Into Practice_Sharing Session @ ISIS

When: Tuesday,  24 Sept 6 – 7pm
Venue: ISIS Arts, First Floor, 5 Charlotte Square,
 Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4XF

Into Practice is a collective of UK-based artists, curators and researchers that exists to support professional practice within the field of contemporary art and evolving technology by creating space for informal, open dialogue and critical discussion among practitioners.

We are delighted to invite you to our inaugural Sharing Session, hosted by ISIS Arts on Tuesday 24 September 6 – 7pm, where Victoria Bradbury, Marialaura Ghidini, Suzy O’Hara and Dominic Smith will briefly present Into Practice and key themes related to their personal practice and research.

The presentations will end with an open discussion about the group’s recent trip to ISEA 2013, gaining access to new networks and the possibility of creating a regional support network for contemporary art practitioners who work with new technologies and new distribution platforms.

Ghidini will present her curatorial work online, briefly outlining some key projects she has recently worked on. She will then open the presentation to discussing the idea of hybrid curatorial practices bringing in examples of other curator’s projects as well as encouraging attendees to propose examples from their own experience.

Bradbury will discuss technologies that she uses in her multimedia art practice including code, interactive installation, and handmade objects. She will then broaden the discussion to technologies that other artists employ in various contexts.

O’Hara will present current models and approaches for collaborative practice between the Digital, Creative industries and Arts sectors. Drawing examples from her own practice and the wider field, she will encourage participants to share their own experiences and insights.

Smith will talk about networked platforms for dissemination of artwork and their historical precedents. He will be sharing his current research and practice as it relates to how artists can create meaningful work for digital platforms.

The Sharing Session is an opportunity for actively engaged cultural practitioners to participate in an informal, open dialogue centered around learning from each others practice.

This event is free but space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday 20 September to Drinks and nibbles will be available.