Residents / Interdisciplinary Residency August 2014

Selectors: Roanne Dods, Artistic Director, PAL; Peggy Hughes, Director, Dundee Literary Festival; Neil Murray, Executive Producer, National Theatre of Scotland

  • Andy Campbell

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2014

    UK, Architecture

    Andy Campbell is a Design Tutor in Year 1 Architectural Studies at University of Strathclyde. He is a co-founder of Dress For The Weather, an architecture and public art practice which seeks to construct buildings which are equipped for their climate, culture, and economy and public art which experiments with the spatial conditions and existing fabric of its environment.

    http://www.dressfortheweather.co.uk/

  • Anja Majnaric

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2014

    Croatia, Literary Translation

    Anja Majnaric’s career in literary translation started when she entered a translation workshop at the Festival of European Short Story and won first prize. Since then, Majnaric has translated many novels and graphic novels and has worked translating book reviews and essays for Croatian Radio 3. Majnaric has completed residencies at the OMI Arts Center in New York (2013) and at Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland (2005). Her work was exhibited at the Annual Exhibition of Literary Translations in 2012.

  • Birthe Jorgensen

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2014

    Denmark,  Installation

    Birthe Jorgensen is an installation artist with a background in cross-disciplinary theatre. She is interested in how sacred and secular spaces are created in a globalised age; in the architecture and language surrounding ‘otherness’ and geographical displacement and in the workings of time, loss and memory. Birthe is a visiting tutor at Glasgow School of Art. In the past she has also taught and lectured at Iceland Academy of the Arts and spoken about her work and research at Universidade Nova in Lisbon; Transmission Gallery and CCA, Glasgow and at Tallinn Art Hall in Estonia.

    http://www.birthejorgensen.com/

  • Christine Goodman

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2014

    UK, Printmaking

    Christine is a painter and printmaker who studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and graduated with BA Hons and Masters in Fine art. She has exhibited in Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Perth as well as internationally in Brasil, China, Sweden and Lithuania. Christine’s aim is to create works that will have presence but at the same time transform space through their qualities of stillness, sensual lightness and shadow.

    http://www.waspsstudios.org.uk/artists/11906#profile-artist

  • Libby Hague

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2014

    Canada, Puppetry, Sculpture

    Toronto-based artist Libby Hague’s work examines humane and complex social relationships in a precarious and interconnected world. Her concerns, curiosity and love of invention have led her to a hybrid practice of printmaking, installation and animation. She has a BFA (Honours) from SWWU, now Concordia University. Her work looks at how, without an external code, we determine and maintain humane social relationships. Hague explores poetic and material equivalents for moral and existential challenges. Her hybrid practice often involves the use of rudimentary puppets. Part creature and part object, the puppets stand and sit in a lower-case ideal of continued effort. By moving them, they are given a half-life that engenders in us a strange empathy and impatience. Hague is a member of the Gifts + Occupations Collective.

    http://www.libbyhague.com/

    http://www.giftsandoccupations.ca/#!about/c1sux

  • Mireille Bourgeois

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2014

    Canada,  Contemporary Art Curation

    Mireille Bourgeois has independently curated and contributed to programs internationally and throughout Canada, as well as published critical writing for Visual Arts News, Creative Times Press, C-Magazine, and the Canadian Film Institute. Her research explores themes on synesthesia, nonsense, the sublime and stupidity, with research currently underway in the field of BioArt. She is the publisher and contributing writer for an artist monograph titled Permanent Revolution: Istvan Kantor (2014). Recent and upcoming projects include (im)mobile, an exhibit of Edith Flückiger and Germaine Koh’s artwork co-curated with Chantal Molleur (2016).

    https://mireillebourgeois.wordpress.com/

  • Uma Ray

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2014

    India, Visual Art

    Uma Ray is an artist based in Kolkata, India. Notable works and exhibitions have included Where the River Meets its People (Negotiating Routes: Ecologies of Byways III), a community based project supported by KHOJ International Artist Workshop which focussed on the tribal population of the Domahani region and their relationship with the Subaranarekha and Kharkai rivers. The project aimed to highlight how these tribes have settled at the confluence of the rivers and how their economic, social and cultural practices revolve around these water bodies. Uma Ray is currently Senior Associate at Unbound Studio, Kolkata.

    http://www.urbandialogues.com/artists/Uma.htm

  • Yael Brotman

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2014

    Canada, Visual Art

    Yael Brotman is a print-based artist also working with drawing and sculpture, currently based in Toronto. She has received grants from Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils, and her work is represented in the collections of the Canada Council Art Bank, The Universities of Alberta and Toronto, Ernst and Young, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada and the Toronto Stock Exchange among others. Past exhibitions have included Build… Build Better (2015) at Zion Schoolhouse, Toronto (with Gifts + Occupations Collective) and Summer (2014) at Lift Ground Gallery, Huntsville. Brotman teaches in the Studio program at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

    http://www.yaelbrotman.com/

    http://www.giftsandoccupations.ca/#!about/c1sux