Connecting Principle is an art centred international multi-disciplinary research forum at Newcastle University instigating a dialogue between art and other disciplines. Lead by Prof Wolfgang Weileder, the aim of the forum is to increase opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within academia and independently. Connecting Principle sees itself as an international network of artists, theorists and researchers.
Our current activities feature a series of presentations, round table discussions and an annual two-day event that showcases the recent projects and collaborations of our members.
In memoriam of Monica Ross
With great sadness I would like to let you know that Monica Ross, former colleague and Research Fellow in Fine Art, passed away on Friday 14th June after short illness.
Monica was an AHRB Research Fellow in Fine Art at Newcastle University between 2001 and 2004. During this time she initiated and founded the Connecting Principle Research Forum with the first event in 2002. Her vision of bringing together a diverse range of disciplines and artistic practices still sets the framework for our group.
The last years her work concentrated on Acts of Memory, a series of solo, collective and multi-lingual recitations from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Monica Ross and Co-Recitors performed the project in 60 Acts between 2008-2013. The last recitation took place on the day she died at the United Nations in Geneva.
Monica had a significant impact upon many students and colleagues here at Newcastle University. It was a great personal privilege to have worked with such an inspiring and generous person. She will be greatly missed.