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    Print Matters: Zines

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    Print matters (2011) is a collaborative project with contributors from the University of Southampton Library, Winchester Sch of Art, the University of West of England and the Tate Archive and Library. It comprises a group of three exhibitions related to artists' publications, ranging from seminal artists' books produced in the 1960s, to contemporary zines made by Graphic Arts students at Winchester School of Art. A visual journey through the artist's book, curated by Linda Newington, is shown in the Special Collections Gallery on Level 4 of the Hartley Library, and grouped around four themes: beginnings, narratives, interventions and constructions. Follow-ed (after Hokusai) is an exhibition of books inspired by American artist Edward Ruscha, collected and curated by Tom Sowden and Michalis Pichler, shown in the Winchester Gallery. Zines, curated by James Branch and Cui Su, is displayed in the Level 4 Gallery, Hartley Library. A visual journey through the artist's book and Zines: on until 25 March 2011

    ANTI Contemporary Art Festival 2017: Water

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    This curatorial practice research gathered international artists and performance makers with academics and actors working in the fields of public health policy, local and national governance and environmental and biological sciences to deliver a programme of publicly sited and participatory performance works and a seminar focused on the politics, poetics, aesthetics and ecological paradigms of water. Produced by ANTI Contemporary Art Festival (Kuopio, Finland) in partnership with the Finnish organisation Our Water Conscious Land, the research presented an interdisciplinary set of enquiries that, across creative and discursive frameworks examined how water, and the processes that enable and construct human interaction, are variously apprehended in terms of political and ecological crisis and danger (the human cost of waterborne migration, global warming etc.) and (allied to romanticism’s natural-world narratives and historical cultural/creative practices) as ‘life giving’ and the locus of ‘progress’, leisure, urbanism, civility and exploration. The performance works offered open engagement with, and reflection on, these propositions to a broad public audience of 11,000 people, with presentations including: Mark Požlep (SI), Island; Gwendoline Robin (BE), Cratère n°6899; Milla & Pertti Martikainen (FI), Global Flood; Anouska Samms & Sofia Pancucci-McQueen (UK): The Baths, Professor Minty Donald & Nick Millar (UK), Watermeets Kuopio; French & Mottershead (UK), Waterborne; River Lin (TW), Cleansing Service; Instant Dissidence (UK): Dancing With Strangers: From Calais to Finland; Alan Dunn & Jeff Young (UK), Music for the Williamson Tunnels: a collection of the sound of dripping water; Kaaos Company (FI), Pond. The international seminar Politics and Poetics of Water included presentations from programmed artists Milla Martikainen and Andrew Mottershead alongside: Antti Rautavaara, Senior Water Advisor, Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tiina Arpola & Antti Kotimaa, Savonia University of Applied Sciences & Games for Health, and Simo Pehkonen, Professor of Environmental and Biosciences, University of Eastern Finland

    Uncertainty and adaptation in the context of Brexit: An entrepreneurial action and dynamic capabilities approach

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    Purpose – The purpose of this exploratory study is to propose a framework to understand firms’ adaptation to uncertainty and change, specifically, in regards to the perceived impacts of the Brexit phenomenon. In doing so, the study considers entrepreneurial action theory (EAT) and the dynamic capabilities approach (DCA). Design/methodology/approach – Face-to-face interviews were conducted with owners and managers of 34 family-run firms operating in Italy’s Prosecco Superiore and Spain’s Cava industries. Findings – The element of uncertainty due to the imminent Brexit decision clearly emerged, and was demonstrated through various effects on firms, including the falling British Pound. The findings revealed that combining the EAT and the DCA provides a stronger explanation in understanding adaptation to uncertainty. For example, sensing (DCA) was suggested to be a precursor of opportunity attention and evaluation (EAT), or recognising opportunities, and was subsequently manifested by operators’ action, or seizing (DCA), including through more involvement in exports and wine tourism. Originality/value – The study is one of the few efforts to date to examine the potential impacts of an uncontrollable contemporary phenomenon, and ways to adapt from the perspective of entrepreneurs involved in a traditional and socioeconomically significant industry. The different adaptive strategies that emerged from the findings can provide practical insights. The proposed framework emphasises the theoretical and practical value of understanding adaptation through the lens of the adopted theoretical foundations

    Understanding entrepreneurial deviance through social learning and entrepreneurial action theory: an empirical study

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    Purpose: The purpose of this exploratory study is to examine entrepreneurial deviance from the perspective of New Zealand's commercial honey producers. The study adopts entrepreneurial action and social learning theories and proposes a theoretical framework in the context of entrepreneurial deviance. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected through online surveys from 52 professional beekeepers. Findings: Overstocking of beehives, encroachment, biosecurity threats and unfair competition were most common forms of deviance affecting participants. While these predominantly responded through investing in disease prevention, security equipment or by reporting deviant incidents, finding proper solutions remains elusive. The findings revealed robust alignments with both theories. Overall, offenders’ perceived incentives to act illustrate alignment with social learning theory’s four key constructs. Entrepreneurial action emerged through individual perpetrators’ evaluation and subsequent maximisation of potentially lucrative opportunities. Originality/value: The study addresses an important and under-researched dimension, notably, the negative or “dark” side of entrepreneurs, in this case, illustrated through greed and disregard for fair and proper ways of conducting business. This knowledge gap is even more obvious among small and medium business, which is also the focus of the research. © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited

    Mindful Parent

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    Presentation materials used by publishers at London Book Fair and Frankfurt Book Fairs 2015/1

    Farewell to Grogg

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    An exclusive composition from the 'Still Every Year They Went' project aired on BBC 3's Late Junction by Nick Luscombe

    Stone/Dubya: The Improbable President

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    Abstract "In the end, W. makes up in immediacy what it lacks in objectivity" (LeSalle, 2008). This paper examines the manner in which US President George W. Bush was represented in Oliver Stone’s W. (2008), and consider how cinema, as Norman Mailer observed on the release of Stone’s previous account of the deceased president JFK (1991), has “the power to make new history” (Cited in Grimes: 22) W. stands as Stone’s third visit to the Oval Office. A script of a Bush biopic had been drafted prior to the strike by Wall Street (Stone, 1987) screenwriter Stanley Wiesler and, though funding was hard to find and casting problematic, the film was rushed into production, appearing in theatres just five months after shooting began. “If Nixon was a symphony,” offered Stone to Variety, ”this is more like a chamber piece” (Fleming, 2008). The timing of the release ensured controversy. The final piece of Stone’s presidential triumvirate premiered in New York in October 2008, and went on general theatrical release just as the final curtain descended on George Walker Bush’s second term as US President. This was controversial, bringing Bush and his presidency back to the fore in an election campaign where he otherwise maintained a low profile. Entertainment Weekly noted that trailers for the film ran in the same breaks as campaign advertising for Republican Party presidential nominee John McCain (Svetkey, 2008). Mark Carnes noted that “Hollywood history sparkles because it is so historically ambiguous, so devoid of tedious complexity” (1997), an affect that Friedlander observed “can serve to flatten out and homogenize […] complex differences” (Cited in Landy, 1996: 232). The film biopic must both psychologise its subject, yet simplify. Entire lives are required to be condensed neatly into a three-act structure, while the conventions of screenwriting require the writer to be simultaneously authentic, and dramatic. André Bazin observed that the effect of these conflicting parameters is that, at each stage of this process, the “representation discards or retains […] the qualities that permit us to recognize the object on the screen.” Each of these abstractions, he noted, has a corrosive factor, where the initial state of reality found itself slowly “substituted by an illusion of reality” (2004: 27)

    Verdant Scent

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    Praxis 10 performance/video collaboration with Redell Olsen Cafe OTO project Space, London [2018] #cafeoto #RedellOlsen #slime #mould #digitalart #video #feminisms #queer #exercise #ThightMaster #gymball #RaquelWelch #sliders They are forced to cannibalise their wireless telegraph to repair the device. By the time they finally reach the clot, they have only six minutes remaining to operate and then exit the body. #WeAreAllSlimeMouldsNo

    Message

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    Group exhibition of work created by research group at Plymouth University. Theme of exhibition is ' Message

    Etive

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