Akeelah Bertram

MA work

7^1000

The Ultiverse is a realm without the boundaries of physics. Solid, liquid, gas – being, object, force; all these things exist as vibrations with different frequencies and directions. There is no up or down or sides – just waves of vibrations.

When certain vibration waves collide, they begin to converge. Mathematically convergence describes the behaviour of a property that approaches a limit but does not achieve the limit e.g. to continuously get closer to 7 but never reach 7.

In this respect, a Converger is a combination of vibration waves, that approach but never actually reach a fixed frequency. It is this unpredictable expansion of vibrations that we witness in Converger 7^1000.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Sculpture, 2016

  • I couple refracted light with custom audio to create my installations. These elements work together to form immersive environments. I’m primarily interested in creating otherworldly encounters that can influence the way we think about each other, our environment and ourselves.

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art, Universtity of Leeds, 2013; Erasmus, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden, 2012
  • Experience

  • Commission, Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds, 2014; Commission, Light Night Leeds, Leeds, 2013; Artist residency, Departure Foundation, London, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • No Quiet Place, The Tetey, Leeds, 2016; Breakthrough, Leonrodhaus, Munich, 2015; PALA FRUITS, Greenhouse Gallery, Berlin, 2015; FUAM Graduate Art Prize, The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds, 2013; MOLT!: Speculative Identities, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, 2013; Cuarto des vistas, Puebla, 2013; Corners, Gallery, Bradford, 2012–13
  • Awards

  • Vantage Art Prize, Joint Winner, 2013; FUAM Graduate Art Prize, Joint Winner, 2013