Portrait of  Anneké Pettican Anneké Pettican

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Biography

Anneké Pettican is an artist and co-director of Brass Art (1999 -) with Chara Lewis and Kristin Mojsiewicz. Their collaborative practice explores the uncanny, including aspects of doubling and the limen – the inbetween spaces of the physical world and the realms of the imagination.

Brass Art’s recent exhibitions include Flights of Fancy, Tatton Park Biennial (2012) curated by Danielle Arnaud and Jordan Kaplan; Dark Matters: Shadow Technology Art, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2011) curated by Helen Stalker; The Economy of the Gift, A Foundation, Liverpool (2011) curated by Ticiana Correa; Inside Out, Object Gallery, Sydney and touring; Concrete and Glass, Hoxton Square, London (2011) curated by Flora Fairbairn and Paul Hitchman.

Brass Art regularly present their research and practice at international conferences, and in published peer-reviewed journals and books. In 2012 they presented new research on 3D and 4D scanning in relation to the creation of shadow worlds at Siggraph 2012, Los Angeles, and their paper was published in a special edition of Leonardo (MIT Press). They further developed aspects of this practice as artists in residence at Creative Lab, Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Glasgow, 2012.

Additionally Brass Art collaborate with other practitioners, researchers and industries. Recent artistic collaborators include Professor Monty Adkins, Simon Patterson, Alison Mealey and Spencer Roberts. Pettican and Roberts installations have been shown at international festivals including the International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA) and Bank Art, Yokahama, Japan as part of the 2008 Biennial.

Research and Scholarship

Brass Art employ traditional analogue and contemporary digital media, using and misusing them in search of the uncanny, to create artworks in which the artists are both present, and at the same time absent.

Brass Art capture themselves in real and imagined situations. They have occupied museum collections, been passengers in hot air balloon flights and acted as trespassers. In 2008 Anneké Pettican received an Arts & Humanities Research Council Practice-led and Applied award, that enabled Brass Art to research white light laser technology in order to scan themselves faithfully. The resulting portraits were staged, performed, digitised, modelled and printed in 3D to create ‘uncanny doubles’ which can be seen in a series of light based installations and sculptural interventions. This initial work resulted in Brass Art more recently researching and developing the potential for 4D facial scanning working with both Glasgow University and UCLAN.

Brass Art have recently initiated a new project titled Shadow Worlds | Writers’ Rooms. Beginning at the Brontë Parsonage Museum (2011), Brass Art captured the masking and unmasking of themselves and imagined alter egos within the domestic spaces. The project used both digital photography and custom built software, combined with Microsoft’s Kinect, to produce strikingly different versions of each scene. The installation of the work will be premiered at Huddersfield Art Gallery (2013) and will include a new sound commission produced in collaboration with a contemporary electroacoustic composer.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Adkins, M., Lewis, C., Pettican, A. and Mojsiewicz, K. (2017) ‘Shadow Worlds | Writer’s Rooms: Freud’s House’. In: Proceedings of xCoAx 2017. : XCOAX. . ISBN 9789897461286

2016

Pettican, A., Lewis, C. and Mojsiewicz, K.(2016) Brass Art, ISEA 2016, Cultural R>evolution, Hong Kong [Show/Exhibition]

Pettican, A., Lewis, C. and Mojsiewicz, K.(2016) Brass Art, R<connecting Senses, Artists-in-Labs, Hong Kong. Switzerland - Hong Kong: Artists in Labs .

2015

Pettican, A., Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Adkins, M.(2015) Freud's House The Double Mirror [Show/Exhibition]

Pettican, A., Lewis, C. and Mojsiewicz, K. (2015) ‘Brass Art in Conversation with Roger Malbert’. In: In Conversation / Brass Art with Roger Malbert, 29th October 2015, The International 3, Salford, UK

Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, K. and Lewis, C. (2015) ‘Folds in Time: Artists' Responses to the Temporal and the Uncanny. An international conference, convened by Brass Art in association with the Freud Museum London, as part of the Festival of the Unconscious 2015.’. In: Folds in Time: Artists' Responses to the Temporal and the Uncanny, 4th July 2015, Freud Museum London

Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, K. and Lewis, C. (2015) Brass Art: Freud’s House: The Double Mirror (2015) [Artefact]

Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, K. and Lewis, C.(2015) The Festival of the Unconscious: The Unconscious Revisited at the Freud Museum, London [Show/Exhibition]

2014

Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, K. and Lewis, C. (2014) ‘‘Brass Art: Submerged and Disrupted Identities’. CHArt (Computers and the History of Art) Annual Conference, Kings College London.’. In: Brass Art: Submerged and Disrupted Identities’. In: Conformity, Process and Deviation: Digital Arts as 'Outsider' CHArt [Computers and the History of Art],, 18th October 2014, King's College London Arts & Humanities Festival

Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, K. and Lewis, C.(2014) Last dark music of the painted night Group Exhibition Screening Brass Art | Karen Donnellan | Michelle Hannah | Alexa Hare | Serena Korda | Modern Edinburgh Film School | Craig Mulholland [Show/Exhibition]

Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, K. and Lewis, C.(2014) The Manchester Contemporary: Brass Art Courtesy of International3 [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A. (2014) ‘Brass Art: A house within a house within a house within a houseJournal of Writing in Creative Practice , 7 (3), pp. 375-386. ISSN 1753-5190

Pettican, A. and Roberts, S.(2014) Dreams of East Asia [Show/Exhibition]

Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, K. and Lewis, C. (2014) ‘Intersecting Practices: assessing the role and impact of contemporary art in heritage spaces.’. In: Intersecting Practices: assessing the role and impact of contemporary art in heritage spaces, 28th May 2014, Leeds Art Gallery

2013

Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, K., Lewis, C. and MacDonald, A. (2013) Brass Art with Alistair MacDonald, The Imagining of Things, Hear and Now, BBC Radio 3 [Audio]

Pettican, A (2013) ‘Royal Society of The Arts panel debate The Responsible Artist’. In: The Responsible Artist, 4 November 2013, Royal Society of Arts, London

Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, K. and Lewis, C.(2013) Leave the Capitol [Show/Exhibition]

Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, K. and Lewis, C.(2013) Time for Light [Show/Exhibition]

Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, K. and Lewis, C.(2013) The Imagining of Things [Show/Exhibition]

Pettican, A., Lewis, C. and Mojsiewicz, K. (2013) ‘The Creation of the Creative Voice’. In: Collaboration Through Craft. London: Bloomsbury. pp. 59-72. ISBN 9780857853929

Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, K. and Lewis, C. (2013) ‘Barnaby Artists in Conversation: A new art scene for Macclesfield?’. In: Barnaby Artists in Conversation: A new art scene for Macclesfield?, 30 June 2013, Christ Church, Macclesfield

Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, K. and Lewis, C.(2013) The Air which Held Them [Show/Exhibition]

Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, K. and Lewis, C.(2013) Mirrors of the Mind [Show/Exhibition]

2012

Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, K. and Lewis, C. (2012) ‘From Wunderkammern to Kinect: The Creation of 'Shadow Worlds'Leonardo , 45 (4), pp. 330-337. ISSN 0024-094X

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2012) Trine Messenger [Show/Exhibition]

2011

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A. (2011) ‘Wonder and the digital double’. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on 3D Body Scanning Technologies. Lugano, Switzerland: Hometrica Consulting. pp. 185-196. ISBN 9783033031340

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2011) Still life No. 1 (Dark Matters: Shadow, Technology, Art) [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2011) The International 3 Film Screenings (Outpost Norwich) [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A. (2011) ‘Flash artists: Axel Lapp/Brass Art’. In: Corridor 8 Contemporary Visual Art & Writing Annual. Manchester, UK: Michael Butterworth. pp. 75-85. ISBN 9780955267239

2010

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2010) Brass Art represented by the International 3 [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A. (2010) ‘Digital doubles’. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art. Ruhr, Germany: Revolver Publishing. pp. 343-345. ISBN 9783868951035

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2010) Inside Out Sculpture in the Digital Age [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A. (2010) ‘The Economy of the GiftA Bulletin: The Economy of the Gift (5), pp. 23-24.

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2010) Inside the invisible [Show/Exhibition]

Pettican, A (2010) ‘Anatomical tableaux/mixed realmsRadar , 1 (1), pp. 24-25. ISSN 2049-4327

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2010) The Myth of Origins [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A. (2010) ‘The messengers’. In: Inside Out: sculpture in the digital age. London, UK: Art & Design. . ISBN 9781857214093

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2010) Heart of glass [Show/Exhibition]

2009

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2009) Brass Art Not at this Address [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2009) Commission Meadow Arts [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2009) Brass Art: Kiss of a lifetime [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2009) Brass Art: VOLTA 5 Represented by the International 3 [Show/Exhibition]

Roberts, S. and Pettican, A. (2009) ‘The Typewritten Gesture’. In: Research Festival, 23rd March - 2nd April 2009, University of Huddersfield, UK.

2008

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2008) Jerwood Drawing Prize [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2008) Rotate [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2008) Art futures [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2008) Skyscraping [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A. (2008) Skyscraping . Wakefield, UK: Yorkshire Sculpture Park. ISBN 1871480655

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A. (2008) ‘Brass Art: in Jerwood Drawing Prize 2008’. In: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2008 Catalogue. London, UK: The Centre for Drawing, University of the Arts, London. pp. 24-27. ISBN 9780955554670

Pettican, A. and Roberts, S.(2008) Rhetorical Line [Show/Exhibition]

Pettican, A. and Roberts, S.(2008) Tie Me in a Dream [Show/Exhibition]

2007

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K., Pettican, A., Brake, J., Collins, J., Butler, R., Birkbeck, E., Duffy, J. and Lennon, R.(2007) Outside of parallel [Show/Exhibition]

Roberts, S. and Pettican, A. (2007) ‘Newsdrip – An (A)Political Flow’. In: Architecture in the Space of Flows, 21st - 24th June 2007, University of Newcastle, UK

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2007) Here and Elsewhere [Show/Exhibition]

2006

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2006) Outside of Parallel [Show/Exhibition]

Pettican, A. and Roberts, S. (2006) Reasonable Doubt [Video]

Pettican, A. and Roberts, S.(2006) INCH, Rhetorical Line, Mine. (Submitted).

Pettican, A. and Roberts, S.(2006) Newsdrip [Phase four]. (Unpublished).

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2006) Beside Ourselves [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2006) Zoo Art Fair 2006 [Show/Exhibition]

2005

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2005) 2LIVE [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2005) Text Festival [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A. (2005) From the tower falls the shadow [Artefact]

2003

Pettican, A. and Roberts, S.(2003) A Hidden Spectacle [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2003) Trespass [Show/Exhibition]

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. and Pettican, A.(2003) Trespass [NY] 2003 [Show/Exhibition]

Pettican, A. and Roberts, S.(2003) Chorus [Show/Exhibition]

2002

Pettican, A (2002) The trespass of her gesture [Show/Exhibition]

2000

Pettican, A. and Roberts, S.(2000) Look East, Look West [Show/Exhibition]

Esteem

Select Reviews of recent exhibitions:

2012: Tatton Park Biennial 2012 review - David Trigg - Frieze - issue 149

Tatton Park Biennial 2012 review - Jeremy Hunt - Art and Architecture Journal Press - 16 May

2011: Dark Matters http://www.corridor8.co.uk/blog/shadowing-dark-matters

Dark Matters http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/08/art-technological-illusion

2010: Concrete and Glass, The Guardian Guide - 8 May

InsideOut Australian Design Review - 19 May

InsideOut Design Federation - Australia - Klaus Kinski - 7 June

InsideOut Curve magazine - Australia - Aug/Sept Issue

The Economy of the Gift review - Richard Unwin - Frieze - 26 April

Brass Art have received financial support from the Association of Art Historians, Friends of Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Arts Council England.

Brass Art has been commissioned by Parabolla, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Meadow Arts and The National Trust.

Brass Art’s work is held in a number of public and private collections including the Arts Council England and the Government Art Collection.

Brass Art are invited members of the Contemporary Art Society and in 2010 were shortlisted for a major commission by CAS alongside Richard Wentworth, Tim Knowles and David Batchelor.

Research Degree Supervision

The intersection of art and digital media in relation to the uncanny.

Enterprise Activities

Brass Art have worked with:

Rapid Form RCA

Ogle Models Ltd.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Anneké Pettican is Senior Lecturer in Digital Media Technologies, and Course Leader of Animation, Motion Graphics and Multimedia Design. Her students have won a number of acclaimed international awards including Best of New Blood, In Book Nominations and a Yellow Pencil at D&AD.