The TRELLIS project brings together researchers, artists, disabled and non-disabled people to explore and discover new perspectives into enablement. I am collaborating with researchers Dr Tim Adlam, Dr Youngjun Cho, Maryam Bandukda and Dr Ben Oldfrey to discover where creative approaches can intersect with science to bring new and stimulating experiences to people. Through capturing sensory responses to creative work, the project offers possibilities to harness sensations, evocations and communications in and across the languages of art, science, technology and humanness.
We held a workshop with the members of Beyond Sight Loss, a group of people who are blind or have some sight loss, based in East London. During the workshop which was led in collaboration with sound designer Simon Keep, we explored a range of different materials and sounds to explore touch, memory and space. From these exchanges a body of artwork that is sonic, visual and tactile has been developed and will form part of an exhibition entitled Material Conversations at The Art Pavilion in Mile End Park, London, details here. During the exhibition, the public are invited to join a workshop to discover the sonic qualities of different materials such as metal, wood and paper using tactile methods and will be taken on a tactile tour of Mile End Park.
A website with audio tour of the Material Conversations exhibition and of Mile End Park can be found here
A video of the full Trellis 4 programme can be found here.
The video relating only to Material Conversations can be found here
Material Conversations is part of Trellis 3, a programme of knowledge exchange between researchers and artists, part of the wider vision for UCL Public Art and Community Engagement to create opportunities for collaboration between artists, researchers and communities based around the future.
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Tile, emboss on paper, 2022
Trellis 3 installations, Artspark Mile End, 2022, photo Kois Miah- 28Apr22
Trellis 3 installations, Artspark Mile End, photo Kois Miah