In November 2021, Art in Flux presented ‘Radical Ecology’. This online talk explored some of the many ways in which new media artists are taking a sustainable approach to their practices and how they’re using art, technology and innovation to explore the themes of climate change, ecology and conservation within their work. Using the National Gallery’s collection as a starting point, the talk investigated the environment and landscape as a source of artistic inspiration and contemplation.
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- Aphra Shemza, curator of ‘Radical Ecology’ | Curator and Co-Founder of Art in Flux, Manager of the Estate of Anwar Jalal Shemza, and Multimedia artist whose work explores Modernism, her Islamic cultural heritage, sustainable practice and creating art for all.
- Ben Eaton | Digital artist, creative technologist, and Technical Director of Invisible Flock, an award-winning interactive arts studio operating at the intersection of art and technology.
- Sarah Craske | British artist who works in the liminal, transdisciplinary space between art, science and technology, and Director of SPACER.
- Frances Disley | Artist and curator based in Liverpool, whose works explores colour and form as well as having a strong connection with community and natural history.
- Hosted by Ali Hossaini (Co-director, NGX), and Maria Almena and Olive Gingrich (Artists and Curators, Art in Flux)
About Art in Flux
Founded in 2016 at Light of Soho gallery in London by the artists Maria Almena, Olive Gingrich and Aphra Shemza, FLUX is a charitable organisation committed to furthering the development of the media arts community in the UK. As an artist-led forum, FLUX offers a space for collaboration and exchange as key artists and organisations come together to profile their work. Through talks, events, performance evenings, workshops and exhibitions, FLUX brings these ideas to the wider public - providing a fluid platform to discuss strategies, processes and collective themes within the media arts. FLUX is committed to the ever-changing needs of media artists working right now in the UK and will remain in a dynamic state of change in order to facilitate them.
What is National Gallery X?
National Gallery X (NGX) is a partnership between the National Gallery and King's College London. It brings together King's College London’s research with the art and audiences of the Gallery to create the new museum experiences technology could make possible in the future.