Please join us at 6pm-7.30pm on Thursday 17 October in Huddersfield Art Gallery for the launch of the next exhibition for ROTOЯ Transdisciplinary dialogue and debate.
Brass Art is Chara Lewis, Kristin Mojsiewicz and Anneké Pettican a collaborative trio based in Manchester, Glasgow and Huddersfield. Working together since 1999, they have exhibited in Berlin, New York, Washington and at Tatton Park Biennale, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bloomberg Space, London and The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. Brass Art merge an interest in nineteenth century optical devices with early twenty-first century body-scanning technologies such as Microsoft´s Kinect, a motion sensor often used in 3D gaming. This allows them to explore the magical slippages between time and space. The artists perform a series of spectral alter-egos; pixelated, ethereal beings that make brief cameos before
dissolving back into the shadows from whence they came.
The Imagining of Things showcases Brass Art´s long-term research project Shadow Worlds | Writers’ Rooms where they explore their preoccupation with shadow play, mirroring and doubles. This rich and haunting body of photographic and video work was produced during nocturnal visits to the Brontë Parsonage Museum in 2011-12, with sound by the Glasgow-based composer Alistair MacDonald.
The Imagining of Things is part of Art in Yorkshire Goes Contemporary and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. The exhibition opens at Huddersfield Art Gallery on Saturday 12 October until Saturday 21 December 2013.
Admission free. All welcome!
Inventing Medicine: Designing and Producing Medical Tools from the Eighteenth Century to Today
Talk by Dr Claire Jones (University of Leeds)
1pm, Friday 13 September
Huddersfield Art Gallery
Admission free, no booking required
Dr Claire Jones is the Director of the Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Leeds. This talk accompanies David Swann’s Mobilising Healthcare exhibition and focuses on Claire’s own research and fascinating historical objects within the exhibition.
Claire completed her PhD in the department and in collaboration with the Thackray Museum in 2010, before returning in 2012 to become the new Director of the Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. She is currently preparing a monograph on the development of the medical industry in Britain titled Selling Medicine to Professionals.
One of the exhibits in Mobilising Healthcare:
A recent study conducted by the WHO indicates that each year, unsafe needle injections cause an estimated 1.3 million early deaths and an annual burden of US$535 million in direct medical costs. To address this, Dr. David Swann of Huddersfield University invented a pioneering syringe that provides a 60 second treatment window before turning an irreversible bright red – thereby sending a warning sign to patients of its prior use. A real lifesaver!
Please visit Dig Yorkshire for Isobel Joki’s recent review of David Swann’s exhibition Mobilising Healthcare.
Design the next generation of nurse’s bags! Please include your name and contact details on the back of your entry and post in the Huddersfield Art Gallery post box. For more details please contact: Dr Anna Powell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Date for Mobilising Healthcare at Huddersfield Art Gallery. This exhibition will feature Dr David Swann’s award-winning 21st Century Nurse’s Bag. The launch party for this exhibition will take place on Thursday 25 July at 6pm with a talk from the designer Dr David Swann. All welcome! The exhibition opens to the public Saturday 20 July and closes Saturday 28 September 2013.
Please visit Dig Yorkshire for Kay Anucha’s review of Gil Pasternak: Future Backgrounds (Wednesday 19 June 2013).