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Critical Writing programme

Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West (CVAN NW) is organising a programme of six critical writing workshops. The workshop and bursary programme is delivered in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Central Lancashire, through… 143 more words

Current Projects

The Poetics of Space - Gaston Bachelard (Part 1, Foreword by John R. Stilgoe)

The Poetics of Space          –          Gaston Bachelard

‘the classic look at how we experience intimate places’

                                           Foreword by John R. Stilgoe

“In the house Bachelard discovers metaphors of humanness.” (Stilgoe, 1994, p. 357 more words

Critical Writing

Week 4

“Our pointless pursuit of semantic value” as the author so nicely put it is really just that, pointless. Webpage mark-ups across the web are not all created equal. 142 more words

Critical Writing

'in praise of shadows' - Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (Part 1, the Forward by Charles Moore)

(from back cover):

“This is an essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. The text ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as prefect descriptions of lacquer-ware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure. 310 more words

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Eija Liisa-Ahtila — Jos 6 Olis 9 (If 6 Was 9)

The film is displayed over three “images”, shot angles, or screens. Each fades in and out, as the different scenes come into play. The dialogue is narration or voice over for the majority of the film, until the end scenes, where the dialogue is diegetic sound. 501 more words


Week 3

Question checklist for reviewing your new marketing materials…

For that new video, or that new brochure, or anything you create that you’re hoping will change minds (and spread): 135 more words

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Defining Site-Specificity

“Site-specific or Environmental art refers to an artist’s intervention in a specific locale, creating a work that is integrated with its surroundings and that explores its relationship to the topography of its locale, whether it’s indoors or out, urban, desert, marine or otherwise” 3,081 more words