1. Endless Europe
Sept- Dec/ ’17 - Mar ’19 Collaborative Performance Art, with Gair Dunlop. Preparation for and performance of an Art in Sound Live Performance, ‘Endless Europe’- an arrangement by Lucy Smith for Handbells of the ‘Kraftwerk’ pop group’s 1977 composition ‘Europa Endlos’. Original music: Ralf Hütter, original words: Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider. Collaboration with Gair Dunlop, Senior Lecturer, DJCAD, University of Dundee.
The work is a subtle comment upon the current political and social climate surrounding the Brexit issue and process. In this performance art we were keen to explore listening to cultural climate change.
Lucy's contribution to the project: Lucy has spent some 17 months from inception to performance, writing the music arrangement, rehearsing and conducting the DJCAD group of handbell ringers. The arrangement and performance were born out of a conversation with Gair Dunlop, and the work he undertakes as co-investigator on the AHRC funded 'Listening to Climate Change' project.
This extract is from an earlier rehearsal in progress.
The final edited recording is of a live performance at Balmerino Abbey, Fife, with the following artists filming and recording: Gair Dunlop; Zoe Irwin, Freelance artist, working at Edinburgh Napier University, email@example.com; Colin Andrews, Film artist and Lecturer, Research areas Film and Television, Edinburgh Napier University, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also re-recorded on 14th March at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design for submission to galleries and film festivals - tbc.
2. Sounding Coastal Change
Invitation to perform on handbells participating in live music performance art at Blakeney, Norfolk. 2nd June 2018. Live radio broadcast Radio Norfolk, 18th July 2018. Invitation from Gair Dunlop, Senior Lecturer DJCAD.
Gair's contact details: Gair Dunlop, Senior Lecturer, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee.
Browse Gair Dunlop info on the artworks website to see more information on this and other projects.
Co-Investigator on AHRC funded ‘Listening to Climate Change’ project.
Composer, pianist and Sound Artist, Sam Richards.
For more details on the Sounding Coastal Change project, see http://www.soundingcoastalchange.org/about
This is "Soundings" by Gair Dunlop on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. You can hear excerpts of the use of bell chiming performed by Lucy Smith towards the end of the video clip.
Timescale - Lucy was employed by the project's sponsor, the Open University. The organiser for this work was Dr Johanna Wadsley. Dr Wadsley is a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Sounding Coastal Change project, (AHRC, PI Revill, Listening to Climate Change: experiments in sonic democracy). Dr Wadsley also manages the project: www.soundingcoastalchange.org which is about bringing human and non-human voices together, to think about the future.
3. Global Health Challenge, Solo exhibition and Grand Rounds Lecture series, Ninewells Hospital Dundee 27th Sept 2018
Speaker at the University Medical School, Ninewells Hospital Dundee, "Grand Rounds"weekly lecture series. These lectures are on any subject that is health and well-being related, but on this occasion the presentation was on the previous year's Global Health Challenge17 project.
This took place on Sept 20th 2018.
This followed on from the Global Health Challenge 17 project, a University of Dundee-led initiative to bring together students across all nine schools of the University with charities and organisations in Dundee, the aim being to focus on improving the global issue of health equality and physical, social and cultural well-being.
4. Solo sculpture and prints exhibition in Ninewells Hospital Medical School .
An exhibition in Ninewells Hospital Medical School's public area, of Fourth Year Fine Art student Lucy Smith’s practice in sculpture and print.
Lucy was inspired by the University of Dundee Global Health Challenge 2017 project, in which she participated. She was keen to investigate the idea that creativity and imagination could influence successful health and educational outcomes- the physicality of making giving rise to idea generation, enhancement of visual literacy and communication.
Lucy’s work is process-led, and has explored bronze, wood and print, allowing the materials to lead the development of possibilities - element reduction, rotation, inversion, overlay, cropping and reversal resolving the aesthetic process with final outcomes in abstract form. Wood sculpture 3ft x 3ft, bronze 2.5 ft x 2.5 ft approx.
Joe's Tools - inspired by the Global Health Challenge Project
5. Flourishing Conference, attendee 23rd October 2018
Attendance the University-hosted Flourishing Conference, as advertised by Gair Dunlop, lecturer at DJCAD.
Flourishing: art, participation and the world to come. How can art schools change?
Tuesday 23rd October, 2018 DJCAD.
Keynote speaker Professor Alasdair Foster, Leverhulme visiting professor
6. Generator Project
January - February 2018 Members Exhibition - Displayed print 'Lincolnshire fields'
January - February 2017 Members Exhibition Gesso Relief Sculpture, 'Routes to Remittance'
Dundee Begoys Exhibition 2017 Front of House Generator Project Member Representative for Mark Wallace and Eddie Summerton
I continue to build connections and collaborate whilst developing my own individual art practice.