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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..

On women's video art in the context of Yugoslavia, 1969-1991. (2019)
Book Chapter
BLACKWOOD, J. 2019. On women's video art in the context of Yugoslavia, 1969-1991. In Leuzzi, L., Shemilt, E. and Partridge, S. (eds.) EWVA: European women's video art in the 70s and 80s. East Barnet: John Libbey Publishing.

Written from our vantage point, the categories of ‘Yugoslavia’ and ‘video art’ are historical. Having grown up in the 1980s with video art as the most contemporary of the new art practices, and with Yugoslavia seemingly a permanent fixture on the map... Read More about On women's video art in the context of Yugoslavia, 1969-1991..

Censoring contemporary art in Macedonia. (2018)
Book Chapter
BLACKWOOD, J. 2018. Censoring contemporary art in Macedonia. In Kennedy, R. and Coulter, R. (eds.) Censorship art: silencing the artwork. London: IB Tauris [online], chapter 8. Available from: https://www.bloomsbury....ring-art-9781788313834/

In this essay, we will consider how censorship affects discourses of contemporary art in the Republic of Macedonia. To do so, we must first outline the cultural, political and social contexts in Macedonia; consider some differing standpoints on what... Read More about Censoring contemporary art in Macedonia..

In the shadow of Alexander the Great: censorship, ideology and contemporary art in Macedonia. (2018)
Book Chapter
BLACKWOOD, J. 2018. In the shadow of Alexander the Great: censorship, ideology and contemporary art in Macedonia. In Kennedy, R. and Coulter, R. (eds.) Censoring art: silencing the artwork. London: I.B. Tauris [online], pages 137-155. Available from: https://www.bloomsbury....ring-art-9781838608118/

In this chapter the author discusses how censorship affects discourses of contemporary art in the Republic of Macedonia. The cultural, political and social contexts in Macedonia are outlined and differing standpoints on what constitutes contemporary... Read More about In the shadow of Alexander the Great: censorship, ideology and contemporary art in Macedonia..

Venturing out on the thread of a tune: the artist as improvisor in public life. (2018)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A. 2018. Venturing out on the thread of a tune: the artist as improvisor in public life. In Oliver, J. (ed.) Creative practice and the art of association, trajectories of practice as research. Melbourne: University of Melbourne Press [online], chapter 6. https://www.mup.com.au/items/190001

In discussing the work of Wassily Kandinsky of some hundred years ago, Will Grohmann, an art historian, focuses on Kandinsky's effort to develop a new grammar for the visual arts. Kandinsky, Grohmann argues, undertakes a profound rethinking of visual... Read More about Venturing out on the thread of a tune: the artist as improvisor in public life..

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..

Improvisation as experimentation in everyday life and beyond. (2017)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A. and COESSENS, K. 2017. Improvisation as experimentation in everyday life and beyond. In Coessens, K. (ed.) Experimental encounters in music and beyond. Leuven: Leuven University Press [online], pages 159-176. Available from: http://lup.be/products/107961

In this chapter we analyse two interrelated projects across the fields of visual art and music, philosophy and anthropology. Calendar Variations (2010-11) is a visual activity initiated by Anne Douglas, visual artist and researcher. A Day in My Life... Read More about Improvisation as experimentation in everyday life and beyond..

What poetry does best: the Harrisons' poetics of being and acting in the world. (2016)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2016. What poetry does best: the Harrisons' poetics of being and acting in the world. In Harrison, H.M. and Harrison, N. (eds.) The time of the force majeure: after 45 years counterforce is on the horizon. Grantham: Prestel.

Simply paying attention guarantees the transformation from a nature supposedly asleep to the work that displays nature's strange vitality. Art is what attention makes with nature. This observation by Michel De Certeau, noted French philosopher of the... Read More about What poetry does best: the Harrisons' poetics of being and acting in the world..

Hand knitting in a digital era. (2016)
Book Chapter
STEED, J. 2016. Hand knitting in a digital era. In Nimkulrat, N., Kane, F. and Walton, K. (eds.) Crafting textiles in the digital age. London: Bloomsbury [online]. Available from: http://www.bloomsbury.c...ital-age-9781474286206/

This chapter seeks to develop an argument for a more nuanced language in our critical understanding of the cultural and contextual significance of hand knitting within contemporary craft practice, towards developing a clearer articulation of the intr... Read More about Hand knitting in a digital era..

Inconsistency and contradiction: lessons in improvisation in the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. (2016)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2016. Inconsistency and contradiction: lessons in improvisation in the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. In Brady, J. (ed.) Elemental: an arts and ecology reader. Manchester: Gaia Project Press.

The aim of this essay is to draw out the learning from the authors' analysis of the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, collectively known as 'the Harrisons'. The Harrisons are widely acknowledged as eminent ecological artists whose... Read More about Inconsistency and contradiction: lessons in improvisation in the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison..

'Context is half the work': developing doctoral research through arts practice in culture. (2015)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A. 2016. 'Context is half the work': developing doctoral research through arts practice in culture. In Cartiere, C. and Zebracki, M. (eds.) The everyday practice of public art: art, space and social inclusion. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 8. Available at: https://www.routledge.c...ki/p/book/9781138829213

In 2001-4, a small research team of post doctoral and doctoral artist researchers, working with five cultural partners drew together two apparently incommensurable issues: remote rural culture and contemporary art. The thrust of their questions was s... Read More about 'Context is half the work': developing doctoral research through arts practice in culture..

Variable geometry: contemporary art in Bosnia-Herzegovina. (2015)
Book Chapter
BLACKWOOD, J. 2015. Variable geometry: contemporary art in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In Lydic, L. and Westphal, B. The silence and the word in the aftermath of the Yugoslav wars. Limoges: PULIM, chapter 11.

The notion of 'conflict' in contemporary art in BiH is multi-faceted. The artistic processing of the catastrophic legacy of the 1992-95 war of ethnic aggression is still ongoing; internationally, the works of artists such as Sejla Kameri{acute}c, and... Read More about Variable geometry: contemporary art in Bosnia-Herzegovina..

Making maps and exploring territory. (2015)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A. and HOPE, M. 2015. Making maps and exploring territory. In Newling, J. The last islands. Banchory: Woodend Barn Publishing, pages 55-59.

This essay co-authored with Mark Hope, co-founder of the Barn, Banchory, forms a chapter in the book, The last islands published on the occasion on the opening of The Map Room of the Last Islands, new work by John Newling at Woodend Barn, Banchory, A... Read More about Making maps and exploring territory..

Working together. (2014)
Book Chapter
FREMANTLE, C. 2014. Working together. In Monoian, E., Ferry, R. and Land Art Generator Initiative (eds.) New energies: Land Art Generator Initiative, Copenhagen. London: Prestel, pages 2-5.

Why is 'working together' so vital right now? It is at the heart of ecoart practices and at the heart of the Land Art Generator Initiative. It is one of the features that distinguish these practices and programs. LAGI asks architects, designers, and... Read More about Working together..

Designing engagement: the new edge. (2013)
Book Chapter
MACDONALD, S. 2013. Designing engagement: the new edge. In Jokela, T., Coutts, G., Härkönen, E., and Huhmarniemi, M. (eds.) Cool: applied visual arts in the North. Rovaniemi: University of Lapland. Faculty of Art and Design, pages 54-67.

The participatory principle, though bred in late twentieth century countercultural politics, is an emerging trend in social policy and also the arts where it is associated with audience involvement that goes beyond passive consumption. This parallels... Read More about Designing engagement: the new edge..

Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research. (2013)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A. and COESSENS, K. 2013. Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research. In Frisk, H. and Östersjö, S. (eds.) (Re)thinking improvisation: artistic explorations and conceptual writing. Malmö: Lund University, Malmö Academy of Music, pages 29-41.

In life there exists no script. The primacy of experience in the form of 'trying out' or improvisation, a moving from an indefinable and undifferentiated state to feeling our way by creating a direction. In art, improvisation is differently nuanced.... Read More about Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research..

Fetishism and the stories of feminist art. (2008)
Book Chapter
KOKOLI, A.M. 2008. Fetishism and the stories of feminist art. In Kokoli, A.M. (ed.) Feminism reframed: reflections on art and difference. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pages 206-226.

Feminism in art history finds itself at an interesting intersection. Having long lost its links to activism, and with much of poststructuralist and psychoanalytic theory (on which it drew, and which it irreversibly transformed) now seemingly depleted... Read More about Fetishism and the stories of feminist art..

Introduction: looking on, bouncing back. (2008)
Book Chapter
KOKOLI, A.M. 2008. Introduction: looking on, bouncing back. In Kokoli, A.M. (ed.) Feminism reframed: reflections on art and difference. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pages 1-18.

Feminism Reframed: Reflections on Art and Difference addresses the ongoing dialogue between feminism, art history and visual culture from contemporary scholarly perspectives. Over the past thirty years, the critical interventions of feminist art hist... Read More about Introduction: looking on, bouncing back..


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