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"stepping into a light-filled space of unknowns, ungivens;

where material, reflective and responsive to self/other, inner/outer, tangible/non-tangible, gradually transforms

to a moment in time that is endlessly ongoing"

Michelle Mayn

  

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bios

Lucy Boermans

 

Boermans is a motion design lecturer and interdisciplinary artist based in East Auckland. Her practice derives from an interest in movement, embodied experience, language and learning. 

 

She is currently a PhD candidate at AUT. Boermans’ research pathway looks to "atmospheres in motion" to realise new "points of crossing" (affective resonance) that could inform the establishment of a new, intercultural art school outside "the institutional norms" in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Boermans completed a Master of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts (first class honours) at The University of Auckland in 2021.

 

Recent exhibited work and presented research includes: Towards a Collective Imaginary (poster presentation), Forum for Global Challenges, Birmingham, UK (2022); Turning (solo show), The Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland (2022); Unseen (group show), The Tuesday Club, Auckland (2022); Ecologies of Movement, LINK 2021, AUT, Art and Design Symposium, Auckland (2021).

Michelle Mayn

 

Mayn works primarily with harakeke, New Zealand native flax, using universal methods of weaving, binding, twining and knotting; often incorporating found objects.  Informed by traditional weaving practices alongside agential realism theories, Mayn’s object-based installations and small-scale sculptures considers how the life force of material might manifest through an installation practice. 
 

This process-based practice places primacy on materials, actions, and durational processes that drive the making.  As such material becomes a conceptual notion of itself.  Mayn’s intra-active installations utilise air currents, water, light, gravity, tension and other unseen forces to activate material whereby the viewer experiences the material world as vibrant and alive.

 

Michelle Mayn studied Traditional and Contemporary Māori Weaving at Unitec, Mixed Media at The Art Students League of New York in 2017, and holds a Master of Visual Arts from Auckland University of Technology. Mayn has exhibited regularly in New Zealand and internationally.

Yana Dombrowsky-M'Baye

 

M'Baye is a ceramicist and spatial designer from Tāmaki Makaurau. M'Baye’s practice is steeped in material based, imaginary processes. Poetic modes of fabrication, such as making ceramic, dialectic, and written artefacts, explore temporalities of the self, home, and the fantastical across various sites. In her research, such temporalities are speculated upon and spatialised through site-specific installation and print publication(s).

Shelley Simpson

 

Simpson is a visual artist based in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She is currently a PhD candidate at AUT. Simpson received an MFA (First class honours) from Elam in 2016. In 2017, 2020 and 2021 she attended a summer school programme exploring Posthumanism with Prof. Rosi Braidotti at Utrecht University. In 2021 she created an Artist Lab for summer school participants. From 2017 to 2021, she was a member of the RM directorial collective. Simpson’s creative practice is an enquiry into the way in which matter – the material and non-material that makes up the world – is densely storied. She works to deepen the way in which we, as humans, can become aware of how embedded and embodied we are in complex material, more-than-human interactions. For more information please go to shelleysimpson.co.nz

 

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