Flanagan gives two talks at METAL

photo by Benedict Johnson.

Tiltfactor’s Mary Flanagan is giving a talk this Wednesday in the UK at METAL, and participating in an arts pecha kucha this Thursday.

METAL is the artist’s laboratory space set up by Jude Kelly OBE in 2002 to create space for artists and thinkers to develop their ideas and further the philosophy of their work. METAL is committed to supporting artists from all disciplines through residencies, commissioning, producing, debate and discussion, touring and publishing.

The public is invited to participate in the third autumn debate sponsored by METAL, entitled ‘Visualising Our World’ at the Park Suite, Chalkwell Park at 7.30PM on Wednesday 20 October 2010.

Artist in Residence Mary Flanagan will give a short polemic paper expanding on some of her recent work and areas of research. Flanagan is an internationally respected and published artist, working across disciplines. Her work ‘Perfect City’ is included in the Small World Fair exhibition at Chalkwell Hall as part of the inaugural Digital Exploration Centre programme that has been co-developed with METAL. She is the author of the influential “Critical Play – Radical Game Design” published by MIT Press.

METAL has invited two people to respond to Mary’s thoughts. Rachel Lichtenstein and Ruth Catlow, both also exploring inter-disciplinarity, will take up the debate and add their perspectives. Rachel Lichtenstein is the author of “On Brick Lane” and “Rodinsky’s Room” (with Iain Sinclair) and is currently developing new writing about locations in London. She is published by Hamish Hamilton. Ruth Catlow is an artist, author, and co-Director of Furtherfield, a London based media arts organisation, that develops a variety of online and locative projects.