Reactions presents Sarah Spanton’s initial responses to the process of undertaking a yearlong MSc at the University of Manchester in Urban Regeneration and Development, and its impact on her cross-disciplinary (visual arts/performance) practice. This intensive full-time practical, technical and theoretical training has provided much new stimuli, which this residency begins to work through.
Spanton’s recent artistic practice has been focussed on social-engagement and on the
city, asking the question: what are the futures of cities and how will we all live together
This research creatively addresses issues around regeneration, place-making, local
economic development, and social, environmental and economic justice, including taking
Crewe and the MMU campus as a context for making new work.
Spanton will exhibit recent work, and will be making new work live in the Open Space,
inviting further reactions, interactions and dialogue to her practice and processes.