University of Portsmouth academics to present at Transformation Symposium in Cambridge

In Creative and Cultural Industries by Jaelithe Swan1 Comment

We are proud to announce that academics from the University of Portsmouth will present at a symposium in Cambridge at Anglia Ruskin University for Transformation: Body, Mind and Society on 12 May 2017.

The symposium will be convened and chaired by CCI Faculty’s Dr Marius Kwint, Reader in Visual Culture, with Professor Steffen Lehmann speaking at the event alongside UoP Dean of the Faculty of Science Professor Sherria Hoskins, and other engaging speakers.

The symposium will accompany the exhibition Transformation, a project curated by Marius, which combines sculpture, dance, video and sound installation with art history, classical mythology, motion capture and 3D printing.  The motion capture studio based in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries‘ Eldon Building was used to help develop the new sculptural artwork by Annie Cattrell made in collaboration with dance artists Charlie Morrisey and Andrea Buckley, and with the help of artist filmmaker Frances Scott.  The Motion Capture and 3D Production Supervisor was Alex Counsell, assisted by technicians Emil Nidal and Matthew Murdoch.

To learn more about the development of the exhibition and artwork, this film reveals Marius Kwint, artist Annie Cattrell and Chris Owen, head of Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin, discussing the Transformation project and exhibition.

The Symposium:

Universities seek to transform lives and societies through education and research. But what does transformation mean in practice? How can it occur physically, socially and mentally? How have such processes of metamorphosis and flux been experienced, understood and represented?

In this interdisciplinary symposium, leading researchers trace the exciting theme of transformation through art, architecture, history, psychology, physics and biology.

Click here to find out more about the symposium, book your place via Eventbrite here.

The exhibition continues at Angela Ruskin until 20 May (PV on 27th April at 5pm).



  1. The splendid graphic design for the exhibition and publication, an example of which you see above, is by School of Art and Design lecturer Sandra Zellmer.

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