Invitation to the University of Lapland

Great to be invited by Glen Coutts to make a Presentation at the University of Lapland and to work with him and his students on the Master’s Degree Programme in Arctic Art and Design. As well as presenting an artist’s talk (titled Socially Engaged Art: a personal perspective) at the Reflections & Visions Seminar, I also had the opportunity to show the film Clyde Reflections (33mins, 2014). The following day, the Master’s students, who worked in collaborative groups, presented some very imaginative and well-developed projects based around the theme ‘In Transit’. These projects created interventions and experiences within the urban …read more →

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Artist’s Talk at Paisley Museum and TV interview

Artist’s Talk: Stephen Hurrel 10th March 2018, 2-3:30pm I will talk about the ideas and motivations behind my live-feed sound and video installation Beneath and Beyond: Seismic Sounds at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition is on Tuesday-Sunday (1st Feb to 15th April). Description: This will be an informal talk and exhibition walk-through led by the artist. It will be an opportunity to ask questions and have a discussion around themes such as Art and Technology, Science and Nature, Art and Ecology and Sound as Art. John Pressly, Observatory Officer and Science Curator at Paisley Museum, will also talk about some historical references …read more →

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Seismic Sounds at Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Beneath and Beyond: Seismic Sounds at Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, Scotland, 2nd Feb-15th April 2018 (Artist’s Talk, 10th March, 2pm) Beneath and Beyond: Seismic Sounds is a sound and video installation that allows us to experience the constant movements and tectonic shifts beneath the Earth’s surface in real time. The artwork is connected to live data feeds from one-hundred seismic monitoring stations around the world which allows visitors to experience some of the dynamic events that are happening beneath their feet and beyond their human senses, deep within the Earth. The unique software was produced in collaboration with computer programmer Robert Farrell.  The exhibition at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery continues until 15th April …read more →

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Clyde Reflections at GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art) Glasgow, 2015

A great outcome for Clyde Reflections film as it will be installed in the grand Gallery One of GoMA from 29th May to 5th July, 2015 as part of the Moving Image Season. The film is an outcome of an art-science commission from Imagining  Natural Scotland (Creative Scotland) and was produced in association with social ecologist Ruth Brennan (SAMS). Ruth and I will be doing an Introductory Talk on Saturday 30th May at GoMA. We will also be participating in a public Seminar at GoMA on the 13th June, 13:30-16:30. Speakers and Chair will be announced soon when all confirmed.read more →

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Sound works featured on Radiophrenia radio-art station

I had two sound works featured on Radiophrenia (www.radiophrenia.scot) in April 2015. ‘Monkey Chimes‘ featured spoken word followed by the guttural sounds of Howler Monkeys, that I recorded in Mexico last year during a Clipperton Project expedition. The transmissions were timed to synchronise with dawn and dusk in Mexico when the Howler Monkeys make their calls. On Thursday 16th April between 2:10pm-2:30pm I was interviewed by Mark Vernon about my seismic sounds piece ‘Beneath and Beyond’. I also performed a live spoken word piece with accompanying live seismic sounds.  read more →

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Invite to work in Crete, Greece

I have been invited to research and develop a site-specific piece for Chania in Crete, Greece by art organisation Earthbound Moon (EbM). Earthbound Moon (EbM) is a nonprofit community arts organisation based in the state of Illinois. Founded in 2009, its staff curates sites and artists from around the world; and interfaces with community organisations and volunteers in every location.read more →

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