Between Materials and Mechanisms Symposium

1 Oct 2016

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UH Arts + Culture

England, United Kingdom


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Symposium coinciding with London based artist Elizabeth Murton's first major solo exhibition.


This cross-disciplinary afternoon aims to bring together different elements that have influenced Elizabeth Murton’s installation, including dance, the body and the field of ‘New Materialism’. Participants from across different disciplines are invited to make, learn and discuss these themes and think about their own work.

The symposium will include practical sessions that explore materials through dance and visual arts, as well as anatomy lecture. Please see below for programme outline.

This symposium will take place in the context Murton's new installation in the Art and Design Gallery. This intervention explores how the structures of materials inside and outside the body can relate to one another. In preparation Murton has worked with a contemporary dancer, talked with a UH physiotherapy lecturer and other scientists and participated in a New Materialism reading group. The installation brings together this active research in ambitious physical form – as tangible as our own muscles, tendons and bones. The symposium takes a step further to provide a platform for further dialogue between peers and collaborators.

All welcome, including artist, scientists and those who work on related themes or areas

If travelling from London, please book our private coach (additional £5 charge) that will leave from Bow Arts, Bow Road, E3 2SJ at 10.15 and leave to return at 7.15pm. Please arrive in good time to register and board the coach.

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