3 July 2012Artist in Residence Neville Gabie has launched a new project called Common Room. The project will bring together the whole Cabot community into one space through the medium of art.
The Cabot Institute has created a structure through which researchers from all fields can contribute to inter-disciplinary dialogue and research under a common umbrella; what Neville Gabie is calling the Common Room.
Now imagine a room, a physical space, which made aspects of all that research and common knowledge, and the threads that connect it visible. It might be made of glass and completely transparent, it could contain drawers, shelves, freezers, a speaker with sound, a continuous film. It might even be self sustaining, providing its own energy. It could be the physical manifestation of the most essential concerns of every single individual working collectively as part of the Cabot Institute.
Imagine the space as very limited, and the challenge simple: for you to identify just one singular item, object, animal, mineral or other, a sound, a model, or an equation, that in essence is the gravitational centre of your research.
Neville Gabie would like you to be in touch. Please email or phone with your item or suggestion for the Common room. He is also keen to record, interview, or at least discuss your specific contributions as a means of understanding their relevance.
Over the next few months he intends to build an archive and physical space to house this collection, which will be ongoing and accessible.
His residency is funded by Leverhulme and he will be working within the Cabot Institute until late spring 2013.
For more information about the Common Room project, visit the Common Room web page.