Watch: Interview with artist in residence Yambe Tam

Yambe Tam speaks with CAD about her residency experience in North Yorkshire and the impact it’s had.

In February 2023, Chrysalis Arts Development welcomed emerging artist Yambe Tam as the first artist in residence at the Art Depot.

In this interview, she speaks with two of the Chrysalis Arts Development non-executive directors about her residency experience and the impact it’s had on her artist practice.

Thank you to Yambe Tam, Sara Trentham-Black and Helen Turner. A special thank you to the project funders Arts Council England.

Watch the interview here.

Yambe talks about the importance of connections to the natural environment in her work, her experience of the residency and the landscape, geological history, ecological links and unique biodiversity of the place and gives advice to people who are interested in undertaking a residency.

About Yambe Tam

Yambe is an artist and ordained Zen Buddhist creating contemplative experiences through sculpture, video games and immersive installations.

These works meditate on the void and how conceptions of reality are constructed in humans and non-humans, from microscopic to planetary scales. Often collaborating with creative technologists, sound designers and scientific researchers, she builds interactive, immersive worlds that engage the senses in their primal instinct to explore and play.

About the interviewers

Sara Trentham-Black has worked in arts development and project management, for Arts Council England (2002-10) and in consultancy. She also lectures in cultural policy and management at Sheffield Hallam University.

Helen Turner is the Associate Head of Art at York St John University, with a background in public art, specialising in textiles, and experienced in project management, including community engagement.

(Top image ID: Artist Yambe Tam sits at desk with laptop, books and natural materials. [supplied])

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