10th October 2019 | 16:00-18:00 GMT | Birmingham School of Art |
The first Material Encounters research seminar took place back in October and was led by artist and researcher Flora Parrott.
The event consisted of a talk by Flora about her interdisciplinary practice-based research and was followed by an interactive workshop exploring interdisciplinary, collaboration and materiality.
Bio: Flora Parrott is an artist and researcher currently undertaking a TECHNE funded PhD between the Geography Department at Royal Holloway University London and the Printmaking Department at The Royal College of Art. Her work looks at notions of the subterranean, the restructuring of the senses in the dark and conceptions of reality and fiction. The work is often developed in collaboration with experts working in other fields, Parrott is interested in experimenting with the conference format by organising interdisciplinary, thematic events that take place within the exhibition environment. Previous exhibitions include Wysing Arts Centre, Atelier Fidalga , Såo Paulo, The Earth Science Museum, USP, Såo Paulo, The Bluecoat, Norwich Castle Museum and Tintype London. In 2016 Parrott was the Artist In Residence at Royal Geographic Society-IBG developing a project about natural caves and caving titled ‘Swallet’. A publication of the same name has been designed and published with Camberwell Press.