Angela Bartram

For the leap year of 2016 I exhaled on an etching plate every day. 366 breaths layered on the same surface, in the same place, and at roughly the same time. The accumulative breaths charted the process of isolating and capturing those layered singular exhalations, and now the act is being reversed through repetitive printmaking methods. 366:366 is a work in process that has been exhibited in its growing volume since 2017 during the four Documents, Alternatives exhibitions, in its accumulating state as print and video. The work is unfinished and in a state of process itself, growing as more prints are added during its time on exhibition until complete. 366:366 (eventually) is a series of prints made from the etched plate to match the number of breaths which scored its image; 366:366 (animated) charts the sequential development of the prints on video with blanks left as space for those to come.

Artist Biography

Angela Bartram is an artist working in expanded sculpture (objects, sound, video, print, performance event) and published text, concerning thresholds of the human body, gallery or museum, definitions of the human and animal as companion species and strategies for documenting the ephemeral.

Bartram is Professor of Contemporary Art and Head of Arts Research and the Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre at the University of Derby. She leads The Alternative Document, a research project which comprises exhibitions, symposium and published text. Bartram is Executive Board Member for the Society for Artistic Research (from 2018). She is a peer review panelist for Project Anywhere global exhibition programme (University of Melbourne), and Emotion, Space and Society journal, consultant for The Danish National School of Performing Arts journal And Kingdom University, Bahrain. Additionally she is a Co-Chair of the steering group for Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands, and is an advisor to the project Broken Grey Wires.

Angela Bartram

For the leap year of 2016 I exhaled on an etching plate every day. 366 breaths layered on the same surface, in the same place, and at roughly the same time. The accumulative breaths charted the process of isolating and capturing those layered singular exhalations, and now the act is being reversed through repetitive printmaking methods. 366:366 is a work in process that has been exhibited in its growing volume since 2017 during the four Documents, Alternatives exhibitions, in its accumulating state as print and video. The work is unfinished and in a state of process itself, growing as more prints are added during its time on exhibition until complete. 366:366 (eventually) is a series of prints made from the etched plate to match the number of breaths which scored its image; 366:366 (animated) charts the sequential development of the prints on video with blanks left as space for those to come.

Artist Biography

Angela Bartram is an artist working in expanded sculpture (objects, sound, video, print, performance event) and published text, concerning thresholds of the human body, gallery or museum, definitions of the human and animal as companion species and strategies for documenting the ephemeral.

Bartram is Professor of Contemporary Art and Head of Arts Research and the Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre at the University of Derby. She leads The Alternative Document, a research project which comprises exhibitions, symposium and published text. Bartram is Executive Board Member for the Society for Artistic Research (from 2018). She is a peer review panelist for Project Anywhere global exhibition programme (University of Melbourne), and Emotion, Space and Society journal, consultant for The Danish National School of Performing Arts journal And Kingdom University, Bahrain. Additionally she is a Co-Chair of the steering group for Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands, and is an advisor to the project Broken Grey Wires.

Exhibition Archive

Angela Bartram

For the leap year of 2016 I exhaled on an etching plate every day. 366 breaths layered on the same surface, in the same place, and at roughly the same time. The accumulative breaths charted the process of isolating and capturing those layered singular exhalations, and now the act is being reversed through repetitive printmaking methods. 366:366 is a work in process that has been exhibited in its growing volume since 2017 during the four Documents, Alternatives exhibitions, in its accumulating state as print and video. The work is unfinished and in a state of process itself, growing as more prints are added during its time on exhibition until complete. 366:366 (eventually) is a series of prints made from the etched plate to match the number of breaths which scored its image; 366:366 (animated) charts the sequential development of the prints on video with blanks left as space for those to come.

Artist Biography

Angela Bartram is an artist working in expanded sculpture (objects, sound, video, print, performance event) and published text, concerning thresholds of the human body, gallery or museum, definitions of the human and animal as companion species and strategies for documenting the ephemeral.

Bartram is Professor of Contemporary Art and Head of Arts Research and the Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre at the University of Derby. She leads The Alternative Document, a research project which comprises exhibitions, symposium and published text. Bartram is Executive Board Member for the Society for Artistic Research (from 2018). She is a peer review panelist for Project Anywhere global exhibition programme (University of Melbourne), and Emotion, Space and Society journal, consultant for The Danish National School of Performing Arts journal And Kingdom University, Bahrain. Additionally she is a Co-Chair of the steering group for Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands, and is an advisor to the project Broken Grey Wires.

Exhibition Archive

Exhibition Archive