Breathing Art into Life: artists workshop

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Durham University Library

Palace Green

Durham

DH1 3RN

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Led by artists Jayne Wilton, Miriam Quick & Helen Collard


Join us for a day of workshops with the artists who have collaborated with the Life of Breath and Palace Green Library teams to help contribute to the Catch Your Breath exhibition. Focusing on the inspiration of breath, Jayne, Miriam and Helen will lead workshops and talks on how breath can influence your practice.


Catch Your Breath – Jayne Wilton: Jayne will lead a workshop allowing you to explore making breath visible in both 2D and 3D. You are invited to investigate the breath’s ability to facilitate communication. These activities will allow you to experience processes used to create work exhibited in the current Catch Your Breath exhibition and you will have the opportunity to record your own breath visually, making permanent a trace of this usually transitory process.

Breath & Data – Miriam Quick: Miriam will discuss the creative process behind two projects collaboratively created with Stefanie Posavec, which are part of the Catch Your Breath exhibition: in Sleep Songs (2018) and Air Transformed (2015). Miriam will explain how they transformed raw data into visual and musical artworks.

Aerials of Listening: working with a breath – Helen Collard: Helen’s workshop will begin with a sequence of simple seated yogic breathing exercises. Through these practices, you’ll be asked to think of breath as a form of biofeedback to the mind and begin to investigate the conscious awareness of breath as a form of self-listening and listening to others. You will then explore listening through sound and a sound art exercise, making a simple graphic score documenting your listening. The scores will be used to examine and explore the relationship of time to embodiment, listening and breathing. Please wear comfortable clothes.

Full programme to be confirmed.


Schedule

9.30am-10am – arrival

10am-11.30am – Catch Your Breath workshop with Jayne Wilton

11.30am-11.45am – break

11.45am-1.00pm – symposium: artist talks and discussion rescheduled from Fri 1 Feb

1.00pm-1.45pm - lunch

1.45pm-2.15pm Breath & Data by Miriam Quick

2.15pm-3.30pm – Aerials of Listening – working with a breath workshop with Helen Collard

3.30pm-3.45pm – break

3.45pm-4.30pm – Q&A, discussion & feedback

This all-day workshop will take place in the Learning Centre at Palace Green Library. Lunch will not be included. Due to limited ticket numbers, please ensure that you book in advance to avoid disappointment. If you have any queries, please visit our website or contact us at pg.custodian@durham.ac.uk.

This event is part the programme of events for Catch Your Breath (24 November 2018 – 17 March 2019), a free winter exhibition at Palace Green Library.

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United Kingdom

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