Another blast from the past

Having worked with Book Works on and off over the years, I know how long Jane Rolo and Gavin Everall have tried to get a project off the ground with writer and curator, and long-time director of Glasgow’s CCA, Francis McKee. Having known Francis for a long time myself (including working with him in 2002-2003 onContinue reading “Another blast from the past”

PARSE # 3, and now # 4

With PARSE # 3 recently released – you can access it here – am now proofing issue # 4, which follows Valand Academy’s conference on Time, held in 2015. Among the contributors are Simon Critchley and Bruno Latour, as well as Marc Boumeester, Jason Bowman, Sonja Dahl, Gerhard Eckel, Atzu Amann y Alcocer and Rodrigo Delso Gutiérrez,Continue reading “PARSE # 3, and now # 4”

London launch The Curatorial Conundrum

After having communicated about The Curatorial Conundrum via skype and email for the better part of the last two years, finally had a chance to sit down face-to-face with two of its editors, Lucy and Paul, last night at The Showroom for the book’s London launch. We engaged in an informal  conversation about the book’s becoming, how it sitsContinue reading “London launch The Curatorial Conundrum”

PARSE

Having communicated with Mick Wilson, as one of the editors of The Curatorial Conundrum, together with Paul O’Neill and Lucy Steeds, and having recently met him when he did a really interesting talk at the ICA, it was great to be invited to proof the online peer-reviewed journal PARSE, published by the Valand Academy, part ofContinue reading “PARSE”

Two at Once

I spotted both The Curatorial Conundrum and Olivia Plender, Rise Early, Be Industrious at last weekend’s Offprint art book fair at Tate Modern. The former at both the stand of the Luma Foundation and MIT, the latter at Sternberg‘s. It’s always surprising to finally hold something in your hands after having engaged with it so intensely for often quiteContinue reading “Two at Once”

Olivia Plender – Rise Early, Be Industrious

Off to print this week is also the book I’ve been working on with artist Olivia Plender and designer Nuno Luz: Rise Early, Be Industrious. Although it relates to exhibitions at three UK institutions and the texts commissioned (before I became involved) talk about artworks in them, in the process of looking at the material available inContinue reading “Olivia Plender – Rise Early, Be Industrious”

Dublett # 4 – Elsebeth Jørgensen

Completing the series of Dublett publications, initiated by series editor Anne Szefer Karlsen, published by Hordaland Art Centre in Bergen, Norway, and edited by project editor Eva Rem Hansen, the last one has just arrived in the mail, on and with artist Elsebeth Jørgensen. Like all the others in the Dublett series the book contains two parts:Continue reading “Dublett # 4 – Elsebeth Jørgensen”

Feature Film: A book by Douglas Gordon

One of the publications I worked on while at Artangel was in relation to Douglas Gordon’s Feature Film. In this work – Douglas’s first feature-length film, produced in 1999 – the camera follows the hands, and the facial expressions of a music conductor – James Conlan – while conducting a full orchestra playing the score to Alfred Hitchcock’s VertigoContinue reading “Feature Film: A book by Douglas Gordon”

Blast from the past

Having worked with Douglas Gordon on a book when I worked at Artangel – Feature Film (1999) – I recently did some copy-editing and proofing work on an interesting take on publishing something in relation to one of his most complex works, entitled Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now., owned by the MuséeContinue reading “Blast from the past”

The Curatorial Conundrum

The Curatorial Conundrum is nearly off to print. The book looks at the burgeoning field of curatorship and tries to imagine its future. Both practitioners and theorists consider a variety of futures: the future of curatorial education, the future of curatorial research, the future of curatorial and artistic practice, and the institutions that will make these futures possible.Continue reading “The Curatorial Conundrum”

a p s and whiteblack00

I got to know Alexandra P. Spaulding, or Alex, when she did her MFA at the Glasgow School of Art, where I taught as a visiting lecturer (2003-2015), where she then also continued with her practice-based PhD. We had become close friends in her final year at the MFA, and our conversations around her work andContinue reading “a p s and whiteblack00”

Jim Lambie: Voidoid

Having met Jim Lambie when living in Glasgow and working on the first independent presentation of art from Scotland at the Venice Biennale (I was project manager of Zenomap, curated by Francis McKee and Kay Pallister, in 2003), I was invited to edit the first comprehensive publication about the artist’s practice to date. This involved me delvingContinue reading “Jim Lambie: Voidoid”

Niek Kemps, Big Eyes, Small Windows: Selected Writings

Having worked on a previous publication in relation to Niek Kemps’ work (the catalogue for his solo show at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven in 1992), upon my move to London in 1996, I set out to translate his collected writings. This followed an installation of Niek’s work at Tramway in 1996, curated by CharlesContinue reading “Niek Kemps, Big Eyes, Small Windows: Selected Writings”