Convened by Susan Trangmar and Steven Ball, sensingsite is a platform for researchers and artists to present work exploring issues of place, space, and site, across diverse media and approaches, providing an open and constructive environment within which participants and audience can interact to provide feedback and peer review.
Since 2012 sensingsite has developed as an ongoing process, working within individual and collaborative modes, encouraging experimental and unconventional forms of research practice and presentation. Our events have taken place in collaboration with Goldsmiths College, Parasol unit London, Falmouth University, and have included the participation of post-Doctoral researchers, PhD and Masters students from across UAL and beyond. We have a number of post- doctoral researchers who are continuing to contribute to sensingsite, and who bring their experience of studying for a PhD to the group.
Greer McKeogh Community, Hospitality and the Outsider
My research explores art practice in relation to contemporary interpretations of hospitality and community identity. It attempts to understand notions of hospitality, and the role of and reception of an ‘outsider’, through observing artists’ ability to identify and negotiate areas of critical reflection from an outsider position. To demonstrate ways of receiving and articulating hospitality, I undertake site-specific dialogues within rural communities in Ireland, which coalesce as a research and practice framework called The Hotel. The Hotel is a physical starting point for dialogue and a method of art practice in a localised context, locating itself where the identity of a hotel has differing and contested notions for the surrounding community.
Katelyn Toth-Fejel : Fashion-In-Residence
This presentation looks at what it might mean to map the full range of clothing practices associated with a community and place. How might such interactions which are often overlooked and at the margins be visualized through mapping and art practice?
Matt Parker: Sonospheric studies of media infrastructure ecologies
Description: This presentation will look at a series of field work visits at major sites of internet infrastructure in Europe. What can be gained by thinking about the infrastructure of the Internet, through vibration? How might sound highlight the complexity, intimacy and emotional texture of the relations between the self and environment?
For more information about sensingsite projects and previous events see http://sensingsite.blogspot.co.uk