Category: Art Theory

Opera with Objects

While assembling documentation of Alvin Lucier’s work for my sound art class at TCD, I found this ICE performance on Vimeo of Alvin Lucier’s Opera with Objects. There are a number of performances of Opera online. But it seems to me that this one engages something of the work that others miss. For a start, it’s performed outdoors. The… Read more »

New Book Publication

I’m pleased to announce that an article of mine has just been published in an exciting new book from The Orpheus Institute, edited by Bob Gilmore and Darla Crispin. My article is titled, ‘Composing as a Way of Doing Philosophy’. In it, I talk about the works I wrote between c. 2005-9, including An Audience… Read more »

On Robert Wilson’s ‘Walking’

I’ve added a piece from my archive about Robert Wilson’s ‘Walking’ project, which I experienced at the 2012 Norfolk and Norwich Festival. It is in the ‘Writing’ section of the site. Click here to read it.

Drawing & the Third Dimension at Perry Green

The planes of Henry Moore’s sculptures convey a plasmic organicism. They seem to curve around you as you approach and to spin like a barrel on an axle as you move away. The skill in controlling our impression of these planes is the sculptor’s manoeuvre. It distinguishes itself from the two-dimensional mark-making of the draughtsman… Read more »