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Change Spaces – Conflict, Art and Media Installation

May 10, 2012

How does conflict feel? What choices do we have to make? What changed? What change is needed?

The University of Bradford’s Gallery II space will next week feature a new commission developed in collaboration with CCM’s David Robison a Lecturer at Bradford Media School (new media and narrative) and Lisa Cumming (Programme for a Peaceful City, School of Social and International Studies) who have both collaborated substantially on the research phase of what will be an exciting exhibit.

The artist Sorrel Muggridge draws on ideas gathered and developed during a period of innovatie research – where media theory, conflict resolution and academic underpinnings combine with more visceral approaches to create an experimental, interactive installation which responds to the experience of being involved in conflict situations and change.

Change Spaces - Gallery II

Interactive Exhbition

Sorrel is using the dynamic processes involved in rope making as a metaphor for the experience of peace building and conflict transformation.

You are invited to take part in this process.

Sorrel Muggridge, currently based in Norfolk, UK, has worked professionally in a wide variety of spaces, from shopping centres to seashores, from theatres to galleries. Most of her work is site-specific. Her artistic process often begins with cartography and artistic response. Her installations have a map like aesthetic, capturing the movements and interactions of people as they use a space.

This project continues a Gallery II programming thread around art, research and activism which has included exhibitions of work by Punch Records (Protest: Fight The Power, Feb 2011), Cyril Mount (Ruffling Feathers, March 2011), Graham Martin (The Revolution is Healing, June 2011) and Dr Ruth Bartlett (No Limits, Re-imagining Life with Dementia, Sept 2011).


This is an exciting and experimental arts project commissioned by Gallery II and in collaboration with academics from the Peace Studies department and Bradford Media School, here at the University of Bradford.

Media and Conflict Interchange 2011

September 5, 2011

This October, we are screening five factual and fictional films, at the Pictureville cinema in the National Media Museum.  Introduced by expert speakers, including Paul Rogers, author of ‘Why We’re Losing the War on Terror’, the Interchange will be lively and highly entertaining, but with a very serious focus, and offers a chance to debate the meanings and impacts of important media texts.

The first day is themed ‘Arab Spring’ with Battle of Algiers bringing much needed historical context and Arna’s Children and Restrepo, documenting aspects of struggle in Palestine and Afghanistan.  The second day features The March (1990 – BBC) – a dramatisation of mass migration caused by climate change and arguably Oliver Stone’s best film – Salvador.

There is an opportunity to see further screenings and take part in an extended debate at The University on the Thursday after the event.  More details of this will be posted shortly, but do get in touch if you’re interested in contributing to the Thursday workshop.

Tue 25th October

Film: Arna’s Children

Time: 12:25

Film: The Battle of Algiers

Time: 14:50

Film: Restrepo


Weds 26th October

Film: Salvador

Time: 14:30

Film:The March

Time: 17:30

Thu 27th October

A series of talks and discussions at The University, hosted by CCM – all free – come and get involved!

The screenings and talks are free to Bradford University students and staff, others pay the normal cinema charge (except for the Thursday which is entirely free).  This event is organised by CCM’s own David Robison, based in Bradford Media School, with collaborators from Peace Studies and The National Media Museum.

See the Media and Conflict website ( for details.  E-mail  Facebook:

City/States Symposium

July 19, 2010


City/States: revealing urban space and place

A Symposium

A day-long event hosted by the Bradford Media School reflecting on philosophy, photography and pschogeography and the urban experience. Featuring brand new work by the Bradford Grid Project.
Wednesday 21st July
Impressions Gallery
Centenary Square, Bradford
11:00am – 4:00pm

Further details: Patrick Allen, Urbanism and Visual Culture, Bradford Media School, University of Bradford, UK.

11:00 – 1:00

Patrick Allen, Bradford Media School: City of Tiny Lights

Robert Galeta, School of Art and Media, Bradford College: Deleuze  and the Builders

Dave Robison, Bradford Media School: AMICITIAS

1:00 – 1:30 break/lunch

1:30 – 2:30

Tina Richardson, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, Universityf Leeds:

From Nation-State to Excellence: negotiating the posthistoric University

Alex Bridger, Department of Psychology, Huddersfield University: Walking as Political Research

2:30 – 3:30

Kate Mellor, Artist: Homeworks and Streetworks: perceiving and imaging place

Simon Ford (School of Art and Media, Bradford College /The Bradford Grid Project introducing: City Walk Installation

4:00pm Preview: The Bradford Grid: City Walk Installation. Pop-Up Gallery, Centenary Square.