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Andrew Bieler is a writer, food activist and PhD candidate in the joint program in Communication and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities in Toronto. His masters thesis on bicycling advocacy was entitled Rhythmanalysis of Critical Mass: A Meeting Place. As a member of the FoodShed Project, he has helped organize food advocacy events, co-authored the Telling Food, & Eating Stories guidebook to using digital stories in the food justice movement and facilitated workshops. He has worked with the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation, and volunteers with the Durham Regional Food Policy Council. He worked as an installations manager on the Leona Drive Project, a site-specific exhibition in Willowdale, Ontario, and is an active member of LOT: Experiments in Urban Research. Currently, his research looks at the role of art exhibitions in environmental communication on food, energy and climate change.

Graduated as a product designer, Kriti Chaudhary strongly believes in translating culture into objects. A chance introduction to clay made her realize the immense expression, tactility the medium offered and she found herself drawn to the ceramic medium. Her multi media practise is defined by an intuitive approach and association to the material. Kriti is currently pursuing her masters in visual arts (designer-maker) at Camberwell College of Art, where her research interest lies in material surfaces and hand held objects.

Work Description

This work talks about the vulnerability of land, changes in topography and rebuilding our environment.

Cape Farewell, ecology and art practise

Since ceramics are an important part of my work, recycling and reclaiming is essentially common practise. This sustainable quality of clay has a lot to speak.

My research aims to understand landscapes historically, using the body as context for such investigations. These enquiries evolve as documents or archives for human topographies and question how everyday structures store and translate information about the relationships between design, ecology and landscape.

 This Cape Farewell expedition has for me brought forward concepts that are rooted within environmental activism but do not necessarily deal with the idea specifically. The journey we undertook encouraged a kind of glorification of environment and quickly became a very rich and sensory experience. The three days we spent together remain vivid in my mind, and led to the production of a new work that attempts to understand environment and experience as education.This work discusses industry and its architecture, the ways in which production and design can allude to histories and how objects or experiences of ‘play’ or the sublime can convey such information on a public scale. This research almost parallels my understanding of the role of organizations such as cape farewell that attempt subtle, mass education on pertinent yet delicate matters such as climate change. This work also links to my research into surrogate landscapes intended for canopy dwelling animals in captive environments.

Cadi Froehlich’s work is material-led, focusing on objects and what they get up to with and without us.  This has involved the areas of communications and the life-cycles of copper and water.

Froehlich’s work and commissions have been shown nationally and internationally, most recently in Italy and Australia.

Her piece ‘Tea Table’ won second in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010.

 

Cadi Froehlich is currently studying her Fine Art MA at Camberwell College of Art.

Fung is a illustrator and graphic designer from Hong Kong. She graduated from School of Design in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and she is studying MA Visual Arts (Illustration) at Camberwell College of Arts.

Fung is a member of Hong Kong Society of Illustrators from 2008. She has collaborated with Swatch, Yellow Page, MTR, China Estates Group with her illustrations. Fung published her comics in Sing Tao Daily (HK) regularly in the previous years. She showed her friendships with her black & white illustrations at her solo exhibition “By My Side” in Hong Kong in 2010.

Holland works in mixed media; particularly film, photography and illustration.

He is interested in the paradox of how the act of creation causes the physical deterioration of the medium itself. Also, how a piece may evolve organically and chaotically through constant reworking, destruction and re-creation. He sees this as relative to the physical nature of the city and it’s processes of ruin, abandonment, and waste; as well as those of construction, re-birth and re-use.

He chooses to reflect this through his use of abandoned technology and media, and is interested in exploring these themes through documenting waterways and pathways through the city.

Holland is currently studying his MA in Graphic Design at Camberwell College Of Art.

Rebecca’s practice focuses on exploring the effects of human intervention with the natural world. Finding a particular fascination in the interim spaces in a city, the patches of wasteland and self seeded grasslands, the spaces where nature exists and lives between concrete structures, has led her research to question how art practices can be used to contribute towards land reclamation. Rebecca is currently completing an MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design.

‘Walking is the best way to explore and exploit the city; the changes, shifts, breaks in the cloud helmet, movement of light on water. Drifting purposefully is the recommended mode, tramping asphalted earth in alert reverie, allowing the fiction of an underlying pattern to reveal itself.’ Iain Sinclair.

Since Shortcourse the idea of urban exploration and the journey has become something that I have adopted into my daily life and I find myself wandering the city in search of spaces that have been left derelict, nature reclaiming the land. These tend not to be spaces with buildings but areas of demolition that are yet to be redeveloped. I question what situations of human intervention have resulted in these spaces, whether created purposefully or hangovers of a past industrial age.

A fascination with the materials left in these spaces has led to this work. Everything from disused cranes to shopping trolleys gets discarded, nature then seeming to find a way to camouflage their presence. Fusing living materials and disposed man-made objects collected from industrialised areas creates a dialogue and generates a synergy between the ideas of natural land reclamation and the over-production and waste of man-made objects.