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Duplex 100m2 and contemporary art in Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2004-2018. (2019)
Book
BLACKWOOD, J. (ed.) 2019. Duplex 100m2 and contemporary art in Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2004-2018. Sarajevo: Editions Riveneuve.

This book is a history of contemporary art in Bosnia-Herzegovina, through exhibitions from 2004 - 2018 in three galleries, Galerija 10m2, Duplex 10m2 and Duplex 100m2.

On utopian realism: the art of Mladen Miljanović. (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
BLACKWOOD, J. 2019. On utopian realism: the art of Mladen Miljanović. Essay produced to accompany the exhibition: 'Mladen Miljanović: Utopian Realism', 8 February - 14 March 2019, Peacock Visual Arts [online], Aberdeen. Available from: https://peacockvisualar...anovic-utopian-realism/

This essay accompanies the first solo exhibition in Scotland by Mladen Miljanovic, a post-conceptual video and performance artist based in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The exhibition can be read, in one way, as a mini-retrospective; starting w... Read More about On utopian realism: the art of Mladen Miljanović..

The Lancaster care charter. (2019)
Journal Article
RODGERS, P., INNELLA, G., BREMNER, C., COXON, I., BROADLEY, C., CADAMUNRO, A., CARLEKLEV, S., CHAN, K., DILNOT, C., FATHERS, J., FENNELL, J., FREMANTLE, C., FRENCH, T., HENRIQUES, D., JONES, P.L., KETTLEY, R., KETTLEY, S., KHAN, M., LOGGE, K., ARCHER-MARTIN, J., MCHATTIE, J.-S., PULLEY, R., SHAHAR, D., TEAL, G., TEWARI, S., TREADAWAY, C., TSEKLEVES, E., VALADKESHYAEI, H.M., VENTURA, J., WATT, T.A., WILTSE, H. and WINTON, E. 2019. The Lancaster care charter. Design issues [online], 35(1), pages 73-77. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1162/desi_a_00522

In the fall of 1991 the Munich Design Charter was published in Design Issues. This charter was written as a design-led “call to arms” on the future nations and boundaries of Europe. The signatories of the Munich Design Charter saw the problem of Euro... Read More about The Lancaster care charter..

Highland romance or Viking saga? The contradictory branding of Orkney Tweed in the twentieth century. (2018)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. and PEACH, A. 2019. Highland romance or Viking saga? The contradictory branding of Orkney Tweed in the twentieth century. Journal of design history [online], 32(3), pages 263-279. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epy046

Few have heard of Orkney tweed today, but in the mid-twentieth century it was as well known as Harris Tweed, and praised for its soft and light characteristics. This article investigates the rise and fall of Orkney tweed and suggests that its decline... Read More about Highland romance or Viking saga? The contradictory branding of Orkney Tweed in the twentieth century..

Greenhouse Britain: losing ground, gaining wisdom (2006-09): case study. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2018. Greenhouse Britain: losing ground, gaining wisdom (2006-09): case study. Presented at 2018 Valuing nature annual conference, 13-14 November 2018, Cardiff, UK.

Greenhouse Britain: Losing Ground, Gaining Wisdom (2006-09) was a project resulting in a touring exhibition. It was created by the artists Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison (the Harrisons) and funded by DEFRA’s Climate Challenge Fund (£186,500... Read More about Greenhouse Britain: losing ground, gaining wisdom (2006-09): case study..

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..

How big is here? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2018. How big is here? Space in the work of the Harrisons. Presented at the 2018 Gray's research conference: space and spatiality in creative practice, 5 October 2018, Aberdeen, UK.

In this article the author gives a brief exploration the work of 'the Harrisons', Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison who are pioneers of the ecoart movement. The article includes written text of the presentation as well as presentation slides.

Positive geographies: contemporary art from Aberdeen. [Exhibition] (2018)
Exhibition / Performance
Positive geographies: contemporary art from Aberdeen. Exhibition held on 8-18 June 2018, Look Again Festival, Aberdeen.

An exhibition of contemporary art by Jessica Barrie, Paula Buškevica, Donald Butler, Mary Gordon, Alexandra McGregor and Svetlana Panova, curated by Jon Blackwood.

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..

Urgent enquiry: what do artists do? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2018. Urgent enquiry: what do artists do? Presented at a seminar of the An Urgent Enquiry residency commissioning programme, 22 March 2018, Wexford, Ireland.

Presentation given at 'Urgent Enquiry' Seminar, Wexford, Eire 22 March 2018, at the invitation of a group of Public Art Officers. The presentation provides examples of artists' practices, current and historical, and relates those to issues in ecosyst... Read More about Urgent enquiry: what do artists do?.

Transdisciplinarity and transformation. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2018. Transdisciplinarity and transformation. Presented at a workshop of the Future Earth Early Career Researchers Network of Networks, 22-24 January 2018, London, UK.

Participation, collaboration and transdisciplinarity are frequently used sometimes interchangeably. Basarab Nicolescu theorises transdisciplinarity as a way of addressing multiple levels of reality and Tim Ingold highlights the importance of experien... Read More about Transdisciplinarity and transformation..

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..

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..

Conquest of photography: a tale of abstraction versus the richness of images. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
HAMLYN, J. 2017. Conquest of photography: a tale of abstraction versus the richness of images. Presented at a symposium on contemporary photography, 27 October 2017, Regensburgh, Germany.

The aim of this presentation is to bring into relief the degree to which our language-centric view of the world obscures our understanding of photography and depiction more generally. Or, as Wittgenstein put it: 'Philosophy is the battle against the... Read More about Conquest of photography: a tale of abstraction versus the richness of images..

Captured state: new art from Macedonia. [Exhibition] (2017)
Exhibition / Performance
Captured state: new art from Macedonia. Exhibition held on 7 October - 30 November 2017, Summerhall, Edinburgh.

An exhibition of Macedonia artists Ephemerki (Jasna Dimitrovska and Dragana Zarevska), Verica Kovacevska, OPA (Slobadanka Stevceska and Denis Saraginovski), Igor Toshevski and Bojan Ivanov, curated by Jon Blackwood.

In conversation: is care in opposition to design? (2017)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. and MCHATTIE, L.-S. 2017. In conversation: is care in opposition to design? Presented at Does design care...? An international workshop of design thought and action, 12-13 September 2017, Lancaster, UK [online], pages 95-98. Available from: https://www.designresea...Design-Care-for-web.pdf

We need to challenge underpinning assumptions of design including 'Who does it?' 'What's it for?' and 'How do we learn to do it?' are brought into sharp focus by the question of care. Care might even be something conceived to be in opposition to desi... Read More about In conversation: is care in opposition to design?.


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