The University of Brighton co-stages the first UK show by Lynette Wallworth.
15 Aug 2013
The University of Brighton is this year strengthening its links with the Brighton Festival by co-staging the first UK show by Lynette Wallworth, the world-renowned Australian media artist, and with a number of contributions by its academics.
Evolution of Fearlessness will be staged in a new working collaboration between the University of Brighton’s Faculty of Arts and the leading arts agency Lighthouse at the University of Brighton Gallery, from 7 May to 9 June 2011.
Wallworth’s work interweaves science and technology with intense and intimate human stories. Her work explores evolving relationships between visual art and cinema specifically the creation of immersive installation environments that engage the viewer into a conversation.
Anne Boddington, dean of the Faculty of Arts said: “This growing partnership between the university and the Brighton Festival opens new windows of opportunity for connections with the university’s many creative communities and for them to contribute by providing a series complementary activities and events that respond to the Art of Peacemaking.”
A free talk by the artist will take place on Sunday 8 May at 3.30pm at the University of Brighton Gallery at Grand Parade.
Read more about the Evolution of Fearlessness exhibition.
The faculty’s collaboration with Lighthouse also extends to this year’s Burt Brill and Cardens Graduate Show, with work by graduating Photography BA(Hons) students on show at Lighthouse’s exhibition space in Kensington Street, Brighton. The main show of over 500 students’ work at Grand Parade, which will transform the campus into the biggest gallery in the south-east of the UK, runs from Saturday 4 to Thursday 9 June.
The university will also be supporting the installation of a new work by Turkish-born artist and filmmaker Kutlug Ataman. Housed in the nearby Old Municipal Market, Mesopotanian Dramaturgies is an installation that responds to the subject of modernism with the dynamics of its relentless advance into the Middle-East and its often violent history.
Through a collection of stand-alone artworks and films Ataman focuses on marginalised individuals, exploring issues of politics and environmental tensions across the region.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 7 to Sunday 29 May: 5pm-9pm Monday to Friday, 12pm-7pm Saturday and Sunday.
The University of Brighton is also staging or supporting a number of events on the Festival Fringe:
Tuesday, 3 May at 7pm
Venue: Jam, 9-12 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL. Entry is free.
University of Brighton’s Professor Alan Tomlinson launches his beautifully-designed and fully-illustrated atlas profiling the world’s major competitive sports, their political uses and abuses, and the profits that flow from their commercial development.
Thursday, 5 May at 6.45pm
Venue: Huxley Building, University of Brighton, Lewes Road, BN2 4GJ. Entry is free.
Professor Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht asks, ’what is it in the spectacle and performance of sports that continues to attract performers, fans, investors, politicians?'
Tickets are free (booking required) and available online from: www.brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk or by phoning the Brighton Festival Fringe box office on 01273 917272.
Thursday 12 May at 7pm-8.30pm
Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, Grand Parade, BN2 0JY. Tickets £5 Tel: 01273 917272. Pay bar.
Best-selling crime writer Peter James, author of more than 18 novels including Dead Like You and Dead Tomorrow, takes part in a wide-ranging conversation on crime, criminals and the justice system with University of Brighton’s Professor of Criminology, Professor Peter Squires.
Wednesday 25 May at 6pm
Venue: Checkland Building, University of Brighton, Falmer Campus, BN1 9PH. Free entry.
Professor Roger Burrows argues that we are witnessing an increasing ‘spatialization’ of social class. The idea that rather than occupation and the sphere of work being the main determinant of social class, place of residence is increasingly the most important factor.
Students from the Faculty of Arts’ Broadcast Media course will stage a live event as part of the Great Escape weekend.
Further information: www.thegreatescape.co.uk
Dr Katy Shaw will be hosting discussions with The Men Who Stare at Goats author Jon Ronson, novelist Louise Doughty and Man Booker-shortlisted author Philip Henshaw. Dr Shaw will also be taking part in a panel discussion on “the unsayable language of comedy” after the performance of “And the Horse you rode in on” at the Pavilion Theatre on 21 May, 5.30pm.