Free Admission

Brighton CCA

A new centre for
contemporary arts at the
University of Brighton

This event is part of Dorset Place

Book your place for the opening event here
Friday 5 November 2021, 6-8pm (GMT) at 6 Dorset Place, BN2 1ST

For their inaugural exhibition as a collective, LIMB will explore [hydro]ecology as a form of writing beyond words and writing beyond meaning. Thinking through wet ecologies as sensitive surfaces, as inscribing agencies and as archives, they look towards nonhuman expansions of the very idea of inscription itself.

They will show work spanning moving images, artificial intelligence, photography, printmaking and living installation, and a public programme of workshops and events will be spaced throughout the exhibition period. A collaborative textile piece charting LIMB’s research will cover the Dorset Place gallery window and visitors will be encouraged to contribute to a growing archive of images and objects which feed into new ways of forming more-than-human communication and kinship.

Events programme

How to walk on water: Sewing pond skater suits
Together with Juliette Pénélope Pépin
Saturday 6 November 2021, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (GMT), In-person
6 Dorset Place, Brighton BN2 0JG
Book here

Sensing water bodies: Dancing the Gerridae at Brighton’s ponds
Together with Juliette Pénélope Pépin
Sunday 7 November 2021, 3 pm – 5 pm (GMT), In-person
Meeting point: Gallery space, 6 Dorset Place, Brighton BN2 0JG
* Bring along your “pond skater suits” if participated in the previous workshop

Visual dialogue
Marguerite Minnot-Thomas and Elin Sundström
Sunday 14 November, 7pm- 8pm (GMT), Online

Reading Mieke Zwamborn’s Seaweed Collector’s Guide
Wednesday 17 November 2021, 7pm – 8pm (GMT), Online

 

LIMB is a collective of artists, writers, researchers and curators based between the UK, France, and Germany. Through collaborative projects and individual practices, they share a pluridisciplinary approach and think through entangled issues surrounding ecologies, interspecies communication, nonhuman life-worlds, aesthetics and language. Research-as-practice and practice-as-research lie at the heart of their work, and they continually engage in direct and indirect co-creations with webs of nonhuman interdependence.

This is project #5 of Dorset Place x 11 collaborations – a new series of projects and work responding to the university as a site for experimentation and learning. Admission is free and open to all.

Dorset Place is Brighton CCA’s project space and hosts a series of short projects and exhibitions by emerging artists, organisations, curators and students. With a fast changing programme, the space is an exciting platform for experimentation, collaboration and engagement with new ideas and voices. Dorset Place allows us to be responsive, initiating and supporting projects which stand alone or connect to our wider programme. The space is offered free of charge with curatorial, marketing and limited technical support.

6 Dorset Place
Brighton BN2 0JG

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