Gemma Nash: Artist

I use sound to recover and reimagine stories about people, places and objects

Research / Co-Production

Around the Toilet research session with Venture Arts. Led by Gemma Nash and Jana Kennedy

As a Community Co-Investigator I often collaborate with other artists, academics and activists on projects about sound, art, intersectionality and the ‘othered’ body. Research using methods of co-production offers communities greater control over the research process, and provides opportunities to learn and reflect from their experience.

Current / Recent Projects

Rammovals

I am currently working with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) exploring new and alternative ways of engaging with the building and collections in 2022. 

The theme for our exploration is ‘Movement’ with two sub-themes of ‘accessibility’ and ‘colonialism’.

Nashesizer

Drake Music Lab NW is a community of hackers/makers/coders interested in developing new musical instruments, ideas and technology to remove barriers experienced by disabled musicians.

Members of the Lab worked with me to develop a customised MIDI controller – Nashesizer – initially as part of the Drake Music Lab North West Challenge, Spring 2017 and subsequently as part of my work with Sound and Music as part of the Pathways scheme, Autumn 2017.

Around the Toilet

Exploring ‘Queer and Disability Arts‘  for an international collaborative project exploring the toilet. Working with academic researchers based across four Universities.

The three-year arts-based research project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), set out to find what makes a public toilet a safe and accessible space. The project came in the wake of austerity measures that led to public toilets being closed across the country.


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