WEBs Exhibition

WEBs Exhibition

18th, 19th and 23rd-28th April 2019, 12 – 5pm. Free entry.

Studio 3 Gallery, Jarman Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7UG

WEBs promises the viewer an immersive window on neurodivergent creativity with a series of mainly digital works by seven artists from the WEBworks group.

Singly, and collectively they propose an alternative brokering of the shared space, and invite audiences to experience a series of provocations which question the boundaries of creative spaces.

Is creative practice a ‘safe zone’? What does the viewer see?

Featuring artists: Sonia Boué, Kruse, Rhiannon Lloyd-Williams, Naomi Morris, Katherine May, Hugh Pryor, Sonja Zelić. Curated by the WEBworks Group.

All works presented were created during the, Arts Council England funded, Neither Use Nor Ornament project (#NUNO).

Detailed Information

This exhibition has been curated with the sensory profiles of autistic people in mind, so there are elements from ‘chill out spaces’ integrated into the exhibition.

Negative Triggers

Content Warning: Death and injury mentioned. Mental health and trauma alluded to.

Total Black out? – No

What is the audience lighting level? – Daylight

Flashing Lights or strobe? – One video has some flashing lights.

Loud sounds/noises (inc. music)? – One sound piece has soft, Spanish music.

Repetitive noises? – All sound pieces are on a loop, but with durations between 5 and 15 minutes.

Drums? – No

High-pitched tones? – No

Unexpected sounds (eg. Crash)? – No

Is there background sound/music? – Rhi Lloyd-Williams’ voice reading some of her poems.

Activities

Are participants required to:

Walk around? – Yes

Undertake directed movement? – No

Read? – Yes

Draw? – No

Construct things? – No

Paint? – No

Sing? – No

Participate in pairs or groups with others? – Not necessarily, although one can engage in Rhi’s piece in pairs or groups.

Other

Is it okay for audience members to make a noise/move around during the show (ie: a relaxed performance)? – Yes

Is there an introduction and if so how long is it – No

Senses, Emotions and Effects

Does it have any distinctive smells? – No

Does your show have any other special effects (eg: smoke machine, bubbles etc)? – Two pieces are videos projected on walls.

Does your show involve exploring any textures, and if so please specify – The sofa has a soft removable throw, and there are soft pillows that people are welcome to touch if they like.

Are balloons used? – No

Do any of the characters in your show express anger? – In one of the sound pieces.

(Photo credit: Hugh Pryor, photo of Naomi Morris’ #NUNO performance research residency)