Tomorrow belongs to nobody

Crouch, Amelia (2015) Tomorrow belongs to nobody. [Artefact]

Abstract

The output, Tomorrow belongs to nobody, is an artefact that explores our relationship with Coventry’s post-World War II architecture. It was commissioned by Coventry Artspace. Research process: Crouch’s research is primarily carried out through her artistic practice, the creation of exhibitions and site-responsive public artworks. The research explores meaning-making as an embodied and indeterminate process. The work combines research interests in site-specific art, artists moving image and narratives of subjectivity. Producing this work involves reading spanning art, cultural studies, cognitive linguistics and sociology. The research explores subjectivity, as an historical construct and a lived, phenomenological experience, and the relationship between visual and verbal modes of representation. Research insights: Referencing City Architect Donald Gibson’s aspiration to cultivate “a healthy body, a cultured mind and a radiant soul” (1943) Tomorrow belongs to nobody queries this idea of rational agency and considers the increasing individualisation of society over the years since the inception of modernist Coventry. Whilst we may now question modernist ideals of rationality and progress ought we still value the utopian social ideals embedded in Coventry’s buildings? Dissemination: The output was screened at the following: January 2019 Screening: Interruptions, Holden Gallery, Manchester. Programmed by Chris Paul Daniels. November 2016 Screening, Turning Point West Midlands re-launch event, Eaton House. Programmed by Ryan Hughes. 22 June–7 July 2016 Exhibition, ‘City Arcadia Festival,’ Arcadia Gallery, Coventry. June 2016 Launch screening, The Albany, Coventry with Coventry Artspace.

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