AA2A Artist

Alison Ballard

Year:
2018 - 19
Project summary:

I use moving image, audio, and performance to explore changing notions of what it means to be present, to witness something in real time, and the impact technology is having upon our sense of self. Derived from my interest in the dislocated relationship between image and sound, my works often employ speech or narrative voiceover, placing image and sound together / against each other to create new meaning.

Through the AA2A scheme, I’ll be developing new projects working with moving-image and print to explore the aesthetic properties of performance and moving-image in new ways, creating longer-lasting physical artefacts of ephemeral and time-based works.

I’ll also be developing my on-going collaboration with artist and LU Lecturer Martin Lewis, exploring the parallels between durational performance art and endurance sports training. Together, we’ll be hosting workshops using rowing machines as an artistic medium for staff and students at LU. We’ll also be presenting an exhibition of new work in the Martin Hall Exhibition Space in 2019 (dates TBC), accompanied by a programme of events / performances.

I am hoping to initiate new working relationships with a range of academics, researchers, and students in both Fine Art and sport-related subjects at LU, interested in exploring these ideas together, through collaborative practice.

Alongside my practice, I am Associate Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, a tutor for TOMA, an alternative MA programme in Southend-onSea, Essex, and a freelance producer in London and Nottingham. More information can be found on my website: www.alisonballard.com

I use moving image, audio, and performance to explore changing notions of what it means to be present, to witness something in real time, and the impact technology is having upon our sense of self. Derived from my interest in the dislocated relationship between image and sound, my works often employ speech or narrative voiceover, placing image and sound together / against each other to create new meaning.

Through the AA2A scheme, I’ll be developing new projects working with moving-image and print to explore the aesthetic properties of performance and moving-image in new ways, creating longer-lasting physical artefacts of ephemeral and time-based works.

I’ll also be developing my on-going collaboration with artist and LU Lecturer Martin Lewis, exploring the parallels between durational performance art and endurance sports training. Together, we’ll be hosting workshops using rowing machines as an artistic medium for staff and students at LU. We’ll also be presenting an exhibition of new work in the Martin Hall Exhibition Space in 2019 (dates TBC), accompanied by a programme of events / performances.

I am hoping to initiate new working relationships with a range of academics, researchers, and students in both Fine Art and sport-related subjects at LU, interested in exploring these ideas together, through collaborative practice.

Alongside my practice, I am Associate Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, a tutor for TOMA, an alternative MA programme in Southend-onSea, Essex, and a freelance producer in London and Nottingham. More information can be found on my website: www.alisonballard.com

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