Art, Agency, Ecology: Sites and Citations

Curated by Hemera Collective

19–30 October

Wed–Fri 12:00–19:00
Sat–Sun 11:00–18:00

Ruth Beale
Sandra Lahire
Marie Yates
Leah Borromeo and Katharine Round of Disobedient Films with composer Jamie Perera

19-30 October 
Opening drinks at ONCA, 22 October 4-6pm

An exhibition that brings together artists, film-makers, composers and academics who use research-led practice to interrogate the different modes of sharing and interpreting information and ideas relating to public space. In the context of the theme of Brighton Photo Fringe 2016 – the commons – and exhibiting in a space dedicated to the intersection of art and ecology, we will be considering these ideas through explorations of data and land ownership, the relationship between labour and resources, the spaces of activism and how we define our public space. Through a series of events, screenings and workshops alongside the exhibition we hope to encourage active participation in the debates.

The exhibition is organised by Hemera Collective, a UK-based curatorial collective that specialises in photography and lens-based media, as part of Brighton Photo Fringe 2016.


Data Sonification Test Bed for a Climate Symphony
Friday 21 October 2016 - 12-4pm at ONCA
Climate Symphony is a project by Leah Borromeo and Katharine Round of Disobedient Films with composer Jamie Perera that turns hard data on climate change into a symphony that tells the story of what climate change means through sound. Take part in the first participatory lab at ONCA and learn more about Climate Symphony while generating and composing sound and music that will become part of the exhibition. Open to anyone to take part, musical knowledge is not essential but will be helpful! Booking Essential. RSVP through Eventbrite as places are limited:
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Saturday 22 October, 4-6pm
Join us for informal drinks to celebrate the opening of the exhibition. All welcome.

Image: Ruth Beale, England’s Pleasant Land: A Remake, 2013, Arc Issue 17.1

27 Onca Gallery
14 St George's Place
Brighton, BN1 4GB

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