Natasha Pocock, winner of the University of Kent’s Vice Chancellor 2013 Prize has completed her working practice installation at the University’s Rutherford Dining Hall, Canterbury campus.
The installation by the School of Music and Fine Art postgraduate student, Natasha Pocock recreated her piece in front of staff, students and visitors at the Canterbury campus from 11-15 November. ‘I have been seduced by the Chatham Dockyard’s historical content, feeling compelled to respond to Kent’s archives concerning the haunting aspects of the female worker’s lives on site. Specifically for this piece I have responded to an article found in the ‘Black & White Magazine’ calling for Victorian women to apply their skills to the Sail and Colour Loft based at the Dockyard. The work is described to be delicate, clean and light work, ideally suited to women’ Natasha said about her inspirational work.
The installation is based on garment construction and crochet to recreate the passage of time through textiles. It follows the same ethos of Natasha’s work which featured in the Fine Art Degree show, ‘Joining the Docks’, which took place at the Chatham Historic Dockyard earlier this year. Her work explores issues of identity and time through textiles, sculpture and performance with a focus on Dockyard-specific history.
Since graduating, Natasha’s work has been on display at the Galvanize exhibition at the London Barbican. She is also exhibiting at the Horsebridge Gallery in Whitstable throughout November and December, with the sculptural work on display for this exhibition developed from her London Barbican experience.
Aura Satz is an artist whose work encompasses film, sound, performance and sculpture. In recent years she has made a collection of films which look closely at sound visualisation through various technologies and acoustic devices such as a Chladni plate, a Ruben’s tube, a theremin, pianola paper and mechanical music, phonograph grooves and drawn/optical sound. Her works pay close attention to the materiality of such technologies, the resulting sound patterns – codes in the act of formation – and how these destabilise paradigms of writing and readership. Several projects have also centred on moments of technological invention and in particular the often unsung contributions made by women. Her talk will focus on the extended historical research that feeds into her projects, following a trajectory of sound inscriptions, data storage and encryption, abstract notation and colour composition.
Aura Satz has performed, exhibited and screened her work nationally and internationally including:
Rotterdam film festival (Rotterdam)
Zentrum Paul Klee (Switzerland)
Wundergrund Festival (Copenhagen)
Frieze Art Fair NY (New York)
Tatton Park Biennial (Cheshire)
AV festival (Newcastle)
Ikon gallery (Birmingham)
Site Gallery (Sheffield)
Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento (Italy)
De La Warr Pavilion (Bexhill-on-Sea)
Victoria & Albert Museum
Barbican Art Gallery
Wellcome Collection and the Tate Tanks (London).
During 2009-2010 she was artist-in-residence at the Ear Institute, UCL, and in 2012 she was shortlisted for the Samsung Art+ award, and the Jarman artist’s moving image award.
Exhibitions in 2013 include a solo show at the Hayward project Space (London),
Paradise Row Gallery (London),
Mini-retrospective screenings at the 51st New York film Festival
‘Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing’, as part of Hayward Touring exhibition at Turner Contemporary (Margate)
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, de Appel arts centre (Amsterdam), curated by Brian Dillon in association with Cabinet magazine.
Visiting Artist Talk Today – Thursday 14th November, 2013. BridgeWardens College- Lecture Theatre,
Artist Fran Cottell will be visiting the School of Music and Fine Art to give a talk, on Thursday 14th November.
Fran works at creating visual presentations which harness the performative qualities of the ordinary and the mundane. Her structures are developed out of collisions and conversations.
“My work questions how to show the ephemeral, live experiences that make up the quotidian within the fixed frame of the art institution. Further: how to preserve life, or rather the breath of ‘aliveness’ ” says Cottell.
“The ‘House Projects’ (since 2001) initially focused on the honesty and truthfulness of mess over domestic order; the focus then shifted to the visitors who with the occupants discussed their relative status, bringing into play conflicting and contradictory power relations. I engaged in dialogue with museums and galleries about the static nature of collections and their inability to collect life, live art and time and created, through a hole in the ceiling, in a form of reverse collecting, a photographic collection of visiting curators’ heads. Building on a history of feminist artists, who initially addressed their own invisibility as house workers, the project was extended to include service work.
In the spirit of an active and lively conversation, rather than a social levelling, the work aims to challenge fixed hierarchies, to produce a dynamic democracy with different points of view coming into focus”
Fran’s recent and current projects include: an Ebook, House: fromDisplay to BACK to FRONT2012(aseries of live installations in her house as offsite projects for CGPLondon 2001-2012) available from www.ktpress.co.uk.
The installation for Concrete Geometries: the Relational in Architecture at the Architectural Association, London 2011. She continues to work with Concrete Geometries,recently co-presenting the project at Rethinkingthe Social in Architecture 2013, Umea School of Architecture.
Fine Art graduate and winner of the University of Kent’s Vice Chancellor 2013 Prize, Natasha Pocock, will have her award-winning work recreated the University of Kent’s Rutherford Dining Hall on the Canterbury campus from 11-15 November, 2013. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to come along and view Natasha’s progress throughout the week.
Natasha was a Fine Art postgraduate student at the School of Music and Fine Art and her performance installation follows the same ethos of her work which featured in the Fine Art Degree show exhibition ‘Joining the Docks’, which took place at the Chatham Historic Dockyard earlier this year. Her previous piece explored issues of identity and passage of time through textiles, sculpture and performance with a focus on Dockyard-specific history. It will be based on garment construction and crochet to recreate the passage of time through textiles.
Natasha said: ‘I have been seduced by the Chatham Dockyards historical content, feeling compelled to respond to Kent’s archives concerning the haunting aspects of the female workers lives on site. Specifically [for this piece] I have responded to an article found in the ‘Black & White Magazine’ calling for Victorian women to apply their skills to the Sail and Colour Loft based at the Historical Chatham Dockyard. The work described to be ‘delicate, clean and light work, ideally suited to women.
As well as visiting the installation, visitors are encouraged to submit questions to Natasha, via Tasha.Pocock@live.co.uk. Questions will be answered each day during a 1-2pm interlude.
‘I am looking forward to creating a new piece for visitors at the Canterbury campus I will be in performance installation should anyone like to attend from 10am until 5pm and on the Thursday until 9pm. It is an extension of ‘Master in Command’ developed at Chatham” says Natasha.
Since graduating, Natasha work has been on display at the Galvanize exhibition at the London Barbican. She is also exhibiting at the Horsebridge Gallery in Whitstable throughout November and December, with the sculptural work on display for this exhibition developed from her London Barbican experience.
The event, taking place this coming Friday and Saturday daytime and evenings on 8-9th November, will be held at various locations around the University’s Medway campus and the Historic Dockyard, and consist of talks by keynote speakers, including a special guest speaker all experts in their field, 2 concerts, an array of installations and Listening Rooms, culminating in a finale concert held at the stunning Slip 3, Mezzanine building at the Historic Dockyard Chatham.
Acoustic Ecology is a discipline studying the relationship mediated through sound, between living beings and their environment and the Symposium is first of its kind in Medway hosted by the School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent.
Follow the event on Twitter ( @UniKentMFA ) #SOAE – if you are coming along, please join in!
Booking and Registration:
Online Registration is open now and available through the University of Kent web-storeRegister Now to secure your place. Tickets:
Students of University of Kent – £10
Goldsmiths College -£10
Students – £20
Non-students – £40
School of Music and Fine Art Lecturer’s composition is selected as one of the 39 works shortlisted for the 2013 British Composer Awards, set to take place in December at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London.
BASCA, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, is the professional association for music writers in the UK. The single voice for British music creators announced Kerry Andrew among the 39 works shortlisted for the 2013 British Composer Awards to be presented across 13 categories and the winners will be unveiled at a ceremony at Goldsmiths’ Hall on Tuesday 3 December.
The Associate Lecturer at the School of Music and Fine Art for Music and Audio Arts has previously won British Composer Award in 2010 under the Making Music category for her work ‘Fall’ and was shortlisted in 2012 for ‘A Lock is a Gate’ in the Community or Educational category. Delighted to be once again shortlisted for her work ‘Screech’ in the Making Music Award category. Kerry Andrew’s work forms the last part of a three-movement flexible work for contemporary recorder quintet Consortium 5, Badluck Birds, which is inspired by regional lore of three different British birds. It was commissioned by the Handel House Museum and had its world premiere on the 11 October 2012 at the Handel House Museum performed by Consortium 5.
Kate Halsall, Lecturer in Music Performance, Music and Audio Arts took part as one of a number of artists and technologists at the NEM (Networked and Electronic Media) Summit 2013 in Nantes, France during October 28-30.
Based at La Cité conference and exhibition centre in Nantes, France, developers from the NEM (Networked and Electronic Media) constituency and from the creative industries were invited to take part in a 24-hour “hackathon”, with challenges proposed by leading companies, including the ones involved in the FI-Content project.
The ‘hackathon’ is organized by “ICT & Art Connect”, an initiative supported by the European Commission through the FP7 FET-ART project and devoted to connect the European ICT and Art communities, and to foster productive dialogue and collaborative work between them. The annual NEM Summit attracts and involves artists representing the creative industries.
The NEM Summit 2013 included a major “Creative@NEM” aspect, comprising several events and aimed at facilitating an even stronger connection between NEM and the creative industries.
Tom Woolner is an artist based in London, working predominately in sculpture and performance. His cartoon-dumb installations are often made on-site for particular spaces, while the makeshift and often shambolic performances borrow freely from genres of both theatre and comedy.
In 2014 he will be making a new commission for the Olympic Park, London and a new performance at Modern Art, Oxford and Spike Island, Bristol.
Tom Woolner’s recent exhibitions include:
Site Gallery, Sheffield
Gallery Jecza, Romania
Tom has also made performances at the Barbican; ANDOR, London and V22, London. We are delighted to welcome Tom to the next Artist Talk event this week.