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The Time Salon

Dr Julie Louise Bacon visits FACT from Sydney as part of major international research project



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We are delighted to welcome Dr Julie Louise Bacon to FACT this month to undertake a Research Fellowship, working with the FACT team on the next phase of a major international initiative. She will present a talk about her research into changes in our experience of time in the Network Ages, highlighting artworks and exhibitions including FACT’s own programming history.

The Habitat of Time is a major international research project (2018-2020) being developed by Dr Julie Louise Bacon at UNSW Art & Design in collaboration with FACT and LJMU’s Dr Mark Wright and Prof. Mike Stubbs. The project will focus on the creation of curatorial models that enhance audiences’ experience of time in physical and digital art spaces through research in FACT’s innovative exhibition space, archives and FACTlab.

The Time Salon

Dr. Julie Louise Bacon is an artist, curator and writer. Her current research explores the evolving relationship between culture and technology, and its impact on the structures of social, physical and mental life. In addition to presenting performances and installations in festivals and galleries worldwide, she has curated large-scale events investigating the layered time of archives, media, historical and social space Performing the Archive 2007, Signal 2012, Tone 2014. Bacon has held executive, directorship and curatorial posts in art centres in England, Northern Ireland and Quebec and acted as an advisor and consultant for organisations including European Capital of Culture Leeuwarden 2018, and the Arts Councils of Northern Ireland and Quebec. She has published widely on contemporary art and cultural theory and is editor of the anthology Arkive City 2.0 (2019). Based in Sydney, she is a Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design and a researcher at the National Institute for Experimental Arts.

The first iteration of the project involved a screening of The Time Salon video performance in the festival ReROOTed, Hull UK Capital of Culture 2017.

The image featured is from the second iteration of the project: The Time Salon - a solo exhibition of works presented at Artspace, Sydney in the Ideas Platform programme, 25th May-20 June 2017.