Energy House 2.0 inspired art on display

Categories: Research, School of Science, Engineering and Environment

There is a last chance to see the work of Energy House 2.0 artist in residence Mishka Henner.

The University of Salford Art Collection is currently hosting two 18 month artist residencies at Energy House 2.0, the unique, world-leading energy performance facility at the University of Salford Energy House Labs.  Work made by Mishka during the first part of his residency is currently on display at the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool until March 31.

Mishka has been in post since early 2023, and has been inspired by both the new state-of-the-art research facilities, and the ground breaking research at the University of Salford. Selected from an open call in 2022, he is working alongside leading scientists, specialists, researchers, industry partners, and the broader University community, considering 'the different ways we can see energy, and how climate catastrophe haunts our present condition'.

The Energy House 2.0 residency programme is delivered in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, and is generously supported by Friends of Energy House Labs. Both Mishka and Emily Speed, who began her journey with Salford in summer 2023, were both selected from open calls for the 18-month residencies in response to Energy House 2.0’s research.

Mishka Henner said: “Energy House 2.0 is a unique monument to human ingenuity in the face of climate catastrophe. It’s been incredible to work with Richard Fitton and the team at Energy House, and explore the other amazing facilities across the university, from the makers space, to fashion, and the acoustics department. The University has really become a test ground for my work, allowing me to explore new aspects of my practice and develop as an artist in new directions.”

Rowan Pritchard, Project co-ordinator with the University of Salford Art Collection said:

“Over the course of the residency so far, it has been a privilege to see how Mishka’s work has shaped in response to the research at Energy House 2.0 and the facilities available at the University. From the large fabric prints on display currently at Open Eye Gallery, to the striking performance work he’s now developing for Sounds From The Other City in May, Mishka has tapped into some of the core ideas at the heart of the world-leading research at Energy House 2.0.”

Following the residencies there will be a showcase of the work produced by both artists at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. In addition, work will be acquired by the University of Salford Art Collection, as a legacy of the project.

Mishka Henner

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