Study In Pink

From: 6th May 2022 10:00 am

To: 20th May 2022 12:00 pm

LU Arts

Martin Hall Exhibition Space, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough, UK

A performance and exhibition by Petra Salaric using paintings to convey the emotions experienced through interactions with other people.




A performance and exhibition by Petra Salaric using paintings to convey the emotions experienced through interactions with other people.

Curated by Natasha Kitcher

Performance day: Friday 6 May, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm

Exhibition: 9-20 May, 10am-12pm (weekdays only)

Emotions are experiences that are within us. They can be created by themselves, or they can appear through interaction with others and with our surroundings. However, we are often not aware of the influence we have on others, nor do we get to see the emotions that we create within them.

In the project ‘Study in pink’ the aim is to show how the experiences of emotions that occur through interaction can be conveyed with the simplest of elements – with a singular shape and with one colour.

In the performance, the artist will produce paintings that represent her experience of the silent interactions with each visitor. Each painting will consist of a circular shape and a pink colour, thus turning the exposing and vulnerable experience of self-disclosure into a self-healing and grounding moment due to the grounding influence of a circle and the calming effect of pink colour. The exhibition will hold a series of paintings as a timeline of the artist’s interactions with visitors on the first and performing day.

The exhibition and the performance are an opportunity for the large Loughborough community to rethink about the impact we can have on one another, as well as how much of our impact on others goes unrecorded. The exhibition aims to trigger us to be more mindful of our behaviors towards others, and to become aware of and be grateful to those that have a positive influence in our lives.

To participate in the silent interaction with the artist on the performance day, you will need to sign up in advance using the link below. Other visitors are welcome to attend and observe the performance day; no booking is necessary for this.

Sign up for a silent interaction slot on Friday 6 May.

About the artist

Petra Salaric is a designer, researcher and an activist, working in the area of wellbeing. She focuses on behaviour change and emotions, and specialises in the area of design for taboo topics. Currently, Petra is undertaking her PhD on the topic of the impact of online communication on intimacy building in the early stages of romantic relationships. Prior coming to Loughborough, she finished her master’s degree in Delft University of Technology with distinction. Petra continues to work on the taboo topics of sex, menstruation and abortion, both in academia and in the industry.


There is step-free access into the exhibition space via a side door. Please alert the invigilator if you require assistance. if you have any specific access needs then please contact luarts@lboro.ac.uk in advance of your visit and we will do our best to accommodate these.



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