Fictions: Land/Water and the Visual Arts

Fictions: Land/Water and the Visual Arts
Library Shelf Location 05.WELL
Publication Date 2008

Land/Water and the Visual Arts Artists listen, observe, create images and tell stories. Stories may be based in documentary research, personal experience, or be much more speculative, imaginary, fantastic. They may be told in many different ways. 'Story' often operates as myth, reflecting normative cultural structures and re-affirming social order or questioning and unsettling that which otherwise taken for granted. 'Fiction' suggests creative modes of expression that, whilst being in some respects sources in imagination, in other respects offer insights or 'truths' that in terms of histories, myth and morality may have all the impact of transcending that which could be dismissed as 'fact' or information. Fictions pose questions, intervene, take positions; they seek to influence change. Edited by Liz Wells and Simon Standing "This is the third collection of papers based on presentations by artists and cultural theorists at the annual symposium organised by the Research Centre for Land/Water and the Visual Arts"-- p. 5. Includes bibliographical references. Contents Time before clocks and the interstellar imagination / Jem Finer--Figureheads over time / Liz Nicol--The middle of nowhere, the centre of everywhere / Andrew Cross--The body in the landscape: land art, birth and burial / Ben Tufnell--Performed photography: the map is not the terrain / Paul Jeff--A case study / Lesley Kerman. Subject Landscapes in art — Congresses. Water in art — Congresses. Nature (Aesthetics) — Congresses. Art, English — 21st century — Congresses. Art - Theory. Landscape.

As part of BALTIC Self-Publishing Artists' Market 2018 the Women Artists of the North East Library had a one-day residency in BALTIC Library researching the collection for records of exhibitions and projects by women artists associated with the North East. The documents found were pulled out of the collections to form a new online reading list of BALTIC Library. This also contributed to the Women Artists North East Library’s research.

This book now forms part of that reading list and includes work by Lesley Kerman

ISBN 9781841021935
Quantity 1
Pages 100 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), port. ; 17 x 25 cm.
Editors Simon Standing, Liz Wells
Format Paperback
Publisher University of Plymouth
Related Artists Ben Tufnell, Andrew Cross, Jem Finer, Liz Nicol, Paul Jeff, Lesley Kerman
Category Theory
Keywords Landscapes (representations), Fiction, Landscapes (environments), Women Artists of the North East Library: Reading/Viewing List
Language English

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