CAMBRIDGE.- Wysing Arts Centre
places broadcasting at the centre of its artistic vision for 2020 with pioneering new works created by over forty international artists, musicians, curators and researchers for transmission to remote global audiences, and to build a sense of radical community at this time.
The new programmes will embrace digital and other technologies, privileging listening as much as the transmission of ideas to build, sustain and connect with remote and physically distant communities. Wysing will become an experimental broadcasting space where ideas are explored through residencies, commissioned works, events, new collaborations, podcasts and works presented through a diversity of digital channels.
Over forty creative practitioners from the UK, Europe, USA, Egypt, Indonesia, Syria and Uganda will be physically or remotely in residence at Wysing throughout the year. The residencies will be researching subjects as diverse as English folk music, the gut, connections between workers movements in Yorkshire and Indonesia, rural transness, the history of a banned fertilizer in Guadeloupe and Martinique, audio therapies and treatment, a radio for loneliness, radical self-love and broadcasting hardware. They include groups and collaborations working transnationally to confront barriers around race, gender, sexuality and disability. Artist Adham Faramawy who works with moving image, painting and print will also be in residence working on an ambitious commission for Art Night in London in 2021. His works explore the urban lived experience where technology and its relationship to the body take a central role.
Hannah Wallis has also been appointed Resident Curator at Wysing, as part of DASHs ground-breaking programme to support the career development of D/deaf and Disabled Curators in partnership with Midlands Art Centre (MAC) and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA). Wallis will provide curatorial support for the 2020 programme, as well as conducting her own independent research. She is an artist-curator, researcher and co-founder of Dyad Creative, an artistic partnership exploring performance, administration, curation and collaboration.
Wysing artists-in-residence: Travis Alabanza; Robin Buckley & Laura Fox; George Clark and Ismal Muntaha; Ruth Angel Edwards and collaborators; Adham Faramawy in partnership with Art Night; Carl Gent and Kelechi Anucha; Jessa Mockridge, Rebecca Jagoe, Maja Timmonen, Rosa-Johan Uddoh and Anna Zett; Net//Work in partnership with Digital Arts Studios, Belfast and the British Council; Uma Breakdown; Daniella Braithwaite-Shirley; Nikissi Serumaga and Leyya Tawil, working with Artistic Advisor David Blandy; Christelle Oyiri-K AKA Crystallmess; Radio Web MACBA: Albert Tarrats, Anna Irina and Antonio Gagliano; Sickness Affinity Group: Clay AD, Frances Breden, Fee Grabow, Hang Linton, Laura Lulika, Anisha Muller, Romily Alice Walden and Lauryn Youden; Linda Stupart and Hannah Wallis.