CURATOR MOMENTS
DEVELOPMENT OF TEXT IN CONTEXT  -  PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 703

Text In Context 703.

May 2018.
Looking into new factors to help open discussions on our changing futures

We should design and engineer our way out of it and improve the world we live in. We have created the mess we are in.    Dan Roosegaarde, Artist.


https://studioroosegaarde.net/projects


Professional Practice  TEXT IN CONTEXT
The environment is our Future too!

The environment has become my main interest, as in encompasses many areas of our collective human responsibility.   The contemporary world and its fast use of the resources of the planet

FUTURE NOW SYMPOSIUM
Professional Practice  TEXT IN CONTEXT 


LOOKING AT NEW PROJECTS TO PREVENT THE EARTH'S POLLUTION.

PEOPLE WHO ARE THINKING ABOUT THE EARTH AND ENVIRONMENT IN THEIR PRACTICE.

FUTURE NOW SYMPOSIUM

Talk at York St Johns University organised by Aesthetics Art Prize FUTURE NOW

discussion about a range of topics relating to design, journalism, film,  curation and

the future products.  In conjunction with the York Art Gallery who are presenting the

Art Prize Awards and presenting in an exhibition until August.

The York Art Gallery also is featuring a very interesting exhibition based on migration and the lives of people.


Gyrecraft. Swirling islands of plastic 

Individual gyres making at sea whilst collecting waste plastics and transforming it into a useful product

Smog Free Towers made in several situations in the world including Bejing, Rotterdam and Poland. and another example is the Smog-free bicycle

The design of the first bicycle inspired by the manta ray, a fish which filters water for food. The bicycle can work in a similar way, with a plug-in device on the steering wheel of an existing bicycle as it filters the air. 

Future communication, a picture and story through the creation of objects to where we are, the issues that designers and guardians of the earth can have to make a difference and should see the positive changes that can be made through developing ideas and progressive technology. 


SMOG FREE PROJECT is a series of urban innovations led by Daan Roosegaarde to reduce pollution and provide an inspirational experience of a clean future.


 

SMOG FREE TOWER, SMOG FREE RING and SMOG FREE BICYCLE provide a local solution of clean air in public spaces. Here along with governments, students and the clean-tech industry, people can work together to make a whole city smog free.  Anthropogenic creations can be our resource - we have the ingenious power to total re-think these process and do something positive

We should design and engineer our way out of it and improve the world we live in. We have created the mess we are in.

DAN ROOSEGAARDE, DUTCH ARTIST

https://studioroosegaarde.net/projects

Futures Now Sustainability lecture was given about new designs and products/processes relating to the environment, sustainability and change.

Colonialism and today!

Curation  - the right for ecologies to survive and thrive in the current climate.

Looking again.... 

Curating and seeing the process, changing opinions and awareness of how people engage with dialogue and not separateness, we are a community and we need to recognise the changing opinions from 'old colonialism' to the communities today.

INVISIBLE DUST .  
THE 25O COOK WHITBY WEEKEND - Encounters 
Histories of the James Cook Voyages and talk by Ahilapalapa Rands 

The New Zealand artist presents The Oceanic Reading Room, shared histories and different viewpoints, discussions and film interviews with researcher and locals.

Excellent open discussions with a wonderful insight into the effects of colonialism in the Pacific Islands presented by the panel above, led by the artists

Ahilapalapa Rands second and director Dorcas on far right, her work colleagues from other Pacific islands also gave us a viewpoint of their experiences and working with different aspects of how it has affected their islands.

Awards and Recognition

Became a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England in 2018.

SURROUNDINGSwith Humber Museums Partnership was awarded £547,000 for three years 2017-2019 by Ambitions for Excellence from Arts Council England.

Kasia Molga’s  Human Sensor Project produced by Invisible Dust won the Oxygen Award at Respirations 2016 in Paris.

 Invisible Dust was one of two organisations in the UK to receive the Sustaining Excellence Award by the Wellcome Trust for our work and organisation of £450,000 2015-2018.

Alice Sharp, Invisible Dust Director won the Guardian  PEA  (People, Environment & Achievement) Arts Award 2014.

Invisible Dust was a finalist in the 2013 Sustain’ magazine awards in the Communications category, other nominations include Land Securities and J. Sainsbury.



Issues

Eco, politics, climate change and philosophy

Political, Activism, Environment 

Looking at the process of creativity and our participation in the subject we are engaged by and how we can use the landscape to hold a dialogue and present ideas to new audiences.



Research starting points

Ecological and Environmental 

Artifical Hells 

Particiatory Arts and the Political Spectatorship 

https://selforganizedseminar.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/bishop-claire-artificial-hells-participatory-art-and-politics-spectatorship.pdf

Suzanne Lacy.

Writer and activist 

http://thefalmouthconvention.com/record-2/keynote-lucy-lippard-2/keynote-lucy-lippard

Art Facilitation at the TATE. 2013

http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/suzanne-lacy-silver-action

Nissan Hut by Rachel Whiteread,

Invisible Dust 

Not always an easy task to sight a contemporary artwork.

https://frieze.com/tags/rachel-whiteread

Invisible Dust   www.invisibledust.com

Looking into various environmental and green practices that are connecting to issues that I am researching for my Text in Context assignment.

http://www.grizedalesculpture.org/news/

The North and South

Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry will welcome performance artist Nikhil Chopra. Chopra will create a one-off performance based around a steam locomotive held in the Museum’s permanent collection. Indian Railways and was then transferred to Pakistan after Partition in 1947. This single object and the original Liverpool Road station. Chopra’s performance (29 September – 1 October 2017).

http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/whats-on/events/newnorthandsouth/about-the-programme/

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