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Alfredo Cramerotti @ Wysing Retreat: Of Our Own Making

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on May 23, 2014

Wysing Retreat: Of Our Own Making



Alfredo Cramerotti – Curating oneself. An exploration on curating and ‘the curatorial’ beyond exhibition-making. 

Friday 23 May 2014

Wysing Arts Centre

Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX, UK

In light of increasing connectivity and the pressure of a transforming environment, this retreat, entitled Of Our Own Making, will address the question ‘how do we want to live together?’ The retreat curators are MA students Jennifer KY Lam, Marenka Krasomil, Olivia Leahy, and Sophie Oxenbridge-Hastie.

Across five immersive days a programme of invited speakers and group activities will offer possible interpretations of this question, endeavouring to address its social, environmental and metaphysical implications.

Commencing the retreat, artist Cally Spooner will lead a workshop session and host presentations and discussions by participants on their work. On the following days, Anthony Davies and Jaya Klara Brekke of the MayDay Rooms, a safe house for vulnerable archives and historical material linked to social movements, experimental culture, and marginalised figures, will initiate discussion on current social movements and alternative communities in regards to collaborative ways of living.

Writer, curator, editor and artist Alfredo Cramerotti, director of MOSTYN art gallery, Co-Director, AGM Culture and collective Chamber of Public Secrets, will address the relations between society and the environment, situated within a concept of ecology influenced by the separation of nature and culture. His presentation and open-floor debate will focus on collective curating, Venice pavilions, digital culture, and curating our own future.

Finally, the retreat will examine visionary ideas for the future, with the theoretical and scientific research of English author, theoretician in the field of gerontology and co-founder of the SENS Research Foundation, Aubrey de Grey, on proposed techniques to stop aging. Contributing to this conversation, Richard Noble, lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, philosopher and writer, primarily on the intersection of art and politics, will also lead a talk on the politics of utopia in artistic practice.


Selected participants for the retreat are: Love Enqvist, Rose Gibbs, Lina Hermsdorf, Gareth Lloyd, Vipash Purichanont, Amy Spencer and Anna Stephens.


Maldives Pavilion Opening, Wednesday May 29th 2013, at 1:00pm

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on May 25, 2013


Eco-tone 1 – Object Space Entanglements

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on June 26, 2011

Interdisciplinary workshop supported by Nottingham Trent University School of Art and Design research fund

Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

27-28 June 2011

Eco-tone brings into proximity creative and academic practice to juxtapose modes of awareness associated with specific activities so that they are experienced beyond usual boundaries. Participants are invited to respond to the relationship of environment, ecology and ecology of practice; to form spatial relations from within which we can expect to witness resonances that enhance how practice operates.

Eco-tome aims to enhance understanding of our relationship with environment and ecology.


Jean Baird [Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University] – Why objects?

Professor Kathleen Coessens [Kathleen Coessens, pianist and philosopher of Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Senior Research Fellow of Orpheus Research Centre in Music] – Responsive Space

Mary Conlan [Shinnors Curatorial Fellow, Limerick City Gallery of Art] – Six Memos Calvino project, Smog, Knowledge as Dust-cloud and the unfinished lecture on Consistency; Eco-tone ‘curator in action’

Alfredo Cramerotti [QUAD, Derby, and Intellect Books] – The Essence of Things; Eco-tone ‘curator in action’

Rhodri Davies [Harp] – Occam 1 [Elaine Radigue]; Harp as Filter [Jean-Luc Guionnet]

John Ellis [Nottingham Trent University] tbc – Latour and the Social

Paul J. Ennis [Department of Philosophy, University College, Dublin] – Melancholic Coexistence amongst Objects.

Chrissie Harrington [Head of School of Arts and Humanities, University College Suffolk] tbc – The Space Between

Robert Jackson [School of Art and Media, University of Plymouth] – The Agency of Waste: Purification and Procedure.

Dr Kevin Love [Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Social Theory School of Social Sciences] Nottingham Trent University – Dispositions: ecologies of philosophy.

Dr David Reid [School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent University] – Eco-tone: Ecology of Practice

Jonathan P Watts [Critical Writing for Art & Design, Royal College of Art] – England and the Octopus

Undergraduate research project – Photography, Environment, Ecology.  Oliver Seamarks and Ben Gore.

Abstracts available on request

All welcome

If you wish to attend please respond to ensure adequate catering and room space is available.


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