On line workshops

Over the last month or so, I have been running online workshops for King’s College, London and Imperial College, London. They’ve been really interesting, I’ve learnt new skills and enjoyed speaking to students and researchers.

Here is a recent one

Good news!

in these challenging times… Wonderful to hear that University of Dundee is buying 18 prints from my ‘Misprints’ series for their permanent collection! Busy packing them ready for delivery next week.

Animation clip

Here is a short clip from my ‘in the same breath’ animation, created by using a combination of hand drawing and creative coding by Chris Ball.

‘in the same breath’ animation clip

Animation drawings

It’s been a busy month but I am almost there with the animation and its looking great! Here are a few of the drawings from ‘in the same breath’, watch this space for news about release which will be in October.

Animation commission

Excited to be working on a new commission for Animate Projects, exploring what it means to be human in the context of Covid-19.

My ideas have evolved by thinking about how we’ve become more acutely aware of our bodies during lockdown. It’s become a dangerous place. Everyday things like food, exercise or touch have become big things to negotiate. We’re more emotionally vulnerable – crying unexpectedly, feeling intensely lonely, bored or stressed. Everything is magnified and experienced through body sensations.

The animation will focus upon the internal body, with a bodily soundtrack of heartbeats, breathing, swallowing etc. It will merge analogue drawings inspired by bio-medical imagery with creative coding to animate the drawings in response to the soundtrack data. The coding and data seem particularly relevant for this project because the pandemic is made sense of through data and by using algorithms to model and predict future outbreaks. I’ll be working with creative coder Chris Ball, and the working title for the animation is: ‘In the Same Breath’ Here’s a first drawing

King’s video

A short video by filmmaker Gemma Riggs of my residency at King’s College. Watch this space for more videos about student workshops, and a final performance at King’s of a hybrid human figure constructed using prints and drawings from Life Science and Anatomy collections.

momentum

Active [Drawing] Matter video selected for screening at Coachworks

Brian Cox Prize

Delighted to learn that we have won the University of Dundee Brian Cox Prize for Public Engagement with Research for the ‘Misprints’ project!!

Drawing Conversations 3

Looking forward very much to the upcoming University of Lancaster, conference ‘Drawing Talking to the Sciences’ at The Ruskin Museum https://sarahcasey.wixsite.com/drawinginvestigation

I will be showing a recent video ‘Active [Drawing] Matter’ in the accompanying exhibition ‘Drawn to Investigate’ and presenting my ‘Misprints’ project during the conference. Really looking forward to hearing from a very exciting and dynamic group of artists who will be presenting on the day.

King’s lab

Just back from a few days at King’s College, London, setting up my space in the labs for my residency this academic year. Had a wonderful time in the Life Science museum making prints and in the anatomy labs setting up my space with help from Frank the technician. I will be adding new images as the work progresses next year..

My display cabinet in the labs with Takuhon prints. Nov 2019
My corner in the lab