Nomas* Projects / Art, Dundee

May, 2022

Something for Nothing

ARTIST'S ZOOM TALK: Monday 20 June 2022, 7.30pm - 9.00pm in person and online

Meeting ID: 868 7011 8435

Passcode: Nomas

Nomas* Projects Graduate Prize Winner 2021


‘Something for Nothing’ takes its name from a 1940 video made by American cartoonist Rube Goldberg, in which he explains the impossibility of the perpetual motion machine.

This body of work aims to share ideas I’ve been having about the connections between mechanical invention, unseen labour and human development. In particular the invention of the pottery wheel, its erasure of female potters in neolithic societies and its connection to early agriculture. I want to explore the notion that the process of invention is a by-product of the perpetual motion machine of human thought and creativity.

Artist's Bio

Miriam Seddon is a ceramic artist living and working in Dundee. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2021 and currently serves as a committee member at GENERATORprojects. Her work is centred around craft, care and societal analysis.

Made with the support of the Visual Art and Craft Makers Award.

Artist's Website


Next project: → "We will enjoy flowers again"

Previous project: ← Felling

Something for Nothing