Wakeford is an artist and sociologist.
Her work begins with the unfinished business of past social movements, and the challenges of revisiting the energies that these movements created. She is interested in the way in which identification and disidentification are forged, modes of empathy and inhabitation, and the risks of staying loyal/respectful to the kinds of materials that initiate the work. Recently, drawing on a personal collection of feminist materials from the 1970s and 1980s, Wakeford has made a series of film and performance works that involve singing as a way of attaching herself to objects or images.
She is the co-editor of Inventive Methods: The Happening of the Social (Routledge, 2012) a collection that explores, amongst other things, how research might better work with openness and ambiguity.
Kate Briggs, Joseph Buckley, Francis McKee, Vivian Sky Rehberg, Sarah Tripp, Nina Wakeford and Brighton Upton-Trust
Invitations to Forms
An exhibition and seminar series examining ‘form’ in the narrative arts, based around materials curated by five writers and artists.
Visitors are invited to use the space at the Poetry Library at the Mitchell Library as a research centre, and attend seminars by the contributors, each of which will help compile a new vocabulary for exploring ‘the formal’ when approaching the narrative arts of the screen, stage and page.
Supported by Glasgow International, The Glasgow School of Art, the Piet Zwart Institute and The Mitchell Library
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Thu, 9am-8pm
Fri – Sat, 9am-5pm