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Offsite 9 Talks: Susan Brisco and Charlotte Dunn
April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
About this event
Black Country Studies Centre and ArtsFest Online are delighted to present an online discussion with artists Charlotte Dunn and Susan Brisco. Charlotte and Susan will be chatting to Dr Jenny Gilbert about their involvement in the Offsite 9 programme developed by Creative Black Country. Offsite 9 features works and commissions by creatives in the region and runs alongside British Art Show 9 the largest touring exhibition of contemporary art to visit Wolverhampton.
Within her work Charlotte Dunn looks at manipulating scientific and natural history imagery and locations, transforming their context through methods of presentation. The power that tools of presentation have to alter the context of a subject inspires her to transform objects, looking at individual perception and what knowledge we gather from informative presentation. Drawing is an essential medium within Charlotte’s practice and methods of scientific illustration create a foundation for her to distort, commenting upon their purpose to educate. Charlotte’s Offsite9 project ‘Plant Fete’ re-enacts the traditional plant sales used in the 1800’s to generate parts of West Park.
Susan Brisco’s artistic process sits at the boundary between art and science, where her outcomes explore interplays between drawing, film and sound. The natural world serves as her inspiration, especially scientific notions of plant sentience and communication. More recently, she has become interested in the unseen anatomical landscapes within our human bodies, connecting science and medical health. Susan searches for that special ‘hook’ which serves to inform and intrigue her audiences through the familiar and real.
Susan’s recent art-science project, called Kindness is free; let’s pass into explores the science of kindness and the astonishing biology taking place inside our body when giving or receiving kindness.
This OffSite9 project has been commissioned by Creative Black Country as part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places scheme, and supported by Paycare.