ISIS Arts invite you to an artist talk event with
WEDNESDAY 26th OCTOBER 2011
18:00 - 20:00
@ ISIS Arts Studio
5 Charlotte Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
Come to meet and hear about the work of ISIS Arts artist in residence, Christian Bermudez. Christian will be joining ISIS for an international research residency in October through till November 2011. Christian was born in Costa Rica and is currently based in Oslo, Norway.
The event is free and everyone interested is welcome although space is limited, so please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0191 261 4407.
The space is not fully accessible so please let us know in advance if you have access needs.
While in residence Christian Bermudez will be working on a new project called Ballast Hill which will focus on the environmental landscape of Newcastle and how it has been drastically shaped and influenced by the coal and shipping industry of the past. Christian's work will span the fields of art and botany, he will attempt to map exotic plants that arrived to Newcastle's port by ballast in cargo ships during previous centuries, exploring this mobility as a metaphor for current migration movements.
"It is my main goal to create a map, a contemporary image of Newcastle throughout its flora, and history, as a metaphor of the city and its inhabitants."
Artist statement:My keywords: aesthetics, appropriation, architecture, botany, cyberculture,
documentary, filmmaking, found object, gardening, identity, immigration, in situ, installation, intervention, introspection, journalism, landscape, narratives, neighborhood, otherness, photography, postcolonialism, process, production design, representation, research project, scenography, sculpture, silence, soundlandscape, social sciences, transculturation, video, urbanism.