This free online talk with artists Aminder Virdee and Luca M Damiani will look at how artists use data in creative ways.
This event is part of our exhibition What You Do Not See, which uncovers what it’s like to live with a hidden disability.
Both Aminder and Luca use data in their work both as part of their process and as a material in itself. This can be data gathered by medical professionals, as well as personal diaries. The information can then be visualised to create powerful works that show an internalised experience of a hidden condition (such as neurodiversity, or hearing impairment).
The artists will talk about their work, and their use of data in particular at this special CPP Hounslow event. There will be a chance to take part in the discussion, and to ask questions.
Aminder Virdee is a British South Asian artist, writer, activist, an intersectional disability inclusion and access consultant with lifelong lived expertise, and a Trustee at UK’s leading disability-led live music accessibility organisation Attitude is Everything. She is also the founder and president of Disabled Intersectional Voices in the Arts (DIVA), a disability-focused network (currently at UAL) generating sites of creative resistance against intersectional, institutional, and educational ableism, and co-founder of Cripjoy, a transnational, majority BIPoC, community of practice re-worlding mental health through an intersectional, anti-ableist, and anti-sanist, lens. As an artist, Aminder’s work has been commissioned, exhibited, and performed across the UK, including the National Theatre of Scotland, Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith), Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, Watermans Art Centre, Lewisham Arthouse, Bow Arts Nunnery Gallery, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival 2021, GlitchRealm: Remote Access, and Art in Flux at National Gallery.
Luca M Damiani is an artist and lecturer in Graphic and Media Design at the University of the Arts London. Luca practices internationally in the fields of art and design and their connection with neuroscience. A published artist/author of several books and papers, Luca's work is actively exhibited and showcased. He has collaborated with many institutions, including the Computer Arts Society, Mozilla Foundation, NESTA, Amnesty International, BBC, Hearing Health Foundation, BMJ, Disney, TATE, V&A and Thames&Hudson. www.lucadamiani-art.com.
Image: Aminder Virdee, still from KaleidoSkeleton Ti : The DesiCyborg (2020)