This research at Impington College is funded by the Arts Council of England to mark the 75th anniversary of the only British publicly funded building by Walter Gropius, adopting an ‘art as interface in society through dialogue’ approach, while looking back to the rural community of agricultural workers migrating to the area in 1930’s.
A final exhibition (24 October -1 November, 12-4 pm) including sculptures and video is the result of the research Elena Cologni conducted as part of a residency at the College, focusing on its use by the rural community (eg. agricultural workers migrating to the area in1930’s) in relation to power and space informed the resulting artworks in the grounds. The work done is also contextualised by theoretician Cristina Bogdan’s specially commissioned virtual tour, which can be activated on site, unlocking new dimensions.
The programme of events also includes:
25 October: 1-3 pm: Art and the rural, workshop led by Rebecca Beinart (Primary Nottingham). The workshop is an opportunity to discuss how nature and the rural can be articulated through art, and the ways that our cultural framing of nature changes the way we act upon it. More details and booking workshop: art and the rural
29 October: 1-3 pm. Power and Space, drawing and movement workshop led by Elena Cologni (rockfluid). This is an opportunity to discuss and test the relationship between space and power through art in response to modernist architecture (informed by Henri Lefebvre and Merlau-Ponty, and meta-modernism). More details and booking workshop: power and space
31 October: 12-5 pm: GROPIUS’ IMPINGTON, power and space, art and the rural, Symposium. This will include contributions by: Ian Hunter (Merzbarn project and Littoral project) , Gulsen Bal (Open Systems Vienna), Cristina Bodgan (Sorbonne Paris, metamodernism), among others.
The events have limited number access, please book at the weblink available symposium: power and space, art and the rural
This is funded through the Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, supported by Impington Village College 75th Anniversary Festival, Cambridge Central Library Collections and produced by rockfluid