Symposium and panel discussion
Artists in the Field: ephemeral landscapes and experimental geographies
16 January 2016, 2-5pm
Parasol unit, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK

Keynote speaker
Dr. Harriet Hawkins, Reader in Geography, Royal Holloway University of London, UK.

Ignacio Acosta, Luce Choules, Andrew Ranville, Corinne Silva, and Emma Smith.

This symposium will consider the wider role of fieldwork in contemporary arts practice, including themes of exploration in Julian Charriere’s work*. A panel of artists will share insights into their research, personal fieldwork methodologies, and artist-led expeditions. A discussion will be opened up to examine artistic practice in the landscape, reflecting on the ways artists are redefining the geographic narratives of place, site and encounter.

*The symposium is part of the events programme for:
Julian Charrière: For They That Sow the Wind
15 January – 23 March 2016
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK

Panel discussion
Artists in the Field: engaging audiences in art, science, and adventure!
13-15 November 2015 – ‘Artists in the Field’ event programmed Sunday 15 Nov, 3-4.30pm
Explore 2015, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK

Luce Choules, Andrew Ranville, Corinne Silva, Ignacio Acosta with Jakub Bojczuk, and TSOEG guest artist Tuur Van Balen.

Before inviting questions from the audience, the panel will showcase various expeditions and/or fieldwork relating to recent work in a diverse range of geographical locations: French Alps, USA, Middle East, Poland/Chile, and Democratic Republic of Congo.

In addition, as part of the Explore 2015 main programme, Luce Choules will be speaking on Saturday at 10:45, and Andrew Ranville on Sunday at 14:35.

Photo: Spike Reid

CYD area, RGS Explore. Photo: Spike Reid