#WearExperimenting is an ambitious photographic project devised by Jo Howell and commissioned by The Cultural Spring and NEPN. The project seeks to engage the people of Sunderland in a series of experiments, intended to explore the cross-currents of creativity shared by photography and science and to invite the public to share their experience of life in the city.
Artist Statement by Jo Howell
“My interest lies in how we express our collective and individual human experience. By working directly with people to create artworks we will create art that challenges preconceptions about what it means to be from Sunderland. I want us all to explore our connection to each other, and to our City, using both new and old technologies.
When given the same instructions for investigation, what will happen? Will we create something totally unexpected? Will this project help us to understand our place in the world, or perhaps help us to redefine it?”