• Construction, storage, despatch: The work of Martin Rogers

      Rogers, Martin; University of Derby; Brown, Rodger (2016)
      An exhibition of work charting the output of artist, Martin Rogers. The work of Martin Rogers (1952 – 2013) mediated between print, publishing, sculpture, sound art, installation, projection and photography. Martin was an artist of repute and for many years a member of staff on the Fine Art programme at the University of Derby. This exhibition draws together elements of his considerable artistic output, including sketchbooks, drawings, prints, publications and sculptures as well as archive and documentary material, all giving an insight into his eclectic output and approach. Displayed at various locations through the Markeaton Street building this exhibition offers an insight into the legacy Martin left behind as well as giving a flavour of the vast range and scope of his work.
    • L'uomo che dialogava con il coyote: una breve incursione sul tema «Joseph Beuys e sciamanesimo»

      Nicoletti, Martino; University of Derby, School of Art and Design (Edizioni Exòrma - Roma, 2011)
    • Revisiting the retrospective of the work of Jordan McKenzie.

      Bartram, Angela; University of Derby (20/04/2018)
      The act of art retrospective, specifically that placed within a museum or gallery, is to reflect on, and give knowledge of something past. A retroactive overview of a person’s artistic practice, the retrospective exhibition is backwards facing rather than future focused. As an act that normally specifies finiteness and conclusion a living artist’s retrospective produces an anomaly as a consequence. In 2016 I simultaneously staged the Alternative Document symposium and exhibition. This included Retrospective 2027 by Jordan McKenzie, a living artist, as a keynote performance in the symposium. Positioned as a keynote in the symposium rather than the exhibition it not only offered the retrospective as a representation of the artworks of the living, but also challenged traditional formats of structural placement. Situated within colloquialism rather than exhibition, the aim was to set it adrift from the gallery and the predominantly visual to open it to critical debate. This paper analyses an approach to retrospective that differs from the conventional, as one that is performed, gestural and event-based rather than static and exhibited in a gallery and includes my critical conversation with the artist. It asks what this means for the artwork, the documentary in performance and ephemeral practice, the archive, the exhibition and retrospective in McKenzie’s work. Presented in Documents, Alternatives: a symposium of artistic process and practice, BSAD (Bath), 20 April 2018. The symposium is staged simultaneously with the exhibition Documents, Alternatives (#3) at BSAD gallery, which is open to the public 20th April – 1st May 2018. The exhibition and symposium are part of the Alternative Document, a project by Dr. Angela Bartram, Associate Professor and Head of Arts Research, at University of Derby.
    • "Visual media primitivism: toward a Poetic Ethnography’"

      Nicoletti, Martino; University of Derby, School of Art and Design (Oxford-New York, 2013)
      This article – based on an experimental research carried out by the author in Thailand and founded on the systematic employment of vintage analogue lens-based media – provides an original contribution to the epistemology of visual anthropology and to its relation with contemporary visual art practices.