Transmission: Julie Westerman and Lulu Quinn – Tuesday 19 March 2019

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Julie Westerman and Lulu Quinn have been friends and collaborators for twenty-five years. Inspired by each other’s practice they have combined their expertise in many an epic, entertaining, exasperating, exhilarating, and ambitious public art project, triumphing over the torrents of life-threatening flood-swollen rivers and the threat of legionella. Julie Westerman is an artist, researcher, and lecturer in Fine Art, Sheffield […]

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‘Living Research: The Urgency of the Arts’ – Rose Butler presents research at conference at the RCA

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What does arts and humanities research have to offer in our current socio-political climate? The NAFAE (National Association for Fine Art Education) Research Student Conference takes as its focus the way arts research methods and practices might be put to use in our contemporary moment. We ask, what ‘work’ can a PhD do? By this we do not mean how might […]

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‘Alternate Languages: Confronting Boundaries’ – Professor David Cotterrell’s ‘Mirror III’ and ‘Mirror IV’ installed at Royal Academy of Arts festival

Banner image for Royal Academy's Alternate Language festival featuring David Cotterrell and Ruwanthie de Chickera's Mirror III and Mirror IV

Professor David Cotterrell’s Mirror III: Horizon and Mirror IV: Legacy will be shown as part of the upcoming event Alternate Languages: Confronting Boundaries at the Royal Academy. Alternate Languages is a day-long festival taking place at the Royal Academy on Saturday 16 March 2019 that invites a critique of our relationship with one another and with our spaces. Through immersive spatial activations, artworks, performances, workshops and discussions […]

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Wednesday 08 May 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Professor Paul Atkinson (Design & Design History) and Professor Virginia Heath (Film)

Title: Hairy Guys in Sheds / Three Chords and the Truth Speakers: Professor Paul Atkinson and Professor Virginia Heath Abstract Emerging as a side project from research into a book on the design history of electric guitars, Hairy Guys in Sheds is the title of an article written by Paul Atkinson looking at the phenomenon of the cigar box guitar and […]

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OAR: The Oxford Artistic & Practice-based Research Platform (Issue 3) – Featuring Dr Sharon Kivland

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Sharon Kivland immerses the reader in her ongoing practice of revisiting and editing the words of psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, recomposing these words as love letters written to her. The seemingly intimate correspondence foregrounds unresolved questions of desire, love and death. This issue addresses matters of finishing, remnants and re-visitation in practice-based projects. Contributors apply a variety of disciplinary approaches to […]

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Professor Daniela Petrelli invited to give keynote at Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval Conference

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Sheffield Hallam’s Professor of Interaction Design Professor Daniela Petrelli has been invited to give a keynote speech at the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval Conference (CHIIR), being hosted at Glasgow’s Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre this month. The conference runs from Sunday 10 March to Thursday 14 March 2019. Online information influences every aspect of our lives: work, leisure […]

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Wednesday 22 May 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Susannah Gent (Film Production)

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Title: Intuitive Filmmaking and the Territorial Unconscious Speaker: Susannah Gent, Senior Lecturer in Film Production Filmmaker Susannah Gent analyses her recent experimental shorts in the light of Deleuze and Guattari’s understanding of territory. Throughout her twenty year practice Gent has explored the representation of subjectivity in her films. Her current, practice-led Ph.D. employs a mixed methodological strategy including psychoanalysis, philosophy, and […]

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Professor Virginia Heath’s ‘Lift Share’ nominated for Best Drama Short at the Annual Copenhagen Film Festival

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Lift Share, directed by Professor Virginia Heath, has been nominated for Best Drama Short at the Annual Copenhagen Film Festival. The festival is hosted in order to promote and highlight filmmakers and individuals that have contributed to the global effort of making the world a more entertaining and competitive environment for filmmaking. Each film will be screened on Friday 15 and Sunday […]

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Transmission: Andrew Sneddon and Zoë Skoulding – Tuesday 12 March 2019

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A discussion that might revolve around the poetics of place, how inspiration might be received from particular locations, gardens and anti-gardens, nature excluded from architectural space, hidden or buried rivers. Andrew Sneddon is a Scottish artist living and working in the UK. He recently completed his doctorate, Confusions of meaning in the concept of place: An investigation into the role […]

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