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You’ve come to the right place for documentation of the practice elements of my PhD project.tn_SUV Net

I am currently in the third phase of practice, the progress of which I am now recording as a blog (below this post).

The second phase of practice culminated in the December 2012 event Feeling a way through …  documented under Events.

For the PhD transfer documentation, videos are organised under the page Embodied Cognition and the installation is documented in The Gesture of Thinking.

I am documenting artist research on my blog.

KIRK, C. 2014. ‘Painting’ as emergent knowledge: a practice-led case study of contemporary artistic labour. Journal of Visual Art Practice [online]. 13(2), [Accessed 7 October 2014], pp.114-129.  Available from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14702029.2014.959347#.VDPpV2B0yM8http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14702029.2014.959347#.VDPpV2B0yM8

Climate change science

As I make work about climate change, I thought I should understand it better.  So I’m currently working through a MOOC with Exeter University and FutureLearn, and blogging notes and reflections.  I find the science difficult at times, but feel that artists have the means to help visualise it – a theme that has been repeated many times in the research I’ve been doing into artists who make work about climate change.

The Garden of Earthly Delights

For the third and final practice phase of my PhD research, I am working with the theme of ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Bosch.  This will be the theme for this year’s summer exhibition at Water Street Gallery, Todmorden.   It feels like a good fit with the concerns of the work that I’ve been making so far, and it is inspiring me with lots of ideas.  The theme is a starting point only, and can be interpreted quite loosely.

Here is the original painting by Bosch.  Incredible work.  This is dated from between 1490 and 1510.  More information can be found on Wikipedia.
The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch High Resolution 2

Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1450–1516) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons