Visiting Artist: Ruth Ewan

Published: 23 February 2016 at 12:05

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Part of the Fine Art Research Unit lecture series

Wednesday 24 February, 2pm
Coslett 117

Ruth Ewan's work takes many forms including events, installation and printed matter. Her practice explores histories of radical, political and utopian thought, bringing to light specific ideas in order to question how we might live today. Often engaging with others, Ewan's projects involve a process of focused research and close collaboration – in the past she has worked with historians, magicians, traditional crafts people, horticulturalists, archaeologists, musicians, bakers and children.

One of her best-known works 'A Jukebox of People Trying to Change the World' (2003 - ongoing), invites listeners to select tracks from a CD jukebox containing over 2,200 politically motivated songs. She recently produced an audio guide, 'The Darks' with Astrid Johnston for Tate Britain exploring the histories connected to two prisons planned for the site.

Ruth is currently an artist in residence at the North West Cambridge development sight and has recently been shortlisted for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2015-17