An International Gathering of Multidisciplinary Place-Based Researchers
An August 2013 conference in Dundee, Scotland
Invited speakers from various disciplines will
present material concerning ‘invisible’ aspects of Scottish
culture, such as the oral tradition, musical ballads, personal narratives,
traces of vanished communities, case studies in watersheds and coastal
villages, historic ruins, and performances. Scotland itself will be
the focus of close investigation by place-based researchers, with
the aim of expanding collaborative research about Scotland through
research projects. In two days of presentations and performances in
Dundee, with two days on a choice of several trips, participants will
not only hear and see, but visit firsthand, examples of ‘invisible’
traces in countryside, city, island or community. The audience will
be comprised of invited researchers of three separate research networks
(artists, landscape architects, architects, curators, geographers,
writers, performers and practitioners), Scottish hosts and guests,
with the aim of promoting new collaborations concerning Scottish culture
||Summary of Research Workshop
This international research workshop, hosted by PLaCE Scotland and
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (hereinafter, DJCAD)
of the University of Dundee, will bring together people of six nations;
Scotland itself will be the focus of investigation by place-based
researchers, with the aim of expanding collaborative research about
Scotland through projects. In presentations and performances, invited
speakers from many disciplines will present material concerning the
‘invisible’ aspects of Scottish culture: for example,
the oral tradition, music, personal narratives, traces of vanished
communities, case studies in watersheds and coastal villages, geographical
traces of distant past, and narratives in historic ruins.
PLaCE Scotland is the host:
Mary Modeen- Convener, with members of PLaCE
Scotland, PLaCE England, PLaCE USA and PLaCE France.
Members of the Land2 Network, and
Spectral Traces Network
||Katherine E. Nash
Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota
405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
traces undercurrents October 16 - November
An international group exhibition of mapping unseen and unacknowledged
pasts that continue to structure present-day social relations.
Curated by Christine Baeumler and Joyce Lyon
Public Reception Thursday October 18 6-8pm
Presentation by Talya Chalef and Kelly Ryall in the Regis-in-Flux
Space, 4 - 5pm
Sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study Thursdays at Four
Public Panels Friday October 19 1-5pm
Rapson Hall Auditorium
In Conjuction with the Mapping Spectral Traces Network Symposium
Companion Show: A Sense
of Place in Artist Books
October 12 - December 12 2012, ALA Library Gallery, Room 210
Curated by Karen Kinoshita
Public Reception Friday 19 October 2012 6:30-8:30pm
events are free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible
Further information: https://events.umn.edu/021624
Carolyn Lee Anderson, Christine Baeumler, Dr. Iain Biggs, Margaret
Cogswell, Jim Denomie, Jan Estep, Jil Evans, Wing Young Huie, Emily
Johnson, Peter L. Johnson, Ruth Jones, Seitu Jones, Gülgün
Kayim, Rebecca Krinke, Dr. Gini Lee, Lynn Lukkas, Joyce Lyon, Antony
Lyons, Mary Modeen, Simon Read, Elaine Rutherford, Megan Rye, Mel
Shearsmith, Mona Smith, Keith Taylor, Sandra Menefee Taylor, Judith
Tucker in collaboration with Harriet Tarlo, and Amy Waksmonski.
events are part of Mapping Spectral Traces; A Dakota
Place, a 2012 - 2013 IAS Research and Creative Collaborative
August 11 - September 30, 2012, Redline, Denver Colorado USA
Hybrid is curated by Denver-based,
Irish artist Rian Kerrane.
The exhibition takes place in Denver’s RedLine, a 6,000 sq ft
exhibition hall. It will be the first of two exhibitions, the second
of which will take place in Ireland, allowing each artist to engage
both with “local” proximity and “foreign”
distance in turn.
As part of Hybrid, Deirdre O’Mahony will be exhibiting Cross
Land, (2007) commissioned by Clare County Arts office under the Ground
Up Programme, Abridged: 0 - 20, Abandoned Clare (2011) curated by
Gregory McCartney, and the T.U.R.F. (Transitional Understandings of
Rural Futures) Archive (2012), all of which reflect upon and examine
the changing face of rural social and cultural landscape. As part
of her research for a new project FARM, O’Mahony has visited
local beef producers in the USA to discuss changing ideas on rural
environments as sites for food and energy production. Today many small
farms exist as much as sites for cultural production (i.e. ‘design
value,’ nostalgia, tourism, etc) as for producing the food we
O’Mahony is building on existing research with farming groups
in Ireland and the UK, opening a space for co-learning between farming
communities across the globe. As part of Hybrid, Deirdre O’Mahony
will hold a community gathering the day after the opening reception
on August 12 at RedLine, 2 - 4pm.
FARM: Mind Meitheal will consist of the artist and local ranchers
who will discuss how changes in farming practices are unfolding within
rural communities across the globe and field questions from the audience.
“Meitheal” means the exchange
of mutual aid and support in Irish.
On this trip to Colorado, O’Mahony has visited local beef producers
to discuss changing ideas on rural environments as sites for food
and energy production. Today many small farms exist as much as sites
for cultural production (i.e. ‘design value,’ nostalgia,
tourism, etc) as for producing the food we eat. O’Mahony is
building on existing research with farming groups in Ireland and the
UK, opening a space for co-learning between farming communities across
Thanks to the ranchers and farmers in Colorado, Ireland and Cumbria
who generously gave their time to discuss how these changes are affecting
A Simple Rain
|Vivienne Glance and Perdita Phillips
||Please join us on Monday 6th
August 7pm at:
Crow Books 900 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park,
Australia, for the launch of A Simple Rain. The book will be launched
by Kevin Gillam.
RSVP/for more information contact email@example.com
Photography with an eye for symbolism and a hint
of narrative, prose filled with a visual acuity and flurries and
flakes of inventiveness. There is a tangible synergy here between
text and image, giving rise to "dissolved aspirations"...depth,
past mourning and the "notes of ages". 'A Simple Rain'
is a book to linger over, a book to savour.
Kevin Gillam (award-winning
Commission 16m HVS 4c+
The 3rd and
overhanging corner seaward from the arch.
More strenuous than it looks.
Belay at low tide or from a hanging belay on middle slab (also avoids
any potential rockfall)
Bridge and layback the corner.
Better gear nearer the top.
The large worrysome sounding fin is best avoided if possible.
Some friable rock on left wall.
Dan Shipsides Sep
Public Commission 16m HVS 4c+
is now installed.
A beautiful new climbing route by artist and climber Dan Shipsides.
Its location is on a wild sea crag in Donegal.
The route came into existence as a by-product of the cultural commissioning
of a wider project. This work frames the new climbing route as a public
Could a climbing route be a public (art)work?
To what extent might it have been created or performed?
What form does it posses or take?
What is the location of the artwork?
What audiences might engage with it?
What is it that they do if they do?
Port A Doris, Shroove, Inishowen, Donegal. Ireland. 55.2ºN, 6.9°W
A plaque at the location provides a QR link to online images, drawings
and texts relating to the route and it’s providence as an experiential
and conceptually charged public artwork. You can also scan from the
Public Commission 16m HVS 4c+
is presented as part of the 100x100 public art commissions facilitated
It was initially funded by Legacy Trust UK (under the Vertical. Nature.
Base project - an Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company and Dan Shipsides
Further events in 100x100 open during the week.
Artlink Visual Arts Organisation
T. 074 93 63469
210 2ND STREET NORTH + MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55401 + 612 436-1151
Dialogue in Place, Volume II
a visual conversation
Joyce Lyon and Andrea Thoma
(St. Paul, Minnesota) and Andrea Thoma
have maintained a transatlantic studio conversation about different
notions of place for more than ten years. In new bodies of work
consider place in relation to time, intimacy, pilgrimage and dwelling,
explore how different media facilitate different modes of visual
Thursday, February 9 at 12:15 pm
InFlux Space, Regis Center for Art, University
405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
and Andrea Thoma
will discuss their creative process and
the implications of place in their artistic practice.
Events are free and open to the public.
Gallery hours: Thursday –
Saturday 12 - 6 pm and by appointment
rock series Landslip 1 -2011. Photo-aggregate (concept drawing)
Recent work and its context
|Join us for a preview of
the exhibition on
Friday 10 February 4 - 7pm
Open 13 February - 9 March 2012
Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm
The University of Northampton
St George's Avenue
Northampton NN2 6JD
tel : 01604 893046
Art,Nature &The Land
February Talk Series
Nature, Nature in Art
1 February 2012
Visiting Fellow FA
|The Graphic Landscape
8 February 2012
|Landscape towards Abstraction
15 February 2012
Course leader FA
|Landscape. Change. Photography
22 February 2012
|Drawing the Landscape - a crisis
29 February 2012
PhD Student UM/C
|Find out more online
Image: Andy Goldsworthy
A series of five illustrated talks at
MK Gallery, exploring land, landscape and naturejn contemporary
practice by members of the fine art staff at the University
900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
T +44 (0)1908 676 900 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All talks run from 6.30 - 7.45pm
£3.50 full / £2.50 concs
Enjoy all 5 for £15/ £10 concs
Book now on 01908676900
and Interpreting States of Mind 1700-2000
An Interdisciplinary Conference
14-16 June 2012
Professor Joel P. Eigen
(Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, Franklin and Marshall College,
Pennsylvania) Professor Melinda A. Rabb
(Professor of English, Brown University, Rhode Island) Dr.
Judith A. Tucker (Senior Lecturer in
the School of Design, Leeds University)
This cross-period and interdisciplinary conference seeks to situate
and interpret states of mind from the eighteenth century to the
twenty-first questioning how the space, place and historical context
in which mental states are experienced shaped the narratives produced
by individuals. Interweaving perspectives from across such disciplines
as literature, history, philosophy, art history, performance, fine
art, creative writing, psychology and sociology, the conference
will explore accounts of states of mind including mental illness,
dreams, sleep-walking, imaginative states and self-awareness. The
conference seeks to assess how these varying states of consciousness
are expressed and how such narratives are influenced by historical
change, continuity or the reconfiguration of these forms of expression.
We would like to invite abstracts for papers from across disciplines
on the theme of the conference, particularly related, but not limited,
to the following key strands:
Experience and Representation of Mental
- the gap between individual experience and interpretations by medical
and legal practitioners
- the relationship between mental distress, agency, literature and
- representations of mental derangement and criminal responsibility
Liminal States of Mind
- representations of liminal states of consciousness
- the relationship between experiences and representations of dreams
- categorisation of imaginative states in cognitive science and
- concepts of interiority, selfhood and imaginative processing of
real or fictional worlds
Self-awareness and Place
- relationship between self and place, particularly regarding the
past and decay
- artistic expressions of situating self-awareness
- creative representations of landscape as a geographic metaphor
Abstracts of 300 words for 20-minute papers should be submitted
by 31 January 2012 to the conference organisers: email@example.com
northumbria.ac.uk. See www.northumbria.ac.uk/statesofmind
Anne Eggebert • Matthias Einhoff •
David Ferrando Giraut • Polly Gould • Marja Helander •Uta
Kogelsberger • Almut Rink • Abigail Reynolds • Emily
Speed • Louise K Wilson
13 January - 19 February 2012
Private View: Friday 13 January 2011 6 - 9 pm
The fear of place and the manifestation
of this in contemporary art is the territory for TOPOPHOBIA.
As an anxiety disorder, this phobia is understood as an irrational
dread of certain places or situations, yet, considered as a cultural
phenomenon topophobia connects us to the existential human question
of how each of us finds our place in the world. The exhibition and
related publication take a look at the representation of place and
space as threatened or threatening.
TOPOPHOBIA is a group
show featuring the work of ten UK and international artists.
David Ferrando Giraut Road Movie (Perpetuum
| The range of media and approaches is wide.
Anne Eggebert makes detailed drawings derived
from images on Google Earth; Matthias
Einhoff uses high-end corporate video techniques to make a
spectacle of an urban wasteland; David Ferrando
Giraut creates a state of anxiety with his filmic pan of the
aftermath of a car accident; Polly Gould
constructs distorted topographical watercolours reflected in the surface
of a globe; Marja Helander depicts herself out of place between her
two cultures of contemporary Finland and Sami nomadic heritage; Uta
Kogelsberger reveals uncanny night visions of urban and desert
America in her photographs; Almut Rink
appropriates the 3D software used by architects to take the viewer
on an imaginary journey in a virtual space; Abigail
Reynolds exposes disjointed time and place in her use of old
book illustrations in collages and assemblage. Emily
Speed houses her body in a fortress made from shutters; and
Louise K Wilson uses sound derived from
her work at a previously top secret Cold War testing site.
TOPOPHOBIA considers the technologies of
perception that shape our understanding of place; technologies that
extend the body beyond the usual limits of its senses, yet, these
techniques of visual representation lead paradoxically to a sensation
of disappearance. TOPOPHOBIA is about fear
of place, but in equal measure, it is an exploration of the anxiety
generated by encounters with these technologies of disappearance.
TOPOPHOBIA is a touring show with
Danielle Arnaud as the originating venue. The show tours to Bluecoat,
Liverpool 3 March to 22 April 2012 and Spacex, Exeter 12 May to 7
July 2012. Both touring venues will feature specially commissioned
new works from participating artists.
A publication including colour plates of the artists’ works,
a short fiction by Leslie Forbes, essays
by Dr Caterina Albano, Thomas
D Trummer and Eggebert-and-Gould,
accompanies the exhibition. The book is distributed by John Rule www.johnrule.co.uk
|Conceived and curated by Eggebert-and-Gould
Funded by the Arts Council and National Lottery
For more information and images please contact Danielle Arnaud at: