Thursday 27 September, 5.45 – 6.30pm
Artist Phyllida Barlow led an introductory tour of the exhibitions and a discussion with Eric Bainbridge and Simon Martin.
For UR Feeling, Simon Martin bought together a selection of objects and images from artists and designers including Ettore Sottsass, Scott Burton and Stephen Shore.
It is an investigation into affect and the state between knowing and sensing, in relationship to materiality and the built environment. Martin’s collection forms an open ended dialogue around the ideas and influences which form the basis of his artistic research.
Martin’s work reflects upon material culture; he is interested in how we understand ourselves through social structures, mythologies and collective memory evidenced in art objects, mass media, popular culture and the built environment. The exhibition was punctuated by discussions, performances and film screenings involving writers and artists.
UR Feeling also acted as research for a film that Martin was developing.