• 32 significant moments: An artist's practice as research.

      Watts, Lisa; University of Derby ([Self-published], 01/03/2014)
      The booklet is 23,000 words and is structured with an introduction and the SASs are shown as charts on several pages. Then the main body of the book is in thirty two sections. Each section starts at on a fresh page and can involve a quote from the studio, photographs, text that explains the moment and on twelve occasions an in-depth essay into the moment captured. The book is written in a creative fun manner.
    • Care + attend.

      Watts, Lisa; University of Derby (Society of Artistic Research, 2015-02)
      Care + Attend comprises a constellation of fragments and extracts - of different intensities and durations - where the exposition of research emerges as poetic and performative, generating moments of potential resonance and dialogue. We explore the theme Unconditional Love through the principles (perhaps even methodologies) of care and attention, as applied within specific (artistic) practices of both the everyday and of the self. Beginning with the observation that both curate and curiosity have shared etymology in the term ‘care’, Care + Attend seeks to develop a research vocabulary based on receptivity, openness, fidelity, integrity, intimacy, friendship and commitment (whilst not ignoring the parallel principles of distraction, inattention, the act of closing one’s eyes or of looking away). Cocker and Lee have invited a range of artists & writers to share and reflect on their own processes, philosophies and politics of care and attention, and to present these through live performance, screenings and spoken word. Contributors include Kate Briggs, Daniela Cascella, Belén Cerezo, Emma Cocker, Steve Dutton + Neil Webb, Victoria Gray, Rob Flint, Mark Leahy, Joanne Lee, Martin Lewis, Sarat Maharaj, Brigid McLeer, Hester Reeve, and Lisa Watts [Society for Artistic Research website].
    • Not a decorator.

      Watts, Lisa; University of Derby (Various venues, 2017)
      Not a Decorator researches curatorial models for performance art in the white cube gallery space for the regular day-time viewers. Not a Decorator is three exhibitions and is the second stage of two stages in this research. In this second stage I collaborated with the curators on how best to show my performances and videos and the resulting exhibition was the result of the dialogue. An 'outside eye/ researcher' was employed, Joanne Lee, who is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in Graphic design. She interviewed the curators, artists and myself throughout the three exhibitions. There will be a symposium held later in 2018 titled, Blink that will discuss the findings.
    • Participatory arts: Mothers make art to heal minor mental health trauma.

      Watts, Lisa; University of Derby (Mental Health Network, 03/11/2017)
      The course was for twelve weeks, three hours a week, and we had a crèche for the Mothers’ children. The group of women were recruited from playgroups and attended the course wishing to question their experience of birth, parenting and fertility through art. The group was not a co-facilitation group as such, but instead over the duration of the course they brought their skills and knowledge to their individual art practice. Whilst I facilitated the group I was simultaneously in another themed group therapy, as a participant, with an art therapist for women that had experienced minor trauma in the birth or early months of their child.
    • Puff of smoke: Curator's symposium.

      Watts, Lisa; University of Derby (The Tetley, 02/05/2014)
      This day-long workshop and symposium at The Tetley is geared at curators, producers and programmers who already work with performance practices in a gallery context or intend to. It will be an opportunity to shape debate and to create new networks and communities of practice. The day will begin with a case study of Lisa Watts' touring research project Skittish (2013 -2014) presented by artist and writer Joanne Lee (Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at NottinghamTrent University). The research and dialogue for this case study has prompted a series of provocations which will initiate the day's discussions, which will be led by four artist/performers; Jordan McKenzie (artist of performance/ film/ site specific art); Ralph Dartford (ACE officer, writer, performance poet); Victoria Gray (artist of performance/ video) and Sarah Spanton (artist, performer, facilitator and arts consultant). Intended to be a richly conversational session, participants will be encouraged to share and discuss their own experience of and questions about curating live works in a gallery context.
    • Skittish

      Watts, Lisa; Scott, Samara; University of Derby (The Tetley, 2014)
      Skittish researches curatorial models for performance art in the white cube gallery space for the regular day-time viewers. Skittish is three exhibitions and is the first stage of two stages in this research. Each set of curators at each of the three galleries collaborated with me curate a sculptor alongside my art. The proposition was that all art forms of sculpture, video and performance, hold similar artistic concerns and artistic processes. An 'outside eye/ researcher' was employed, Joanne Lee, who is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in Graphic design. She interviewed the curators and artists throughout the three exhibitions.
    • Skittish

      Watts, Lisa; May, Lucy; University of Derby (Spacex Gallery, 2013-10)
      Skittish researches curatorial models for performance art in the white cube gallery space for the regular day-time viewers. Skittish is three exhibitions and is the first stage of two stages in this research. Each set of curators at each of the three galleries collaborated with me curate a sculptor alongside my art. The proposition was that all art forms of sculpture, video and performance, hold similar artistic concerns and artistic processes. An 'outside eye/ researcher' was employed, Joanne Lee, who is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in Graphic design. She interviewed the curators, artists and myself throughout the three exhibitions.
    • Skittish

      Watts, Lisa; Kefford, David; University of Derby (Vane Gallery, 2013)
      Skittish researches curatorial models for performance art in the white cube gallery space for the regular day-time viewers. Skittish is three exhibitions and is the first stage of two stages in this research. Each set of curators at each of the three galleries collaborated with me curate a sculptor alongside my art. The proposition was that all art forms of sculpture, video and performance, hold similar artistic concerns and artistic processes. An 'outside eye/ researcher' was employed, Joanne Lee, who is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in Graphic design. She interviewed the curators and artists throughout the three exhibitions.