Olivia Plender website

Having worked with Olivia Plender on a book about a whole body of work, titled Rise Early, Be Industrious (2016), I am delighted to be working with her again. This time we’re thinking through what it may mean to build a website for a practice as diverse, but at the same time very consistent, as hers.Continue reading “Olivia Plender website”

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”

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”

Longplayer – Jem Finer

This publication requires a bit of a preamble, as the project it relates to is seemingly simple, but has both conceptually and technically quite some complexity within it. In short, Longplayer is a 1,000-year musical composition that runs continuously and without repetition from its start – 1 January 2000 (mid-day in Australia, but mid-day 31 December 1999Continue reading “Longplayer – Jem Finer”