Launch event: 1 April 2016, 6pm - 9pm
Accompanying Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf is a presentation of Sunscreen, an online project of 40 digital artworks in the form of downloadable screensavers which visitors to the Sunscreen website are invited to select and install onto their own work stations for free. Conceived by Candice Jacobs, Sunscreen explores the role of the internet in both work and leisure. It considers how our tastes, aspirations and value systems are controlled through consumerism. Each of the 40 artists has a connection to the East Midlands region.
The project explores how we interact with these works on a day-to-day basis. How do they fit into our schedules? What do they reveal about our behaviour? How do they affect our subconscious production and communicate idleness? Sunscreen tracks and monitors our behaviour to assess which works are affecting our subconscious mind.
Pio Abad, Frank Abbott, Liam Aiken , Bruce Asbestos, Anna Barham, Jonathan Baldock & Rafal Zajko, Wayne Burrows, Clare Charnley, Lotti Closs, Mike Cooter , Blue Curry, Alice Gale Feeny, Blue Firth, Lynn Fulton, GÂST , Dinah Gold, Julie Henry & Debbie Bragg , Joey Holder, Abi Hubbard, Harminder Judge, Jake Kent, John Lawrence, Feng-Ru Lee, Dinu Li , Scott Mason, David Moore , Shana Moulton, Fay Nicolson , Karl Ohiri & Sayed Hasan , Rebecca Ounstead, Alex Pain, Mathew Parkin, Alia Pathan , Yelena Popova, Sooree Pillay @ # 61, Simon Raven, Joe Rowley, Oliver Tirre, Freddy Tuppen, Jessica Voorsanger
Facebook: @em15sunscreen / Twitter: #em15sunscreen / Instagram: @em15sunscreen
A commission by EM15 for the 56th Venice Biennale. EM15 is a new partnership between artist-led organisations and institutions from the East Midlands including the New Art Exchange,QUAD, One Thoresby Street, Beacon Art Project and Nottingham Trent University, with support from the University of Nottingham and Horizon.