Imaginations, Interiors, Surfaces, University of Aberdeen, 2017
With Gey Pin Ang, Charlotte Barker, Karlotta Blöndal, Hans K Clausen, Marshall De’Ath, Alexandra Engelfriet, Alex Flynn, Caroline Gatt, Rachel Joy Harkness, Marc Higgin, Louise Hopkins, Emily Joy, Soffía Guðrún Kr Jóhannsdóttir, Marta María Jónsdóttir, Ícaro Lira, Ray Lucas, Francesca Marin, Germaine Meulemans, Christine Moderbacher, Despina Nissiriou, Kristbjörg Olsen, Griet Scheldeman, Bronwen Sleigh, Anaïs Tondeur, Judith Winter
Edited by E A. Hodson
The Unfinishing of Things, University of Aberdeen, 2017
Things are never finished. They always overflow the ends set for them; that’s how life can carry on.If knowledge grows from practical engagement with materials, with people and with places, in what form can academic research be presented and shared with others? Alongside conventional journal articles and books, this exhibition has been an opportunity for members of the Knowing From the Inside research project to experiment with this question. Rather than communicate polished research ‘findings’, somewhat removed from life, the focus of the works presented here is on the process of research.
Corridor Illusion, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 2016
Despina Nissiriou | Paulina Sandberg | Deb Marshall | Ian McPhail | Elizabeth Hodson | Ewan Robertson | Jessica Ramm | Clare Flatley | Brodie Sim | Kjersti Sletteland | Kim Wilson | Hanna Tuulikki | Emma Pratt | Alejandro Lopez | Hans Clausen | Chloe Windsor | Sarah Dale | Keith Farquhar
As part of Edinburgh’s Annuale visual arts festival, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop will be hosting a pop-up exhibition of work escaped from ESW studios. Within its corridors there will be a symphony of mischief and genius sculpture/sketches/ideas/failures/works-in-progress/ad hoc installations/experimentation and collaboration.
Drawing the Anthropological Imagination, Association of Social Anthropologists, UK, University of Durham, 2016
Arthur Bernard Deacon | Carol Hendrickson | Tim Ingold | Marion Wettstein | Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld | Manuel João Ramos | Robert Layton | Michael Taussig | Alfred Gell
Drawing the Anthropological Imagination explores the visuality of ethnographic fieldwork; the importance of aesthetic forms for observing momentary sensations and securing fleeting ideas and moving of from this, how these impressions and recordings develop to offer imaginative exposition and experimental speculation on the future.
Curator E A. Hodson
EDINBURGH 11, ebor studios, 2016
Despina Nissiriou | Elizabeth A. Hodson | Emma Pratt | Marshall-De’Ath | Kjersti Sletteland | Sarah Dale | Ian McPhail | Paulina Sandberg | Chloe Windsor | Alejandro Lopez | Duncan Robertson
Edinburgh11 showcases the work by 11 members of the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops. The art works shown engage with found objects and ‘undecipherable artefacts‘. Using objects, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, film and drawing, they explore human intuition and experimentation to develop or understand human relationships with objects, material and space.
Body and Form: An Ethnographic Enquiry into Anatomical Illustration Through Ten Objects, University of Aberdeen, 2015 - ongoing
Body and Form is a collaborative research project with anatomy, at the University of Edinburgh. In partnership with a medical anthropologist, this project focuses on the symbolic, material, conceptual, and educational capacities of artefacts and specimens housed within Anatomy.
Knowing From the Inside: Anthropology, Art, Architecture and Design, University of Aberdeen 2013-2018
Funded by the European Research Council, this five-year project is concerned with the practices of inquiry in the human sciences and the forms of knowledge to which they give rise. It challenges the divisions between the arts, humanities and social sciences through developing a more non-textual and experiential approach to research and practice. These aims are met through a series of interventions across the art/anthropology divide, bringing studio-led enquiry into correspondence with academic writing.
Nes Arts Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland, 2015
Beyond Perception 15, Aberdeen, 2015
Emily Joy | Beth Dynowski | Despina Nissiriou | Sally Taylor | Paulina Sandberg |
Kjersti Sletteland | Sarah Casey | Eloise Govier | Ray Lucas
Curator E A. Hodson
Mapping the Anthropological Imagination: Drawing Beyond the Ethnographic, Edinburgh, Association of Social Anthropologists UK, 2014
Mapping the Anthropological Imagination seeks to push the notion of the anthropological artefact further. What can anthropology be when it moves past the written word and becomes a meandering line?
JAÐARSÝN, Iceland, Kling og Bang Gallerí, 2010
Bjargey Ólafsdóttir | Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir | Haraldur Jónsson | Magnús Árnason |
Hulda Vilhjálmsdóttir | Ingibjörg Magnadóttir | Marta María Jónsdóttir | Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson.
Curator E A. Hodson
SÍM (Centre for Icelandic Art) International Arts Residency, Iceland, 2009
Laugarvatn Teiknað, Iceland, Gullkistan Arts Residency, 2009
The exhibition comprises of a collection of works on paper which document a two week stay on the Gullkistan art residency. The pieces are part of a wider body of work which explores the link between art and science and in particular, drawing as ethnographic research.