Tuesday 4 October 2011

EXHIBITION / SYMPOSIUM/// Shared Imagination, Thu 6 Oct, Centrespace



Centrespace, VRC
6 October, 9.30am – 4.30pm

This unique symposium celebrates 75 extraordinary years of the Wellcome Trust organised by Exhibitions at DJCAD and Wellcome Trust Centre Dundee at Life Sciences, University of Dundee.
The event will bring together scientists, artists, designers and cultural practitioners to conceptualise the century-long transition from the city's textiles past to its bio-research future and consider the ideal components needed for ways forward in genuine art and science collaborations.

Image: Pernille Spence

Keynote presentations will be delivered by Dr. Martha Fleming and Dr. Rob La Frenais.
Dr. Fleming is a museum professional and academic working in the interdisciplinary nexus between the sciences, the humanities and the fine arts. Fleming has been a cultural consultant to the Wellcome Trust and the Creative Director of an award-winning (Dibner 2010) exhibition about biomedicine at the University of Copenhagen's Medical Museion.
Dr. La Frenais is a curator and critic who has curated and produced interdisciplinary and visual art projects since 1987. He has been Senior Curator of The Arts Catalyst, London since 1997, which has a remit to experimentally and critically engage with science.

Artist and designer presentations will be given by Gair Dunlop & David Fyans, Zoe Irvine, John McGhee and Sandra Wilson.

Numbers are extremely limited for this event and booking is essential. Please contact exhibitions@dundee.ac.uk<mailto:exhibitions@dundee.ac.uk> to enquire about booking a place.


Shared Imagination: Exhibition Preview
Centrespace, VRC
6 October, 6 – 8pm
This event is open to all, no need to book. Evening Reception including Performance by Pernille Spence and Screening of Atom Town by Gair Dunlop.


Shared Imagination: Exhibition
Centrespace, VRC
7 October - 30 October, Mon – Sun: 12 – 4.30pm

The exhibition, Shared Imagination, brings together the work of nine Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design practitioners and researchers and their collaborators.
Paul Harrison, Zoe Irvine, John McGhee, Jim Pattison, Elaine Shemilt, Pernille Spence, Sandra Wilson

A CUT A SCRATCH A SCORE: a comic opera in three parts

David Barnett, Sam Belinfante, Bruce McLean

Featuring the renowned Mezzo-soprano Lore Lixenberg and the performance artist Adeline Bourret with musicians from Dundee.

Open Rehearsals:
Tuesday 18 October, 3 – 4pm, Cooper Gallery
Wednesday 19 October, 3 – 4pm, Dundee City Square
Thursday 20 October, 3 – 4pm, Dundee Botanic Garden

5 o'clock Salon: Cooper Gallery
Monday 17 – Thursday 20 October, 5 – 5.40pm, Cooper Gallery, refreshments will be served

Culminating Performance: Cooper Gallery
Friday 21 October, 7pm, limited capacity, booking essential

Exhibition: Cooper Gallery
22 October - 5 November

A CUT A SCRATCH A SCORE: a comic opera in three parts is a distinctive new performance and exhibition to be presented in three different public spaces in Dundee. Combining opera, comedy, drawings, sculpture and moving images, this daring work will act as a stage for the city and its people, upon which the comedies of contemporary life will strut, turn and take a bow.


Writers in Residence programme

John Dummett, Ajay AS Hothi and Christina Manning Lebek

During the course of the Open Rehearsals and culminating Performance of A CUT A SCRATCH A SCORE: a comic opera in three parts between 17 – 21 Oct, the commissioned writers John Dummett, Ajay AS Hothi and Christina Manning Lebek will carry out a 'live writing' action in situ to publicly share observations and reflections in a dedicated space at Cooper Gallery. This space will also act as a collaborative text, in which common ideas and responses will be drawn out and addressed by the writers. The observations, reflections, annotations and commentaries will be published on a blog at the Cooper Gallery website.

AN ACTION OF WORDS-Writers in Residence is supported by the Critical Writing in Art and Design Programme, Royal College of Art.

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