In May 2012 I published an essay on the work of Australian artist, Christian Thompson, in a catalogue accompanying his exhibition at Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi in Melbourne.
A new edition of my edited survey book, The Artist’s Body, was published in March by Phaidon Press.
On 30 March I was a speaker at a one day conference at Arnolfini Bristol on WRITING ABOUT, WITH, AS, ART organised by Writing Pad. I will be participating in another event in London on writing in art practice with Writing Pad in June.
Call for Conference Papers: Twitchers – Birds and Art, for the AAH (Association of Art Historians Conference at University of Reading in March 2013) – deadline for proposals 12 November 2012. More …
A list of my publications and conference papers follows. Where texts are covered by copyright and cannot be accessed here, the websites given will take you to more information about the texts and publishers. Selected texts are available on this site.
Books and Journals
2009. Editor, Wanderlust. Weimar: Bauhaus University.
2008. Co-Editor, with Ratcliffe, H.; Smith, A. Setting the Fell on Fire: Allenheads Contemporary Arts: Art in a Rural Context. Sunderland: Editions North. http://www.acart.org.uk
2000. Editor, The Artist’s Body. London: Phaidon. http://www.phaidon.com
1990. Co-Editor, with La Frenais, R. Ria Pacquee 2 Projects: Edge 90, London / Newcastle: Edge Biennale Trust. Out of print. For information on the Edge Archive please contact me.
1987. Editor, Live Art Now, London: Arts Council of Great Britain. Out of print. Archived in Live Art Archive, Bristol http://www.bristol.ac.uk/theatrecollection/ liveart/liveart_archivesmain.html
1987. Editor, Performance Magazine, May/June, 47. Out of print. Archived in Live Art Archive, Bristol http://www.bristol.ac.uk/theatrecollection/ liveart/liveart_archivesmain.html
1983. Co-Editor, Imlah, M. eds., Poetry Review magazine. Out of print.
Book Chapters/Catalogue Essays
2009. ‘Texts from the Body: Bruce Gilchrist’. In Broadhurst, S. & Machon, J. eds. (2009) Sensualities/Textualities and Technologies: Writings of the Body in 21st Century Performance, London: Palgrave Macmillan. Forthcoming. http://www.palgrave.com
2008. ‘Endurance and Performance’. In Kermode, D. ed. Endurance, Birmingham: Vivid. http://www.vivid.org.uk
2007. ‘Contemporary Metaphysics’. In Farquhar, A., ed. Half Life, Glasgow: NVA, pp. 53-7. http://www.nva.org.uk
2007. ‘Feral City’. In Sladen, M. & Yedgar, A. ed. Panic Attack!: Art in the Punk Years, London: Merrell, pp. 116-121. http://www.merrellpublishers.com
2007. Filmed interview with Marcus Coates, The Dawn Chorus. Bristol: Picture This. DVD Publication Series. http://www.picture-this.org.uk
2007. ‘Awkward Art Party’. In Moloney, C. ed. Ten Years of OMSK. London: OMSK, pp. 110-114. http://www.pinkpink.demon.co.uk
2007. ‘Being Bird’. In Marcus Coates, The Dawn Chorus, Gateshead: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts. http://www.picture-this.org.uk
2005. ‘Measuring Beauty in the Upper Ice-World’. In Gilchrist, B. & Joelson, J. eds. Little Earth. London: London Fieldworks, pp. 11-19. http://www.londonfieldworks.com
2004. ‘What a Performance Is’. In Foster, S. ed. Joan Jonas. Southampton: John Hansard Gallery, pp. 17-24. http://www.hansardgallery.org.uk
2004. ‘Weathering’. In Murdin, A. ed. Elemental Insights. Exeter: Met Office, pp. 60-71.
2003. ‘Image as Icon’. In George, A. ed. Art, Lies & Videotape. Liverpool: Tate Liverpool, pp. 30-37. http://www.tate.org.uk/publishing
2003. ‘Digital Flesh’. In Haworth, J. ed. Creativity and Embodied Mind in Digital Fine Art. DVD Publication. Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University.
2002. ‘Tuning In’. In Gilchrist, B. & Joelson, J. eds. Syzygy/Polaria. London: Black Dog, pp. 6-11. http://www.blackdogonline.com
2002. ‘Being Something’. In Coates, M. ed. Marcus Coates. Ambleside: Grizedale, np. http://www.grizedale.org
1998. ‘In the Dark about Art’. In Stankevicius. E. ed. Twilight/Sutemos. Vilnius: Centre for Contemporary Art, pp. viii-xv. http://www.cac.lt
2008. ‘On Collaboration: Interviews with Heather Ackroyd & Dan Harvey and Phelim McDermott’, Doubt Guardian. In press.
2007. Book Review: Broadhurst, Susan & Machon, Josephine eds. (2006) Performance and Technology: Practices of Virtual Embodiment and Interactivity, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. In Body, Space & Technology Journal, 7 (1). http://people.brunel.ac.uk/bst/non_ie.html
2007. Book Review: Broadhurst, Susan & Machon, Josephine eds. (2006) Performance and Technology: Practices of Virtual Embodiment and Interactivity, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. In the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 3:1, pp. 89-93.
2006. ‘Consensual Art: Cyril Lepetit’, Wharf, Caen: Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie. http://www.international-exhibitionist.org
2004. ‘A Moving Meditation on a Dead Line’, Performance Research, 8 (4), pp. 130-136. http://www.performance-research.net
2002. ‘Circuitry’, Performance Research, 6 (3), pp. 8-12.
2001. ‘Interview with Carolee Schneemann’, MAKE online,
2001. ‘Earth Art, Consciousness and the Thing Itself’, Fourth Door Review, November,
pp. 75-81. http://www.fourthdoor.co.uk/
2000. ‘James Turrell’s Roden Crater’, Contemporary, 30 September, pp. 42-47.
2000. Warr, T. & Gilchrist, B. ‘Art as a First-Person Research Methodology on Consciousness Abstract’. In Sutherland, Keith. ed. (2000). Consciousness Research Abstracts: Toward a Science of Consciousness 2000. Thorveton/Tucson: Journal of Consciousness Studies/University of Arizona, p. 162. http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu
2000. ‘The Informe Body’, Body, Space and Technology, 1 (1).
1998. ‘The Informe Body’, Performance Research, 3 (2), pp. 118-121.
1996. ‘Sleeper’, Performance Research, 1 (2), pp. 1-19. Also published in Croatian in 1997. ‘Sleeper’, Frakcija, 4. http://www.performance-research.net
1996. ‘Udders, Drills, X-Rays: Dorothy Cross’, Women’s Art Magazine, June/July, pp. 20-21. Renamed as MAKE.
1995. ‘To Rupture is to Find: Marina Abramovic’, Women’s Art Magazine, May/June, pp. 11-13. Renamed as MAKE.
1995. ‘Uninhibited Landscapes’, Artists’ Newsletter, March, pp. 10-12. Renamed as a-n.
2006. Co-authors, Curtis, P., Hualin, G., Johnson, P., Yeats, L. & Yongjie, C., Artist Links Research Project: UK-China 2002-2006. For British Council China. Due to be published by Dartington College of Arts.
2005. Research Report on Artists’ Bursaries. For Arts Council London.
2008 Performance on Screen, hosted by Picture This/Capture, held at Watershed, Bristol, UK. On curation, collections and archive of dance/performance/live art and moving image. http://www.picture-this.org.uk
2007 Intimacy: Across Digital and Visceral Performance, Goldsmiths College of Art/Laban Centre, London, UK. Interrogating creative explorations of performing intimacy now. Other speakers included Amelia Jones. http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/intimacy [Conference proceedings will be published in 2008.]
2007 Desire Lines: Art and Ecology, Dartington College of Arts, Totnes, UK. My paper was entitled ‘Measuring Beauty’ and addressed art and meteorology.
2007 Cultural Rights Roundtable, Interface Research Centre, University of Ulster, UK. Will be archived on-line at http://interface.rehabstudio.co.uk
2007 Common Work, Tramway, Glasgow/University of Stirling, UK. Discussing issues around socially-engaged art practice. Co-author Tanya Eccleston. Other speakers included Lucy Orta. [Conference proceedings will be published in 2008.]
2006 The New Co-efficiency in Art, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow. Other speakers included Hans Ulrich Obrist. http://www.cca-glasgow.com
2006 Desire Lines: Art and Ecology, Dartington College of Arts, Totnes, UK. Co-author Philip Curtis. Our paper addressed our research with British and Chinese artists on generating art works and intercultural practice. http://www.desirelines.org.uk
2006 Reenchantment of Art, Bergen National Academy of the Arts , Norway (Kunsthogskolen I Bergen KHiB).
2005 Navigate, Baltic Contemporary Arts Centre, Gateshead, UK. Archived on-line at
2005 Desire Lines: Art and Ecology, Dartington College of Arts, Totnes, UK. Co-authors: London Fieldworks. http://www.desirelines.org.uk
2004 In and Out of Middle England, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, UK. Panel Chair for a session on contemporary curatorial practice.
2004 Commonsense, Tate Liverpool/Liverpool Biennale, UK. Curating projects with artists with disabilities.
2004 OtherWorlds, Baltic Contemporary Arts Centre, Gateshead, UK. Panel Chair. Other speakers included Peggy Phelan. Archived on-line at http://www.archive.balticmill.com
2003 Bone 6: Performance by Women, Bern, Switzerland.
2003 Extremophiles: Surviving in Space, Arts Catalyst. Royal Institution of Great
Britain, London, UK. Keynote Speaker. http://www.artscatalyst.org
2003 Invisible Bodies, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK. Symposium Chair. Other speakers included Marcus Coates and Aaron Williamson. My paper addressed contemporary romanticism.
2002 A Short History of Performance, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK.
2002 Marked/Gina Pane Symposium, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK.
2002 Gina Pane Symposium, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK.
2001 Strange and Charmed 2: Art and Science Lecture Series, Royal College of Art /
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, London, UK.
2000 Liminality and Performance, Brunel University, UK. [Paper published in Body, Space & Technology]
2000 Toward a Science of Consciousness, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. Co-author Bruce Gilchrist. Our paper addressed art as a first-person consciousness research methodology. http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu [Abstract published in Journal of Consciousness Studies]
1998 Space Art/Earth Art, Boulogne-Billancout, Paris, France. Leonardo / OLATS / OURS Foundation/International Association of Astronautics. My paper addressed the work of James Turrell. Archived on-line at http://www.olats.org