Multiverse Redux 2015, was an afternoon of talks, screenings and a workshop, revisiting NN Contemporary Art's 2014 Northampton Multiverse season. Multiverse was a season of exhibitions and events exploring artists' worlds, hidden histories, and different ideas of the world we are in. In true spirit of the Multiverse, speakers Andy Holden, Michelle Deignan and Catherine Hemelryk, were revisiting a parallel Northampton Multiverse in this season finale and Louise Clarke's workshop aimed to evoke a visualisation of our parallel subconscious realm. Louise Clarke ran a workshop to explore the parallel world of Shadows: Using low tech prosthesis to explore and invent silhouette characters and visualisations of psychological inner worlds. Set in a universe where the very laws of nature are different, artist Andy Holden gave his performance lecture Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape. Developed during his Stanley Picker Fellowship in 2010, Holden put forward an idea that we can use the laws of physics as they appear in cartoons to help us devise a possible way of understanding the landscape, such as: "1. Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation." Artist and filmmaker Michelle Deignan screened her new science fiction infused work filmed at Northampton's iconic landmark, the National Lift Tower. Deignan also talked about her practice, in which she creates factual and fictional narratives through video, film, text and photography. Catherine Hemelryk, Artistic Director at NN Contemporary Art and curator of the 2014 Multiverse Season, gave a tour through time and space, and looked back at the season with a parallel take. The Northampton Multiverse season launched in February 2014 with a large-scale, site-specific work by Australian artist Tanya Schultz. In the true spirit of Northampton Multiverse season, the exhibition was revisited in the imaginary realm, featuring the inverted work by Pop & Pip.
Citation : Clarke, L. (2015) Multiverse Redux. [workshop] NN Contemporary Art, Northampton, March 2015
Research Group : Fine Art Practices
Research Institute : Institute of Art and Design
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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