Work in progress, Nadim Ahmed, 2016
Bethlem Salon #7
'Work with me: the ethics of collaboration'
Saturday 26th November, 11.00 - 15.30
Bethlem Royal Hospital.
*Please bring with you an idea or an unfinished project that you are prepared to develop over the course of the day.
Thursday 1st December, 17.30 - 20.00
Studio 288, Goldsmiths College, Art Education Building, 288 New Cross Rd.
Guest Speaker: Dr Marsha Bradfield
Marsha Bradfield rides the hyphen as an artist-curator-researcher-educator-writer-archivist. This multi-barrelled practice is fired by her work as an artist obsessed with interdependence as authorship. The research-based experiments that she coauthors often result in experiences that Marsha later re-presents in publications, performative lectures and other remixes that engage the conditions of their own possibility. Her accounts combine the rhetorical styles of fact and fiction as she works with ideas, sites, objects, images, contexts, structures, processes, people and more.
For a decade, 2006 - 15, Marsha worked almost exclusively in explicit forms of collaboration. Much of her PhD in dialogic art and her postdoctoral fellowship on economies and ecologies of collaborative cultural production developed through practicing with Precarious Workers Brigade, Critical Practice Research Cluster and many other collectives, cooperatives and collaborations while working on projects in England, Hungary, Poland, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland.
Marsha is currently based at Chelsea College of Arts (University of the Arts London), where she works as an associate researcher and lecturer across levels and supervises PhD students. She also codirects the London-based not-for-profit art organisation Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre with Lucy Tomlins, and soon Bradfield will be launching Artfield Projects as an international platform for practice-based art research.
Marsha was born in South Africa, grew up in Canada and has lived in London since 2006.
Guest Speaker: Prof. Dave Beech
Dave Beech is a member of the Freee Art Collective and is Professor of Art at Valad Academy in Gothenburg. He is an artist and writer. His works have been exhibited at the Istanbul Biennale and Liverpool Biennale and his books include Art and Value (Brill, 2015) and Beauty (MIT Whitechapel 2007).
Bethlem Salon #7 is a collaboration between the Bethlem Gallery and the Dept. of Arts in Education, Goldsmiths, UoL.