Drawing Beyond its borders and History: Performing Drawology - https://performingdrawology.wordpress.com/
Performing Drawology is currently taking place and shape at the Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, 15 January - 12 February 2016. Curated by humhyphenhum, Deborah Harty and Phil Sawdon, two highly recognised practitioners and contributors to practice based researcher in the practice of Drawing within an expanded field of inquiry. Check out their wordpress site.
Serenading paintings abstract past in the present in the work of Morris Louis.
A Breathing Space for Aesthetics and Politics: An Introduction to Jacques Rancière
Why all the backlash at artist-academic Ellie Harrison for receiving funding from Creative Scotland to explore and discover what it means to spend a year in Glasgow - lock down in Glasgow for a year – yes please? What is wrong with Glasgow? It is only the second city of the empire - an empire that is dead and gone mind you. Have we all gone mad? Are we so opposed to exploring new ways of seeing and doing that the prospect of funding an artist/academic to research what it means to stay local and explore her sense of belonging as a useless waste of money? In a world of mass migration where people are moving between space and place at an unprecedented rate, one may consider the possibility that the artist might have something to say about what 'local' means. The bigger picture is that local has now become global in many ways due to migration and our quick and fast access to new spaces and information.
What if agency's like Creative Scotland did not support artists and social commentators such as Ellie Harrison? Can anyone remember Glasgow before it became recognised as an international City of Culture? Art and the many artists who have chosen to live and contribute to the community and culture of the city have transformed Glasgow’s cultural identity.
Let us not forget our creative forefathers/mothers - how the hell did the scientists and artists of the past discover or invent anything - well perhaps it was because they explored – new and innovative way of looking at the proposition of 'What If' - what if I tried this or did that - yes they stepped outside the boundaries - they challenged the status quo - that is how and why we not only have knowledge, but it is how we as a community expand on our capacity to find meaning and understanding through observing the everyday. Rethinking or reimagining everyday life through the practice of artistic research can only help adjust our vision, and our way of seeing the world and our fabulous city, - it is absolutely crucial that we support our artists and academics with the aid of public funding, to rethink and test the space and places that we call local.
I am an advocate for the visual as a means of exploring the world that surrounds us and as such I support all artists who are involved in artistic research - it's an alternate way of doing the business of research. But what if we choose to stay true to the traditional spheres of knowledge production, the tried and tested archaic ways of doing and testing – what will happen? A dull and unproductive winter of discontent waits. I propose that ‘we’ [collectively as a community and culture] should support innovative and creative responses that question every aspect of who we are in relation to the spaces we occupy. A creatively oriented method of research that shares and acknowledges ‘our stories - our people and our place’ has the capacity to shape the local into the ‘glocal’. So in that vein – support artistic research even when it does seem a wee bit twee.
Cultural Studies Anyone? sharing and receiving knowledge at Rabbit Skin and Gesso is of primary importance.
Cultural Studies Review is a FREE OPEN ACCESS academic e-journal 'which reflects our belief that the critical and creative thinking produced by scholars should be widely available and our respect for the author’s ownership of their own thinking'.
I have particularly enjoyed the following articles - perhaps they may be of use to our followers - enjoy.
Materiality, Language and the Production of KnowledgeArt, Subjectivity and Indigenous Ontology
Cultural Studies Review
volume 21 number 2 September 2015
© Estelle Barrett 2015
Vol 21, No 2 (2015)New Materialisms
The distinctive practices of arts and cultural production and issues of aesthetics in relation to art and ontology in contemporary media cultures raise important questions for new materialisms. Because of their distinctly human-centred traditions, arts and humanities face a big challenge, in developing the kinds of non human-centric understandings of reality and the human that are so desperately needed in today's technological, ecological, natural–cultural terrains. This collection of essays makes a significant and wide-ranging contribution to arts and humanities perspectives on the methodological, analytical and ethico-political development of new materialisms.Table of Contents
Chris Healy, Katrina Schlunke
NEW MATERIALISMS: MOVEMENT, AESTHETICS, ONTOLOGY
Milla Tiainen, Katve-Kaisa Kontturi, Ilona HongistoPDF HTML
Framing, Following, Middling: Towards Methodologies of Relational Materialities
Milla Tiainen, Katve-Kaisa Kontturi, Ilona Hongisto
Earth Forces: Contemporary Land Arts, Technology and New Materialist Aesthetics
Elegy to an Oz Republic: First Steps in a Ceremony of Invocation towards Reconciliation
Materiality, Language and the Production of Knowledge: Art, Subjectivity and Indigenous Ontology
Temporal Explorations in Cosmic Consciousness: Intra-Agential Entanglements and the Neuro-Image
Speculative Before the Turn: Reintroducing Feminist Materialist Performativity
Cecilia Åsberg, Kathrin Thiele, Iris van der Tuin
Welcome to Country: Acknowledgement, Belonging and White Anti-racism
Between Belonging and Dwelling: The Hospitality of David Malouf's Remembering Babylon
Self. Propagating | a strategy of encounter |
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Renewing Film’s Public Emphasis
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Untangling Digital Citizenship
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Gaik Cheng KhooXML PDF HTML
Trauma and Affective Spill
Emma WillisXML PDF HTML
When No Means No: Re-reading Celibacy
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Nikos Papastergiadis: His words are like paint on a surface - an emphatic YES from Rabbit Skin and Gesso
"Nikos Papastergiadis is the Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures, based at The University of Melbourne. He is a Professor in the School of Culture and Communication at The University of Melbourne and founder - with Scott McQuire - of the Spatial Aesthetics research cluster. He is Project Leader of the Australian Research Council Linkage Project, 'Large Screens and the Transnational Public Sphere', and Chief Investigator on the ARC Discovery Project 'Public Screens and the Transformation of Public Space".
Painting and the dilemma of subjectivity - paintings immediacy and impact render it fit for the living - so it's not dead after all.