Unlock the themes of Mariner: a painted ship upon a painted ocean with a roundtable discussion led by co-curator Sarah Chapman.
Hear from artist Grace Schwindt, researcher Dr Philippe Blondel and writer and exhibition co-curator, Dr Philip Hoare on how Coleridge’s poem might be understood in present times.
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Image credit: Grace Schwindt, Bloody Sun (2019). Ceramic, glaze, oxides, silver bronze. Courtesy The Arts Institute, Plymouth.
Dr Sarah Chapman is an artist, curator and director of Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth. As the curator of Mariner: A painted ship upon a painted ocean, she is interested in interdisciplinary art forms and working with artists to open up new perspectives across history and the contemporary. Sarah was the executive director of the Moby-Dick Big Read between 2012- 2014 and received the Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts for the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival in 2011.
Dr Philip Hoare is an award-winning author, broadcaster and film-maker. He was advisor to the BBC 2 Noel Coward Trilogy, (1996) as well as Travels with Pevsner (1998) and the BBC 4 film, Royal Victoria Hospital, (2014) which was based on his book, Spike Island. Philip is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Southampton and has been Writer-in-Residence at the Ruskin School, University of Oxford, and Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence at the Marine Institute, Plymouth University
Grace Schwindt is a German artist based in London, working with film, live performance and sculpture. She studied Photography at the University of Westminster and Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Recent exhibitions include: In Silence at Rozenstraat – a rose is a rose is a rose, Amsterdam (2019); Five Surfaces All White at Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (2019); Silent Dance at Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (2018); Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society at Institute for Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts, Bath (2016); Run a Home, Build a Town, Lead a Revolution. An Exhibition in Three Acts at Museum of Contemporary Arts, Vigo, Spain (2016).
Dr Philippe Blondel is a Senior Lecturer in Physics at the University of Bath. His research interests include underwater acoustics and ocean science, with a focus on remote sensing and innovative imaging. He has field experience in all oceans except the Antarctic, from polar fjords and whale habitats to mid-ocean ridges and deep seas. Philippe is co-founder and Deputy Director of the Centre for Space, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics (FIOA) and Fellow of the Geological Society of London (FGS).