In her talk Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir will give an introduction to her collaborative art practice (with the artist Mark Wilson). She will then focus on the research and development behind their most recent project entitled Beyond Plant Blindness – a cross-disciplinary project funded by Vetenskapsradet and the focus for this residency. In this project they set out to explore ways how through art we may see beyond plants marginalisation as a backdrop to other beings and how we may understand them instead as individuals with distinct character and behaviours.
The lecture will be held in English.
Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson are resident in Iceland and the UK. They are a collaborative artist team, whose art practice is research based and socially-engaged, exploring issues of history, culture and environment in relation to both humans and non-human animals. Their artworks have been exhibited internationally and they have delivered papers on art and animal studies worldwide. They are currently working with Anchorage Museum, Alaska on a two year research project, and they are part of a cross disciplinary research into ‘plant blindness’ funded by the Swedish Science Council.
Mark is a Professor at the University of Cumbria and Bryndís is a Professor and MA programme director at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts.