Deep Materialism and Care-takingactvities exhibition 13 May – 14 Jun 2019, 09:00 – 17:00
The ESI Creative Exchange
Environment and Sustainability Institute
Penryn TR10 9FE
- Free, no advance booking required
Deep Materialism and Care-taking: a Study of Material Relationships for the 21st Century is an exhibition at the Creative Exchange in the Environment and Sustainbility Institute at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus which runs from 13 May to 14 June 2019.
Dr Alison Harper, an environmental textile artist, and Dr Sarah Chave, an honorary researcher in the University of Exeter Graduate School of Education, have been collaborating to explore the human use and abuse of the material world.
This exhibition showcases their investigation of the proposition that if we develop our relationships with matter and materials (so that they become closer to us, become us and are seen as a part of us) then we will care for, and feel responsible for, their journey in and through the biosphere.
Their shared investigation seeks ways to encourage the development of such close and caring relationships with the material world through sensory and experiential engagement, and through consideration of the implications of such relationships for the ways we act in the world. For more information visit their blog.
Alison and Sarah will be based in the Creative Exchange studio on the Penryn Campus for a residency from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 May, with opportunities to take part in free hands-on activities. These sessions are open to all, with no need to book ahead. Please email Sarah and Alison directly if you require more information.
14 May, Paper day - 11:15-16:00
Momigami - making paper feel and look like cloth. Making handmade paper, paper hearts and bunting from single-use paper coffee cups. Folding and binding paper/notebook making.
15 May, Textiles Day – 11:15-16:00
Making and using crisp and coffee packet yarn. Hand spinning and using yarn from local wool Rainbow labels.
Thur 16 May, Rainbow colouring and stamping – 14:00-16:00
The Creative Exchange space is accessible between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note the ESI building is closed over the May bank holidays.
Follow their blog here.
This project is part of the Creative Exchange Programme.