Dr Stuart Andrews
In my research and teaching, I investigate ways in which artists make sense of a place, and of their situation within that place. In so doing, I consider the practices by which artists point to new understandings of the arts and the ways they reconceive of place in the present. I focus, primarily, on contemporary performance and installation art, but I am also interested in the ways in which theories and practices of performance can contribute to discussions on, and experiences of, architecture and environment.
Through this work, I am particularly concerned with the ways in which artists attend to changing practices and experiences of place, and to challenges to a place, particularly environmental change and economic conditions. Through this work, I contribute to emerging debates in performance, particularly on mobility in everyday life, experiences of architecture, and practices of site-specific performance. Beyond performance, I consider how ideas and practices of art and performance can contribute productively to allied fields, specifically architecture, cultural geography, material culture and psychology.
In the media
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- Performances of home
- Elements of architecture
- Experiences and practices of urban and rural environments
- Intersections (moorings, borders)
- Conditions, changes and challenges:
- environmental change,
- economic decline, deindustrialization, de-population,
- placemaking and regeneration.
Researching Arts Practice
- Contemporary performance and installation
- Durational and iterative arts practice
- Experience and experience design (see publications with Spence and Frohlich)