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Harland, Elizabeth (2006) Zone 15

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Artefact. Title: Zone 15. Painting with interactive digital work. Outcomes: 1. Exhibition - Inspiration to Order, University of California, Stanislaus, October 2006, 8 Co-exhibitors including: Vong Phaophanit, Rebecca Fortnum, Paula Kane. Catalogue, 36 pgs, ISBN: 0-9773967-7-0. 2. Conference, Visual Intelligence and the Sense of Art, University of California, Stanislaus, 3-4 November 06, paper given. Speakers included: Prof. David Wood, Prof. Edward Casey, Prof. Nigel Whiteley 3. Inspiration to Order toured to Winchester Gallery, November 2006 and Wimbledon School of Art Gallery, April 2007 4. Piece shown at Art Historians Annual Conference, University of Ulster, April 12007 The production of the painting Zone 15 was extensively documented as part of a research project being carried out at Lancaster University, who commissioned me to produce a digital document to be published in conjunction with the finished painting. This piece of research, through it’s detailed recording of each stage of the thinking and making process, aimed to articulate the usually tacit, unseen, aspects of studio practice and decision-making. The digital piece consisted of two parts, a Flash animation which presented a time-lapse movement through the painting’s growth, from blank canvas to completion, and an interactive screen image of the painting, divided into titled sections with a sequence of pages for each charting aspects of thinking/making, through image and text. The AHRC funded Visual Intelligence project at Lancaster, led by Rebecca Fortnum, set out to question whether the notion of ‘visual intelligence’ could be demonstrated by documenting and evaluating artists’ processes, and to find the optimum methods of recording, asking specifically whether ‘new’ technologies provide useful methods for documenting these processes. My role in the project has also included a seminar presentation, currently being prepared for publication. The digital piece has been shown at conferences in California (at which I gave a paper on it) and Ulster, as part of a series of debates in an academic context about the nature of decision-making in creativity and how this can be revealed through inventive documentation. The painting and the digital work have also been exhibited in the wider public domain, in public galleries in the UK and USA. A catalogue has been published, reproducing the work and a statement about its conception and production. The project is ongoing with a website and a publication for the Journal of Visual Art Practice currently in preparation.

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Accepted/In Press date: October 2006


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