Writers wearing future perception devices and investigating a red and white object in Hexham during fieldwork to the future in the Writing the Future workshop I just ran in Hexham Book Festival with Rob La Frenais. We looked at the openings of future fiction novels by J.G. Ballard, Ursula LeGuin and Russell Hoban and wrote…
Future Fiction Workshop
The Continuum project is bringing art and science together via the bridge of speculative literature. The project is organised by Allenheads Contemporary Arts, the only arts venue in the UK with an astronomical observatory. Continuum was launched last night in Newcastle with presentations by artists and interactions with the International Space Station. As part of this project,…
Frontiers in Retreat
For the last five years I have been a participant in the art and ecology research project, Frontiers in Retreat. The project engaged with a range of sites across Europe and involved 25 artists and 8 curatorial organisations. Research in the project took me to the Catalan Pyrenees (with CAN), to Finnish islands (with HIAP) and to…
Current status – art writing in Finland
I am currently writer in residence at HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, on the Finnish island of Suomenlinna, working on a project called Frontiers in Retreat. Frontiers in Retreat is an art and ecology project I have been involved in for the last four years. A series of exhibitions, titled Edge Effects, has just…
As Above So Below
As Above So Below is an arts and astronomy project at ACA in Allenheads, Northumberland, UK, coinciding with the building of a new community observatory. Earlier this year I ran a future fiction writing workshop with schoolchildren and installed a ground text around the Armstrong Hydraulic Engine in Allenheads village. My future fiction novella, Meanda,…
Remote Performances in Nature and Architecture
Remote Performances in Nature and Architecture is published at the beginning of October. It explores the relationship between place and creativity, with contributions from twenty-one artists and writers.
New book on portraits of Renaissance artists
My review of Maria Loh’s fascinating book Still Lives, on portraits and self-portraits of Renaissance artists, was recently published in Times Higher Education.
Mark Rothko Review
My review of a fascinating new biography of Mark Rothko by Annie Cohen-Solal has just been published in the Times Higher Education magazine.
Dylan Thomas, Richard Wilson
Just published two new reviews on Under Milk Wood and the 18th century landscape painter Richard Wilson in the small, and perfectly formed, New Welsh Review. Check it out.
REMOTE PERFORMANCES – Radio Broadcasts from the Scottish Highlands
The last two days of the Remote Performances broadcasts are today and tomorrow 12-4.30pm on: http://radioplayer.resonancefm.com/console/ Twenty artists have been working in Glen Nevis in the Scottish Highlands, making new work and presenting live radio broadcasts every afternoon. The project is documented at: http://www.remoteperformances.co.uk/ And my daily blogs are at: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/projects/remote-performances-online/ So far the broadcasts have…