Spaced Apart with Felicity Hammond
London-based artist Felicity Hammond spoke with PHOTO 2021's Artistic Director Elias Redstone on 28 May 2020 about her methodology, the importance of physicality in her practice and the crisis surrounding urban identity in a pandemic. The presentation is part of Spaced Apart – an online design, art, photography and sound symposium exploring the oscillating forces of isolation and connectedness in relation to creative practice.
Felicity Hammond is an artist and educator based in London. She received an MA in Photography from Royal College of Art in 2014 and is currently undertaking TECHNE funded research in the Contemporary Art Research Centre at Kingston University on digital representations of the built environment and their relationship with site. Through her research, she has developed an approach that both uses and critiques photography, fusing the photographic image with installation. Her expanded approach to photography has been widely recognised through awards such as British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Award and Foam Talent.
Felicity will be presenting a new commission for PHOTO 2021 in partnership with Metro Tunnel Creative Program.
Spaced Apart speaks to the importance of maintaining social connection and solidarity in the face of crises, and the importance of continuing culture and supporting the creative arts. The symposium brings together a series of live presentations from 18 speakers, providing audiences with cultural and social stimulation in a time of global lockdown. In reflecting on their work, presenters are invited to contemplate themes of solitude and togetherness, loneliness and sociability, and how these states of being might inform the process of creation. The online platform aims to provide an accessible, interactive space for sharing ideas; a space to realise new modes of digital and remote creative collaboration and exchange – one that will have ongoing relevance beyond the current pandemic.
Spaced Apart is an initiative by Melbourne creative practice U-P and co-curated by PHOTO 2021, RMIT Design Hub Gallery, Denise Neri (Aesop), Keinton Butler (Powerhouse Museum) and Molonglo. Sponsored by Sonos.
Spaced Apart takes place from 21 May to 30 June 2020. Visit spaced-apart.com to view full program and to watch talks live.