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Bodies of archives / archival bodies: an introduction: bodies of archives / archival bodies. (2020)
Journal Article
BATTAGLIA, B., CLARKE, J. and SIEGENTHALER, F. 2020. Bodies of archives/archival bodies: an introduction. Visual anthropology review [online], 36(1), pages 8-16. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/var.12203

Compared to other disciplines and despite its central role in research practices, the concept of the “archive” has received insufficient critical attention in anthropology until recently. Anthropologists working in collaboration with artists and cura... Read More about Bodies of archives / archival bodies: an introduction: bodies of archives / archival bodies..

Apocalyptic sublimes and the recalibration of distance: doing art-anthropology in post-disaster Japan. (2020)
Book Chapter
CLARKE, J. 2020. Apocalyptic sublimes and the recalibration of distance: doing art-anthropology in post-disaster Japan. In Schorch, P., Saxer, M. and Elders, M. (eds.) Exploring materiality and connectivity in anthropology and beyond. London: UCL Press [online], pages 172-190. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787357488

On 11 March 2011, a ‘triple disaster’ (an earthquake – the strongest since records began – a subsequent tsunami, and a nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant) devastated the Tohoku region of north-east Japan. This singular yet predictable ev... Read More about Apocalyptic sublimes and the recalibration of distance: doing art-anthropology in post-disaster Japan..

From of, to with, to and? Anti-disciplinary exhibition making with art and anthropology. (2019)
Book Chapter
CLARKE, J. 2020. From of, to with, to and? Anti-disciplinary exhibition making with art and anthropology. In Sansi, R. (ed.) The anthropologist as curator. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 8, pages 133-146. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003086819-8

As lines between 'social practice' in art and social research blur, anthropologists are increasingly taking on curatorial roles in contemporary art settings and/or employing artistic methodologies in exhibition-making. This chapter explores some dyna... Read More about From of, to with, to and? Anti-disciplinary exhibition making with art and anthropology..

Porosity and protection. (2019)
Digital Artefact
CLARKE, J. 2019. Porosity and protection. Posted on Fieldsights, blog of the Society for Cultural Anthropology. Editors' forum: theorizing the contemporary [online], 25 April 2019. Available from: https://culanth.org/fie...porosity-and-protection

The author first saw traces of destruction in the spring of 2014, when driving, with an art therapist friend, towards a coastal village north of the "difficult to return zone", near the Fukushima Diichi nuclear power plant. Known in Japan as 3.11, th... Read More about Porosity and protection..

Plant matter: 'A play of forces'; after translating entropy. (2017)
Book Chapter
CLARKE, J. 2017. Plant matter: 'A play of forces'; after translating entropy. In Harkness, R. (ed.) An unfinished compendium of materials. Aberdeen: University of Aberdeen [online], pages 85-88. Available from: https://knowingfromthei...rg/files/unfinished.pdf

This work explores ideas of excess and entropy, working with ikebana arrangements of plant matter at different stages of freshness and decay, partly in order to explore the related ideas of photosynthesis - essentially the ordering of disordered matt... Read More about Plant matter: 'A play of forces'; after translating entropy..

Japan blues: ao, ai, midori, aizome, ao-ja-shin. (2017)
Book Chapter
CLARKE, J. 2017. Japan blues: ao, ai, midori, aizome, ao-ja-shin. In Harkness, R. (ed.) An unfinished compendium of materials. Aberdeen: University of Aberdeen [online], pages 85-88. Available from: https://knowingfromthei...rg/files/unfinished.pdf

These impressions of blue have come from reflecting on visitors responses to my use of the colour blue during a residency in Japan that focused on making and exhibiting 24 24-hour cyanotype photograms. The exhibition was arranged as an act of remembr... Read More about Japan blues: ao, ai, midori, aizome, ao-ja-shin..

交流 kōryū. (2017)
Book
CLARKE, J., HANAHUSA, R., LAI, I.-C., LUCAS, R., LYNCH, H., MILLER, M., SUGITA, Y., TAKAHUSHI, M. and VIONNET, C. 2017. 交流 kōryū. Aberdeen: University of Aberdeen [online]. Available from: https://knowingfromtheinside.org/files/koryu.pdf

The title I have given this book, 交流kōryū, is a Japanese word that can be broadly translated into English as ‘exchange(s)’. Its meanings correspond to the breadth of meaning ‘exchange’ offers in English, including acts of giving and receiving (ofte... Read More about 交流 kōryū..


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