A speculative collision of two ideas separated by three years
Sound – ‘Lost Cosmonaut’ Developed as a FM radio broadcast in 2013. In June 1962, two Italian amateur radio enthusiasts picked up what they claimed to be the last broadcast of a crippled Russian spacecraft orbiting the Earth and abandoned by the State.
Vision – ‘Middlehope’ Black and white photographs of abandoned Northumbrian village taken 16th June 2016. The houses deemed too remote to be supplied with modern services and lacking adequate vehicle access were finally abandoned to the elements in the
Scottish premiere at Alchemy Film Festival March 2017 www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk
Screened in coal bunker at The Old Schoolhouse, Allenheads 2016. Above So Below, a weekend of events, exhibitions and installations at Allenheads, Northumberland. http://www.acart.org.uk/AASB-brochure.pdf
Jo Hodges is a multidisciplinary public artist based in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Jo [www.johodges.co.uk] has a background in Human Ecology, community development and social justice.
Her work investigates ecological and socio-cultural systems, processes and relationships, and explores new strategies for working in public. Her practice takes many forms; temporary and permanent works, site specific installations and socially engaged projects and processes. She is often led by context, where the outcome is determined as a result of process.
She is interested in research, experimentation and collaboration at the intersection of environment, culture and technology and exploring the role of art in social change. She is joint Director-Curator of Sanctuary Lab, a public art laboratory in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park.