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Testing, Testing is a project that aimed to explore the process of artistic production as research methodology. Initiated and produced by practice-based Ph.D. researchers from the Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3Ri) PhD Programm, the project took the form of an exhibition at SIA Gallery, a symposium event, and two publications. The exhibition included film, photography, text, painting, code, and installation. Inquiries considered distraction, technology, language, the nature of the model, surveillance, the uncanny, narratives in heritage and healthcare, the politics of the female body, screenplay structure and literature in the visual arts. Drawing from these diverse research processes and practices each of the artists taking part developed a dialogue with an invited contributor. These dialogues formed the Testing Testing publication, website and public event 2nd September 2016.

The short film Lines of Resistance was exhibited as part of this and a dialogue took place with Michelle Atherton which contributed to the publication.

I presented artwork and research as part of the symposium 2nd September 2016.

Preview and Launch: Friday 12 August 6.00 – 9.00pm
Exhibition open Saturday 13th August − Thursday 1st September

Artists Emma Bolland, Rose Butler, Helen Clarke, Michael Day, Susannah Gent, Debbie Michaels, Emma O’Connor, Bernadette O’Toole, Jo Ray, Rachel Smith, and Rachel Emily Taylor, artists from Sheffield Hallam University Fine Art Ph.D, exhibited works, presenting their making as research.

More information can be found here: http://testingtesting.org.uk/temp/index.html#