» Vice-Chancellor's Creative Research Fellows: Selected past projects (2019)
Vice-Chancellor's Creative Research Fellows: Selected past projects (2019)
Rebecca Mayo, Dye Machine (work in progress), image courtesy of the artist.
Dr Rebecca Mayo collaborating with Associate Professor Cristopher Brack, Fenner School of Environment and Society. Dr Mayo’s research examines how an ethics and practice of care, might establish new ways of experiencing urban ecologies. Reflecting on the ability of contemporary artists and scientists to gather huge amounts of data, her project explores the challenge of how to interpret, visualise and communicate this information. In this project she used hand-held lasers and direct autographic methods such as frottage to document individual trees on campus. The project aimed to bring forward the politics of interconnected relations between human and more-than-human life by providing material conditions in which people pause and spend time with a tree.