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Laura Prime

MA work

Sound Field

The result of investigations into audio-tactile sensations, this exhibition brings together sound works that physically affect the body. Immersive by design, site-specific installations and performances afford visitors the opportunity to temporarily break from the image-saturated world.

Artists: Ain Bailey, Theo Burt, Mark Fell, Florian Hecker, and Jon Wozencroft

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2016

  • My curatorial practice, like my art practice, is multifaceted. I have an ongoing interest in prehistoric humans and the cognitive functions of the brain in relation to the arts, and how this can inform the function of art and curating today. My research in this area contributes to my investment and curatorial urgency with regards to accessibility and education. For myself, it is paramount to be committed to engaging new audiences, as well as supporting artists of all ages and backgrounds.

    I am also pursuing an investigation into ‘seriousness’ and its relationship to curatorial practice. Having noticed a discrepancy between the increasing specialisation encouraged by academia and the heightened demand for the multitalented generalist in the workplace, I make a call for a new specialism in the discipline of curating; one of skill set rather than content. This is also in support of my conviction to work with material from any number of fields alongside art such as science, philosophy, literature, popular culture, etc, without any sense of hierarchy, and with the intention of identifying links between them. It is my proposition that mechanisms of the popular (particularly those of science fiction or the use of humour) should be used to creative seductive points of entry for a broader audience without any compromise of academic/critical rigour.

  • Degrees

  • BA Art and History of Art and Architecture (Joint Honours), University of Reading, 2014
  • Experience

  • Curatorial assistant, Dash Arts, London, 2015–present; The Ascent of Homo Curatus - talk given at 15 minutes of Utopia, Somerset House, London, 2016; Performing the Post-Human Workshop and Visiting tutor, University of Reading, Reading, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Sound Field, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2016 (curator); Gob Centre Plus, The Hat Factory, Luton, UK, 2016 (artist); Lockjaws* magazine double page spread and launch exhibition, Trinity Centre, Bristol, UK, 2015 (curator); Three Rings; Switchboard Archive Exhibition, The Waldorf Hilton & The Trafalgar Hotel, London, UK, 2015 (curator); The Octopus was Naked but the Crab was Dressed, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK, 2015 (artist) ; Multiverse Masterclass Retreat with Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, UK, 2015 (curator)
  • Publications

  • A Pamphlet on the Workings of the Robo-Curator (written article and artwork), Laugh Magazine, issue #2, upcoming in 2016