Strange Attractor

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Image from Strange Attractor exhibition courtesy of David Blyth

If you are in Aberdeen you should take the opportunity to visit David Blyth’s exhibition at the Georgina Scott Sutherland Study Centre, Aberdeen Business School, Garthdee, before going to the discussion being held at Aberdeen Art Gallery at 2pm on Saturday 13 December.

This first event in a series of three brings together artist David Blyth with social anthropologist Petra Tjitske Kalshoven and artist Alana Jelinek.

David Blyth’s current exhibition Strange Attractor, on show at the Georgina Scott Sutherland learning centre, RGU, draws on themes of totem and the fetish to examine the ambiguity of human animal relations. Through a sustained examination of the craft skills of taxidermy the exhibition seeks to breath new life into the taxidermy specimen by imagining new ways of understanding their ‘being’ in the world.

Blyth will speak to social anthropologist Petra Tjitske Kalshoven exploring her research into different genealogies of knowledge and London based artist Alana Jelinek who has just completed a residency in Cambridge Museum of Archeology and Anthropology which produced the site specific intervention and stand alone art work ‘The Forks Tale’.

All three speakers will present on their work entering into conversation with each other around the intersections of their practices before opening the discussion up to incorporate feelings and observations from the room.

These events are programmed in partnership with SCAN, Grays School of Art (IDEAS Institute, Robert Gordon University) and supported by Aberdeen City Council and Creative Scotland.

Click here to reserve your FREE ticket.

Prior to the main event SCAN will host an informal meeting (at 1pm) for current members and anyone interested in finding out more about the SCAN network (www.sca-net.org/what-is-scan/). Please email info@sca-net.org to RSVP.

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