The collaboration between Kimberley Harvey and Hamish MacPherson came about through the Metal Changemakers programme (which was curated by Dr. Kate Marsh)
We came together as a result of being on the first Changemakers Lab up in Peterborough in April 2017.
We realised that there were overlaps in the themes and underlying interests, but we were also intrigued by each other's approaches. We embarked on this work by following our own separate but related research enquiries into holding (Kimberley) and care (Hamish) respectively coming together periodically at METAL Peterborough and back in London
We are intrigued as to what our practices can bring to each other. The collaborative research is ‘process-driven' – an investment into our artistic practices, feeding our own curiosities and always being relevant to what is ‘current’ for each us. Therefore, we like the fact that the research is always happening. This means that, although we will spend time apart in London, our ongoing work can (and will) still inform our meetings, conversations; and then, feed back in to our time in Peterborough when we are in the studio together.
Our collaboration is ongoing.
Hamish is a London-based artist who uses ideas and methods from choreography and dance to think about philosophy and politics. He has made made performances, workshops, publications, non-digital games, and other things in artistic, academic and community contexts.