Fabrica & The Living Coast Artist Residency
Anna Dumitriu ‘Algologies’
Anna Dumitriu has been selected for the Fabrica – Living Coast Artist Residency 2021.
Anna’s residency and accompanying blog Algologies takes place 17 May – 20 June and is a deep dive into the study of seaweed, its scientific, economic and social history and how this resonates locally through specific people and places, and The Living Coast goals.
Anna was selected through an open call by The Living Coast, Fabrica and ONCA galleries and the Residency is linked to Fabrica’s exhibition for Brighton Festival ‘The Forked Forest Path’ by internationally renowned artist Olafur Eliasson, open until 20 June, entry is free.
- To engage audiences about perceptions of, and our relationships to ‘nature’ and ‘the countryside’.
- To use creative exploration to understand more about our complex relationship with ‘nature’ and ‘the countryside’.
- To provide an opportunity for an artist within the Living Coast geography to work with an experienced arts commissioner.
What’s been achieved?
- In depth exploration of the local cultural and environmental connections to seaweeds, both historical and present, (conservation).
- Amateur surveying of local seaweed species giving a better understand of our local marine habitats, (conservation).
- Informal research highlighting the important link seaweeds play in regulating our climate and the potential to combat climate change, (engagement / research).
- Online blog to illustrate Anna’s creative techniques in exploring our marine habitat (engagement).