Image credit: Lethality and Vulnerability, 2021, Rolled Aluminium Tube; Mirror Polished, Lazer Cut, Folded and Welded Aluminium Sheet, Approx 628cm x 550cm x 273cm, Commissioned by Artangel, Courtesy the artist, Photography: Thierry Bal.
Alice Channer (b. 1977) is a London-based artist working with sculpture who has exhibited internationally for the past 15 years. Over long periods of time, she immerses herself in industrial and natural materials and production processes to find forms to inspire new art works.
In this talk, Channer will use words, images and objects to talk about her first public sculpture, Nanowires, commissioned for the new Engineering Building at The University of the West of England, curated and produced by Field Art Projects. The artist will describe the processes of exchange, collaboration, endeavour and imagination that built the sculpture. The talk will discuss Nanowires in the context of her wider practice and the politics of materiality she has been articulating in recent work, especially her commission for Artangel, Lethality and Vulnerability; her work for Liverpool Biennial 2021, and her solo show Megaflora at Large Glass, London (all 2021).
The Art of the Maker series is a collaboration between Arnolfini and The School of Art & Design and Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE Bristol.
Nanowires can be viewed in the main entrance of the new Engineering Building on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay Campus from 19 November 2021.