object affinity

Object Affinity explores affective and subjective ways of engaging with museum objects and spaces. Begun as a series of interdisciplinary workshops at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum, my colleagues and I have explored ways of moving from university to public engagement. It is driven by the questions: What do these objects mean for me? What does cultural…

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fabulous mr fox

In partnership with Oxford’s Story Museum, ‘Fabulous Mr Fox’ explores the polysemic legacy of Berechiah ha-Nakdan, a 13th century Jewish polymath – he was a grammarian, translator, punctuator, stone connoisseur, and most important for our purposes, a fabulist. He adapted Aesop’s fables for a Hebrew-reading audience. His mishle shu’alim (fox fables) is still widely read and is an important…

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experiments in ekphrasis

Writing for art involves a simultaneous deciphering and re-enciphering. Rebecca has worked closely with artists to find language that translates abstract and conceptual art into engaging and accessible stories. She has developed narratives for Berlin-based porcelain artist Maria Volokhova‘s Top Girls, Still Life Stories, Sus Bonus, and Bestiarium series. Maria’s beautiful work is both whimsical and poignant. Her hybrid…

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Cultural Memory Workshops

CULTURAL MEMORY WORKSHOPS 2016/2017 Belonging/Unbelonging The Cultural Memory Workshops are a regular get together where we explore questions of cultural memory. Cultural memory, for us, engages with the presence of the past in contemporary culture. All of our sessions are open to the public and we are always looking for new ideas and collaborators. Each…

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