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Russell, J. (2009) Untitled (Abstraction of labour time eternal recurrence monad). [Image]

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An AHRC funded project titled: Picturing ideas? Visualising and Synthesising Ideas as art (2009-10). Outputs including: 4 exhibitions; 4 publications; 3 papers; 2 largescale backlit digital prints; 1 commissioned print. (See Additional Information) ----ABSTRACT: Utilising the virtuality of digital imagery this practice-led project explored the possibility of the cross-articulation between text and image and the bridging or synthesising potential of the visual affect of ideas. A series of digital images were produced 'picturing' or 'visualising' philosophical ideas derived from the writings of the philosopher Giles Deleuze, as remodellings of pre-existing philosophical ideas; developed through dialogues and consultation with specialists in the fields from which the ideas were drawn (philosophy, psychology, film) as well as artists and theorists concerned with ideas of 'mental imagery' and visualisation. Final images were produced as a synthesis (or combination) of these visualisations and presented in the format of large scale, backlit digital prints at a series of prestigious international exhibitions (see details above). Evaluation took the form of a four page illustrated text in Frieze magazine (August 2009) and three papers delivered at University of Ulster, Goldsmiths College of Art and Loughborough University. The project also included the publication of a catalogue essay (EAST 09) and an illustrated poem (in the Dark Monarch publication). A print version of the image was commissioned by Invisible Exports Gallery, New York and subsequently exhibited in The Devos Art Museum, School of Art & Design at Northern Michigan University and in a publication edited by Cedar Lewisohn for Tate Publishing. The project was funded by an AHRC practice-led grant (17K) and Arts Council of England award (1.5K). The outputs, including high profile, publicly accessible exhibitions, prestigious publications and conference papers ensured the dissemination of the research to a wide range of audiences, including scholars/researchers across the arts and humanities engaged in practice-based and interdisciplinary theoretical work (in particular in the fields of contemporary art and art theory and those working on the integration of art and theory/philosophy/psychology) but also the wider audience for contemporary art.

Item Type:Image
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Art > Fine Art
ID Code:18763
Uncontrolled Keywords:John Russell. AHRC. Picturing ideas? Visualising and Synthesising Ideas as art
Additional Information:----4 EXHIBITIONS: East International, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, 11 July to 22 August 2009; Dark Monarch Tate St Ives, Cornwall, 9 October 2009 – 10 January 2010; Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, 23 January 2010 – 15 March 2010; Artist of the Month Club: February. Commissioned print. Invisible Exports Gallery, New York, 2010; A Unicorn Basking in the Light of Three Glowing Suns, Devos Art Museum, School of Art & Design at Northern Michigan University. Oct – Nov, 2010 ----4 PUBLICATIONS: Russell, J. 'Summer,' In (ed.) Lynda Morris, East Intern’nl 2009, Norwich: Norwich University College of the Arts: 104-107; Russell, J. ‘Fairie Poem’ (2009) in (eds) Rowlands, Bracewell & Clark, The Dark Monarch: Magic & Modernity in British Art, Tate Publ, 2009: 143; Russell, J. 'Why are conceptual artists juicing again? Because they moisturise its a glistening sparkle' (2009). Artist's project, Frieze Magazine, September 2009.; Russell, J. ‘Is the idea of British art a British fantasy?’ Conversation with Cedar Lewisohn. In GBAD Fanzine. London Tate Publ.: 4-5 & 12-13. ----3 PAPERS: ‘Visualising Ideas’ at ISEA, University of Ulster, Belfast and What … Theory? Phd symposium; 'Visualising Ideas,' at the 'What ... Theory?' PhD symposium at Goldsmiths College of Art on 27 October 2009; ‘Visualising Ideas and the persistence of Objects.’ At Radical Aesthetics-Radical Art' Symposium, Loughbrugh Univ School of Art and Design 17th February 2010.

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