An extract from my essay ‘Shared Meals: Instagram as a space for virtual feasting and rites of incorporation’ for Feast Journal is being included in a new publication from The Photographers Gallery to coincide with their latest exhibition
Loose Associations is The Photographers’ Gallery's printed journal, offering a diverse set of reflections on photography and image culture. Loosely inspired by the gallery’s exhibition programme, it includes essays both written and visual, artist pages, images, interviews, fiction and philosophy from a wide range of contributors. This issue takes TPG’s Autumn 2019 exhibition, Feast for the Eyes as its starting points.
More information on the exhibition and the publication HERE.
Truth, time and authenticity on Instagram
Delighted to be sharing a new piece of writing, 'Truth, time and authenticity on Instagram', written for the Cognitive Sensations blog.
"Worth shares with us her research exploring the relationship between Instagram and time. In her essay she compares the intention behind Instagram to portray the 'right here right now', with the more realistic framing of posting culture, which encourages a more crafted approach to publicising one's activity. Worth poses that instead of acting as a record, Instagram posts convey an element of a testimonial."
Read the full essay HERE.
Very excited to be participating on the 'Cognitive Conversations' Panel at FACT as part of the 'Cognitive Conversations' programme.
The event is on the 20th February at 18:30 and tickets are FREE.
I will also be presenting 'The Artist's Presence' during the event. Head over to the FACT website for more details on the event, or the Cognitive Sensations website for more information about the programming.
I am very excited to announce that I will be joining Yorkshire Sculpture International as an Engagement Artist.
Yorkshire Sculpture International is a festival produced by the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle; a group of art galleries and institutions comprising of: The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
"A festival of sculpture
Across Leeds and Wakefield
Saturday 22 June – Sunday 29 September 2019
Free and open to all, the festival will showcase sculpture in all its forms. From new work by international artists to sculpture drawn from our world-class collections.
Featuring exhibitions and events inside the galleries at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park and major new outdoor sculpture commissions in unexpected places across Leeds and Wakefield.
Yorkshire Sculpture International will be accompanied by an extensive engagement programme with schools, universities, communities, and a professional development programme for artists based in the region."
I will be contributing to the YSI Festival as an Engagement Artist. More details to follow.
You can find out more about Yorkshire Sculpture International on the Festival's website.
Delighted to be sharing 'Herself' (2017), 'FEED' (2017) and 'FEED' (2018) in 'Cognitive Sensations: Fields of Perception', curated by Gabriella Warren-Smith and Anne Fritz at THE CUBE, London.
Preview: 6:30pm 20/11/2018
Find out more HERE.
Spend a reflective morning with artist Zara Worth exploring Instagram culture in this creative collage workshop. You will explore how identity is constructed and patched together, much like a collage, on social media. An opportunity to make hand made collages and discuss online imagery and identity presented on Instagram. Pay What You Feel but pre-bookable.
🙋♀️ Don't forget to reserve a place, just call or email Rachel Horton on ☎️0191 433 3864 or 📧firstname.lastname@example.org 😁 see you next Saturday 🌈
Excited to have been selected to share extracts from 'A drawing made by cutting up my body weight in celery' (2016-17); 'Smile (for Harold)' (2018) and 'Economics of the Kitchen (an A to Z)' (2018) as part of Montreal based, Radio Atelier's first Instagram exhibition, curated by Eli Larin and Alexandra Tremblay.
The exhibition will run from the 1st to the 15th October 2018. You can find out more about Atelier HERE and see the exhibition when in begins HERE.
My most extended interview to date is available in full on The Culture Vulture the interview discusses my current solo exhibition at Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne; as well as covering sources of inspiration, my personal history, and my work around social media and mental health.
A highlight of my solo-show was being interview by David McDonald for NARC magazine. The full article is available in print and online HERE.
Zara Worth is an artist, writer and researcher.