ART AND MOBILITIES

CeMoRe collaborates with Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts on a Mobilities and Art research focus. Our researchers, visiting fellows and post-doctoral scholars do interdisciplinary practice-based research at the intersection of art and mobilities and engage in walking seminars, workshops, symposia and exhibitions. 

We have five key approaches to this field: 

  • to support the development of experimental and performative interventions through art practice 
  • to investigate the intersections between art practice and mobile methods 
  • to include artists as collaborators and instigators in mobilities research projects 
  • to include exhibitions of art practice in conferences and seminars 
  • to encourage dialogue between artists around their contribution to mobilities studies 

Through socially engaged, participatory and digital art we aim to engage with how sensory mobilities, practical making, exploration and navigation contribute to shaping the field.  The scope of our research is broad, encompassing everyday mobilities, socio-technical encounters with mobile technologies, virtual mobilities and game spaces, locative media, migration, health and wellbeing, and environmental change. 

Through the Art & Mobilities network we seek to develop connections to other researchers and organisations in order to develop research into the histories of mobilities in art practice, theories of mobile art, mobile research methods, aesthetics of mobility, and the contribution that art can make to mobility and social change. 

We also support art and mobilities practice through mobilities lab equipment loans for research and exhibitions. If you are interested in loaning any equipment, please contact: Jen Southern. 

Previous and Ongoing Projects have included an Arts and Mobilities Network Symposium, the Mobile Utopia Exhibition, the Mobility Futures Exhibition, and Im|mobile Lives in Turbulent Times Exhibition (in collaboration with Mobility Futures Research Network) (any newer ones with additional information can be added here).   

We also support Fellowships, Post-doctoral and PhD researchers (e.g. Kay Syng Tan, Owen Chapman, Tricia Flanagan, Sam Thulin, Nikki Pugh, Gudrun Filipska, M J Hunter Brueggemann).

ART POSTS

Im|Mobilities: Call for Artworks

Im|Mobilities: Call for Artworks

Call for artworks for Art & Mobilities Exhibition The work will be hosted within the conference virtual platform at Im|mobile lives in turbulent times: Methods and Practices of Mobilities Research conference. Thursday July 8th and Friday July 9th 2021, hosted by...

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Mobile Utopia Exhibition

Mobile Utopia Exhibition

This exhibition of 13 international artists, curated by Jen Southern, Emma Rose and Linda O Keeffe, is part of the conference Mobile Utopia: Pasts, Presents, Futures at the Lancaster House Hotel from 2nd-5th November 2017. The exhibition includes works in a diverse...

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CeMoRe walking seminar

CeMoRe walking seminar

My residency exploring the Duddon is part funded by the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University, and as part of my visiting fellowship with them I instigated a walk around an area of the Dunnerdale Fells.   Below are a selection of photos from the...

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