February - May 2016
Printmaker Josephine McCormick is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She gained an MA in Fine Art Printmaking from Camberwell College of Art and a PhD in Fine Art Printmaking from the University of Ulster. The residency at Digital Art Studios will investigate the creative potential of visual spectrograms of sound into print alongside images read as sound. Her residency at DAS will expand on a previous body of work; an experimental sound performance, ‘Inter-Being’, in collaboration with B-beyond and Bartolome Ferrando at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast which took place in January 2016 and capturing cymatic patterns generated from pure frequencies as collagraphic plates, shown in installation format at Belfast Print Workshop.
Her collaborative projects span working with scientists, engineers and sound artists developing hybrid applications for Fine Art printmaking practice. Her creative collaborations encompass drawing, printmaking, installation and sonic performance. Her interest in the application of cutting edge technology with Fine Art printmaking saw recently the publication of her creative practice in ‘Post-Digital Printmaking’ by A&C Black. A documentary film of her practice, ‘Print-Making-it’, funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, may be viewed on YouTube.
She has initiated several international exhibitions shown in Northern Ireland from the Atelier Countrepoint in Paris, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Melbourne and the Vista Sans Wood Type Project, a hybrid form of typographic design, Pennsylvania, USA.
Her print work has represented Northern Ireland in China, Munich, Melbourne and Russia. Josephine's print work is in the collection of Bank National de Paris, The Ulster Museum, Belfast, RMIT University, Melbourne and in private collections across America, Australia, Finland, Japan and German.
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