Open Research Meeting Presenting Participation 3
Presenting Participation 3 was the third in the series of Open Research Meetings presenting works which have been selected for the exhibition Participation, which is to take place in the Poly (Falmouth Arts Centre) in Falmouth in October 2007.
Sarah Matthews’ work Return Journey is a board game through which the artist attempts to fulfil her desire to return home “a place far away in time, space and culture” (excerpt from proposal). This journey might be possible through collaborative effort of the players who by taking part in the game, symbolically assist the artist and contribute in her voyage home.
The environment created by the game set (which includes a board and playing pieces) and act of playing the physical and imaginative journey is the process through which the relation between possibility and failure, reality and nostalgia or present and past is explored. Participants of the Open Research Meeting joined this journey and created their own maps as part of the process.
Sarah is an artist, currently studying Fine Art at University College Falmouth. Her creative practice is engaged in exploration of “ways of experiencing home and how we become attached to or feel displaced from particular places”.
Jason Cleverly is Course Leader of Contemporary Crafts at University College Falmouth. For Participation he is designing and developing a small scale artefact based around the design of a Victorian mantle clock. Visitors will be invited to select and display ephemera and small objects perhaps of personal significance or of aesthetic value. The image of a staged installation will be then fed onto the screen positioned in the clock’s face via a camera installed inside the artefact. The artist thus attempts to render the mundane significant by its display on an ornamental domestic structure.
Susan Corke’s proposed work is a miniature installation titled Peepshow. Within this work the artist investigates “the role of the audience as a participatory factor in a theatrical type of viewing experience and how this form of interaction may be extended into supposedly passive art forms including illustration” (excerpt from proposal).
For most of her career Susan Corke has worked in the media within both the print and digital publishing industries. She previously studied Digital Arts and at the moment is a student on the MA Illustration Authorial Practice at University College Falmouth. "
These Open Research Meetings and exhibition Participation are curated by Magda Tyżlik-Carver and are part of the ongoing research into New Models of Curating undertaken by Magda in iRes. All of the events are organised by iRes.