Hester will discuss how we might respond to the call of future culture through sensitising ourselves via an exploration of David Bohm’s ideas about creativity and wholeness (artomovement), Martin Heidegger’s philosophy of Being and the holy (in relationship to art) and, finally, what Hester terms ‘sculptural-substance.’ To accompany this, she will conduct a practical workshop using drawing to explore responses to the morning session (no drawing skills required).
Hester Reeve’s practice encompasses live art, philosophy, drawing, David Bohm’s ‘Dialogue’ and social sculpture.
She is interested in the relationship between critical thinking and human agency in everyday life, particularly when it is risked through the figure of ‘the artist’ (where what constitutes an artist is broadly conceived and not exclusive to art school training).
Recent public works have been staged at Tanzquartier, Vienna, Tate Britain (working under the umbrella of The Emily Davison Lodge with Olivia Plender) and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Hester Reeve is Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University