Author Archives: sophiebbarr

About sophiebbarr

I am an artist and a teacher in higher education. For me art is a re-organisation of stuff that's already in the world.

Miasma and A&SM#4.5

Here’s the video ‘released’ today at Affect & Social Media#4.5 and Sensorium Art Show Media Virality and the Lockdown Aesthetic. Panels and presentations (some of them) archived here https://viralcontagion.blog/asm4-5/. From the middle-ages to the nineteenth century it was commonly believed … Continue reading

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Affect & Social Media #4.5 this week!

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A&SM#4.5 2020

Welcome to Affect & Social Media#4.5 and The Sensorium Art Show Media Virality and the Lockdown Aesthetic I’m delighted to be taking part in this year’s A&SM#4.5 conference. A full programme of links to pre-recorded videos, short position papers, artworks, performances, … Continue reading

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Why I’m Striking (it’s long but please read to the end)

I’m on strike. I don’t like it. I like going to work, I like my job as a lecturer and I miss it. I feel that to do my job is a privilege. I get to think (sometimes), be creative … Continue reading

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In memory of Lynsey Dart

I first met Lynsey Dart in November 2016 after a Peaches gig at the Oval Space in Bethnal Green. It was the day of Donald Trump’s election and my friend Iris and I decided to drown our sorrows afterwards in a … Continue reading

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East London Artists | UEL Doctorate in Fine Art Showcase | June 2017

I made a new work entitled Repair Centre (2017) for my Doctoral showcase last month. Unfortunately the ‘arrangement’ I finally ended up exhibiting was far less successful than every single prior incarnation of the work. But these are the breaks! … Continue reading

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The Sensorium Art Show – Affect and Social Media #3

These posters were my contribution to the Sensorium Art Show, curated by Mikey Georgeson and Dean Todd as part of the Affect and Social Media #3 conference at UEL. They were posted around the campus and perhaps one or two … Continue reading

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Vernacular Aesthetics continued…

It’s been an interesting few months for opening up the discourse around the Vernacular Aesthetics of the Global City and indeed my registration document for my Doctorate is now due, and most likely called ‘Global Vernacular Aesthetics’. A nice contradictory … Continue reading

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Vernacular Aesthetics at Blackwall Beach

I will be having a conversation about (Global) vernacular aesthetics with artist duo Lloyd Coporation at an event hosted by the Centre for Cultural Studies Research at Blackwall Beach. Please do come along if you’re free and able. I’m looking … Continue reading

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Affect & Social Media – Conference & Art Show 25th May

Here it is… the full programme. Affect and Social Media 3.0: Experience, Entanglement, Engagement (including the Sensorium Art Show) *Registration Now Open Date and time: Thurs May 25th 2017, 10am – 8.30pm Location: The University of East London, Dockland’s campus … Continue reading

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