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.
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.
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.
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!
Reading Mrs. Dalloway: June 13 2020
Craig Saper (aka DJ Readies) with Zara Worth
In honor of #DallowDay, Craig Saper's excerpt of his 2020 version of Mrs. Dalloway (with a reading of the new version by the UK-based social media artist Zara Worth) has been published by Textshop Experiments.
The piece can be used as a prompt, assignment, or example in discussions of either conceptual writing and reading, or of the echoic potential of Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway in 2020. What I am interested in highlighting is the echoes of today’s situation (pandemic) already in Woolf’s text and now desedimented as if I was reading it imperfectly now on June 13, 2020 based around a the homonym in the novel's opening line. Besides rewriting the text as if the opening line’s homonym directed the rest of the novel, I have also re-masked Clarissa Dalloway on the front cover.
Delight to say that the special of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice that I have guest-edited - ‘SMS (Social-Media-Speak) as/for/in creative practice’ was published online this December and is now out in print too.
The issue includes contributions from: Emma Bolland, Paul Conneally, Gabrielle de la Puente, Robert Fitterman, Tina Francis, Patrick Goodall, Yvette Greslé, Brenda Hickin, James Kennedy, Hardeep Pandhal, Matthew Parkin, Simon Morris, Zarina Muhammad, Alison Raybould, Sid Sidowski, Carol Sommer, Mark Staniforth, David Steans, Cathy Wade, Gavin Wade, Larry Walker-Tonks, Gabriella Warren-Smith, and Steven Zultanski. Special thanks to the journal’s directors Julia Lockheart and John Wood, and to Emma Berrill from Intellect Publishing
Click HERE to access the issue's contents page and find details on how to access or purchase a copy of the issue. You can also read my editorial online for free by clicking HERE.
Sharing some older works from 2014 in the forthcoming exhibition 'CRAFT' at Thought Foundation. 'Untitled (Tweet to Mary Beard)' and 'Untitled (Tweet to Caroline Criado Perez)' were two of the first pieces I made which responded to online communication through social media, and were created during my first year out of art school during a time of real experimentation and change. Particularly excited to see work by Kathryn Lund and West End Women installed in this exhibition.
Zara Worth is an artist, writer and researcher.