Julie is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM). Through the exploration of real and representational space she investigates how technical machines can perform site, creating critical experiences for audiences that open debate and question social spaces. In developing her practice, Julie has coined the term site-integrity to describe the process of using the same camera motorised rig to film the location and to play back the recorded image onto the same surfaces of the site. The motorised rig is used as both a creature of autonomy and a source of possibility through which site materiality might be found and shared. It provides this research with an objective viewpoint and a technological ability to go inside somewhere physically restricted, distant or forbidden. Site-integrity is essentially a performance art practice where technology, artist and audience are engaged in the completion of the artwork.
Recent projects include: Brick Lane Jamme Masjid in London, commissioned by The East London Communities Organisation (TELCO) and Tower Hamlets Interfaith Forum; Lokomotywownia, commissioned by The Starmach Gallery, Poland and Pestera Monastery, commissioned by Atelier Contemporary Art Space, Bucharest, Romania.
Art and Society
Explored through performance, installation, and ceramics, and between art and science, the diverse practices of CREAM researchers in this area are drawn together for their emphasis on critical and collective engagements with the question and role of art and society.