The theme of the 2017/18 Transmission artist lectures is the idea of the ‘mutable artist’.
This can be interpreted in a number of ways: changeability, volatility, inconstancy, resilience, versatility, and mobility. We ask what characteristics determine artistic production, or even––following last year’s question of ‘who is an artist’ – determine the production of an artist as subject or agent. Deriving from the Latin mutabilis, from mutare – to change – mutability suggests the capacity to move, to adapt to new conditions, to possess a value that is changeable. There is sense of uncertainty, as opposing forces of change may meet, matching or negating each other, offering twists and turns. Identity may be unstable, forming in relation to other identities, unfixed or invented. There may be monstrous forms and images (mutations), or heroic ones, through and beyond the self. Mutability allows the imagination and its constructs to roam and reassemble. The artists invited this year work in multiple capacities.
If you are a student at Sheffield Hallam, just show up. If you are a member of the public, please book using the links below, and please note that you don’t need to bring the ticket with you.
Tuesday 3 October: David Ryan – Book a ticket
Tuesday 10 October: Michalis Pichler – Book a ticket
Tuesday 17 October: Sophie Jung – Book a ticket
Tuesday 24 October: Emmanuelle Waeckerlé – Book a ticket
Tuesday 7 November: Sam Keogh – Book a ticket
Tuesday 14 November: Linda Stupart – Book a ticket
Tuesday 21 November: Anat-Ben David – Book a ticket
All Transmission lectures are FREE and open to the public as well as students.
In collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University
Previous years’ series information can be found on the Transmission website.