Tracing the East: Landscape


6:00 - 7:00 pm

Art Exchange

admission free

A panel discussion on Landscape with artists  David Blandy, Cooking Sections, Studio Morison and moderated by curator Sarah Shin.

Our artists will reflect on their commissions developed for New Geographies, from local to global, the effects of climate change in the landscape of the region is addressed through storytelling.

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About Tracing the East

Trace: to find something or someone that was lost

Reflecting on the traces of New Geographies, in which the locations of ten artist commissions were nominated by people from the East of England, who were invited to suggest forgotten or overlooked places in the region; these digital events: panel discussions, films, podcasts, will be an opportunity to come together to discuss and reflect on three main themes that have emerged from the ten projects, under the idea of ‘the trace’.

Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe) is a duo of spatial practitioners based out of London. It was born to explore the systems that organise the WORLD through FOOD. Using installation, performance, mapping and video, their research-based practice explores the overlapping boundaries between visual arts, architecture, ecology and geopolitics.

Cooking Sections was part of the exhibition at the U.S. Pavilion, 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Their work has also been exhibited at the 13th Sharjah Biennial; Manifesta12, Palermo; Lafayette Anticipations, Paris; Serpentine Galleries, London; Atlas Arts, Skye; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Storefront for Art & Architecture, New York; Peggy Guggenheim Collection; HKW Berlin; Akademie der Künste, Berlin; 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale; Brussels ParckDesign. They have been awarded the Special Prize at the 2019 Future Generation Art Prize and were nominated for the Visible Award. 

Studio Morison founders Heather Peak and Ivan Morison have worked together as an artist duo, under the name Heather and Ivan Morison, since 2003, establishing an ambitious collaborative practice that transcends the divisions between art, architecture and theatre

Heather and Ivan Morison have exhibited widely across UK, Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA. Key projects include I Will Be With You, Whatever, BISS, Munich, 2018; Sleepers Awake, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2014; All’s Well That Ends, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Germany; Smile All the While, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 2014; Shadow Curriculum, South London Gallery, London, 2014; Skirt of the Black Mouth, Tate Modern, London, 2012-15; Nuclear Family, National Theatre of Wales, 2013; Black Pleasure, Eastside Projects, Birmingham 2013; Anna, The Hepworth, Wakefield, 2012; Cave, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, 2012; Black Pig Lodge, Southbank Centre, London, 2011; Mr. Clevver, Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania, Australia, 2011; Plaza, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, 2010; The Black Line Void, Derry, Northern Ireland, 2009; Black Cloud, Situations, Bristol, 2009; Journée des Barricades, One Day Sculpture, Wellington, New Zealand,2008; And So it Goes, representing Wales at the 52nd Venice Biennial, 2007.

David Blandy (b. 1976), lives and works in Brighton & London – David has established his terrain through a series of investigations into the cultural forces that inform and influence him, in recent works examining human consciousness within the digital world. His works slip between performance and video, reality and construct, using references sampled from the wide, disparate sources that provide his (and our own) individualist sense of self.

He has exhibited at venues nationally and worldwide such as Bloomberg Space, London, UK; Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan; Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland; Tate Modern, London; The Baltic, Gateshead; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Spike Island, Bristol; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany; MoMA PS1, New York, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China.

Sarah Shin is a publisher, curator and writer. She is the founder of New Suns, a curation and storytelling project, which began as a literary festival at the Barbican. She is also among the co-founders of Silver Press, a feminist publisher and Ignota Books, a space at the intersection of technology, myth-making and magic.

Image credit, Cooking Sections, Moveable Estates, At risk fishermans huts on the edge of the eroding cliff edge at Winterton on Sea. Image © Katherine Mager / East Gallery NUA2020