I don’t know what I’m looking for but I’ll know it when I see it

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Title of Output: I don’t know what I’m looking for but I’ll know it when I see it
Author(s): Andrew Sneddon
Date(s) of Output: 16th September 2011
Type of Output: Peer reviewed interdisciplinary conference paper and e-book chapter
Location: Oxford, UK
Venue or Publisher: Mansfield College, Oxford, Inter-disciplinary.net
URL or DOI (if available): http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/space-and-place/conference-programme-abstracts-and-papers/session-8billustrating-space/

Other details: The paper sets out to explore the construction methods employed by contemporary visual artists for whom Place is central to their practice. Specific approaches are historically retraced revealing an understanding and desire to explore methods of representing place and how this enquiry has influenced renewed contemporary interest and understanding of place. Through a comparative analysis of two particular artist’s and artworks such as Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North (Gateshead) and Jeremy Deller’s Battle of Orgreave (Sheffield), similar in theme but very different approaches to place making and representation of place would be considered. The paper also allowed for thoughts to emerge and to be tested on the role serendipity and sagacity have had on the reception of these works. Both artworks created a great deal of heated public debate at the time and continue to do so and have generated a great deal of community engagement that questions and interrogates the idea of place.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace and Place: Exploring Critical Issues, 1st Global Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSession 8b:Illustrating Space
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherMansfield College, Oxford
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2011
EventSession 8b:Illustrating Space, 1st Global Conference - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Sep 201116 Sep 2011


ConferenceSession 8b:Illustrating Space, 1st Global Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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