Recent Submissions

  • Gestures of Resistance

    Fisher, Craig; Wainwright, Jean; University of Derby (University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury Romantso Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece, 2017-04)
    Gestures of Resistance aims to respond to our current general mood of political anxiety and alienation by opening up socio-political critique in order to resist the palpable feeling of disempowerment. Rather than accepting the non-choice of the neoliberal setup of Greece or current right-wing politics both in America and Europe, the artists of Gestures of Resistance reflect on the current state of our political condition, our current housing situation, the state of education and art, liberalism, diversity and pluralism in this moment of historical crisis, whereby the state of today seems to have strong links to the state of the past. As part of Gestures of Resistance, artworks by sixteen international contemporary artists will be exhibited at the Romantso Cultural Centre in Athens during Documenta 14. From photographs and collages to sculptures and installations, each artist has an agenda and political take – some subtle and cryptic, some openly confrontational. Fisher will be exhibiting new and existing sculptural works from his, ‘Homemade Device’ series. Participating artists include: Bill Balaskas, Pavel Büchler, Broomberg and Chanarin, Edward Chell, Ian Dawson, Craig Fisher, Alfredo Jaar, Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps, Steffi Klenz, Małgorzata Markiewicz, Louisa Minkin and Francis Summers, Terry Perk, Julian Rowe, Yorgos Sapountzis, Bob and Roberta Smith, Socratis Socratous, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jessica Voorsanger, Stuart Whipps
  • Micro

    Fisher, Craig; University of Derby (AIR Gallery, Altrincham, 2019)
    Fisher was selected to participate in the group exhibition, Micro at AIR Gallery which was an open theme exhibition of over 100 small works by rising stars in contemporary art, working across a vast range of media. Fisher exhibited a number of ‘Homemade Devices’ which were highly commended by exhibition selectors.
  • A Profound Difference

    Harris, Philip; University of Derby (Departure Lounge, 2019-07-20)
  • 8mm Cine Workshop

    Harris, Philip; University of Derby (Exposure Festival, 2020-02-03)
    Now considered obsolete, these old Bolex 8mm cine cameras were produced in the 1950s and promoted to families and amateur film makers. They are simple to use, fully manual, powered by a clockwork motor, with excellent build quality and optics. With care and application of basic cameras/photo skills and knowledge, they are capable of very good image quality. Being a physical medium, cine film allows the user capacity to experiment, in a very hands-on way, with editing, looping and use of multiple projectors to create montages of footage and images. The workshop can be based around a brief that explores the identities of Calgary – the physical, regional and cultural identities of the city. Users will be taught and guided in the camera controls, exposure settings, use of a handheld lightmeter (It would be very useful if the Uni can provide these. Sekonic 308 will suffice), and methods for handheld filming in a range of circumstances. They will then use this knowledge to produce film footage that interprets their response to Calgary. The scope of delivery and support will depend on how much time the Photo/Art department can dedicate to the workshop. A practical workshop on basic use can be delivered in 2 hours, including a visual presentation on my own work to present a rationale for the workshop. It would work best if this can then be supplemented by an hour or so of practical support with using the cameras and exposing film for the brief.
  • A Profound Difference: Visualising Current Politics through Obsolete Media

    Harris, Philip; University of Derby (FORMAT, 2019-03-15)
    The UK referendum on the decision to leave the EU on 23rd June 2016 has proven to be a very devisive event. The turmoil, chaos and uncertainty that has ensued is unprecedented in British politics. The referendum has has revealed significant divisions between age groups, genders, social status and education. The nature of the campaigning, on the part of nationalist political parties, has given licence for a latent hostility towards people of colour and those residing and working in the country who are not identified as UK nationals. By way of response to these circumstances, I have worked with young people to film their response to the prospect of the UK no longer remaining within the EU. The work consists of moving image portraits made with European, standard 8mm cine equipment that dates from the 1950s: the period when the supranational European state was first being formed and a time of a delicate balance between the threat of global conflict, economic growth and technological development. This equipment was targetted at the affluent domestic market and amateur film makerwas widely used to record family moments and events. In so being, it signifies the popular visual practices of a previous generation. My My presentation for the conference will explore ideas and theories relating to technology, it’s impact upon and status within society, and my rational for using obsolete media to engage with current political events.
  • Scoping review of the readiness for sustainable implementation of lean six sigma projects in the manufacturing sector

    Shokri, A., Antony, J., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Upton, M.; Northumbria University; Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh; University of Derby; University of York (Emerald, 2021-01-11)
    This work presents a synthesis of current literature published from 2010 to provide an overall understanding of the sustainable implementation of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) projects in terms of project approaches rather than outcomes. A comprehensive and validated ten-step model was applied to conduct a scoping review (SR) with the following three broad phases: “review planning”, “review execution”, and “review reporting”. The analysis shows that while a few geographically and methodologically broad research studies have been conducted on LSS and green manufacturing integration, no studies have examined organisational culture or conducted readiness assessments on the sustainable implementation of LSS projects in the manufacturing sector. The present study contributes to existing knowledge by describing the current state of research on green LSS integration. The study also identifies a lack of research on the deployment of sustainable LSS projects for manufacturers. Further empirical analyses that include case studies must be conducted to assess the negative environmental impacts of LSS projects. This study serves as an initial call for practitioners and research scholars to favour the sustainable deployment of LSS projects in manufacturing alongside the use of traditional approaches with a focus on costs, quality and delivery.
  • Forecasting US overseas travelling with univariate and multivariate models

    Apergis, Nicholas; University of Derby (Wiley, 2021-01-06)
    This study makes use of specific econometric modelling methodologies to forecast US outbound travelling flows to certain destinations: Europe, Caribbean, Asia, Central America, South America, Middle East, Oceania, and Africa, spanning the period 2000-2019 on a monthly basis. Both univariate (jointly with business conditions) and multivariate models are employed, while out-of-sample forecasts are generated and the results are compared based on popular forecasting performance criteria. These criteria show that in the case of univariate models, the largest forecasting gains are obtained when the modelling process follows the KS-AR(1) model with the business cycles being measured as the coincident indicator. In the case of multivariate models, the largest forecasting gains occur with the standard VAR model for very short forecasting horizons, and with the Bayesian VAR for longer horizons. The results are robust to both total and individual destinations. The findings allow interested stakeholders to gain insights into near-future US outbound tourism to popular diversified international destinations, as well as to better understand its positive and negative impacts for strategic planning and destination adaptation purposes.
  • A profound difference: Visualising politics through obsolete media

    Harris, Philip; University of Derby (Cambridge Scholars, 2020-12-17)
    This paper is a revised and edited version of that which was delivered at the conference for the FORMAT19 International Photography Festival, for which I acted as co-organiser and co-editor. An iteration of the paper was delivered at Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary, Canada, 2020, to support my exhibition in the festival in addition to a workshop on analogue cine media. The essay discusses the research into and use experimental use of media for a visual project, A Profound Difference, staged at the launch of FORMAT19, 15th March, at the University of Derby. A further iteration was presented for Departure Lounge, 20th July 2019. The visual project was made between October 2018 and March 2019. It was centred around concerns for the future circumstances of young people as a result of the UK referendum to leave the EU, held on the 26th June 2016. The project employed a very specific use of media in the form of continental, Standard 8mm cine film equipment dating from the 1950s, the rationale being that this was the media Europeans used to record their lives during the period in which the supra-national state of Europe was first being formed. The project was publicly staged as a largescale installation with multiple projectors throwing looped footage of the young people onto the sides of polling booths. Using the visual work as a vehicle, the essay describes theoretical research for the employment of obsolete media to engage with current political issues. I discuss theories of making with reference to Martin Heidegger, Gilbert Simondon, Elaine Scary, and Hito Steyerl, to create a framework for a critically informed use of obsolete visual media. My argument is that due to obsolete analogue media escaping the market drives of digital media, it has a potential to raise awareness of our current dependence on digital media for which we have questionable agency.
  • Some of what happened here…v.2.0. FORMAT: A case study of impact through legacy, time and place

    Davies, Huw; University of Derby (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2020-12-17)
    Chapter in ‘Mythologies, Identities and Territories of Photography: Forever//Now’. Marmalade, G., Harris, P. (eds). Part of an edited selection of essays and presentations delivered at the conference for FORMAT19 International Photography Festival. Some of What Happened Here…v.2.0. presents an historical account of the impact of FORMAT and its establishment as one of the UK’s leading international festivals of contemporary photography and related media. This is contextualised through the ‘place-making’ legacy of Derby, a City with a long-standing heritage in the advancement of the photographic medium and the University, as a major provider of photographic higher education stretching back over six decades. The chapter explores the impact of FORMAT’s transdisciplinary approach through using the vehicle of a thematic festival event, to push forward the boundaries of photographic practice and discourse, and its dissemination to new audiences.
  • Gay gardens: Visual anachronisms and the subversive politics of lesbian representation

    Marmalade, Gemma; University of Derby (Cambridge Scholars, 2020-12-17)
  • CHEAD Annual Conference 2020

    Jones, Rhiannon; University of Derby; Birmingham City University; CHEAD (2019-03-18)
    This was a bespoke design for CHEAD that was developed reconfigure over the two days of the conference to support the conference themes. S.H.E.D was commissioned to act as an open space for discussions to take place, and then a private, more closed space for the facilitation of a participatory workshop for delegates to consider the 'Challenge of Change: The value of creative education supporting inclusion and diversity'. S.H.E.D was offered as a case study and live installation to see the research methodology of how to design for dialogue through reconfigurable and dialogic space. It was also a consultation space and a disseminator space for CHEAD, led by Dr Rhiannon Jones.
  • REDO - Contemporary Art

    Jones, Rhiannon; Nottingham Trent University; Design School Kolding, Denmark (Cumulus International, 2017-05-31)
    For this paper presentation, Dr Jones discussed the collaborative work of the artists Traci Kelly and Rhiannon Jones, (Kelly + Jones), 2015 to the present, 2017. Considering how do we re-do practice by resisting the expectations of language, it forms part of a subversive investigation into writing as a visceral encounter and as an excavation of self and site – a mode of human extension into the world. In connection with the REDO conference theme of "how do we REDO our design education, our design practice, and our design research so that our knowledge comes to have an actual effect on how we live, from the micro level of the domestic to the macro level of politics? How do we train our students to become DOers and to confront the challenges that face the world in terms of social inclusion, climate/environment, and economic growth? How do we impact our disciplines and beyond? The REDO biannual Cumulus 2017 conference in Kolding aimed to playfully inspire, challenge and develop the role, relevance and scope of design, art and media in a global world with sustainability for people, planet and profit in mind. The overall aim of the conference is to create lasting impact in design and design education and initiate (future) actions." Cumulus, 2017
  • The non/inhuman within: beyond the biopolitical intrauterine imaginary

    McCloskey, Paula; University of Derby (Taylor and Francis, 2020)
    In the context of the increasingly entangled, devastating markers of this time (climate crises, unfettered capitalism, tribal nationalism, increasing borders, species extinction), this paper stakes a claim for the importance of attending to the human intrauterine as a way to connect with non/inhuman alterity. It is argued that the intrauterine phenomena, as a process experienced by all humans, has a part to play in understanding “humanness”, human connectedness to nonhumanness, which can be used as part of a wider strategy to re-imagine collaboratively and with co-response-ability ways to live and survive within multispecies landscapes. Methodologically, Karen Barad’s diffractive approach is used to explore the intrauterine as a time-space of affect and connection between the human and nonhuman. With this approach, the paper assembles selected philosophers, alongside a re-reading of Mary Kelly’s Antepartum (1973) in the proposal of an intrauterine imaginary unhitched from the biopolitical. In doing so, it seeks to re-draw some of the boundaries around the intrauterine imaginary, to propose how paying attention to the non/inhuman of the human intrauterine might generate images and ideas of connections and co-response-ability beyond birth, between humans and more than humans.
  • Trees and Other Objects

    Baker, Steve; Dodd, Mike; University of Derby (Singular, 2017)
    This is an artists’ book, published by Singular Publishing to coincide with a two-person exhibition of the same name at the Fairhurst Gallery in Norwich from 16 June to 5 August 2017. The aim of the publication (produced entirely independently of the gallery) was to make a lasting and more substantial record of our work that would also contextualize it more fully. To this end, we thought with care about the public profile of the book. This 48-page publication has a foreword by Amanda Gieitner, Director of the East Anglia Art Fund, which explicitly situates our work in the context of Constable, the Norwich School of Painters, and more recent East Anglian landscape photographers such as Mark Edwards and Frances Kearney (both of whose works are represented in the collection of Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery). The publisher we approached was chosen with similar care. Singular Publishing was in 2017 a new initiative from Charlie Watson, who previously ran East Publishing, well known for its prestigious and award-winning exhibition catalogues for the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery among others. Trees and Other Objects also included an essay (pp. 5-11) in which I situated our research-led practices in relation to the thinking of Deleuze and Guattari, James Elkins, Robert Macfarlane, PeterOsborne, Robert Smithson and others. The book included eighteen colour reproductions of my work, including work from the Scapeland series. By raising awareness of the landscape-related dimension of my practice, the book led directly to an invitation to join the national Land2 research network in 2018, and to an invitation to show work from the Scapeland series in the 2019 exhibition Radical Landscapes: Innovation in Landscape and Language Art, curated by Camilla Nelson.
  • "I don’t want to hold your hand": Can Covid-19 public health messages delivered through songs?

    Sheffield, David; Irons, J Yoon; University of Derby (The British Psychological Society, 2020-10-28)
    In response to the outbreak of Covid-19, governments around the world have published their guidelines including rigorous hand washing, respiratory etiquette, social distancing and restrictions in movements and gatherings (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 2020). Songs have been used to share key advice since the start of the outbreak in many countries (Hui, 2020). In the UK, the first advice proffered concerned rigorous hand washing.
  • The impact of economic freedom on the gender pay gap: evidence from a survey of UK households

    Apergis, Nicholas; Lynch, Nicola; University of Derby (Emerald, 2020-12-25)
    Purpose-Using survey datasets, this work explores the impact of economic freedom on the gender pay gap. Design/methodology/approach-The analysis combines Economic Freedom of the World data with the Understanding Society (USoc) Microdata series to determine the association between economic freedom, and its respective components, and the gap in pay between males and females in the U.K. Findings-The results document that economic freedom positively affects the gender pay gap. When the components of the index are considered, the findings indicate different effects of various types of policy, i.e. less government spending, stronger trade liberalization conditions and levels of corruption lead to higher gaps; stronger legal and property rights and a sounder money system have no impact on the gap. Moreover, a stronger impact in the manufacturing industry, part-time workers and those who work in the non-London regions is observed. The results survived certain robustness tests. Practical implications-The findings imply that reductions to government spending programmes can potentially aggravate the gap in hourly wages paid between males and females and should, therefore, be implemented. It may be also possible to provide females the training or education necessary to effectively compete in the workforce, before eliminating any spending programme they rely on.
  • The influence of economic policy uncertainty and geopolitical risk on U.S. citizens overseas air passenger travel by regional destination

    Apergis, Nicholas; Payne, James; University of Derby; University of Texas at El Paso (SAGE, 2020-12-22)
    This research note extends the literature on the role of economic policy uncertainty and geopolitical risk on U.S. citizens overseas air travel through the examination of the forecast error variance decomposition of total overseas air travel and by regional destination. Our empirical findings indicate that across regional destinations U.S. economic policy uncertainty explains more of the forecast error variance of U.S. overseas air travel followed by geopolitical risk with global economic policy uncertainty explaining a much smaller percentage of the forecast error variance.
  • TEN – Crossing Borders to Border Crossing

    Davies, Huw; Pollock, Venda; University of Derby (Arts Council England/ British Film Institute/ BFMAF, 2014-09)
    Book published as part of the 10th Anniversary of the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) (2014). Outlines and evaluates BFMAF’s contribution to moving image arts practice both past and present in the context of a curated international festival and includes documented highlights of the commissioned work over the previous decade. TEN was edited by Davies in his role as Festival Founder, Chair and Co-Curator, with contributions from Davies (This Town is the Screen), Pollock (Frontiers, Boundaries and Peripheries: creativity in rural contexts) and various artist authors.
  • Gendered narratives in Adamantios Diamantis’ The World of Cyprus

    Photiou, Maria; University of Derby (University of Nicosia, 2021-12-16)
    In this paper, I examine Adamantios Diamantis’ painting The World of Cyprus as a representation of a male-dominated society where women are marginalised. Through the analysis of the artwork, I will consider how the work presents a traditional ‘world of Cyprus’ that was beginning to disappear during the post-1960s. I will refer to Diamantis’ work as an example to explore gender relations and socio-political conditions in patriarchal Cyprus. I will argue that socio-political conditions in Cyprus left little space for women to contest patriarchy, to fight for gender equality, or to gain public visibility.
  • Recognising the changing labour market

    Hooley, Tristram; Institute of Student Employers; University of Derby (Jisc/ Prospects, 2020-12)

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