Non-Fiction Books, Essays and Articles

Nurmenniemi, Jenni & Warr, Tracey, eds. (2018) The Midden, Helsinki: Garret. Includes texts by Emma Itaranta, Jenni Nurmenniemi, Antti Salminen, Taru Elfving, Jussi Parikka and Tracey Warr. On the art and ecology research project, Frontiers in Retreat. Available from Idea Books.

The Water Age Art & Writing Workshop

Paperback ISBN 9780995490239 ebook ISBN 9780995490246

The art and writing workshops in this book engage creatively and playfully with the possibility that we may be living with more water in the future. The topic of water is explored through writing and art exercises that include aquatic biomimicry inventions, writing with maps, drawing inspirations from Vikings and taking watery words on adventures.

[Cover by James A. Hudson]

The Water Age Children’s Art and Writing Workshops

Paperback ISBN 9780995490253; ebook ISBN 9780995490260.

The water you drink has been through the bladder of a Tyrannosaurus rex and many other places. The water on Earth is 4.4 billion years old and came here from outer space. The octopus has three hearts and its eyes can look in two separate directions. What other facts can we find out about the behaviour of water? What can we learn about aquatic flora and fauna?

The Water Age Children’s Art and Writing Workshops is a book for teachers, artists and writers who are working with children aged 8-11. The workshops focus on water and contemplate a possible future when we are living with more water.

The art workshop suggests drawing and painting waterscapes, building waterscapes in the classroom or playground, designing and making models for water living, creating simple films about water living. The writing workshop helps to develop a story about a future watery world, and suggests performing and recording a story, creating an exhibition or broadcast, or turning a story into a book.

[Cover by James A. Hudson]

Remote Performances in Nature and Architecture

Routledge, 2015

hb, 228pp, ISBN 978-1472453914. Also available in paperback and as an ebook.

on Amazon

Setting the Fell on Fire

Art Editions North, 2009

hb, 96pp, ISBN 9780955747830

on Amazon

The Artist’s Body

Phaidon, 2000

hb, £32.99, 304pp, 2000

ISBN 9780714835020

on Amazon

An abridged paperback version of The Artist’s Body is also available, and there are versions in several languages including French, German, Italian and Korean.

I have published numerous essays, articles and book reviews on contemporary art, writing on a wide range of artists including Marina Abramovic, Brook & Black, Marcus Coates, London Fieldworks, Hayley Newman, Emily Speed, Christian Thompson, and James Turrell. Full List of Art Essays, Articles and Reviews.