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Visualising the Ephemeral: Breath in Visual Art
Wed 29 November 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Wed 29 Nov, Durham
‘Art changes human experience as it reorders our perceptions and engages our emotions’ (Gabrielle Starr, ‘Feeling Beauty: The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience’). The ephemeral and elusive breath has been associated with visual art since Paleolithic times and has been employed literally and metaphorically to explore and express concepts as disparate as creation, interaction, conflict, scientific discovery and the human condition. This lecture will illustrate and draw from cultural, political and spiritual portrayals of breath made visible across genres and history, to create a dialogue with the mechanism and power of visual art to connect us to the embodied experience of breathing.
Jayne Wilton is a visual artist who explores the breath as a unit of exchange between people and their environments. Her practice uses darkroom processes with drawing, photography, video and sound to capture the usually invisible trace of breath as it moves across a surface.
Free, no need to book. All welcome.
6.15pm start, ER142, Elvet Riverside 1, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3JT
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The featured image is a detail from ‘Sing’ by Jayne Wilton.