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Artist in Residence - Fallen Eight

Details of the Charity:

Ambassadors are invited to help promote the experience of meditation within Brunel Art Installation: Fallen Eight between October 04, 2019 until 14 December 2019.

Fallen Eight serves as a meditation retreatand Ambassadors are expected to help people use the installation as a place for meditation.

Positioned in an unpresuming location to the rear of Richard Sheppard’s iconic Brutalist Lecture Centre Fallen Eight is an 18 channel video installation housed within a newly introduced portacabin. The work incorporates data from five-hundred CCTV collected during a campus-wide intervention - Fallen Eight. Viewers are invited to use the choreographed patterns in pedestrian movement as an aid for meditation. The work was developed with Brunel Security and performed with thirty volunteers from staff, students and local residents.

Volunteers are needed for the following times:

Weekdays 10am -12pm and 2pm - 4pm

and for the Artist in residence

Public Program - November 29th – 1st December

2-hour slots between 10-5pm.

Brunel University’s Inaugural Artist-in-Residence, Phil Coy, is working in collaboration with Professors Will Self and Akram Khan.

Ambassadors will encourage students and staff to view the installation at the centre of Campus situated behind the Lecture Theatre block. Ambassadors will record the number of visitors and ask for feedback.  There will be a card to hand out explaining more of the Artist’s project theme: Youarehere!  Website: https://youarehere.work

All ambassadors will be briefed by the artist and receive signed copies of publications designed by Phil Coy during the residency.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Phil Coy’s Fallen eight utilises Brunel University’s five-hundred + CCTV cameras to create a new video installation. The work will be installed within an onsite security cabin adjacent to the rear entrance of Brunels iconic Lecture Centre.

Phil Coy’s Fallen eight was developed with thirty volunteers drawn from Brunels staff, students and local residents. Together they followed a simple rule based analogue walk, to create a pattern that is only seen from above by Brunels onsite CCTV monitoring system.

Coy has edited the captured CCTV into a collage of pedestrian movement combing the aesthetics of digital swarm and crowd modelling with contemporary surveillance technologies and architectures.

Skills Required:


Additional Benefits:

  • Time to focus, engagement with art work and artist.
  • Free signed publication
  • Travel expenses reimbursed
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony.
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