Trish Scott and Ian Hocking, Mean, Mode, Medium, 2016. Image: Bernard G Mills

Talks, readings and conversations
Trish Scott and Ian Hocking: Mean, Mode, Medium

Friday 10 June 2016

Cinema, Horsebridge Arts Centre

Trish Scott makes videos, performances and events which explore the production and authorship of cultural knowledge. Ian Hocking is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, where he researches creativity. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences in Europe and the United States. Additionally, he has maintained a parallel career as a writer of fiction. His debut novel, Deja Vu, was awarded the Red Adept Award for Science Fiction in 2011.

In July 2015 Scott agreed to become research subject for Dr Ian Hocking and have her creativity studied as she developed an artwork for the Biennale.

In this performance lecture Scott and Hocking use the statistical method of sampling to share the story of their collaboration: a story of an artist and scientist locked in a process of mutual observation; each looking to test and articulate the reality of the other as an artwork takes shape.

In a creative journey engaging with psychology, sci-fi and psychics the audience present on the day will shape the narrative course of the talk.


Supported by Canterbury Christ Church University