Through his studio and teaching practices, Ringe explores the possibilities of phenomenological and somatic experience. He is half-way through a practice-led PhD under the working title Ma – the space in-between, drawing on Eastern philosophy to shape his performance to video practice. His recent work is influenced by Japanese post-Butoh avant-garde dance; creating hard to pigeon-hole works which bilaterally explores the difficulty of communicating internal experience to an audience.
Simon Ringe is a Senior Lecture of Fine Art with interests in phenomenology, somatic experience and how these approaches might be applied to teaching practice in a Fine Art context
Prior to working at Leeds Beckett University, Ringe taught on courses at Hull School of Art and Design, The University of Lincoln, Cheltenham and Gloucester School of Art, and Coventry University. He was involved in the research project ‘Pixel Raiders’ with Gray’s School of Art at the University of Aberdeen. Ringe has worked as an external examiner and an external validation panel member for other institutions nationally.
Simon Ringe teaches both studio and theory modules across all Undergraduate Fine Art courses.