The Residency: Scientific Approaches

Fact Not Fiction Films have produced a unique documentary entitled The Residency, directed by Monika Grassl, a feature-length film that explores the first ever da Vinci artist residency, which took place in the summer of 2016 in Nuremburg. A year on, the five leading emerging artists who attended the residency meet again for a special one-week exhibition at the Herrick Gallery, London, from 26 September to 1 October.

With an understanding of landscape as corporeal, geographical, psychological and or political, leading emerging artists Dr Suzi Morris, Melody Park, Sam Stopford, David Schroeter and Jonathan Kelly reveal one or more of these elements through a range of painting practices. The five artists were originally selected for the Residency in Germany from five of the leading British art schools as representatives of painting today. Dr Suzi Morris (University of East London), co-founder of the Residency and a former Art Director in Film, recently completed a professional doctorate in Fine Art at the University of East London. Morris’s research and painting practice expands the dialogue between art and science. As genomic medicine creates viruses to cure cancers, Morris draws upon the homologous relationship between pigment and viruses to create viral landscapes of colour and mark making.

The film includes a unique exhibition at the Herrick Gallery, London, this autumn.

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