Filed under: Interference | Tags: architecture, Chris Hall, Claire Walsh, Dan Holdsworth, David Cunningham, Gavin Parkinson, J.G. Ballard, Jeremy Melvin, Joanne Murray, John Gray, Kate Goodwin, Matthew Taunton, Nic Clear, Nigel Coates, Royal Academy of Arts, Tim Abrahams
This forum was organised by the RA Architecture Programme, and took place in the Reynolds Room at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, on Saturday 15 May 2010.
John Gray, author and philosopher, identifies correspondences between Ballard’s work and Guy Debord’s notion of the spectacle, discussing certain ramifications for contemporary economic and social phenomena.
Nic Clear, architect and lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, delivers a paper entitled ‘J.G. Ballard is an Enemy of the Architectural Profession’.
David Cunningham, University of Westminster, examines architectural aspects of Ballard’s prose, exploring corresponding tendencies in the writings of Iain Sinclair and W.G. Sebald.
Session 1 concludes with a discussion featuring speakers John Gray, David Cunningham and Nic Clear. The discussion is chaired by Jeremy Melvin, and features contributions from members of the audience.
Nigel Coates, architect and lecturer, discusses the influence of Ballard’s writings upon a number of his architectural projects, as well as reviewing work by some of his students at the Royal College of Art.
Matthew Taunton, author and academic, investigates Ballard’s 1960 short story ‘Chronopolis’, highlighting Ballard’s engagement with modernist urbanism and his response to Taylorism and Fordism.
Chris Hall, journalist and writer, analyses architectural aspects of Ballard’s short story ‘The Terminal Beach’.
Joanne Murray, lecturer and Birkbeck PhD candidate, discusses formal characteristics of Ballard’s art and writing in relation to New Brutalist architecture.
Dan Holdsworth, artist, discusses his photographs, highlighting architectural motifs and visual tendencies that reflect aspects in Ballard’s prose.
Tim Abrahams, journalist and Associate Editor of ‘Blueprint’ magazine, discusses Ballard’s Shanghai-set, semi-autobiographical novel ‘Empire of the Sun’ in relation to the Shanghai Expo 2010.
Session 2 concludes with a discussion featuring speakers Dan Holdsworth, Nigel Coates, Tim Abrahams, Chris Hall, Joanne Murray and Matthew Taunton. The discussion is chaired by Gavin Parkinson, and features contributions from members of the audience.
Claire Walsh, editor, researcher and J.G. Ballard’s partner, discusses Ballard’s life and interests in a presentation that closes the proceedings of the forum.
Filed under: Object | Tags: British Dental Association, Hunterian Museum, John Hunter, Jonathan Law, LitSciMed, Paul Craddock, Rowlandson, Royal College of Surgeons, teeth, transplant, transplantation, Wellcome
In the eighteenth century, the professionalisation of dentistry, the free market economy, fashion, and the rise of ‘scientific medicine’ each played a part in proliferating the already established technique of transplanting a tooth from one human mouth to another. This short film for LitSciMed and WellcomeFilm identifies and introduces the contributing factors to the popularisation of the tooth transplant.
A film by Paul Craddock and Jonathan Law. With thanks to the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons, and the British Dental Association for their kind permission to film on location and for the use of their collections. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Briony Hudson and Melanie Parker for their contributions.
This film was awarded the first prize in the Wellcome LitSciMed Video Competition.
Filed under: Voice | Tags: Harefield, hospital, John Wynne, medical, medicine, Paul Craddock, photography, portrait, portraiture, rb&hArts, Royal Brompton, Royal Brompton and Harefield Arts, sonic art, sonic portraiture, sound art, Tim Wainwright, transplant, transplantation, Walter Stabb
Sound artist John Wynne and photographer Tim Wainwright reflect on the collaborative visual and sonic portraiture in their Transplant project. A film by Paul W. Craddock & Walter Stabb. Special thanks to John Wynne, Tim Wainwright, Vicky Hume, rb&hArts, and all involved in the Transplant project.
Filed under: Interference | Tags: anish, art, artist, kapoor, nicholas, royal academy, sculptor, sculpture, serota, tate
This event took place in the Reynolds Room at the Royal Academy of Arts on Friday 27 November 2009, to accompany the exhibition Anish Kapoor (26 September – 11 December 2009).
Filed under: Slant | Tags: bust, craftacular, crafts, devine, events, feminist, tatty
Filed under: Voice | Tags: Activism, Ana Laura, Exhibitions, Gasworks, Leandro Cardoso, Olive Morris, Remembering Olive Collective, Voice
An interview with the artist Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre about the Brixton-based activist Olive Morris, and Ana Laura’s exhibition ‘Do You Remember Olive Morris?’, which ran at the Gasworks Gallery in Vauxhall, London, from November 2009 to January 2010.
The film was made by Leandro Cardoso, helped by James Wilkes.