PhD Research

My proposed research investigates a timely change in contemporary art practice: from a solo studio endeavour to a post‐studio group model, and inspects the social and phenomenological conditions that paved the way for this paradigm shift. What are the socio‐economic and cultural‐geographic reasons for the recent boom in group‐studio phenomenon within contemporary art practice, as specific to residencies, and how can that analysis better equip us as cultural producers to tailor this phenomenon to meet the current needs of artists? As part of my practice‐led research, I will create a set of three-week residencies that take place in Edinburgh and Minneapolis, which responds to the cultural, architectural and creative topography of each city, and further examine the value of phenomenological experience to the working artist.

I plan to engage a practice‐led research PhD at ECA/University of Edinburgh to further advance the discourse in the field of contemporary art practice using a mix of quantitative and qualitative approaches. Through surveys, observation, and implementation of research through practice (Frayling, 1995), I will explore the conditions giving rise to residential group‐studio phenomenon. My own creative practice is lifted to a state of practical research in that it inherently includes an explicit understanding of how it contributes to the inquiry (Rust, Mottram, and Till 2008); the process of conducting a residency itself propagates further critical investigation of the inquiry.


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Reading List

Bishop, Claire. Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship. London: Verso, 2012. Print.

Deleuze, Gilles, and Félix Guattari. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013. Print.

Gardiner, Michael. Critiques of Everyday Life. London: Routledge, 2000. Print.

Harris, Mary Emma. The Arts at Black Mountain College. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2002. Print.

Heidegger, Martin, and David Farrell. Krell. Basic Writings from “Being and Time” (1927) to “The Task of Thinking” (1964). London: Routledge, 1993. Print.

Lury, Celia, and Nina Wakeford. Inventive Methods: The Happening of the Social. London: Routledge, 2014. Print.

Madoff, Steven Henry. Art School: (propositions for the 21st Century). Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2009. Print.

Mulhall, Stephen. Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Heidegger and Being and Time. London: Routledge, 1996. Print.

Suggested

Bishop, Claire. “Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics.” October Magazine LTD, MIT Press, (Fall 2004, No. 110) p. 51‐79

Bourriaud, Nicolas. Relational Aesthetics. Dijon: Les presses du r®¶el, 1998.

Deleuze, Gilles and Guattari, Felix. A Thousand Plateaus. Trans. Brian Massumi. London and New York: Continuum, 2004. Vol. 2 of Capitalism and Schizophrenia. 2 vols. 1972‐1980. Trans. of Mille Plateaux. Paris: Les Editions de Minuit.

Emami, Gazelle. “Kickstarter On Track To Distribute More Funding Than The National Endowment For The Arts” Huffington Post: February 24, 2012 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/24/kickstarter‐funding_n_1300275.html

Frayling, C. Research in Art and Design. Royal College of Art: Research Paper, 1993

Suzanne, Lacy. Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art. Bay Press, 1995

Merleau‐Ponty, Maurice. “Eye and Mind.” The Primacy of Perception. Ed. James E.
Edie. Trans. Carleton Dallery. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964.

Rust, Chris and Mottram, Judith and Till, Jeremy. AHRC Research Review; PracticeLed Research in Art, Design and Architecture. Review Report, 2007.

Methods (ECA: Fall 2014)

Allen, Felicity. Education. London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2011. Print.

Doherty, Claire. Situation. London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2009. Print.

Ferrance, Eileen. Action Research. Providence, RI: LAB, Northeast and Island Regional Education Laboratory at Brown U, 2000. Print.

Gillick, Liam. The Good of Work. Vol. 16. New York: Goethe Institute, 2010. N. pag. E-flux. Goethe Institute, 2 June 2011. Web. 01 Dec. 2014.

Harris, Mary Emma. The Arts at Black Mountain College. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2002. Print.

Heidegger, Martin, and David Farrell. Krell. Basic Writings from “Being and Time” (1927) to “The Task of Thinking” (1964). London: Routledge, 1993. Print.

Heidegger, Martin. “Poetry, Language, Thought.” Building, Dwelling, Thinking. Trans. Albert Hofstadter. New York: Harper Colophon, 1971. N. pag. Print.

Lave, Jean. Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation. N.p.: Cambridge UP, 1991. Print.

Lury, Celia, and Nina Wakeford. Inventive Methods: The Happening of the Social. Oxon, UK: Routledge, 2014. Print.

Ptak, Anna. Re-tooling Residencies: A Closer Look at the Mobility of Art Professionals. Warsaw: Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle and A-I-R Laboratory, 2011. Print.

Steyerl, Hito. “Politics of Art: Contemporary Art and the Transition to Post-Democracy.” E-flux Journal 21 (2012): n. pag. 17 Sept. 2012. Web.


Links

Updated 17/08/2017

Online Residency Resources

Res Artis.org

TransArtists.org

Alliance of Artists Communities

Residency Unlimited

Cultural Mobility Map: Northern Africa

International

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/18/style/tmagazine/18metcalf.html?_r=0

http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/art/galleries/the‐artists‐institute

http://www.waspsstudios.org.uk/

http://www.gasworks.org.uk/

http://www.florencetrust.org/

http://delfinafoundation.com/programmes/residency‐programme/about‐3/

http://www.watershed.co.uk/ished/

http://www.goelsewhere.org/

http://www.land2.uwe.ac.uk/

http://poorfarmexperiment.org/

http://www.theywontfindushere.com/

http://www.mildredslane.com/

http://www.coloradoartranch.org/

http://www.imamuseum.org/100acres/artists/andreazittel/apply‐island‐residency

http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/779722/a‐guide‐to‐20‐adventurous‐offbeat‐orotherwise‐outrageous‐artist‐residencies

Conferences and Databases

http://www.resartis.org/en/about/about_res_artis/res_artis_history/

http://www.artistcommunities.org/sites/default/files/shared/Field_at_a_Glance.pdf

http://blog.artsusa.org/artsblog/wp‐content/uploads/greenpapers/documents/Alliance‐of‐Artists‐Communities_GreenPaper.pdf

http://www.re‐tooling‐residencies.org/different‐approaches‐to‐residencies

http://www.re‐tooling‐residencies.org/residencies‐and‐the‐art‐scene

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