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Disobedient Art

Disobedient Art is an evocative proposition; selected artists present work whose edges remain open to questions and that engages with the concept in innovative and original ways. For example, ‘Disobedience’ in society can manifest unexpectedly as stillness, positive/negative spaces, the [non]technological etc.

Introducing the Artist: Ian Cook

Ian Cook's work is achieved through a multi-disciplinary and multi-media practice. He explores visibility, sound and text. Currently, he is interested in internal language and play.

His work 'Construction Bath, 2015' encourages audience participant engagement in a playful manner. It is open to manipulation and modification and, as such, the outcome is not predictable. The created object also undermines the notion of singular authorship.

For futher detials on Ian's work, see the Disobedient Art ( and Fringe Arts Bath websites.


Introducing the Artist: Zejing Liu

Zejing Liu moved to the UK in 2008 and received her Bachelor of Arts at Chelsea College of Art and Design- University of the Arts London in 2013. She is currently studying her Postgraduate degree in Fine art at The Royal College of Art in London.

Her film work 'Hello, 2014', is based on a duration-based performance that  lasted one hour. It comprises a single, repeated action - shaking hands and smiling at every visitor at an exhibition opening night. The duration of every movement depends on the participators (the visitors) ‘s willing...

For more information on Zejing's work in the exhibition, see the Disobedient Art website


Introducing the Artist : Max Jones

Max Jone's work 'swatch: md.lhooq, 2015', conforms to established rules – it’s an image, it’s framed, it hangs on a wall, people look at it in an art environment.  Where’s the disobeying here, if any?

Today our art world is largely self-referential.  We learn the skills, the tricks of past and present artists and we deploy them in a way that we hope looks knowledgeable and engaging.  We hope that our particular mix will be fresh looking, new and gain attention.

Max's image in this exhibition takes this premise and works it back.  It uses an image which references and tries to make a statement about another image which itself is held up as a great masterpiece.

For more detials on Max's work, see the Disobedient Art website:



Introducing the Artist: Luba Diduch

Originally from Montreal Canada, Luba Diduch is a visual/sound artist who explores changing notions of interactivity within the context of human computer interaction artworks. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary she has explored the idea of active participation in computer interaction artworks while working on a PhD in Visual Art/Media Art Practice at the Bath School of Art and Design. She has exhibited her work in Canada, the US, Ireland, England, Italy and Sweden, as well as the Nickle Arts Museum, the Stride Gallery and the New Gallery in Calgary. Diduch has participated in several artist residencies at the Banff Centre and currently teaches New Media at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary Canada.

Her work ' Don't Let Go, 2012' comprises a soundtrack that contains imagined sounds of an earthquake and underwater disturbances interwoven with stories of transformation. Sounds of deluge are combined with stories of survivors, such as Manami, whose name means ‘Love the Sea’. Manami survived a tsunami and earthquake in Japan. Although her family perished, she survived the tsunami when she became tangled in a fisherman’s net.


Introducing the Artist: Robert Good

Robert Good works with image, text and installation to investigate the frailties of language and the treachery of knowledge.

Robert uses strategies of both accumulation (collecting, assembling) and simplification (sorting, extracting, tidying) to prod and probe at systems and structures: blending doubt with a desire for certainty that creates a fault line throughout his work. Resisting the too-easy refuge of irony, however, his reluctance to commit is instead shot through with humour, celebration and optimism.

His work 'Lives of the Artists', will be exhibited in the 'Disobedient Art' gallery. it  takes its title from the pioneering Renaissance work by Giorgio Vasari and investigates the concept of artist biography in the internet age.

Robert will also perform his work 'It Doesn’t Have to Be Like This, 2014'.  which comprises a series of jigsaw puzzles painstakingly assembled into a new visual configuration, confounding expectation and disobeying the ‘rules of the game’. The resultant work creates a fresh and surprisingly pleasing visual hit, an abstract colour array freed from the need to make sense or tell a story. The pieces no longer fit precisely, but this tumbling looseness creates an openness and sense of new possibility.

 For further details see the 'Disobedient Art' ( and Fringe Arts Bath websites.