Students from the Collections and Curating Practices - MSc by Research programme present Two-Way Patch: an installation of the University of Edinburgh’s recently acquired video work, The Common Sense, by Melanie Giligan. The exhibition will feature a multi-channel video work on display between 29 March and 27 April at CodeBase, and will also include a series of programming and workshops.
In conjunction with Edinburgh Science Festival, this exhibition and Gilligan’s video work deal with themes of digital technology, privacy, work-life balance, and inter-personal relationships.
CodeBase is accessible for people with disabilities and the work is on the ground level in the event space.
This event is free.
Launch event: 29 March, 5pm - 7pm
On the opening night of the exhibition, a lively discussion surrounding the work will take place featuring speakers from the University community including: Dr. Angela Dimitrikaki (Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating and Criticism - MSc Programme Director at Edinburgh College of Art); Dr. Karen Gregory (Digital Society - MSc Programme Director at the School of Social and Political Science); and Dr. Harry Weeks (Teaching Fellow in Contemporary Visual Cultures at Edinburgh College of Art).
There will be refreshments and time to mingle and view the artwork in full after the panel discussion. This event is free and open to the public, but you must register:
A series of workshops will take place through April. Please visit twowaypatch.wordpress.com for more details and registration information.
Contemporary Art Research Collection & Melanie Gilligan’s The Common Sense
The University of Edinburgh launched a new collection designed to enhance research and postgraduate teaching in the fields of contemporary art and curating in 2016. Developed with the support of staff and students in the School of History of Art, its first acquisition was The Common Sense (2015) by the New York-based artist Melanie Gilligan. Generous assistance to buy The Common Sense was given by the Art Fund, a charity that helps museums and galleries to acquire ambitious work. Gilligan’s piece is described by Dr. Kirsten Lloyd, ECA lecturer and Programme Director of the Collections and Curating Practices - MSc by Research, as “a sci-fi, feminist video work".
“The first theme we’re working to in the new collection is globalisation, and we picked that because it has the capacity to reach across different disciplines…,” said Kirsten, “And there’s also a huge amount of expertise in ECA around the intersection between globalisation and art.”