SelfScapes (Event)

Sperryn-Jones, J. (Associate Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Description

SelfScapes is a research cluster I have led since 2017 that focuses on the relationship between self and surroundings in collaboration with Forestry England based at Dalby Forest. So far there have been several events: February 2018 a symposium to develop ideas for artwork, July 2018 a group exhibition in Dalby Forest, July 2018 round table discussion on the artwork produced, September 2020 a symposium to develop ideas for artwork. This record contains a publication produced in March 2020 that documents the research and exhibition from 2018.

The research questions being pursued are:

In what ways can artwork enhance our understanding of reciprocal relationships between self and forest environments.

How can artwork enable new perceptions and/or sensing of forest environments?

In what ways can alternative realities and imaginative responses to the forest re-enchant our sense of both self and forest?

How can audience participation in the act of breaking be adapted to engage viewers in reflecting on their impact and agency in environmental issues?
PeriodNov 2017Mar 2020
Event typeExhibition
LocationDalby, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • self surroundings forest art