New book chapter published
My book chapter 'God Shaped Hole', co-authored with Dr Dawn Woolley is out now in 'Painting, Photography and the Digital: Crossing the Borders of the Mediums' edited by Carl Robinson.
This anthology investigates the interconnections between painting, photography, and the digital in contemporary art practices. It brings together 15 contributors, including internationally acclaimed artists Matt Saunders, Clare Strand, Elias Wessel, and Dan Hays, to write about a diverse range of art-making involving medium cross-over. Topics discussed here include reflections on the painted-on-photograph, reordering photographs into paintings, digital collage, printing digital landscapes onto recycled electronic media, viewer immersion in painted virtual reality (VR) worlds, photography created from paint, and the “truth” of the mediums. Underpinned by significant theoretical concepts, the volume provides unique insights into explorations of the mediums’ interconnectivity, which questions the position of the traditional genres. As such, this book is essential reading for practitioners, theorists, and students researching the nature of painting, photography, and digital art practices today.
Purchase a copy HERE.
Join us for the Food Instagram Virtual Book launch on 31 August 11am CET.
Click HERE to book your place!
Read by recent review of Ronnie Danaher: iConfess on the Corridor8 website HERE.
Food Instagram: Identity, Influence & Negotiation edited by Emily Contois and Zenia Kish is now available to purchase. I am delighted to have contributed a chapter co-authored with artist and researcher Dr Dawn Woolley titled 'Creative Consumption: Art About Eating on Instagram'. In the chapter we discuss respective and collaborative works which have variously used Instagram as a site, subject and medium.
Order your copy HERE.
Join me at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on 7 and 8 August from 12:00-16:00 for a casting workshop inspired by work in the Breaking the Mould exhibition in which other women artists make the immaterial tangible.
No booking required: free admission with entry ticket to YSP. Find out more HERE.
FMR Loggia Meetups
In case you couldn't make the FMR Loggia Meetups (Artists in conversation) during LINZ FMR 2021, the ephemerpads are still open and editable in case you want to catch-up on and contribute to the conversations!
Find out more about the Loggia Meetups HERE.
At the end of May I had the pleasure of joining Joanna Leah on the thinking is material podcast to discuss my practice and in particular talk about my recent work '#Portal' for the LINZ FMR 2021 Festival in Austria.
Listen to our conversation HERE.
I am just a few days away from returning to the UK after over a month at the Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz, creating new work for the LINZ FMR Festival. The experience has been a highlight of my career to date and I am looking forward already to returning at the end of May to complete the work ahead of the Festival in the first week of June 2021.
I have written a short piece on my experience for the Atelierhaus Salzamt blog which you can read HERE.
You can also find out more about LINZ FMR and all the artists participating in this year's festival HERE.
Residency at LINZ FMR, Austria
I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected for the LINZ FMR artist-in-residence programme for March 2021.
LINZ FMR – Art in Digital Contexts and Public Spaces is a biennial festival and format for artistic processes and positions, that reflects the ephemeral nature of our digital and connected present. The ever-advancing digitalization of everyday life implies an intense overlapping and layering of familiar physical, but also finely interwoven digital spaces. LINZ FMR focuses on the shifts, distortions and rifts that arise in this process and presents current artistic positions in this context.
The festival, whose title alludes to ephemerality and short-livedness, presents works whose initial ideas can be found in virtual and/or digital space or have a strong reference to it, but are shown (sometimes in a transformed way) in the physical surroundings of the city of Linz. The focus is primarily on the interstices that arise during these transformations into public space – outside of museums, galleries or art spaces. At the same time, LINZ FMR attempts to subject the concept of sculpture to a contemporary update and to reflect on questions of transience, ephemerality and obviousness.
An exhibition in public and open space with works by international and local artists who deal with art in digital contexts is the core of the festival. The exhibition is accompanied by guided tours, artist talks, a symposium, a concert night and a closing party.
Find out more about the programme on the LINZ FMR website HERE.
Talking to Dr Paula Blair with Dr Dawn Woolley on the Audiovisual Cultures podcast
Had a fantastic time talking to Dr Paula Blair with Dr Dawn Woolley about collaborative projects past, present and future on the latest episode of the Audiovisual Cultures podcast. Visit the audiovisual cultures website HERE or go to wherever you get your podcasts to hear our conversation!
Zara Worth is an artist, writer and researcher.