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GUTS (The Enchanted Forest) 2022 - A Multimedia Installation by SHL Artist in Residence K SHIELDS

Fri 02 Sep 2022 - Sun 04 Sep 2022
Digital Lounge at Lighthouse, Brighton

About the event

GUTS (The Enchanted Forest) 2022 - A Multimedia Installation by SHL Artist in Residence K SHIELDS image

Enter an immersive landscape where the internal meets the external creating a liminal space between our bodies and the world outside.

[An] analogy for the digestive system would be a dense, teeming, and enchanted forest that borders two worlds within a single ecosystem, a transition zone between what we call the world and what we call our bodies

- Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice by Rupa Marya & Raj Patel

GUTS (The Enchanted Forest) is a presentation of research and work in progress by artist K Shields in which they use sculpture, projection, photography, 3D modelling and sound to confront our relationship with our guts. Using this messy, unloved but critical metres-long organ to explore questions of queerness, of nature and artifice, of well and unwellness, and the necessity of finding balance between the communities that sustain us internally and those that sustain us externally.

GUTS is an ongoing project featuring multimedia manifestations referencing the artist’s lived experience of Ulcerative Colitis, a long term chronic health condition affecting the large intestine.

This stage of the project was developed alongside Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL) at the University of Sussex during a three-month artist residency as part of SHL’s Intersectionality, Community and Computational Technology research strand. It was supported by Laurence Hill, digital art curator, and SHL Visiting Research Fellow.

Supported by Lighthouse
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About the hosts

The Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL) is one of the University of Sussex’s four flagship research programmes. SHL is concerned with the eco-socio-cultural potentials and impacts of an increasingly digital world.Lighthouse is a charity supporting artists who use digital technology in their work and helping people succeed within the creative & cultural industries.