Shona Illingworth - The Watch Man. Balnakiel

Illingworth, Shona and Conway, Martin A. (2011) Shona Illingworth - The Watch Man. Balnakiel. Film and Video Umbrella, London, UK, 172 pp. ISBN 9781904270348. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This richly illustrated book profiles two significant bodies of artwork: The Watch Man and Balnakiel, by Shona Illingworth through images of her work, specially written art/text works by the artist, extracts from her ongoing dialogue with Professor Martin A. Conway and a series of diagrammatic drawings that emerge from their interdisciplinary research process. The Watch Man and Balnakiel are studies of memory, history and place that examine the damage that is done to the psyche by the experience of war and the equally pervasive and insidious marks that have been left on the physical landscape by the presence of the military. Informed by an ongoing dialogue between Illingworth and Conway, these artworks extend an exploration of the relevance of scientific insight into spatial understandings of memory to current thinking about geopolitics, contemporary fears, how collective memory forms across cultural and social difference, and how our sense of physical and temporal location is formed. This is further elaborated by three specially commissioned essays on Illingworth’s work by leading academics and art writers in the field, which develop new thinking about memory and its articulation in moving image and sound through a close examination of these artworks. Additional artworks represented in the book have been developed by the artist through interdisciplinary discussion with specialists such as Dr Anson Mackay, Reader in Environmental Change, University College London and Dr Jason Franks, Research Fellow, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of St Andrews. Funded by the Arts Council England and an Arts Award from the Wellcome Trust.

Item Type: Book
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] Balnakiel
[UNSPECIFIED] The Watch Man
Additional information: Further academic publications further extend research in memory, aesthetics and spatial politics through an examination of Shona Illingworth the artworks presented in this publication include: Bennett,J., (2012) Practical Aesthetics: Art, Affect and Events After 9/11 – chapter on ‘Balnakiel’ and ‘The Watch Man’, IB Tauris publishers, London Albano, C., (2012) Fear and Art in the Contemporary World – two chapters featuring, ‘The Watch Man’ and ‘Bare Dust’, Reaktion Books publishers_(in print) Bennett,J., (2012) Carnal Aesthetics: Transgressive Imagery and Feminist Politics – chapter featuring ‘Balnakiel’, IB Tauris publishers, London (in print) An article about Balnakiel, by Caterina Albano, will be published in the peer-reviewed journal Memory Studies, published by Sage journals, in Spring 2013.
Uncontrolled keywords: This publication revolves around two key bodies of work by the artist Shona Illingworth. Made one after the other The Watch Man and Balnakiel are highly personal but extraordinarily resonant studies of memory, history and place that examine the damage that is done to the psyche by the experience of war and the equally pervasive and insidious marks that have been left on the physical landscape by the presence of the military. Informed by a longstanding collaboration between the artist and the cognitive neuro-psychologist Professor Martin A.Conway (extracts from their dialogue and distinctive ‘memory drawings’ punctuate the book), the background to these pieces is further elaborated in a trio of specially commissioned essays by Caterina Albano, Jill Bennett and Steven Bode.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Fine Art
Depositing User: Shona Illingworth
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 10:06
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 11:57
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31613 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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