Victoria Emily Sharples

Artist & researcher
︎︎︎posthumanist performativity, forensic architecture, necro-ecologies, (im)materiality, organic-machinic, technoscientific

Co-director, curator 
︎︎︎GLOAM (gallery & studios).
see: gloamgallery.com/

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Upcoming / Recent ︎︎︎

2024 Speaker, Talking Sculpture: Dialects of Making, symposium & exhibition in association with TSM: Talking Sculpture Making at Vessel Gallery, York St John Univeristy. Keynote: Dr. Grizelda Pollock. Curated by Dr. Charlotte Cullen

2023 Paper Contribution: ‘The shelled gastropod: trans-corporeality in necro-ecologies’ as part of the Trans Ecologies Symposium, Department of Geography at Durham University. Co-led by Dr.  Sage Brice & Dr. Felix McNulty. 

2023 Bloc Projects Members Show with Sally Barton, Heavy Water, Jack Lewdjaw, Marina Yoshinari. Guest selected by Mala Yamey

2023 Testing Ground, Gallery–Studio Exchange Project, Serf & GLOAM.

2023 Artist Talk, MA ‘Studio Culture’, Lincoln University. 

2023 Exhibtion & Symposium, ‘An Elastic Continuum’ with the New Materialist Reading Group at S1 Artspace, Sheffield. 

2023 Journal Article, ‘Epitaphic Readings: Diagrams as (Re)incarnations’ 2023, published as part of Performance Research Journal (PRJ) Volume 27, Issue 7 ‘On Diagrams and the Diagrammatic, edited by Dr. Andrej Mircev. Published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Ltd. Publication Date June 12 2023) ︎︎︎


2022 Contribution to Publication, Blowing Water, Critical Care with artist JJ Chan and Curator Sunshine Wong at Bloc Projects, Sheffield. More here ︎︎︎

2022 Offering from the River Publication. Printed on the occasion of Sharples’ exhibtion of the same name at GLOAM. Funded by Arts Council England (ACE) & Sheffield City Council. (coming soon, download here︎︎︎). 

2021 Anoxic Bodies is a collection of meditations, poems and short essays: On the Airborne, On Symbiosis, Zoonosis, On the Machinc and Biological ~ Carrying, Exchanging & Transmissions, On Cleaning & Cleansing & On Anoxic Bodies. Published in Horizon’s Fourth Edition. Horizon is an artistic journal that publishes poetry, literature, artworks and photography. The publication is pay as you feel, and accessible to all. Horizon has released an audio-copy for those visually-impaired or who prefer to listen to audio recordings. Printed editions ordered here ︎︎︎ Audio here ︎︎︎ Issuu (digital) download here ︎︎︎

2021 Conference Paper: The (In)Seprability of Matter: On Prāna, Energy & Permeation, presented for the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science & the Arts (SLSA) at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbour. 




Victoria Emily Sharples

Artist & researcher
︎︎︎posthumanist performativity, forensic architecture, necro-ecologies, (im)materiality, organic-machinic, technoscientific

Co-director, curator
︎︎︎GLOAM (gallery & studios).
see: gloamgallery.com/

About
Instagram


Upcoming / Recent ︎︎︎

2024 Speaker, Talking Sculpture: Dialects of Making, symposium & exhibition in association with TSM: Talking Sculpture Making at Vessel Gallery, York St John Univeristy. Keynote: Dr. Grizelda Pollock. Curated by Dr. Charlotte Cullen.

2023 Paper contribution: ‘The shelled gastropod: trans-corporeality in necro-ecologies’ as part of the Trans Ecologies Symposium, Department of Geography at Durham University. Co-led by Dr.  Sage Brice & Dr. Felix McNulty.

2023 Bloc Projects Members Show with Sally Barton, Heavy Water, Jack Lewdjaw, Marina Yoshinari. Guest selected by Mala Yamey.

2023 Gallery–Studio Exchange Project, Serf & GLOAM.

2023 Artist Talk, MA ‘Studio Culture’, Lincoln University.

2023 Exhibtion & Symposium, ‘An Elastic Continuum’ with the New Materialist Reading Group at S1 Artspace, Sheffield.

2023 Journal Article, ‘Epitaphic Readings: Diagrams as (Re)incarnations’ 2023, published as part of Performance Research Journal (PRJ) , Volume 27, Issue 7 ‘On Diagrams and the Diagrammatic, edited by Dr. Andrej Mircev. Published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Ltd. Publication Date June 12 2023) ︎︎︎

and waters carry it, 2023

performance: rocks, steamer, galvanised stainless steel pan, moseley bog water, microscopic algae slides, paper, metal racks, hot plate, card. 

The work responded to the archeological site of Moseley Bog and ancient burnt mounds found at Coldbath Brook which funtioned as Bronze age saunas circa 3000 years ago.

‘It is thought that these stones were heated on a fire and had water poured on them to create steam [...] This would have been done in a structure made from wooden poles covered with animal skins known as a bender. Similar structures are known to have been used all over the world as a means of cleansing, as spiritual centres, as places to hold meetings and for healing.’ 

Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust. 

and waters carry it was performed at ‘If It Thunders on All Fool’s Day’ at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK. Curated by Dinosaur Kibly