…AND ENCOUNTER

Elena Cologni

New Hall Art Collection at Murray Edwards College of the University of Cambridge

20 October 2017- 7th of January 2018

The exhibition includes traces of the process adopted by the artist and the nomadic dialogic sculpture inspired by the Margaret Lowenfeld’s Mosaic Test box and book (1954), also on view, courtesy of the Lowenfeld Library, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge. The prop was used in a series of encounters in the city over the period of a year under the umbrella project ‘Seeds of Attachment‘.

Cologni’s artistic research and interdisciplinary approach explored the bond between parent and child, in relation to the experience of place attachment.

While Cologni set out to investigate the emotional, psycho-geographical condition of motherhood, the work also highlighted the crucial role of non-linguistic forms of dialogue at the core of processes of identity construction, and in relation to place.

related event:

NOMADIC AND DIALOGIC: ART AND ECOFEMINISM

20 October 2017, 4-7 pm

New Hall Collection at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

The round table, part of the Festival of Ideas in Cambridge , is chaired by New Hall Curator Eliza Gluckman, with artist Elena Cologni, author Susan Buckingham and Murrey Edwards’ fellow Jenny Bavidge. It positions motherhood in relation to ecofeminism, ‘deep’ environmentalism, the caring role devalued in neo-liberal societies, to discuss the space between us, inter-corporeal space, micropolitics and haptic communication.

‘Seeds of Attachment’ is funded by Arts Council England, supported by Art Language Location, Anglia Ruskin University and New Hall Collection, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, Eleanor Glanville Research Centre, University of Lincoln. It was developed as part of a residency at Lowenfeld Library, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge.