Staff Directory: Mr Andrew Langford
Teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Fine Art. Particular interest in photography and its transferability to other disciplines within the visual arts spectrum and into the development of cross-disciplinary understanding. Motivated by the challenge to help students progressively build confidence and rigor in their own areas of investigation, to encourage innovation within image making and media and build synergies between practice and theory. Current scholarly activity: Visual arts research which uses the full range of photographic technologies and maintains a meaningful relation with the evolving contribution that other disciplines make to the study of landscape, place and space. The research is rooted in a belief that understanding the natural world through a matrix of cross-disciplinary theory, experimental practices, reflective and iterative production and engagement in the phenomenological can lead to different visual concepts and products. This involves a shift from 'seeing' landscape not just as a place or space to be aesthetically framed or pictured through camera-based photography, to analyzing landscape as within a dynamic interplay of influences and factors. Key research features: · Nature and landscape as portals of enquiry - human discordance and estrangement · Scientific interventions with the natural world - colonization and commercialization of biomaterials - relational reorientations to nature and evolution theory · Distinctive sites of landscape change and investigation - experiences of place and space over time · Philosophical and theoretical conceptions of space, place, landscape and aesthetics as contextual frameworks and as stimuli for image making
- Visual methodologies in a post-photographic environment
- Reconfigurations around capture and construction in photography - observation as 'practiced' places versus 'conceptual' imaginations of space and place
- Artifacts and exhibition within research
- Alternatives to dialectics or dualism within analysis
Publications on NECTAR
- Langford, A. W. (2011) Re-Moved. Symposium presented to: Land2 National Symposium, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, 09 December 2011.
- Langford, A. W. (2010) Invernaderos. Paper presented to: Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Representation, University of Westminster, London, 25-27 June 2010.
- Langford, A. W. (2010) Taken From the Net. Exhibit at: Arts Research in Progress. Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton, 07 June - 10 July 2010.
- Langford, A. W. (2010) Winter growing fields. SuperMassiveBlackHole. 4/2010, pp. 18-19. 2009-2288.
- Langford, A. W. and Wells, L. (2009) Exchange. Exhibit at: Exchange: 2 Universities – 2 Groups of Researchers – 2 Exhibitions – 2 Dialogues. Scott Building Gallery, University of Plymouth, 18 November – 18 December 2009.
- Evans, M., Harper, J., Langford, A. W. and Stedman, N. (2008) Common Ground. Exhibit at: Common Ground. Rhyl Museum & Art Gallery, 10 May - 7 June 2008.
- Langford, A. W. (2008) Winter growing fields: landscape and estrangement. Exhibit at: Winter growing fields: landscape and estrangement. Avenue Gallery, The University of Northampton, 8 April - 2 May 2008.
- Harper, J., Langford, A. W., Wenden, B., Leet, K. and Kitchener, B. (2007) In-transition. J Gallery, Moulton, Northampton, 24 March - 13 April 2007.
- Langford, A. W. (2007) Invernaderos: Almeria as a corporatized utilitarian land. Invited Presentation presented to: Global Photographies Conference, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dublin, Ireland, 27-29 June 2007. [Invited speaker and paper presented]
- Langford, A. W. (2006) Invernaderos. Exhibit at: Format06 International Photography Festival. Gallery Déda, Derby Dance Centre, Derby, 22 September - 22 October 2006.
- Harper, J., Langford, A. W., Evans, M. and Stedman, N. (2005) Common Ground. Exhibit at: Common Ground. Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, 6 September - 30 October 2005.
- Langford, A. W. (2004) Falling Away (within collaborative exhibition 'Common Ground'). Exhibit at: Common Ground. Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, January 2004.
- Langford, A. W. (2004) Pleasure garden. Exhibit at: Pleasure Garden. Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, 10 July 2004.
- Langford, A. W. (2001) Uncertain terrain. Exhibit at: Uncertain Terrain. Yard Gallery, Nottingham, 2001. Also exhibited at: Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, 2001
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