Workbook: Bridging the Gaps Residency Publication/Artwork – available soon

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Workbook documents the residency process of the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands whilst Artist in Residence for Bridging the Gaps, funded by EPSRC at Swansea University from September 2012 – May 2013.

 

It is both artwork and document. A limited amount of copies come with a ‘recipe for optimum outcomes’ badge. Please contact imaginedfuturesunknownlands@gmail.com if you would like a copy.

Post-Residency Focus Group

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P1000563On Tuesday 23rd July the Institute invited performance poet Howard Ingham (top image on left), who has also been working at the university and has done in various capacities for the last twenty years, to give a tour to the small focus group comprised of artists Jason Cartwright, Owen Griffiths, Becky Williams and Fern Thomas. Ingham’s tour reflected his personal account of the history, research and questions relating to the university.

 

Later the focus group wandered around the university buildings and grounds and sat in the cafeteria space in Fulton House to discuss issues surrounding the languages of art and science and the role of the artist in a university context. A micro project is in process to reflect this one day discussion.

 

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Above Image: a limited edition print by Bridget Riley found on the group’s dérive in the corridors of the Wallace Building, named after Alfred Wallace, which houses science and geography.

 

What is it doing there? | What is it’s function in this corridor?

Workbook Launch – Bridging the Gaps Residency

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To coincide with the publication launch of Workbook to mark the end of the Bridging the Gaps Residency

>>Workbook Launch Video

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Phenomenology of space, Swansea University image no.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image taken in the humanities building with unknown silver being/architectural structure. perhaps from another time.

Phenomenology of space: Swansea University image no.1: ‘Sea Level 2035′

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intervention by unknown person at Swansea University, at the back of the Wallace Building

University Dialogues

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Swansea Researchers: Win a Golden Ticket!

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 IF YOU CAN’T DROP IN TO THE SURF ROOM AT FULTON HOUSE TODAY YOU CAN EMAIL YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO IMAGINEDFUTURESUNKNONWLANDS@GMAIL.COM OR TWEET @fern_thomas AND #TimeTravellingVessel

YOUR CONTRIBUTION COULD BE A WORD OR AN IMAGINED OBJECT, SOMETHING THAT NO LONGER EXISTS OR IS YET TO EXIST!

more information below:

The Time Travelling Deep Sea Exploration Vessel, chartered by the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands, is an exciting new development in time travel and future preservation.

Aboard the vessel will be housed the most significant, dynamic and challenging representations of research necessary for the benefit of the future. The vessel will also act as a living and working area for up to 100 people.

Researchers are invited to offer suggestions for what they think is needed for the future. This can range from specimens, certain kinds of knowledge or particular kinds of technology. Maybe you want to suggest what sort of spaces are needed, the different functions of the vessel, the material it is made out of, or the kind of living and interactive spaces required for the people aboard. It is probable that your suggestion will be connected to your current research.

It may be that your suggestion is at risk of not existing in the future and so putting it aboard the vessel will guarantee its future existence. Or perhaps your suggestion does not yet exist yet as it may be, for example, bound by time and space or gravity, but please be free and experimental with your ideas in relation to what you think we need for the future as we at the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands are committed to making it happen.

There will also be an on board library and so we also invite participants to suggest a book for the library, this can be of any discipline or genre.

There are no weight or size restrictions on board, and indeed, your suggestion may be something that is invisible, but everything will be accommodated for. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity (unless you are already experienced in the art of time travel and we have met before.)

Documentation of collaboration with Deepa Madhu and Stuart MacDonald

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Images documenting the collaborative process working with Deepa Madhu for the Cyberterrorism Research group’s contribution to the Research as Art competition. Many thanks to Jake Scolding from Aquaculture who helped us out.

Time Travelling Deep Sea Exploration Vessel: ideas needed from Swansea Univeristy Researchers (any level)

Connected to Bridging the Gaps Residency at Swansea University, promoting and facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration.

Call for Researchers at Swansea University of any discipline and level:

The Time Travelling Deep Sea Exploration Vessel, chartered by the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands, is an exciting new development in time travel and future preservation.

Aboard the vessel will be housed the most significant, dynamic and challenging representations of research necessary for the benefit of the future. The vessel will also act as a living and working area for up to 100 people.

Researchers are invited to offer suggestions for what they think is needed for the future. This can range from specimens, certain kinds of knowledge or particular kinds of technology. Maybe you want to suggest what sort of spaces are needed, the different functions of the vessel, the material it is made out of, or the kind of living and interactive spaces required for the people aboard. It is probable that your suggestion will be connected to your current research.

It may be that your suggestion is at risk of not existing in the future and so putting it aboard the vessel will guarantee its future existence. Or perhaps your suggestion does not yet exist yet as it may be, for example, bound by time and space or gravity, but please be free and experimental with your ideas in relation to what you think we need for the future as we at the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands are committed to making it happen.

There will also be an on board library and so we also invite participants to suggest a book for the library, this can be of any discipline or genre.

There are no weight or size restrictions on board, and indeed, your suggestion may be something that is invisible, but everything will be accommodated for. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity (unless you are already experienced in the art of time travel and we have met before.)

Please send your suggestion / diagram / drawing / notes / rough sketch/ alongside your book title with your name and department via Internal Mail to:

Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands

c/o Bridging the Gaps

Singleton Abbey

Please note: the diagram above is only a suggestion of a layout. Your input will help shape the final outcome of the vessel.

Suggestions for the Time Travelling Deep Sea Exploration Vessel will close at the end of March 2013. A final version will be made public soon after. (Please also be aware that we are currently awaiting further funding in order for the building of the Time Travelling Deep Sea Exploration Vessel to commence)

Astral Tincture: essence of the stars

Created specifically for Bedwyr Williams and the Starry Messenger: an amateur convention a one day convention held at St Fagans relating to Bedwyr Williams representing Wales at Venice in 2013. Enabled by research processes connected with Bridging the Gaps residency at Swansea University. Idea and design has emerged in collaboration with Aled Simons. More documentation images to come soon.