TLANG co-investigator Zhu Hua will be speaking at an event at Birkbeck with artist Ella McCartney. Zhu Hua and Ella will talk about their Leverhulme artist in residence project.
A unique opportunity to find out about the value of artist-researcher collaborations and how they work …
When? Tuesday May 17, 6-7.30pm
Where? Room 120, 43 Gordon Square
Artist-researcher collaborations offer exciting opportunities for creative dialogues to develop between artists and academics. But what exactly do they involve? How do artists find out about interesting research? How can researchers find artists who might take an interest in their research? What does it mean for an artist and a researcher to work together? How is the outcome of the collaboration arrived at? What funding is available for such collaborations? What can artists learn from researchers? What can researchers learn from artists? And what happens when an artist is also an academic researcher?
Participating in this roundtable conversation about the potential of artist-researcher collaborations are five individuals with direct experience of working at the intersection of art and research.
· Dr Gabriel Koureas is Senior Lecturer in Visual and Material Culture from the late 19th century to the present day. In the summer term 2015, he worked with artist-in-residence John Timberlake of Bow Arts to create a unique installation in the Peltz Gallery. [links] http://londonsartistquarter.org/artist-hub/users/john-timberlake/profile
· Zhu Hua is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Communication. She is currently undertaking a Leverhulme funded project with artist-in-residence Ella McCartney to explore the boundaries between language and visual images.
· Toby Litt combines his role as a writer and a senior lecturer in creative writing: how do these two areas of his life inform each other?