Bill Viola and the Art of Contemplation
In this article, Revd Jonathan Evens reviews an installation by Bill Viola at St Paul's Cathedral observing how his use of slow-motion video, silence and still imagery draws the observer into a state of contemplation.
Brother David Steindl-Rast | Learning to Die
Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast shares the daily practice of "having death at all times before one’s eyes" as a Benedictine Rule and tradition that gives meaning to our lives.
David Pearsen | Exploding the Myth of the Scientific vs Artistic Mind
David Pearsen explains that many of the perceptions which tend to create a divide between artists and scientists, and logical thinking versus creative thinking, are actually misguided.
Dr David Pearsen | Neuromyths and the Artistic Mind
Dr David Pearsen highlights some of the misconceptions around the artistic mind and argues for an alternative perspective that views "scientific and artistic creativity as manifestations of the same underlying cognitive systems".
Eugenio Barba | New Words for Ancient Paths
Eugenio Barba acknowledges the existence of a theatre of living paradox which is an eternal new beginner.
Eugenio Barba | Questions from my Second Life
Eugenio Barba honours his longterm relationship with Odin Teatret, acknowledging theatre as "an embodied know-how and a trade that can occur only through a close interaction between different individuals with different skills".
Eugenio Barba | The Paradox of the Sea
Employing the image-rich language that is characteristic of his unique mode of expression, Barba invites us to consider the paradox at the heart of theatre: a paradox that is constituted by acceptance and inclusion, as much as by exile and isolation.
Eugenio Barba | What is Third Theatre?
Third Theatre is a term coined by Eugenio Barba to explain the emergence of theatre groups who exist on the archipelago between institutionalised theatre ("protected and subsidised") and avant-garde theatre ("in search of a new originality").
Julian Klein | Artistic Research does not exist…and she managed not to be afraid
In this article, composer, theatre artist and mathematician Julian Klein addresses eleven fears and the provocative statements commonly directed at Artistic Research.
Julian Klein | The mode is the method or how research can become artistic
In this unpublished paper, Julian Klein outlines how researching is a practise that becomes Artistic Research when approached from an artistic mode.
Marvin Minsky | Music, mind and meaning
Cognitive scientist and pianist Marvin Minsky explores how meaning is derived through complex processes
Maxine Greene | Metaphors and Responsibility
In this article, Maxine Greene advocates metaphorical thinking as a tool by which educators may "break with old certainties" and enter into relationships of teaching and learning with empathy and attention.
William Rowlandson | ‘Interstices of unreason’ and the Imaginal: an exploration
Rowland offers examples of how the imaginal has been differentiated from the imagination, as an interstice of unreason and "a word and network of associated ideas that vibrate at the heart of the mystical-psychedelic debate".