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Artistic experiments in geography
Artistic experiments in geography
Artistic experiments in geography
Artistic experiments in geography
Artistic experiments in geography
Artistic experiments in geography
Artistic experiments in geography
Artistic experiments in geography
Artistic experiments in geography
Artistic experiments in geography
Artistic experiments in geography
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  • 1. Artistic experiments in geographical research Dr. Michael Gallagher, University of Glasgow
  • 2. How are spaces and places produced? Socially, culturally, politically, economically, historically, materially, both by humans and other beings. Social and cultural geography
  • 3. Representation has “framed, fixed and rendered inert all that ought to be most lively” We need to “escape from the established academic habit of striving to uncover meanings and values” so as “to cope with our self-evidently more-than-human, more-than-textual, multisensual worlds” (Lorimer, 2005) Representation
  • 4. Away from meaning, fixing and knowing things Towards affect, performance, transience “ to excavate the empty space between the lines of representational meaning in order to see what is also possible. The representational system is not wrong: rather, it is the belief that it offers complete understanding - and that only it offers any sensible understanding at all - that is critically flawed.” (Wiley, 2003) More-than-representational geographies
  • 5. Art-geographies <ul><li>Contemporary art can: </li></ul><ul><li>immerse audiences in lived, felt, performed, embodied experiences </li></ul><ul><li>allow for contested meanings and conflicting understandings </li></ul><ul><li>engage a wider public </li></ul>
  • 6. The Invisible College
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  • 11. Some issues <ul><li>Epistemology </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Publics </li></ul>
  • 12. Photo credits: Candice Boyd NVA Merle Patchett St. Peter’s Building Preservation Trust Andriko Lozowy Neale Smith Kate Foster Glasgow School of Art Library and Archives Caitlin DeSilvey Office of Experiments Perdita Phillips Website: www.michaelgallagher.co.uk Email: [email_address]

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