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To the marrow

‘To the marrow’ a play by Sean Aita

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Theatre and/in war

Published in ‘Theater in times of war’ a report of the meeting of the European Off Network (EON) which took place in Brunnen:passage, Vienna between October 15th and 19th 2008. The meeting was supported by Kultur Kontakt Austria,

bm:uk, city of Vienna, ÖESTIG and the British Council Austria, and organized by IG Freie Theaterarbeit. The meeting took the form of a conference of more than forty artists, and theatre experts, from different parts of Europe and the Middle East.

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Rural working-class dress, 1850-1900: a peculiarly english tradition?

This chapter derives from research undertaken towards Worth’s PhD thesis, ‘Representations of rural working-class dress 1840-1900 (Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, 2003). The starting point for this research was a paper delivered at a conference, which accompanied the exhibition, ‘The englishness of english dress’, London College of fashion, May 2000.

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Some thoughts on theory-practice relationships in animation studies

The article is based on research undertaken for Ward’s PhD thesis ‘The place of animation within film and media studies: a theoretical and pedagogic approach’ (Institute of Education, University of London, 2004)

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Distribution and trade press strategies for British animated propaganda cartoons of the First World War era

This article is part of a larger research project. See also ‘British Animated Propaganda Cartoons of the First World War: Issues of Topicality’ (Animation Journal, vol. 11, 2003, pp.64-83). Both articles are related to a conference paper, ‘British Animated Cartoons and Topical Propaganda 1914-18’ delivered by Ward at ‘Crossing the Pond: The Special Relationship between Britain and America’ (The Fourth British Silent Cinema Weekend, Nottingham Broadway Centre, 6-8 April 2001).

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Documentary: the margins of reality

In using case studies such as Touching the Void (2003) and the films of Nick Broomfield, this timely introduction to the growing field of documentary explores the definition and understanding of the form, as well as the relationship between documentary and drama, specifically the notion

of reconstruction and re-enactment. Paul Ward also discusses animated documentaries, the fertile genre of comedy, and feature-length contemporary works that have achieved widespread cinematic release.

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The future of documentary?”Conditional tense” documentary and the historical record

This chapter is based upon research undertaken for a paper delivered at ‘The history of the future: visions from the past’ (The International Association of Media History Annual Conference, Leicester University, 16-19 July 2003).

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Fashion for the people: a history of clothing at Marks & Spencer

The publication of this book was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (then AHRB) Research Leave Scheme, 2005. On publication of this book, Worth was invited to participate in live braodcasts on national radio(BBC Radio 4, ‘You and Yous’ (24 January 2007) and ‘Thinking Allowed’ (31 January 2007). Conference papers delivered in association with research undertaken for this book include ‘High street fashion in the 1960s’, V&A Museum, London (contribution to study day, January 2003, associated with ‘Ossie Clark’ exhibition); ‘Uniformity on the high street?’ (invited lecture to Costume Society, Bath, October 2006) Portfolio: Encyclopaedia entry, Worth, R., ‘Marks & Spencer’ in Steele, V. (ed.)(2005)’Encyclopaedia of clothing and fashion’ Farmington Hills, MI : Charles Scribner’s Sons, vol 2., pp. 385-6. CD of BBC Radio 4 live broadcast, ‘Thinking Allowed’, 31 January 2007.

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Dominic Shepherd; Julian Lee

Helmut Schuster (Director, Schuster Galleries) purchased one of Shepherd’s paintings at SCOPEMIAMI 2006. Subsequently, Schuster invited Shepherd to exhibit at Galerie Schuster, Berlin (in association with ‘CHARLIE SMITH london’). This was a joint exhibition with Julian Lee, although the work was exhibited as two seperate entities.

Research imperatives:

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Between Dog and Wolf

This was a joint exhibition with Emma Bennett initiated/curated by Zavier Ellis, Co-Director, Clapham Art Gallery and Director, ‘CHARLIE SMITH london’ (which aims, via its links with galleries and curators, to promote emerging artists in an international context). There were 13 pieces exhibited in total: 8 by Shepherd and 5 by Bennett. Research imperatives: What is the relationship between imagination and reality as expressed through the process of painting? This research takes as its starting point the romantic precept that the intensely personal/imaginative experiences of the artist may be conveyed through the medium of painting. ‘Reality’, by contrast, presents a world in which images can be manufactured and are determined by a culture of cyberspace and mass media. How can memory and the past be visualised in painting?

The research draws on the work of a number of very different artists of the late seventeenth/eighteenth/early nineteenth centuries, including Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) and Caspar David Friedrich (1764-1840) in order to reconstruct the present. In the process it explores the concept of memories as imbibed by ‘static’ artefacts, photographs and paintings, and expresses how this might be challenged by the contemporary world of moving images. ‘Between Dog and Wolf’ seeks to conteract the mechanical by allowing the unconcious to bleed its responses onto the paper through the process of painting and explores the ways in which paint can be scraped and dripped onto the canvas (with some areas deliberately left blank): the effect this creates is contrasted with ‘real’ images of actual places/landscapes and figures.

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