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  • Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research. 

    Douglas, Anne; Coessens, Kathleen (Malmő Academy of Music, Lund University, 2013-12-31)
    DOUGLAS, A. and COESSENS, K. 2013. Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research. In Frisk, H. and Östersjö, S. (eds.) (Re)thinking improvisation: artistic explorations and conceptual writing. Malmö: Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University, pages 29-41.
    In life there exists no script. The primacy of experience in the form of 'trying out' or improvisation, a moving from an indefinable and undifferentiated state to feeling our way by creating a direction. In art, improvisation ...
  • Improvisation as experimentation in everyday life and beyond. 

    Douglas, Anne; Coessens, Kathleen
    DOUGLAS, A. and COESSENS, K. [2017]. Improvisation as experimentation in everyday life and beyond. In Coessens, K. (ed) Experimental encounters beyond music. Leuven: Leuven University Press, forthcoming.
    In this chapter we analyse two interrelated projects across the fields of visual art and music, philosophy and anthropology. Calendar Variations (2010–11) is a visual activity initiated by Anne Douglas, visual artist and ...
  • Inconsistency and contradiction: lessons in improvisation in the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. 

    Fremantle, Chris; Douglas, Anne (Gaia Project Press, 2016-01-01)
    DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2016. Inconsistency and contradiction: lessons in improvisation in the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. In Brady, J. (ed.) Elemental: an arts and ecology reader. Manchester: Gaia Project Press.
    The aim of this essay is to draw out the learning from the authors' analysis of the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, collectively known as 'the Harrisons'. The Harrisons are widely acknowledged as ...
  • Inthrow. 

    Douglas, Anne (Robert Gordon University http://www2.rgu.ac.uk/subj/ats/ontheedge2/Inthrow1.html, 2004-12-14)
    DOUGLAS, A. (ed.) 2005. Inthrow. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    Inthrow was developed in partnership with Chris Fremantle of the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, On the Edge Research and lead artist Gavin Renwick. The Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) is based in the rural village of ...
  • Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public. 

    Douglas, Anne; Fremantle, Chris (Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, 2009-12-14)
    DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2009. Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public. Presented at Public and participative art: performance in everyday life, 14-15 December 2009, Helsinki, Finland.
    Jacobs argues that economies follow the same rules as ecological systems. They behave in the same way as systems in nature: as dynamic systems of interdependency. The core of Jacobs' argument is energy, whether it is ...
  • Leading cultures of transition through arts practice. 

    Douglas, Anne (University of Valencia, 2016-11-30)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2016. Leading cultures of transition through arts practice. Keynote presented at the Art and ecology seminar, 28-30 November 2016, Valencia, Spain.
    In this third keynote I want to rise a little to the surface while rising to the challenge that both speakers have offered the arts. All three presentations share in common the importance of the stories we tell ourselves. ...
  • Leading through art: exploring action and improvisation. 

    Douglas, Anne (University of Melbourne, 2014-03-04)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2014. Leading through art: exploring action and improvisation. Presented at the Macgeorge fellowship, Centre for creative partnerships, 4 March 2014, Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne: University of Melbourne.
    A keynote such as this raises the expectations of a new beginning to a discourse, of presenting another way of thinking about a shared set of issues. The process of arriving at the focus of the keynote has been collaborative ...
  • Maakin Lab. [Project website] 

    Douglas, Anne (On the Edge Research http://www.maakinlab.org/ https://web.archive.org/web/20080630054726/http://www.maakinlab.org/, 2004-12-31)
    DOUGLAS, A. (ed.) 2004. Maakin Lab [online]. Available from: http://www.maakinlab.org/
    The Maakin Lab project was developed in partnership with the Shetland College Department of Textiles and Design, On the Edge research and artist Susan Benn of PAL. The research challenge offered up by the project partners ...
  • Making maps and exploring territory. 

    Douglas, Anne; Hope, Mark (Woodend Barn Publishing, 2015-08-22)
    DOUGLAS, A. and HOPE, M. 2016. Making maps and exploring territory. In Newling, J. The last islands. Banchory: Woodend Barn Publishing, pages 55-59.
    This essay co-authored with Mark Hope, co-founder of the Barn, Banchory, forms a chapter in the book, The last islands published on the occasion on the opening of The Map Room of the Last Islands, new work by John Newling ...
  • Movement and moment: in-between discreteness and continuity. 

    Douglas, Anne; Coessens, Kathleen (Edinburgh University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/soma.2014.0117, 2014-03)
    DOUGLAS, A. and COESSENS, K. 2014. Movement and moment: in-between discreteness and continuity. Somatechnics [online], 4(1), pages 149-167. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3366/soma.2014.0117.
    This paper explores a paradox. We breathe in, and then out. We walk by making paces, alternating left and right feet. Walking and breathing are made up of discrete intervals of space and time, involuntary actions of the ...
  • Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational practice. 

    Chu, Chu Yuan (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2013-06)
    CHU, C.Y. 2013. Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational art practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This PhD research offers a new conception of negotiation that attempts to re-imagine the roles of and relationships between artist and participant-other in social art practice. Negotiation is implicit in art practice, ...
  • On the Edge: an exploration of the visual arts in remote rural contexts of Northern Scotland. 

    Douglas, Anne (Intellect Books, 2005-02)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2005. On the Edge: an exploration of the visual arts in remote rural contexts of Northern Scotland. In Miles, M. and Hall, T. (eds.) Interventions: art in the public sphere. Advances in art and urban features, 4. Bristol: Intellect Books, pages 89-106.
    This case study is a programme of five visual art projects in Northern Scotland with five regional partners that have come about through a research framework. It demonstrates aspects of the dynamic of intervention largely ...
  • Participating in the 'wrong' way? Practice based research into cultural democracy and the commissioning of art to effect social change. 

    Hope, Charlotte Sophie (Birkbeck, University of London Film, media and cultural studies, 2011-12-31)
    HOPE, C.S. 2011. Participating in the 'wrong' way? Practice based research into cultural democracy and the commissioning of art to effect social change [online]. Available from: http://sophiehope.org.uk/research/
    Through this practice based research I argue that cultural democracy as a way of thinking contests dominant models of commissioning art to effect social change. A method of generative metaphor of critical distance emerges ...
  • Representation and power seminar 2: a critical reflection. 

    Douglas, Anne (Robert Gordon University http://www.workinginpublicseminars.org/, 2007)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2007. Representation and power seminar 2: a critical reflection. In On The Edge Rsesearch. 2007. Representation and power: 'Working in Public Seminars' project, seminar two [online]. Proceedings of a seminar held in 2007, Glasgow, UK. Available from http://www.workinginpublicseminars.org/
    The thematic area - Power and Representation emerged in our discussions with Suzanne Lacy as an issue that framed tensions within the Oakland projects' specifically, as well having relevance beyond Oakland. These tensions ...
  • Research papers: leading through practice. 

    Douglas, Anne; Fremantle, Chris (a-n https://www.a-n.co.uk/tag/leading-through-practice, 2007-03-01)
    DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. (eds.) 2007. Research papers: leading through practice. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: a-n [online]. Available from: https://www.a-n.co.uk/tag/leading-through-practice.
    Artist as Leader is a programme that aims to understand the ways artists lead through their practice with a view to informing and developing a critical understanding of the role of creativity in culture. There are two ...
  • The role of artists in the public realm: an investigation into artists' generative processes in context. 

    Silver, Susannah (The Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 1999-06)
    A shift in practice towards a process-orientated and collaborative art practice within the strands of art practice in the public realm raises the question, ’what is the practical contribution artists make to society?’ ...
  • Summary and reflection seminar 3: quality and imperfection. 

    Douglas, Anne (Robert Gordon University. http://www.workinginpublicseminars.org/, 2007)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2007. Summary and reflection seminar 3: quality and imperfection. In On The Edge Research. 2007. Quality and imperfection: 'Working in Public Seminars' project, seminar three [online]. Proceedings of a seminar held in 2007, Inverness, UK. Available from http://www.workinginpublicseminars.org/
    In embarking on Working in Public, we started out with an implicit assumption that criteria for judging quality in art in the gallery and museum were widely understood and broadly agreed, whereas quality of art in the ...
  • Understanding experimentation as improvisation in arts research. 

    Douglas, Anne; Gulari, Melehat Nil (Emerald https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-06-2015-0035, 2015-12-01)
    DOUGLAS, A. and GULARI, M.N. 2015. Understanding experimentation as improvisation in arts research. Qualitative research journal [online], 15(4), pages 392-403. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-06-2015-0035
    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to address the following questions: in what sense does experimentation as improvisation lead to methodological innovation? What are the implications of artistic experimentation as ...
  • Values and assumptions in the concept of cultural leadership. 

    Price, Jonathan; Harris, Paul; Douglas, Anne (IAFOR (The International Academic Forum) http://www.iafor.org/archives/offprints/ecah2013-offprints/ECAH2013_0490.pdf, 2013-07)
    PRICE, J., HARRIS, P. and DOUGLAS, A. 2013. Values and assumptions in the concept of cultural leadership. In Proceedings of the 1st European confernce on arts and humanities 2013 [ECAH 2013]: connectedness, identity and alienation, 18-21 July 2013, Brighton, UK. Nagoya, Japan: International Academic Forum [online], pages 398-412. Available from: http://www.iafor.org/archives/offprints/ecah2013-offprints/ECAH2013_0490.pdf
    Cultural leadership is still a young concept in cultural policy and academic study. Emerging as a sectoral concern in the UK around 2002, its early development as both practice and discourse took place during a time of ...
  • Venturing out on the thread of a tune: the artist as improvisor in public life. 

    Douglas, Anne
    DOUGLAS, A. [2016] Venturing out on the thread of a tune: the artist as improvisor in public life. In Oliver, J. (ed) Creative practice and the art of association, trajectories of practice as research. Melbourne: University of Melbourne Press, forthcoming.
    In discussing the work of Wassily Kandinsky of some hundred years ago, Will Grohmann, an art historian, focuses on Kandinsky's effort to develop a new grammar for the visual arts. Kandinsky, Grohmann argues, undertakes a ...