And two more introductions…
Carol Laidler and Pat Jamieson from alldaybreakfast with Tommy Cha present the sound piece ‘Changing Rooms’. Carol Laidler and Pat Jamieson are members of alldaybreakfast, a Bristol based artist collective consisting of four artists working within the area of situated art. Their process is collaborative, one of engagement and intervention with place and audience. alldaybreakfast are recipients of funding from Bristol Creative Seed Fund 2016 and Grants for the Arts 2016. They work from their studios at Spike Island. As well as enjoying their work during this exhibition, you can join them for the very special closing event of the exhibition on Sunday 11th June at 2pm .
Clare Bryden is an artist and writer based in Exeter. ‘Green|Blue: Future Shock’ is a video that has developed from a series of 21 black & white images of ‘trees’, derived from Environment Agency data of land at risk of flooding from rivers and the sea, separating out 21 river catchments around the South coast from the Sussex Ouse to the Bristol and Bath Avon. The view from above has become normalised. Google Maps and OS Maps, city centre plans and ‘you are here’ stickers on the boards at local nature reserves, give the impression of omniscience and omnipotence. The very notion of ‘flood risk’ calls both our knowledge and power into question in the face of uncertainty and the force of nature. What seems to be the most solid and robust is in reality the most fragile and vulnerable. Changing the perspective, looking slant, confers a new understanding and humility.
Clare’s interests are in how human beings affect and are affected by the natural world of which we are part, and the related theology and psychology of connectedness. Her creative practice springs from her desire to communicate environmental and social issues, her need for hope and energy in keeping on keeping on, and her habit of making connections. Clare typically works in conceptual visual art, synthesising information, textile, and representational environmental art, with a strong element of playfulness. Her art often appears in the public realm, in collaborative projects and exhibitions, and pop-up installations as part of other events. Clare’s background is in science, economics, energy and environment, including employment at Cambridge Econometrics and the Met Office. She is a resident at Kaleider in Exeter, and linked in to the art.earth network. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, and Storyteller on the organising team of TEDxExeter.