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Anneké Pettican is an artist and co-director of Brass Art (1999 -) with Chara Lewis and Kristin Mojsiewicz. Their collaborative practice explores the uncanny, including aspects of doubling and the limen – the inbetween spaces of the physical world and the realms of the imagination.

Brass Art’s recent exhibitions include Flights of Fancy, Tatton Park Biennial (2012) curated by Danielle Arnaud and Jordan Kaplan; Dark Matters: Shadow Technology Art, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2011) curated by Helen Stalker; The Economy of the Gift, A Foundation, Liverpool (2011) curated by Ticiana Correa; Inside Out, Object Gallery, Sydney and touring; Concrete and Glass, Hoxton Square, London (2011) curated by Flora Fairbairn and Paul Hitchman.

Brass Art regularly present their research and practice at international conferences, and in published peer-reviewed journals and books. In 2012 they presented new research on 3D and 4D scanning in relation to the creation of shadow worlds at Siggraph 2012, Los Angeles, and their paper was published in a special edition of Leonardo (MIT Press). They further developed aspects of this practice as artists in residence at Creative Lab, Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Glasgow, 2012.

Additionally Brass Art collaborate with other practitioners, researchers and industries. Recent artistic collaborators include Professor Monty Adkins, Simon Patterson, Alison Mealey and Spencer Roberts. Pettican and Roberts installations have been shown at international festivals including the International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA) and Bank Art, Yokahama, Japan as part of the 2008 Biennial.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • The intersection of art and digital media in relation to the uncanny.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Brass Art
  • The Uncanny
  • The Limen
  • Body Scanning
  • Kinect

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Research Output 2012 2017

Brass Art: Gestured

Pettican, A. (ed.), Lewis, C. (ed.), Mojsiewicz, K. (ed.) & Bailey, R. (ed.), 13 Oct 2017, Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University. 14 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Gestured: Brass Art and exhibition of artefacts

Pettican, A., Lewis, C. & Mojsiewicz, K., 13 Oct 2017

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Shadow Worlds | Writer’s Rooms: Freud’s House

Adkins, M., Lewis, C., Pettican, A. & Mojsiewicz, K., 2017, Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X (xCoAx), (Lisbon, 6-7 July 2017). Ribas, L., Rangel, A., Verdicchio, M. & Carvalhais, M. (eds.). Universidade do Porto, p. 273-280 8 p. (xCoAx Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Sigmund Freud

Brass Art - Freud's figure-ground in motion: Macabre, rare, banal, eerie and sentimental

Lewis, C., Mojsiewicz, K. & Pettican, A., 1 Jun 2016, In : Ubiquity: The Journal of Pervasive Media. 5, 1, p. 191-204 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sigmund Freud

Shadow Worlds | Writers’ Room: Freud’s House The Double Mirror (2015)

Pettican, A., Lewis, C. & Mojsiewicz, K., 16 May 2016

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Acoustic waves

Activities 2013 2016

  • 2 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

R>Connecting Senses

Anneke Pettican (Participant), Chara Lewis (Participant), Kristin Mojsiewicz (Participant)
17 May 201621 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

Brass Art: Submerged and Disrupted Identities

Anneke Pettican (Speaker), Kristin Mojsiewicz (Speaker), Chara Lewis (Speaker)
18 Dec 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Intersecting Practices

Anneke Pettican (Participant), Kristin Mojsiewicz (Participant), Chara Lewis (Participant)
28 May 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

Royal Society of The Arts panel debate The Responsible Artist

Anneke Pettican (Speaker)
4 Nov 2013

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Brass Art, Salford

Anneke Pettican


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research