About the Presenters
Co-Chair: Professor Maria Fusco
Maria Fusco is Professor of Interdisciplinary Writing at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee and is lead academic for Practice Research Assembly. Her own practice research spans the registers of critical, fiction, performance and theoretical writing. www.mariafusco.net
Co-Chair: Professor Mary Modeen
Mary Modeen is an artist/academic whose research links creative practice with interdisciplinary academic studies in the humanities, particularly philosophy, literature, feminist and indigenous studies. Modeen is Associate Dean (Internationalisation) and Chair of Interdisciplinary Art Practice at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, as well as Coordinator of PhD Studies. International research networks, three of which Modeen co-convenes, are central in conducting the critical discourse which address, challenge and strengthen these research insights.
Dr Elizabeth Price is Professor of Fine Art at Kingston University. A Turner Prize winner, she creates short videos which explore the social and political histories of artefacts, architectures and documents. The subject matter may sometimes be historic artworks of great cultural significance, but it is more frequently marginal or derogated things, and often pop-cultural or mass produced objects. The video narrations draw upon and satirise the administrative
vernaculars of relevant public and academic institutions as well as advertising copy and other texts of private and commercial organisations.
She has exhibited in group exhibitions internationally, and have had solo exhibitions at Tate Britain, UK; The Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA; Chicago Institute of Art, USA; Julia Stoschek Foundation, Dusseldorf and The Baltic, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. In 2012, I was awarded the Turner Prize for her video installation THE WOOLWORTHS CHOIR OF 1979. In 2013, I won the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award with the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, Oxford.
Dr Simon Zagorski-Thomas is Professor at the London College of Music, University of West London. He is founder and chair of the 21st Century Music Practice research network with over 250 members in 30 countries and series editor of the Cambridge Elements series of the same name. He was the co-founder of the Art of Record Production conference and, until 2017 was also co-chair of the Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production. He worked for 25 years as a composer, sound engineer and producer and is, at present, writing a Bloomsbury book on Practical Musicology. His books include two co-edited Art of Record Production books, the Bloomsbury Handbook of Music Production, and the Musicology of Record Production (winner of the 2015 IASPM Book Prize).
Research Assistant: Katie Hart Potapoff
Katie Hart Potapoff is based at DJCAD, University of Dundee, researching her practice-led PhD, titled With an Attentiveness Towards Intimacy and Texture: Exploring a Sense of Land and Place Through Creative Practices. At the centre of her practice research is an exploration of the space in-between. www.katiehartpotapoff.com
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