Curio•sea•ty has officially begun. After successfully securing funding from various sources, Lorna and I have already attended a few maritime related events and have started to compile a reading list.
We are both really excited about this project, about learning new skills and experiment with new ways of making work. But specially, I am really excited about all the maritime museums this projects will allow us to visit, in particular The New Bedford Whaling Museum in the USA, I cannot wait!
As part of our research we attended the Symposium ‘British Waters and Beyond: The Cultural Significance of the Sea in the 1800’, it was hosted by the Royal West Academy, coinciding with their exhibition ‘The Power of the Sea’ and organised in collaboration by Oxford Brookes and Leeds Metropolitan Universities. I had been lucky enough to be invited to talk and it was a full and diverse programme of presentations that ranged from the historical to the personal (click to view my full presentation), and a full post on our reflections of the new will be coming soon.
Over the next few months we are going to be reading, listening, watching and making. There will also be opportunities for you to get involved (watch the Events category for details). And we will be using this blog as our virtual logbook for the journey.