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Call for Expressions of Interest: Ingrid Pollard, Carbon Slowly Turning: Movement, Energy, Landscape

Deadline: 12:00 GMT, 14 March 2022
Milton Keynes, MK Gallery

On the occasion of the Ingrid Pollard: Carbon Slowly Turning exhibition, MK Gallery and the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art are collaborating on their third conference.
The conference will take place Friday 6 May, 10.00–19.00 in the Sky Room of MK Gallery, Milton Keynes. The event will also be live-streamed to a digital audience.

Call for Expressions of Interest

This conference is imagined as a conversation with the exhibition, using it as a point of departure. At times, Pollard’s work will be directly referenced and, at others, ideas and strands of dialogue will emerge and escape from it. We are interested in thinking about movement, and the connections between the histories of art, energy, body cultures, landscape, geology and physiological aesthetics, both historically and in the present. The movement of the body in space and through time has preoccupied Pollard across her career, whether she is working with photography, kinetic sculpture or ceramics. Bodies, both real and metaphorical, are perpetually set in motion – twisting, turning, bowing, walking, dancing, sweating, punching – engaging with ideas and questions about ecology, temporality, race and gender as they move across the landscape.

More information on how to apply is available via the Paul Mellon Centre website.