Del Val, transdisciplinary media artist, philosopher, activist, Director of the Metabody Institute: metabody.eu; artists and filmmakers Ruth MacLennan, Sarah Turner, Shona Illingworth, Tim Meacham and Luciano Zubillaga; electroacoustic composer Aki Pasoulas; environmental scientist Joseph Tzanopoulos and Yvonne Salmon, Chair of the Cambridge University Counterculture Research Group and writer on law, literature and visual culture, this one day event opens up a dynamic space for discussion, debate and exchange.

 

All welcome! Please RSVP: mfapgradmin@kent.ac.uk or turn up on the day.

To book go to: https://www.kent.ac.uk/smfa/events.html?eid=25530&view_by=month&date=20170630&category=&tag=

 

Ontohacking Workshop conducted by Jaime del Val

Metatopia: Metaformace by Jaime del Val, Chile 2016, Copyright: Gabriel Ducros. Parque Cultural de Valparaiso.

 

On Thursday 8th June, 11am-5pm in the Galvanising Shop Performance Space at Historic Dockyard Chatham, Jaime del Val, one of the most significant artists/ philosophers in Europe working at the transdisciplinary frontiers of body, subjectivity and the algorecene will present METABODY 2017 Kent – Ontohacking Workshop: Ontopolitics of perception in the Algoricene: Ecologies of indeterminacy in the Big Data Era.

Hosted by the School of Music and Fine Art, this workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to explore some of the key questions driving current trans-disciplinary and practice based research through active participation with a leader in the field. This would enable artists and researchers alike to develop and test their research methods, and gain valuable insight into trans-disciplinary and practice based research processes and collaborative practice based investigation, thus opening up the potential of futurity, navigation and speculation within practice as research.

Jaime is the founder of http://metabody.eu/  –  a major European research project that questions the homogenisation of expressions induced by current information and control technologies.

 

For more info on the event programme go to: https://www.kent.ac.uk/smfa/events.html?eid=25526&view_by=month&date=20170630&category=&tag=

Calliope album from Sara Dacey on Radio 3

 

Further to Calliope, the debut solo album from Sarah Dacey (soprano) and Belinda Jones (piano), featuring new works by British composers, being released on the 26th March by the School of Music and Fine Art’s Foundry Studios, two tracks were subsequently broadcast on Radio 3 on prime time Saturday morning. You can listen to what they say here, at about 2 hours 20mins in: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes.

The album is available on Spotify and Amazon.

 

About Sarah Dacey:
Singer, arranger and composer Sarah Dacey, is best known for being a member of one of the UK’s most groundbreaking groups, Juice Vocal Ensemble. She is a freelance classical singer and an Assistant Lecturer in Music Performance at School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent.

More info about Sarah here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/smfa/staff.

For more information and contact details, please visit: www.sarahdacey.com.

 

 

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The Sound of Memory: Unique SMFA Collaboration

 

On Sunday 23 April 11.30am-6pm, The Sound of Memory, in the Zilka Auditorium, Whitechapel Gallery, has been organised by The Sound-Image-Space Research Centre, School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent and the Unit for Sound Practice Research (SPR; Goldsmiths, University of London).

This major symposium is a unique collaboration between music and fine art and brings together filmmakers, artists and composers to explore the broad domain of acoustic ecologies and soundscape’s engagement in place and the aesthetic, philosophical and political approaches of composers working in acoustic ecologies and artists working within social ecologies where the primary engagement is a form of sonic ethnography. Participants include SMFA’s  Tim Meacham , Sarah Turner and Aki Pasoulas, as well as John Drever, Hildegard Westerkamp, Matt Parker, Jessie Brennan, William Locryn Finch, Ester Johnson,  Gareth Evans and Francesco Bergamo. More info here: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/the-sound-of-memory/

 

This event is part of the: https://www.kent.ac.uk/smfa/events/schoolo%20of%20sound.html THE SCHOOL OF SOUND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, a partnership with The Sound and Image Research Centre. This unique event exploring the creative use of sound in media and the arts from 19-22 April 2017, Regent’s University, Regent’s Park, London NW1.  More info here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/smfa/research/index.html

Sarah Turner’s Public House to be screened at Gulbenkian as part of national tour

Public House, Sarah Turner 2015.

 

Directed by award-winning artist Sarah Turner, SMFA’s Reader in Fine Art and Director of Research, the Grierson Award nominated film Public House (96 mins, 2016) which premiered in October 2015 at the BFI London Film Festival, and has also been screened at Tate Britain and the ICA, is being toured nationally through Picture House and other cinemas, including the Gulbenkian Cinema on 21 June at 6.45pm. Organized and sponsored by Kent’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Spatial Studies (UKC) and the Gulbenkian Cinema, the film screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sarah Turner, chaired by Thanos Zartaloudis (Kent Law School; AA School of Architecture and Co-director of KISS).

The film also tours to many venues that include Liverpool, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Brighton, Southampton, Norwich, and London. A gallery tour is planned for late summer/autumn. More info here: http://www.thepublichousefilm.co.uk/screenings.html
Website: http://www.thepublichousefilm.co.uk/index.html

 

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SMFA PhD student Moyra Derby has article published in the Journal of Contemporary Painting

Table Painting, 2017. Image by Moyra Derby

 

An article by School of Music and Fine Art Graduate Teaching Assistant and PhD student, Moyra Derby, has been published in the Journal of Contemporary Painting. ‘Constraints between picture and painting: Some considerations at a distance’ appears in Volume 2, Issue 2: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=22696/

A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Founding Trustee of Crate Studio & Project Space in Margate, Moyra studied at University of Ulster at Belfast, Cheltenham School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Currently undertaking a practice based PhD in Fine Art with the support of a Vice Chancellors Scholarship, her research focuses on processes of attention as a productive context for contemporary painting.

Moyra also has work included in upcoming show Fully Awake from 6th – 21st April at blip blip blip, East Street Arts Patrick Studios, St. Mary’s Lane Leeds LS9 7EH. The Private View is 5th April 6-8pm, and the show is curated by Ian Hartshorne & Sean Kaye for Teaching Painting.

 

More info: http://www.blipblipblip.co.uk
http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/profile/ihartshorne/projectdetails/884

Shona Illingworth’s work featured in The Lancet Neurology

Time Present, 2016. Image by Shona Illingworth

No past, no future: studies in the art and science of memory is a fascinating article by Jules Morgan in The Lancet Neurology which explores artist and SMFA Fine Art Reader Shona Illingworth’s interdisciplinary research. It is out shortly in print but available to view online here: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(17)30054-6/fulltext

Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Music and Fine Art, Shona Illingworth was shortlisted for the prestigious 2016 Jarman Award, and her widely exhibited work across sound, film, video, photography, drawing and painting combines interdisciplinary research (particularly with emerging neuropsychological models of memory and critical approaches to memory studies) with publicly engaged practice.

 

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