Semiconductor shortlisted for ‘Jerwood Open Forest’
Invisible Dust would like to congratulate artists Semiconductor on being in the final 5 artists to be shortlisted for the ‘Jerwood Open Forest’.
Jerwood Open Forest is a new initiative in the Jerwood Visual Arts Programme, where 5 projects that explore the potential of forests as a site for art have been chosen to be researched and developed. This research process has culminated in an exhibition of the five proposals which opened yesterday at the Jerwood Space, London.
Semiconductor, who usually work with moving image, are developing a series of site-specific sculptures. These sculptures would be based upon visualisations of research data collected within the forests, to do so they have been working with Climate Change researcher Matthew Wilkinson who captures data on the carbon dioxide uptake by the forest from a 26m high Flux Tower at Alice Holt Forest and Research Station. The proposed sculptures are planned to look quite at home within the forest, so that not until you approach them will you see that they are in fact digital forms.
The Open Forest selection panel of leading practitioners and project partners includes; Michaela Crimmin, Co-director, Culture+Conflict; Dan Harvey, artist; Tania Kovats, artist; Shonagh Manson, Director, Jerwood Charitable Foundation; and Hayley Skipper, Curator of Arts Development, Forestry Commission England. Two project proposals from the exhibition will be selected on 11th February 2014 and will be awarded £30,000 to be realised.
Semiconductor are part of our ‘Invisible Heat’ project on the health affects of climate change and we are setting up a residency for them to further their interest in light scattering laboratory equipment which identifies changes in air quality.
The 5 project proposals are being exhibited at the Jerwood Space London from 15 January-23 February 2014.
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