Rhine Bernardino: ‘On Board, On Zoom’

Rhine Bernardino, Bapoor Tabo(o), ph: Giulia Brescianini.

In this moment we have been working with commissioned artists to rethink and reimagine how their contribution to the Lincoln Live Season can be revised and reimagined; how new work can be shared and enjoyed together with audiences in a safe, virtual, domestic and necessarily personal environment.

On Board, on Zoom is the outcome of a focused discussion session led earlier this month by Rhine Bernardino, with a group of Lincoln-based artists exploring possible contributions and expectations in a floating society, a life surrounded by waters. It is rooted in speculative thinking and imagining futures. Similar to the trajectory in the desire to further explore and learn about Antarctica, On Board, on Zoom serves as an expedition to navigate the unforgiving terrain of our planet’s future that is already manifesting in varying levels across the globe as well as an investigation of how arts and culture will be intrinsically embedded in the composition of such environments. With: Andrew Bracey, Fiona Carruthers and Georgia Preece.

The below video is an excerpt from the focus discussion and process of collective note-taking, which is shared in this map, built by the group. Click the image above to be taken to a download option. Download and explore!

Rhine Bernardino has an MA Fine Art degree (Sculpture) from the Royal College of Art, for which she was awarded the highly-regarded Abraaj-RCA Innovation Scholarship. Rhine has been invited to take part in several international art residencies and programmes most recently as part of the Australia Arts Council’s Future Leaders Programme, TECLand Arts Festival & TASA Annual with Southeast Asian Artist Meeting in. Taiwan, Critical Playground: Rethinking Artists/Curators Initiatives in Southeast Asia during Biennale Jogja XV in Indonesia. Rhine is one of the curators and programme directors of ArtEx, a multi-disciplinary platform for art practitioners across regional Philippines,  developed in partnership with several indigenous communities, funded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and is currently tied to arts institutions in Australia, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK.

This event is delivered by independent curator and researcher Linda Rocco as part of a wider programme marking 200 years since Antarctica was first sighted. Celsius forms part of Mansions of the Future’s Lincoln Live season and Antarctica In Sight – a UK wide cultural programme of activity supported by the UK Antarctica Heritage Trust. This series of talks, workshops and performance will explore the groundbreaking intersections of arts and STEM subjects with a focus on climate change and the uniquely precarious position of Antarctica in today’s sociopolitical climate. The week long programme will feature contributions from artists Rhine BernardinoLula MebrahtuAidan Moesby and Josefina Nelimarkka.

This project is part of Mansions of the Future’s Lincoln Live programme March – September 2020 (Season extended in response to COVID-19). Departing from Lincoln’s rich entertainment and theatre history, Lincoln Live features new commissions which exist at the intersections of disciplinary boundaries. The season is a celebration of performative ventures that stand resolutely marginal to both the history of English theatre and the often exclusive, disciplinary rhetoric of contemporary performance art.

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