Leeds School of Arts presents Rose English in conversation with Dr Kiff Bamford. From the embodied object to the charmed arena will give us the opportunity to hear Rose English speak about a cross section of work from her diverse, interdisciplinary practice. With a particular focus on the role of collaborations – with others and with specific materials – this in-conversation event crosses time to catch both playful early experiments with ceramics, and more recent work with glass and acrobatics.
Rose has carved a unique place for her work through her formal innovations. For example, her theatrical trilogy engages with questions of staging, on the traditional stage, but also asks important questions beyond the boundaries of a particular discipline.
From A Divertissement (1973) to Lost in Music (1995–ongoing) we glimpse an insight into five decades of collaborative creative practice. Rose is an alumna of Fine Art at what was then the newly created Leeds Polytechnic, now Leeds Beckett University.
The mission of our prestigious INSIDE/OUT series of lectures is to bring the best minds of our generation to inspire and support the work students and staff do across the Leeds School of Arts. To this end, we have flown in renowned speakers from around the globe. To enhance the cultural life of Leeds, we make the lecture series open to the general public and available to an international audience online.
Lectures will be available as digital films through the LARC website and open to all.
Rose English: From the Embodied Object to the Charmed Arena
Wednesday 7 December, 11:00–13:00 GMT
Leeds School of Arts Building, Cinema, Leeds Beckett University