News

February 2017

 

 

Piecing it Together collages are on show at The Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA until 9th March

January 2017

I have a place on the London Creative Network Programme to support me to make a third video in the 'Fragility of Everyday Life' series

November 2016

 

'There Is So Much More I want to Tell You' was shown at Visions in the Nunnery, 2016

 

The second video in the series: 'The Fragility of Everyday Life' is nearly finished


Recent Talks

November 2016:

Invited speaker at:

Faculty of Rehabilitation & Social Psychiatry Annual Conference, Cardiff, CF10 2FL

September 2016:

Invited keynote speaker at: Disability Arts And Health Conference, University of Bergen

http://www.uib.no/en/rg/genbod/96803/disability-arts-and-health-conference


 

 

26th August, 2016

 

Hybrid Bodies opened at KKW in Leipzig, Germany . The opening was preceded by talks by the artists: Ingrid Bachmann, Alexa Wright, Andrew Carnie and Philosopher, Margrit Shildrick.

 


 

A View From Inside book is showing in:

Athens Photo Festival 2016: Photobook Show,

10/06/2016 - 31/07/2016

 

Scan Photobooks, Tarragona, Spain,

19/10/2016 - 8/1/2017


 

A selection of the photos from A View From Inside in 'Phantom Limb', Victoria Museum and Gallery, Liverpool, 9/07/2016 - 03/12/2016.

This is a Liverpool Biennale Fringe exhibition.

https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2016/04/28/victoria-gallery-museum-announces-biennial-2016-fringe-exhibition/

 


 

PIECING IT TOGETHER
Art and Mental Health Symposium



Thursday 16th June, 2016, 5.30-7.30pm

The Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital,
4 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0PE
Bus: 46, 214 / Tube: Mornington Crescent or Kings Cross/St Pancras

Speakers:
Helen Killaspy – Professor of Psychiatry, UCL
Alexa Wright – Artist
Chris Bird (and others) Service Users
Jill Bryan – Portugal Prints

Followed by drinks and conversation


An exhibition of works made during the participatory project, Piecing it Together was at St Pancras Hospital this Summer


 

April 11-15th 2016 I participated in a conference and workshops associated with 9 Evenings Revisited at KKW, Leipzig, Germany:


 

On 26th February, 2016 I presented the Hybrid Bodies project at Silent Signal symposium in Derby:

 


 

From 20-27th June, 2015 I participated in a 'Translating Vitalities' event in Croatia for a week of interdisciplinary workshops on the theme of Touch. International researchers from a variety of disciplines including anthropologists; Chinese medical practitioners; historians; philosophers; theologians; Western medical doctors and artists came together to explore Interdisciplinarity through practice.


 

Jun 25-Oct 10, 2015

Skin, After Image and Heart of the Matter are showing in:

THE FLESH OF THE WORLD

Featuring work by: Katherine Araniello, Ingrid Bachmann, Mowry Baden, Louise Bourgeois, Lisa Bufano and Jason Tschantré, Raphaëlle de Groot, Arseli Dokumaci, Helen Dowling, Lindsay Fisher, Erin Gee, Ann Hamilton, Sara Hendren, Wendy Jacob, Martin Kersels, Noemi Lakmaier, Tim Lee, Darrin Martin, Bruce Nauman, Carmen Papalia, Catherine Richards, Stelarc, Aaron Williamson, Alexa Wright and Artur Zmijewski.

reception 6-8 pm Jun 24. Details: utsc.utoronto.ca/dmg/fleshoftheworld

 




In December 2014 I received a small grant from the Arts Council to undertake a residency at Camden and Islington NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust. I am currently running weekly workshops for patients at two centres for people recovering from acute episodes of mental ill-health. Where permitted, I am also meeting with patients one to one to research into different people's subjective experiences of mental ill-health. In the workshops, I ask patients to create collages that express something of their personal experiences. I then give them cameras to take away and encourage them to make photographs that expand on the ideas emerging from the collages. So far these activities are proving very successful and beneficial to patients, and are also providing me with some interesting research material... more to follow soon, but in the meantime please


See my blog at: www.piecingittogether.org




A View From Inside and Skin in : Slippage, the Unstable Nature of Difference, 9-27th March, 2015
I spoke at a symposium in Chester on 13th March

    



August, 2014, Interdisciplinary workshop in Seattle:

Translating Vitalities:  Diverging to and from Chinese Worlds
"A Project for Dialogues on Life"



Heart of the Matter in : Crafting Anatomies, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, 07/01/2015 - 04/02/2015

I spoke at a symposium accompanying the exhibition in Nottingham on 30th January, 2015

 


Reviews of Hybrid Bodies:

VIE DES ARTS, SPRING 2014
LE DEVOIR, 23/1/1014

THE MAIN, 24/2/2014




Exhibition of Hybrid Bodies at PHI Centre, Montreal, January-March, 2014

http://phi-centre.com/en/events/id/hybridbodiesexpo


The Hybrid Bodies project examines organ recipients’ experiences and cultural views about transplantation, linking them to ideas of embodiment, identity, and kinship. The aim of this project is to explore the complexity of organ transplantation in a novel way that raises awareness and makes it accessible to the public, providing a context to discuss and explore these ideas. Works executed in a range of media will be presented in this first public iteration of Hybrid Bodies, which we hope will provide a tangible focus for these discussions.

Artists:
Ingrid Bachmann
Andrew Carnie
Catherine Richards
Alexa Wright

Researchers:
Dr. Heather Ross
Dr. Margrit Shildrick
Patricia McKeever
Susan Abbey
Jennifer M. Poole


26th June 2013:
Launch of: 'Monstrosity, the human monster in visual culture'
   

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25th June 2013:
My essay 'Facing Evil' is published on IB Tauris website

 


17th June 2013:
Invited speaker at: Somatechnics Conference, Linkoping University, Sweden




April 2013:

Work in progress showing of 'Heartfelt' at Hexagram, Concordia University, Montreal as part of the Hybrid Bodies project

‘Heartfelt’ is an audio installation in which eight different people’s voices are triggered as visitors move in front of speakers attached to the walls. Each speaker is assigned to one individual, who recounts a personal experience of heart transplant, or of an intimate relationship - it is often difficult to distinguish between the two. As more visitors enter the space fragments of the different narratives are overlaid to form a cacophony of intimate moments.