Rachel Bacon

Fault Lines: Some Research Methods in Art and Design, 2019

Fault Lines: Some Research Methods in Art and Design
December 6–10, 2019
photos: Katarina Juričić

In this exhibition we present projects developed by the KABK Research Group 2018 which address, through a combination of theoretical, historical and practice-based research, some of the pressing issues of our time, namely: ecological crisis, digital pollution, surveillance infrastructure, coloniality, and affect space.

While some of the artistic outcomes of the research are on display, the aim of this exhibition has been to extrapolate and make legible the research methods which were used to gather, surface and analyse findings. By revealing and reflecting upon the normally hidden mechanics and motivations of the research process, we hope to contribute to the building of a research culture at KABK that is as open and imaginative as it is rigorous.

Featured researchers: Rachel Bacon, tutor in KABK BA Fine Arts / Eric Kluitenberg, tutor in KABK BA ArtScience, MA ArtScience, and Interactive/Media/Design / Niels Schrader, (in collaboration with Roel Backaert,) co-head of KABK BA Graphic Design and MA Non-Linear Narrative / Rosa te Velde, tutor in BA Interior Architecture & Furniture Design / Donald Weber, tutor in KABK BA Photography and MA Photography & Society

For full information, please visit the exhibition webpage.

Work samples, drawings and photographs of Hambach Mine in Elsdorf, Germany

Detail, work samples

Orebodies, 12 Drawings, 2019, graphite on paper on foil, 120 x 166cm, each 29 x 41cm

Film, drawing process

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