Andrew Stones, Louise K Wilson, Stefan Gec - group portrait 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We first met in 1986, and kept in touch over the course of our individual careers. In late 2013 we began to meet for private seminars, in Huddersfield and Sheffield.

 

In the seminars we explore ideas connected to our artistic practices, whether or not these have found full expression in finished works. We present our thinking and research; discuss concepts, materials, and sites; and share our feelings about the purposes of art.


We are all intensely curious about natural phenomena, and engaged with socio-political and historical perspectives which are not always explicitly to do with art. For each of us, artistic processes are a form of empiricism, a way of knowing and being in the world in a spirit of always-ongoing inquiry.

Gec, Stones, Wilson 2016

Andrew Stones was born in Sheffield, England. He has worked as an artist since 1984, exhibiting widely. His video, audio and mixed-media installations often explore the coexistence of artistic and scientific thinking, via the cultural manifestations of each broad field. His many awards and commissions include a NESTA Fellowship (2001-04) which enabled video shoots at major science establishments, including Arecibo Radio Observatory (Puerto Rico), and CERN (Switzerland/France). He holds a PhD (Slade School of Art/UCL 2011) and writes on subjects related to the core concerns of his work. His individual work is archived at www.andrewstones.com. His collaborative work with Frances Hegarty is at www.brighter.org/hegartystones.

 

Louise K. Wilson was born in Aldershot, England. She has worked as an artist since 1987. Her installations, live events, sound and video works often involve the participation of individuals from industry, museums, medicine and the scientific community. Recent exhibitions include ‘States of Mind: Tracing the edges of consciousness’ at the Wellcome Collection, London (2016), ‘Submerged: Silent Service’ (Ohrenoch, Berlin, 2015) and ‘Topophobia’ (Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London; Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and Spacex Gallery, Exeter, 2012). She is a lecturer (Art and Design) at the University of Leeds and holds a PhD from the University of Derby. Her individual work is archived at www.lkwilson.org.

 

Stefan Gec was born in Huddersfield in 1958, his practice utilises carefully sourced materials from specific times and places, often referencing technologies both past and present to investigate ideas of transformation through re-positioning and context. Gec completed his post-graduate studies at the Slade School of Art, UCL, 1991-93 and was a recipient of the Hamlyn Award for visual arts in 1995. In 2003 he was shortlisted for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London. His work is in numerous collections both nationally and internationally. He is represented by Annely Juda Fine Art, London and exhibits widely both nationally and internationally. His individual work is archived at www.stefangec.com.