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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.

Spring Semester 2018

Tuesdays, 4.30 – 6.30pm

All Transmission lectures are FREE and open to the public as well as students.

New Location: Adsetts Lecture Theatre 6620.

City Campus, Sheffield, S1 1WB

Line Up

Tuesday 23 January: Larry Achiampong
Tuesday 30 January: Raaf Van Der Sman
Tuesday 6 February: Florence Peake
Tuesday 13 February: Liliane Lijn
Tuesday 27 February: Kira O’Reilly
Tuesday 6 March: Shauna McMullan
Tuesday 13 March: Wolf Von Kries
TRANSMISSION EXTRA Tuesday 10 April: Site Gallery and Art Ambassadors Guest: Joseph Morgan Schofield.

Read about the artist here.



Autumn Semester

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
Tuesday 10 October: Michalis Pichler
Tuesday 17 October: Sophie Jung
Tuesday 24 October: Emmanuelle Waeckerlé
Tuesday 7 November: Sam Keogh
Tuesday 14 November: Linda Stupart
Tuesday 21 November: Anat-Ben David

Examples of previous Site Gallery lectures

Art Sheffield

Dinh Q Le

Transmission is produced in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University.

Previous years’ series information can be found on the Transmission website.

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