James Hunting's exhibition Queering Space is taking place at The Cass in 2020. This Research Seminar will accompany the exhibition. How does one inhabit space queerly? And this doesn't mean dancing around in sequins to ABBA! James will be looking at how he ( each experience is individual and he does not claim to talk for others) have, and continue, to live in a non-ordinary relationship to my physical environment.
James is a practising artist and educator who believes that creative identities are formed by understanding, investigating and then taking ownership of techniques and processes. His own work explores ideas of personal identity, inclusion, the 'other' and desire, using textile processes such as print and hand stitch. Drawing underpins his practice, and the act of making is integral to the outcome.
James will present alongside Sam Wingate. Sam’s work explores the shifting position of gay men in British society. Through drawing and mixed media installation he records and interprets aspects of gay culture and space from the past and the present. His aim is to acknowledge people that make communities, document interactions within them, and interpret the resonance they have on society.
Sam is a lecturer in Textiles at the Cass. He has ten years experience as a designer maker and a masters in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art where the seeds for his current practice were sown.
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