The NMG Development Programme has now come to an end ?. This lovely short film by Freddy Griffiths features NMG associates Aisling Ward, Millie Quick, Roo Dhissou and Sahjan Kooner, Programme Coordinator Colette Griffin and Programme Assistant Chloe Willis who share some thoughts on their experiences of the project.
Thanks to recent advances in semantic enrichment technology, researchers Matt Woodham and Benjamin Shirley-Quirk have reconstructed a kinetic, interactive lantern from plans found in manuscript fragments dating from the 7th to 16th centuries.
'Art Class' is a performance lecture film playing on, and exploring, the perennial tension between the two key words in its title. It tests the limits of access that working-class artists have to cultural production and to the relevant institutions circulating these outcomes.
Can exploring experiences of loss and grief, through an autobiographical lens, offer artists a way to connect with audiences, themselves and each other after nearly two-years of pandemic isolation? Artist and writer Morgan Quaintance will talk through his own process of using personal experiences, discussing the benefits and personal hazards of mining what might be identified as depressive emotional states, to create work that facilitates positive and potentially supportive relationships and new interpersonal connections.
Roo Dhissou and Sahjan Kooner have created a dreamlike exhibition that weaves narratives through the lens of North India. The work travels from a cyborg in Punjab through to a black hole at the centre of the galaxy. Recurrent ideas of the celestial, community and migratory are transformed through craft based practices and digital environments.
NMG and experimental sound artist Tom Harris are delighted to share an Open Call for sound works, with submissions being open to creatives based in the East Midlands. Deadline to submit is Sunday 28 November 2021.
Susan Schuppli's artist talk focuses on the body of research and work developed through the “Learning from Ice” project, which includes a documentary film shot in the Canadian Ice Core Archive and a US geochemistry lab (2019), followed by research into the changing conditions of sea ice and glacial retreat in the Svalbard Arctic Archipelago (2020).
The workshop will explore our past and present impacts on the Earth's atmosphere - personally, locally and globally. We then seek to imagine whatever comes next… making artistic/craft based responses that combine scientific data with our own questions and stories about the future.