Contemporary Arts Practice (CAP) brings together practitioners and researchers from across the creative spectrum including visual artists, composers, sound designers, theorists and art psychotherapists.
CAP members produce exhibitions, films, performances and live events, and work on collaborative projects internationally. We work on commissions and collaborations internationally with leading funding agencies, galleries, music venues, festivals and curatorial organisations. The group meets regularly to share ideas, stimulate debate and when relevant, find areas of common interest from which to build new projects. As part of this, CAP frequently invites practitioners from its international networks who further enrich its conversations. Housed within the School of the Creative Arts, CAP benefits from the input of postgraduate students, UH Arts and the artists from the UH Galleries programme, and members of other schools within the University. CAP’s mission is to ensure its community maintains a critical engagement with their subject and environment through exchange and collaboration.
Samantha Jury is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the psychological impact of film-based imagery and how its ubiquity shapes our understanding of society and self. Jury works across the medias of photography, video, sound and installation, whilst navigating the gaps and fissures between moving and still imagery. In her most recent works, Jury has been examining depictions of trauma and event within the framework of ‘suspended traumas’; the idea that dramatic/traumatic incidents from the past are continually replayed in the media in detachment from specific moment or place. This includes depictions of impending events such as those caused by environmental and climate extremes. When exhibited, her work is presented as installation, and her video works are often shown as projected into 3-forms, or site-responsively in non-gallery contexts.
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