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The graphic line: an event in its own material. (2014)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. and RAVETZ, A. 2014. The graphic line: an event in its own material. Presented at the Making traces symposium, 19-22 November 2014, Odense, Denmark.

Amanda Ravetz is a film maker and anthropologist. Anne Douglas is a visual artist with a background in sculpture. For the past couple of years, they have been collaborating together as associates in Tim Ingold's research project, exploring drawing in... Read More about The graphic line: an event in its own material..

Why drawing, now? (2014)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, A., RAVETZ, A., GENEVER, K. and SIEBERS, J. 2014. Why drawing, now? Journal of arts and communities [online], 6(2-3), pages 119-131. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1386/jaac.6.2-3.119_1

This article takes the question 'why drawing, now?' as a speculative way to enter the debate on the relationship of art to different understandings of community. Drawing offers a paradox around the place of art in society. Drawing can be thought abou... Read More about Why drawing, now?.

Does the world draw? (2014)
Presentation / Conference
RAVETZ, A. and DOUGLAS, A. 2014. Does the world draw? Workshop facilitated during the 13th European Association of Social Anthropologists biennial conference of collaboration intemacy and revolution (EASA 2014): innovation and continuity in an interconnected world, 31st July-3rd August 2014, Tallinn, Estonia.

Drawing can be explained in at least two ways: exemplifying trace, an inherent capacity or collection of characteristics in an individual (Nancy 2013) e.g. Rembrandt's drawing versus Van Gogh's drawing, the drawing of a particular thing in the world... Read More about Does the world draw?.

Your thought will find the contours. (2014)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. and RAVETZ, A. 2014. Your thought will find the contours. Presented at Sewing lines, growing surfaces, breathing atmospheres: towards an ontogeny of things workshop, 2-3 July 2014, Weimar, Germany.

Our aim in this presentation is to report on research we have been doing around drawing and filming. As associates of Knowing from Inside, we are interested in discovering in what sense drawing and filming can be considered experiential ways of 'know... Read More about Your thought will find the contours..

Encounter in art. (2014)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. 2014. Encounter in art. Presented at the 2014 Art and encounter seminar: beyond audience development: why do artists engage publics in participation? 14-30 March 2014, Melbourne, Australia.

This presentation explores how 'encounter' is different from 'event' and making this differentiation has important implications on how we imagine the relationship of art to audience. The author introduces some theoretical foundations to the notion of... Read More about Encounter in art..

Leading through art: exploring action and improvisation. (2014)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. 2014. Leading through art: exploring action and improvisation. Keynote presentation at the Macgeorge fellowship, Centre for creative partnerships, 4 March 2014, Melbourne, Australia.

A keynote such as this raises the expectations of a new beginning to a discourse, of presenting another way of thinking about a shared set of issues. The process of arriving at the focus of the keynote has been collaborative and discursive through a... Read More about Leading through art: exploring action and improvisation..

Movement and moment: in-between discreteness and continuity. (2014)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, A. and COESSENS, K. 2014. Movement and moment: in-between discreteness and continuity. Somatechnics [online], 4(1), pages 149-167. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3366/soma.2014.0117

This paper explores a paradox. We breathe in, and then out. We walk by making paces, alternating left and right feet. Walking and breathing are made up of discrete intervals of space and time, involuntary actions of the living body, sustaining contin... Read More about Movement and moment: in-between discreteness and continuity..

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..

Drawing and the score. (2013)
Book
DOUGLAS, A. 2013. Drawing and the score. In De Assis, P., Brooks, W. and Coessens, K. Sound and score: essays on sound, score and notation. Leuven: Leuven University Press [online], chapter 14, pages 206-217. Available from: http://upers.kuleuven.be/en/book/9789058679765

Traditionally a score in Western classical music has ensured the music’s presentation and replication to an audience. Drawings as blueprints in architecture/engineering ensure that designs are translated into real structures in ways that are more or... Read More about Drawing and the score..

Values and assumptions in the concept of cultural leadership. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
PRICE, J., HARRIS, P. and DOUGLAS, A. 2013. Values and assumptions in the concept of cultural leadership. In Proceedings of the 1st European conference on arts and humanities (ECAH 2013), 18-21 July 2013, Brighton, UK. Nagoya: International Academic Forum [online], paper number 049, pages 398-412. Available from: http://papers.iafor.org...CAH2013_proceedings.pdf

Cultural leadership is still a young concept in cultural policy and academic study. Emerging as a sectoral concern in the UK around 2002, its early development as both practice and discourse took place during a time of notable growth and optimism for... Read More about Values and assumptions in the concept of cultural leadership..

Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator. (2013)
Thesis
IRVING, I. 2013. Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.

(Research Aim) This research sets out to explore and define a Contemporary Independent Curator and his/her practice. This type and method of curating activity occurs in a cultural context by an individual who practices (mostly) outwith a cultural ins... Read More about Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator..

Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational art practice. (2013)
Thesis
CHU, C.Y. 2013. Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational art practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This PhD research offers a new conception of negotiation that attempts to re-imagine the roles of and relationships between artist and participant-other in social art practice. Negotiation is implicit in art practice, and is often used without elucid... Read More about Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational art practice..

Imperfect art: working in public: a case study of the Oakland Projects (1991-2001). (2013)
Thesis
LACY, S. 2013. Imperfect art: working in public: a case study of the Oakland Projects (1991-2001). Robert Gordon University, PhD Thesis.

In Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art (1994) the author called for a new language of critique for the transient and publicly located art practices known today as social, or public, practices. Since that time authors have taken up the challenge... Read More about Imperfect art: working in public: a case study of the Oakland Projects (1991-2001)..

Altering a fixed identity: thinking through improvisation. (2012)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, A. 2012. Altering a fixed identity: thinking through improvisation. Critical studies in improvisation [online], 8(2), article number 2122. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21083/csieci.v8i2.2122

Replacing artist with player as if adopting an alias is a way of altering a fixed identity. And a changed identity is a principle of mobility, of going from one place to another¦ (Kaprow, Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life 125-6) This paper explo... Read More about Altering a fixed identity: thinking through improvisation..

Experiential knowledge and improvisation: variations on movement, motion, emotion. (2012)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, A. and COESSENS, K. 2012. Experiential knowledge and improvisation: variations on movement, motion, emotion. Art, design and communication in higher education [online], 10(2), pages 179-198. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1386/adch.10.2.179_1

In this paper we position improvisation as a way of knowing that is experiential, pivotal to the body's movement and growth in the world. Improvisation allows us to manage the constraints and freedoms of a world rich in possibilities, associations, a... Read More about Experiential knowledge and improvisation: variations on movement, motion, emotion..

Ecology and environmental art in public place: talking tree: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature? (2012)
Thesis
GOTO COLLINS, R. 2012. Ecology and environmental art in public place: talking tree: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature? Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

My research started with a question: Is it possible to create change if we understand life is interdependent and interrelated with nature in our environment? I researched this question from the perspective of a practising artist in the field of envir... Read More about Ecology and environmental art in public place: talking tree: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature?.

Calendar variations. (2011)
Book
COESSENS, K. and DOUGLAS, A. 2011. Calendar variations. Banchory: Woodend Barn.

This small book offers a visual and verbal reflection on the process of artistic practice and the ephemeral traces left by these. It is part of the exhibition 'Calendar Variations', held at the woodend barn, Banchory, Scotland in April 2011. It consi... Read More about Calendar variations..

Participating in the 'wrong' way? (2011)
Thesis
HOPE, C.S. 2011. Participating in the 'wrong' way? Practice based research into cultural democracy and the commissioning of art to effect social change. Birkbeck (University of London), PhD thesis.

Through this practice based research I argue that cultural democracy as a way of thinking contests dominant models of commissioning art to effect social change. A method of generative metaphor of critical distance emerges through four projects based... Read More about Participating in the 'wrong' way?.

A generative framework for computer-based interactive art in mass transport systems. (2011)
Thesis
HER, J.-J. 2011. A generative framework for computer-based interactive art in mass transport systems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Over the course of the past decade the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) stations in Taiwan have become open air art galleries: with more prominent and frequent display of various artistic creations in stations, including interactive artworks. However, unlike... Read More about A generative framework for computer-based interactive art in mass transport systems..

The artist as leader: research report. (2009)
Report
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2009. The artist as leader: research report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Leadership, along with creativity, is increasingly considered to be one of the important drivers of economic success, as articulated in the Cox Review (2005). Most of the Leadership programmes in the cultural sector (Clore Leadership Programme, Cultu... Read More about The artist as leader: research report..