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The University of Southampton
Geography and Environmental Science

"SILO TO STUDIO" RAF Fylingdales and the Geography of the Military Contemporary Art Complex Seminar

26 April 2017
Lecture Theatre B, Shackleton Building 44

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Dr Nathaniel O'Grady at N.O' .

Event details

My art practise investigates the sociology and geography of nuclear weapons and the political structures that maintain them. Last autumn (2016) RAF Fylingdales Ballistic Missile Early Warning Station (BMEWs) invited me to be an Artist in Residence(AiR) at their Visitor Centre and Archive, the first time such as position has occurred within the BMEWs network oversaw by USAF 21st Space Command. The work reveals how the development of BMEWs has influenced our everyday lives, and it frames my AHRC Northern Bridge practise-led doctoral research project investigating socio-cultural inscription of nuclear weapons practises with the School of Arts and Culture (SAC) and the School of Geography Politics and Sociology (GPS) at Newcastle University. Prior I held a Leverhulme AiR with the GPS at Newcastle University that resulted in the exhibition “Standby for the New Stone Age” (2015) with English Heritage, to intervene in their York Group 20 ROC HQ museum. The exhibition marked the 70th Anniversary of Operation Trinity, the first nuclear detonation. Recent shown solo exhibitions include “A Mid Century Modern” (2015) Berwick Gymnasium, Berwick “The Means and the Instruments” (2015) at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, and group shows include “Karman Line” (2016) Object A, Manchester “They use to call it the Moon” (2014) at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. I also took part in the 4th Ghetto Biennale (2015) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and I am represented by VANE Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne who present my work internationally and recently curated my work in the exhibition “Seeing a Who” (2016) with USA based artist Elizabeth Saveri at Art Helix, Brooklyn, New York.

Speaker information

Michael Mulvihill, Newcastle University. School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

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