The 25th Land/Water and the Visual Arts Research Group Summer Symposium
Out of Place: The artist residency as a space of creative exploration and reflection
5 and 6 July 2018, University of Plymouth, UK
Between 2013 and 2017, seven artists associated with the University responded to Cyprus through residencies at Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre. The resulting work indicates a range of different responses to the island and to the complex layers of Cypriot culture, a place where historically the Hellenic and the Islamic were variously entangled and, along with legacies of British colonialism, remain marked now. Taking the Nicosia research programme as a focus, the 2018 Summer Symposium hosted by Land/Water and the Visual Arts at University of Plymouth will focus on the notion of residency as a model fostering creative investigation and making as a mode of response to place. Through this case study the symposium invites critical reflection on the pleasures and challenges of working in previously unfamiliar locations. This annual summer symposium will celebrate 25 years of Land/Water and the Visual Arts (and its predecessors) as an active research group.

Joint paper with Stuart Moore
Approaching the zone: filmmaking by osmosis

Presentation followed by In Conversation: Autobiography, oral history and memory with Kayla Parker, Stuart Moore, and Hannah Drayson, facilitated by Rachel Christofides.