Every year MA Curating Contemporary Art graduating students work in partnership with leading UK based art organisations to curate final exhibitions. With the start of the pandemic in March the curatorial context was fully tested and expanded as the projects moved online with the support of their partners Furtherfield, Gasworks, Nottingham Contemporary, Open School East and Team London Bridge. Working with over 27 artists to develop commissions, performances, writings, and project documentation was both daunting and galvanising. With a shared recognition of the challenge and opportunity to learn and shape this new present together, students, partners, and artists thoughtfully and energetically worked together to produce these five online projects.
So remember the liquid ground is a programme of meditative and sensorial experiences crossing over the digital, physical and spiritual realms.
Sets and Scenarios is an online programme of film, text and performance exploring our heightened proximity to moving images and what it means to live under their influence.
Quincunx is a collaboration between the artist Rachel Pimm and four other practitioners and collectively presents an exploration of medicinal plants, sounds and breathing.
Main Image: Zoë Marden, Mermaids, Tentacles and Other Stories, 2020, video, exhibited as part of So Remember The Liquid Sky