Time: February 14, 2018 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: The Rising Sun Inn
Street: 3-4 Grove Street
City/Town: Bath BA2 6PJ
Website or Map: http://www.bathgreendrinks.co…
Phone: 07970 525 535
Event Type: social, talk, networking
Organized By: Vipul Patel
Latest Activity: Feb 11
Meet local Artist Alison Harper who'll be talking about and demonstrating her fascinating work.
"My work continues to interrogate and question the relationships with the material world we so often take for granted. To make, I must first ‘unmake’, revealing the qualities and the quantity of materials implicit in single-use objects. This is a reparative and transformational process, concerned with the ‘disposable’ detritus of everyday life in post-industrial ‘wealthy’ nations.
As artists we hold the world in our hands, a position of privilege which is easily abused, coerced by the allure of a commercialism which is difficult to avoid. By using the material from these single use objects, which otherwise have no obvious destination; their end of life not having been considered by their producers, I am examining and emphasising the seemingly forgotten connections with our material world, and how this has a bearing on our responsibility towards others, the wider biosphere, and ourselves."
Alison is an artist currently completing her PhD with practice at Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University, where her thesis includes a study of waste, of the disposable, new materialism and the micro-political.
Don't forget that The Rising Sun Inn, Bath serves a range of freshly ground coffee, lots of teas, and soft drink options as well as alcohol and there's a Vegan Special for just £5 as well as all their usual menus items. They stop serving at 21:00.
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