|Creators||Triscott, N. and Steadman, A.|
This multi-faceted exhibition and programme, curated by Nicola Triscott, Artistic Director, and Alec Steadman, Curator, Arts Catalyst, investigated the notion of art as a tool or tactic for action with communities, with a focus on projects involving science and technology or driven by ecological concerns.
Notes from the Field… presented aspects of Arts Catalyst’s ongoing art and citizen science project Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone with artists YoHa, Critical Art Ensemble, Andy Freeman and Fran Gallardo, who worked with communities on the Thames estuary. Alongside this, it presented the Arte Útil archive, a project initiated by artist Tania Bruguera, which chronicles a history of art projects that create tactics to change how we act in society.
In an archive room designed by Collective Works and ConstructLab, housing physical copies of selected Arte Útil case studies, and through exploratory workshops and discussion events, visitors were able to speak with invited resident guests, undertake their own research, or propose new Arte Útil case studies. Contributing artists, scientists and experts to Notes from the Field… included Alistair Hudson, Dimitri Launder, Lisa Ma, Sylvia Nagl, Graham Harwood and Veronica Ranner.
|Keywords||art, science, commons, commoning, ecology|
|Web address (URL)||http://www.artscatalyst.org/notes-field-commoning-practices-art-and-science|