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Expanding criticality – clay as multi-media performance, explored through Performing Jeju Scoria and Hands that Build – Hands that Destroy [Research Portfolio]

Livingstone, Andrew (2020) Expanding criticality – clay as multi-media performance, explored through Performing Jeju Scoria and Hands that Build – Hands that Destroy [Research Portfolio]. Clay/ceramic as multi-media performance.

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Livingstone, Andrew (2020) The Clay Reader: Scoria, Scoria Jeju Scoria [International research project]. City Art Community

Livingstone, Andrew, McHugh, Christopher, Brownsword, Neil, Jingjing, Zhang and Legeng, Zhu (2020) Where, in What from shall we meet again - Jeju Scoria. City Art Community. ISBN 9791197299919 [Book]

Livingstone, Andrew (2020) Performing Jeju Scoria. [Artefact]

Livingstone, Andrew (2015) Hands That Build - Hands That Destroy in 9th Cheongju Interantation Craft Biennial, Korea. [Show/Exhibition]

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Additional Information: This practice-based research explores clay/ceramic as multi-media performance and is particularly significant in terms of the contextualisation of video and clay within the field. The research further explores and implements clay as a critical and political tool engendered through extended approaches to medium and process. The nature of clay as static is expanded through the integration of video, which aims to construct an extended visual language derived from material performativity. Inherent qualities within the material processes and ubiquity are explored and implemented within a socio-political context. Within the Cheongju International Craft Biennale, this work was the only such work to include video and as a consequence contributes to new insights with regards to a reading of the work in a craft context and framework. This research explores the disjuncture and paucity of critical examination that exists within the field with regard to the application and interpretation of clay and film and produces new insights with regards to the contextualisation and reading of artwork. The research demonstrates the extended capabilities of clay and presents new arguments that video can be conceptual and not just documental in presentation. A conceptual positioning was found through an extended familiarity within the processes and inherent identities of the material clay, thus developing an extended visual language where engendered forms of expression were presented through the political potential exposed within the artworks. Methodological approaches are practice-based and evolve from studio exploration and practice. The artwork is presented as a form of research and as a production of research insights, contextualized within a ceramics framework. This is supported by reflective approaches that draw on theoretical knowledge of the field gained and implemented from prior discoveries within on-going research. This research contributes to the development of an expanded discourse for ceramic through visual and critical application.
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