All posts tagged: Nastassja Simensky

A Field of Possible Finds: interconnected sites in (re)performing – online event

AHA Research Network, University College London with Slade School of Fine Art, UK 06.04.22 | 16:00-17:30 GMT The Archaeology-Heritage-Art Research Network examines the varied ways in which archaeology, heritage and art converge across a broad range of concepts and practices, from artistic interventions in the museum space to archaeological interpretations which deploy and take inspiration from contemporary art. The AHA Research Network public programme is co-ordinated by Ellen Pavey, Nastassja Simensky and Beverley Butler. In the second event of the AHA 2022 programme series, artist Luce Choules presents A Field of Possible Finds: interconnected sites in (re)performing. “Set in the material field of Athens, Greece, a performed work weaves across different registers of time to build a collection of scenes made from fragments. Drawing on fieldwork, memory, embodied experience and an architectural essay, the extracts become sites of entangled narratives and interpretation, simultaneous collapse and construction. Here, objects connected to passed events (re)perform an ever-unfolding present in mass tourism and the trap of history”. Online booking – Luce Choules: A Field of Possible Finds – …

rocks are for throwing

rocks are for throwing was a place specific performance in a haematite rich, limestone quarry on the outskirts of Bristol in June 2017. A new musical score was composed for the performance by William Frampton in response to text and fieldwork. See more

Nastassja Simensky

Artist Nastassja Simensky is now part of the TSOEG network. The material and historic relationship of industrial production to colonialism, processes of social and environmental change, inform and ground the practice of contemporary archaeology. As such, my research asks how the development of place-specific and collaborative methods ‘in the field’ enable new ways of highlighting current discourses around nuclear energy production and the multiplicities of actors and forms of knowledge that run through as well as inhabit the Blackwater Estuary in Essex. Read more