ICIA - Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts

ICIA - Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts
University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath
Somerset
BA2 7AY
England

Website

www.bath.ac.uk/icia/home/

E-mail

ICIAinfo@bath.ac.uk

Telephone

01225 386777

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

We bring new, exciting and thought-provoking dance, music, theatre and visual arts of regional and national importance, right to your doorstep in Bath.

ICIA is a contemporary arts organisation, part of the University of Bath. At ICIA, audiences from across the region can come together with artists, scholars and students to encounter, debate, challenge and explore contemporary ideas

As well as commissioning, we also select and present new and exciting touring work and we also offer a range of classes and workshops with highly skilled tutors, all open to the general public alongside our student community.

The university's new Centre for the Arts will be our new home in 2015.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Open Sat for performances and 10am-5pm for exhibitions

Admission charges

See website for individual events

Additional info

Galleries
Theatre
Performance Studio
Cafe/Bar

Free Parking after 5pm Mon-Sat, Free all day Sunday

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
photograph of man stnading in desert

Simon Faithfull: 0º00 Navigation

  • 6 February — 2 April 2015 *on now

0º00 Navigation is the second of a trilogy of works by Simon Faithfull that track his epic and quixotic journey around the globe following the Meridian Line.

For this new commission, Faithfull is undertaking a journey across the landmasses of Europe and Africa heading in the direction of the exact centre of nowhere – the ‘Zero Point’ of the planet where the Greenwich Meridian crosses the Equator in the Atlantic Ocean. The Greenwich Meridian is an arbitrary construction and its placing on the globe is a legacy of the imperial power of the British Empire.

The line is used as a datum point for the planet (a ‘0’ for the systems that measure space and time upon this sphere) and yet in any physical sense, it does not exist. 0º00 Navigation explores some of the paradoxes and absurdities of this hypothetical line and the strange geopolitics that occur when reality collides with this abstraction. Faithfull begins his journey on the north coast of France where the meridian line emerges from the sea, and travels south until he reaches the Ghanaian coast where the line disappears into the Atlantic.

This new work consists of a performance woven through time and space. The journey by Faithfull began in summer 2014 and will conclude towards the end of the exhibition in spring 2015. The installation will therefore be developed and added to throughout the course of the exhibition as Faithfull slowly nears the coast of Ghana.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.icia.org.uk/whats-on/visual-arts/0o00-navigation/

screenshot of video showing person at podium and person in classroom

Sociable Hermit

  • 27 March — 19 April 2015 *on now

With the University campus as his focus, Sykes has explored its potentials and limits through a series of conversations, collaborations and experiments, including examining his own role as residency artist.

Using connections made in the Architecture and Sociology Depts, the Library, Archives, Print Services and Estates Dept, the exhibition will elaborate on this process with videos, sculptures and architectural installations. Sykes’ work explores the accommodation of error, the quantifying of experience, shortfall and absurdity.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.icia.org.uk/whats-on/visual-arts/barry-sykes-sociable-hermit/

photograph of installation showing man's image projected on background of street

Mythology

  • 24 April — 21 May 2015

In Echo, viewers encounter a ghostly ‘reflection’ of themselves that moves and speaks as they do in real time, but is transposed upon a documentary background of an urban landscape. As the viewer continues to observe their doppelgänger, time is desynchronised and spatial perspective is distorted and broken, to unsettling effect. Developed in collaboration with leading cognitive neuroscientist Olaf Blanke, Echo continues the artist’s exploration of selfhood and otherness.

UK Premiere Antigone is a three-channel installation filmed in Los Angeles, in which three actresses preparing for a monologue from Sophocles’ Antigone tell three stories in unison. One speaks candidly from her own experience as the two on the screens beside her re-enact her words.The installation muddles the line between enacted performances and documentary accounts. The documentary component lies in the fact that each subject is being observed as they draw on their Stanislavski and Strasberg method acting training.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.icia.org.uk/whats-on/visual-arts/mark-boulos-mythology/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of children taking part in art activities

Create Club

  • 25 April 2015 10am-12pm
  • 30 May 2015 10am-12pm
  • 27 June 2015 10am-12pm

Led by experienced artist-educators and workshop facilitators, Create Club explores some of the themes from the current exhibition programme.

Club activities are tailored for all ages and vary from making, sticking, collage and drawing, as well as exploring other ways of art making such as digital drawing or sound.

If you are looking for something to inspire your five year old, or you’d like your teenager to have a go at something a bit different, come along and get the whole family involved.

Suitable for

Admission

£3 per child, accompanying adults free

Website

http://www.icia.org.uk/classes/visual-arts/create-club/

Painting: language of paint

  • 14 April — 12 May 2015

Part of a series of 5 week, 3 hour long focused courses exploring the process from initial thoughts and starting points, to the translating of a subject through to the material properties, methods and application of paint.

Participants will learn about paint
colour and light
shape and line
space and scale
and illusion, allusion and expression. Media will include drawing, painting, printing, collage and photography. All courses will involve both group and individual tuition.

The 5 week courses are designed to work both independently or in combination.

Suitable for

Admission

£105, £84 Concs & UoB Staff, £53 UoB Students

Website

http://www.icia.org.uk/classes/visual-arts/painting-language-of-paint-2/

photograph of someone drawing with brightly coloured pens

Life Drawing: live action

  • 14 April — 12 May 2015 ,

Part of a series of 5 week courses, which caters to participants of all abilities. The goal is to build confidence and provide students with the tools to develop their observations and drawing abilities.

Focusing upon the artists’ mark making with relevant fervour and action in relationship to the live movement being witnessed. Confronting the physicality of the drawing process will be the focus of this particular course.

Media will include drawing (pencils, graphite, charcoal and ink) and a plethora of traditional and new mark-making techniques
moderately referring to further painting, printing and collage. All courses will involve both group and individual tuition.

The 5 week courses are designed to work both independently or in combination.

Suitable for

Admission

£53, £42 Concs & UoB Staff, £27 UoB Students

Website

http://www.icia.org.uk/classes/visual-arts/life-drawing-live-action-2/

How to peel an orange: drawing beyond ourselves

  • 15 April 2015

This course will encourage you to expand your drawing skills and drawing attitude in which the drawing process has equal value to outcome.

These courses offer participants a range of drawing approaches in structured sessions that are both fun and challenging. You will have the opportunity to explore the language of drawing through experimentation and different drawing techniques around everyday objects.

Each week a new theme will be presented as a basis to re-evaluate how and why we draw. Reference to key artists will enhance an appreciation of the drawing techniques used and broaden an understanding of contemporary drawing practices.

The 5 week courses are designed to work both independently or in combination.

Suitable for

Admission

£65, £52 Concs & UoB Staff, £33 UoB Students

Website

http://www.icia.org.uk/classes/visual-arts/how-to-peel-an-orange-drawing-beyond-ourselves-2/

Advanced Retreating – Artist Residency Symposium

  • 16 April 2015 12-6pm

Sykes examines the current role of the Artist-in-Residence. Teasing out the unspoken expectations, assumptions, pitfalls and perks associated with this ever-more popular professional opportunity.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.icia.org.uk/whats-on/visual-arts/barry-sykes-sociable-hermit/

Painting: perception and the use of colour

  • 26 May — 23 June 2015

Part of a series of 5 week, 3 hour long focused courses addressing how colour appears in relationship with each other, composition and the use of repetition will be the focus of this course, which will also include collage and printing as well as painting.

Participants will learn about paint
colour and light
shape and line
space and scale
and illusion, allusion and expression. Media will include drawing, painting, printing, collage and photography. All courses will involve both group and individual tuition.

The 5 week courses are designed to work both independently or in combination.

Suitable for

Admission

£105, £84 Concs & UoB Staff, £53 UoB Students

Website

http://www.icia.org.uk/classes/visual-arts/painting-perception-and-the-use-of-colour-2/

photograph of someone drawing with brightly coloured pens

Life Drawing: as a conversation

  • 26 May — 23 June 2015 ,

Part of a series of 5 week courses, which caters to participants of all abilities. The goal is to build confidence and provide students with the tools to develop their observations and drawing abilities.

Observing, creating and presenting a dialogue that runs between the artist and the viewer will be the focus of this particular course.

Media will include drawing (pencils, graphite, charcoal and ink) and a plethora of traditional and new mark-making techniques
moderately referring to further painting, printing and collage. All courses will involve both group and individual tuition.

The 5 week courses are designed to work both independently or in combination.

Suitable for

Admission

£53, £42 Concs & UoB Staff, £27 UoB Students

Website

http://www.icia.org.uk/classes/visual-arts/life-drawing-as-a-conversation-2/

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