Playback is a showcase of recent works made by Nicola Chamberlain, Daniel Crow, Alexa de Ferranti, Sarah Filmer, Atsu Ito, Lee Mackinnon, Greg Palmer, Alys Scott Hawkins and Emma Tod.
The inaugural exhibition runs from Friday 5th - Monday 8th July at Peacock Projects, an artist-led space in Southwark, London, before travelling to other exhibition venues over the coming year.
The term ‘playback’ came from discussions around the feedback loop of teaching and pedagogy, by inverting the usual student-tutor roles in order to explore the notion that for all of us, learning is an integral part of creative practice. As tutors we encourage risk-taking, experimentation, vulnerability and playfulness, to celebrate failure as an integral part of process, and to expand definitions of work and play – and as artists, we aim to put ourselves in the position we ask of our students.
Playback will act in part as an arena for discussion about Fine Art education and our place within it, drawing attention to the diversity of disciplines practiced by the team, and the variety of ways in which such work intersects with wider contemporary practice. As well as being a platform for staff development, the show aims to ignite interest in the Fine Art course and more generally in Southampton Solent University as a centre for creative enterprise and originality.
There will be a publication following on from the exhibition, including essays by former students, critics and theorists as well as the artists themselves.