Wednesday 7th June | 6:30 – 7:15pm | St Aidan’s College, Shincliffe | during wine reception
Sometimes she tried to think about painting
audio visual presentation accompanied by introduction
Sometimes she tried to think about painting is a video work that explores the empowering potential of the moving image in relation to Sommer’s understanding of Iris Murdoch’s thinking about Eros, a force which might be productively harnessed in the act of painting.
Carol Sommer is a visual artist based in the North East of England. In 2019 she completed a practice led Ph.D. at Leeds Beckett University; Sommer’s thesis was titled ‘Contingent form and the feminine in the novels of Iris Murdoch’. Within the aesthetic context of conceptual writing her practice has included installation, video and an Instagram account @cartography_for_girls. She is the author of Cartography for Girls, an A-Z of Orientations Identified within the Novels of Iris Murdoch and is a research associate of the Women In Parenthesis team. Sommer currently teaches fine art and critical and contextual studies in art and design at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Darlington.