The residency is for a twelve month period (September 2012 and concluding in September/November 2013) to research and develop ideas and material which could form the basis of future projects, installations and events. It has been made possible by a fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust and follows a successful pilot project entitled ‘Looking in Looking Out’ held in 2011 working with Dr John Lees. There is an open brief to create new art work (in any media), projects and events based upon current (and future) research undertaken by Staff at the Space Research Centre [SRC],
. Work can cross departments, for example Humanities or Physics etc. and will hopefully result in a mix of Leicester University East Midlands and National outputs developed over the next two to three years. The aim is to generate stimulating and exciting new multi media artistic work whilst also providing new opportunites for a wider dissemination of the research undertaken within the SRC. The residency was intiated by Dr John Lees who is the SRC sponsor for the project.
|Video capture still image from Looking In Looking Out installation performance|
Currently the work involves understanding all that the SRC is involved in (there appears to be a lot) and developing ideas based upon some aspects of this research together with identifying key members of staff/postgraduates with which to collaborate. Approaches have also been made to other arts organisations, venues and promoters to explore possible outcomes (installations/performances/events) for projects. This will help to define what is possible in the timeframe of the residency and what may be put in place to enable work to receive a regional and national profile after the 12 month research and development period.
|Video Still from Looking in Looking Out|