This is a diary recording exhibitions I've seen, interesting arts & health projects and my own failures and interesting references to failure. If you want to know the types of work I do please look at the About page here.
An interdisciplinary “bing”** seminar and public discussion in four parts. Nuria Sánchez-León and Professor Anne Douglas have very kindly provided ecoartscotland with a detailed report on the recent seminar, “There is a work in the interpretation of the Work”, organised in conjunction with the exhibition “Context is Half the Work: A partial history of the [… […]
Sustainability is an overused word. It is much diminished by its occurrence in too many documents purporting to suggest that transport, local government or how anything is sustainable following the end of grant funding. But we know that sustainability matters and thinking out of the current construction doesn’t happen nearly enough. Tim Ingold’s lecture at […]
“There is a work in the interpretation of the work” from Craig Richardson’s ‘John Latham: Incidental Person’ (2007, pp27-31) As part of the exhibition ‘Context is Half the Work. A Partial History of the Artist Placement Group’ at Summerhall Arts Centre in Edinburgh. If you are interested in how artists can re-shape our perceptions […]
Art, particularly sited work, can create a ‘third space’ for public discourse. By ‘third space’ we mean a space other than the commercial or governmental spaces for people to engage with issues. This is often characterised by being non-hierarchical, open and willing to embrace contradiction, uncertainty, etc. Probably because it’s created by artists who h […]