Nicole Clouston, PhD student; York University, Visual Art
The Enmeshed Self
In this talk I will be exploring what can happen when we acknowledge, through an embodied experience, our connection to a world teeming with life both around and inside us. To do so I will be will be discussing my practice-based research on microbial life and in particular my ongoing project Mud.
Bio: Nicole Clouston is a practice-based researcher currently completing her PhD in Visual Art at York University. In her practice she asks: What happens when we acknowledge, through an embodied experience, our connection to a world teeming with life both around and inside us? How can Bio Art help us understand and come to terms with the resulting shift in the boundaries of the self? Nicole has exhibited her work across Canada in Victoria, Toronto, Edmonton and Montreal. Nicole was awarded a SSHRC Canada Graduate Research Scholarship and was the recipient of the Anne Lazare-Mirvish Award. Further information on Nicole and her practice can be found at http://www.nicoleclouston.com.