‘Simulated Heritage Laboratory’ at KH7 Aarhus – exhibition by Michelle Atherton and TC McCormack open until July 24

Image of the exhibition space at KH7 Aarhus for Dirty Magic by Michelle Atherton and TC McCormack. Image courtesy of TC McCormack.

Michelle Atherton (Fine Art, SHU) and TC McCormack (Fine Art, SHU) in collaboration with Danish artist Jette Gejl will be resident at KH7artspace in Denmark for a period of eight days working on a new project entitled the Simulated Heritage Laboratory.

Simulated Heritage Laboratory
KH7 Aarhus, Denmark
2.30PM – 4PM daily
17 July 2017 – 24 July 2017

This is a collaborative research project investigating new and alternative formations of heritage. The laboratory poses such questions as to the importance of intangible and dissonant heritage and notes how it comes in different guises; both official and unofficial, with the latter often being subversive of the former. This will involve an ongoing series of experiments, material tests and conversations around their theme of Dirty Magic.

Everyday the public is invited to come and test, participate and discuss ideas in the Simulated Heritage Laboratory, culminating in an exhibition of new artworks and public event on Monday 24 July. The results from the research laboratory will go to form an archive to be featured for public consumption; in a book, website and future exhibitions.

Find out more about the exhibition here.

You can also follow the progression of the exhibition on TC McCormack’s Twitter.

The Simulated Heritage Laboratory is a project funded by Statenskunstfond through the Danish Arts Council.

Both Michelle Atherton and TC McCormack are Senior Lecturers in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University and researchers at the Art & Design Research Centre.