University of Salford participate in Climate Lab exhibition
The University of Salford is to take part in Open Eye Gallery’s Climate Lab that is currently being held in Liverpool. The Labs will showcase research projects on climate change with the University being invited to display its exhibition Are You Living Comfortably? by McCoy Wynne from January 26 to February 6, 2022.
Both the artists, Stephen McCoy and Stephanie Wynne alongside Dr Richard Fitton, Reader in Energy Performance of Buildings at The University of Salford will be participating in an online panel discussion: Energy House: Are You Living Comfortably? on Fri 28th Jan, 10.30 – 11.30. The event will ask how can artists, scientists, agencies and politicians come together to support individuals and communities living to become more energy efficient? The panel will also have the attendance of Steve Rotherham, Metro Mayor, Liverpool City Region, Jon Hutchinson, Programme Director of Groundwork Cheshire and Sarah Fisher, Director of Open Eye Gallery.
The exhibition Are You Living Comfortably is the result of a commission based at The University of Salford’s Energy House with McCoy Wynne announced as the Artist in Residence, a collaborative project organised by the University’s Art Collection alongside industry partner Open Eye Gallery. During 2021, the artists regularly visited the University of Salford’s Energy House, a unique research facility located on its main campus housing the world’s first full-sized, two-bedroom brick built terraced house built inside an environmentally controllable chamber which can replicate snow, rain, temperature and other conditions.
Observing and recording a research project into energy-efficiency retrofitting, the artists have produced a body of work that explores the facilities, experiments and tests taking place – showing processes nor normally visible to the public. Making images that combine the latest scientific research with the familiarity of our own homes, the project also importantly highlights small changes that we can all make to reduce energy waste.
Find out more about Are You Living Comfortably?
The Labs take place ahead of LOOK Photo Biennial 2022, a bi-annual programme delivered by Open Eye Gallery that aims to exchange culture and learning with the theme this year being the climate.
Image: Taken by McCoy Wynne as part of the Energy House Residency at The University of Salford
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