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'Feeling My Way: the Art of the Intimate Encounter' by Jon Cairns

This presentation by Jon Cairns was part of the 'Art, Autobiography, Memoir' symposium at Central Saint Martins, 13 February 2014. The symposium was a programme within the Intimacy Unguarded research project. More information on the symposium and an audio recording of the presentation can be found on the events page: http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/csm/2014/02/13/intimacy-unguarded/

Jon Cairns is a senior lecturer in BA Fine Art at Central St Martins. Recent research has engaged with the exploration of intimate affect in the context of public performance (Contemporary Theatre Review 2012) and questions of value in the context of recession (Visual Culture in Britain 2013). Collaborative practice with artist Julia Spicer, has included online work and curation, centring on explorations of the fictive and the fabulatory.

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'Feeling My Way: the Art of the Intimate Encounter' by Jon Cairns

  1. 1. Feeling My Way: the Art of the Intimate Encounter Jon Cairns
  2. 2. Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens, “EXPOSED: Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art”, 2007 (part of Love Art Laboratory 2005-11)
  3. 3. Adrian Howells, Held, Home, Camberwell, London 2008
  4. 4. Pipilotti Rist, Lobe of the Lung, Hayward Gallery, London 2011
  5. 5. Penny Arcade, Bitch! Dyke! Fag Hag! Whore!, Arcola Tent, London 2012
  6. 6. Susan Hiller, Monument 1980, installed Tate Britain 2011
  7. 7. Rocio Boliver, Between Menopause and Old Age Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2012 (also performed at ]performance s p a c e[ London, Nov. 2012)
  8. 8. • http://loveartlab.org/index.php
  9. 9. Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens, Love Art Laboratory 2005-11
  10. 10. from www.loveartlab.org • Red Year - 2005 - Security, Survival -Perineum • Orange Year - 2006 - Sexuality, Creativity - Genitals • Yellow Year - 2007 - Courage, Power - Belly • Green Year - 2008 - Love, Compassion - Heart • Blue Year - 2009 – Communication - Throat • Purple Year - 2010 - Intuition, Wisdom - Third Eye • Silver Year - 2011 - Union, Bliss - Crown
  11. 11. Green Wedding to the Earth, Shakespeare’s Glen, Santa Cruz, CA, 2008
  12. 12. Blue Wedding to the Sea, Venice, 2009
  13. 13. Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens, “EXPOSED: Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art”, 2007 (part of Love Art Laboratory 2005-11)
  14. 14. Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens, EXPOSED: Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art, 2007
  15. 15. Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens, “EXPOSED: Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art”, 2007 (part of Love Art Laboratory 2005-11)
  16. 16. Adrian Howells L: Adrienne’s Dirty Laundry Experience, The Arches, Glasgow 2003; R: Salon Adrienne first performed 2005 for Battersea Arts Centre Octoberfest, London and Glasgay!, Glasgow
  17. 17. An Audience with Adrienne: A Lifetime Servicing Others, first performed 2006 at The Arches, Glasgow & Drill Hall, London
  18. 18. Adrian Howells, Foot Washing for the Sole, first performed The Arches, Glasgow 2008
  19. 19. Adrian Howells, The 14 Stations of the Life and History of Adrian Howells (first performed at The Arches, Glasgow 2007). Station 9 – ‘He Falls From His Pedestal’ installation view and detail
  20. 20. Adrian Howells, The Pleasure of Being: Washing, Feeding, Holding , first performed One-on-One Festival, BAC, London 2010 (image: the Point Hotel, Edinburgh 2011)

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This presentation by Jon Cairns was part of the 'Art, Autobiography, Memoir' symposium at Central Saint Martins, 13 February 2014. The symposium was a programme within the Intimacy Unguarded research project. More information on the symposium and an audio recording of the presentation can be found on the events page: http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/csm/2014/02/13/intimacy-unguarded/ Jon Cairns is a senior lecturer in BA Fine Art at Central St Martins. Recent research has engaged with the exploration of intimate affect in the context of public performance (Contemporary Theatre Review 2012) and questions of value in the context of recession (Visual Culture in Britain 2013). Collaborative practice with artist Julia Spicer, has included online work and curation, centring on explorations of the fictive and the fabulatory.

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