CFAR provides a coherent and ambitious programme around Fine Art research. It exists to encourage and support interdisciplinary, cross-School and inter-Institutional research initiatives in a supportive environment that encourages research activity at all levels.

Recent submissions

  • Art, energy and the brain 

    Pepperell, Robert (Elsevier, 2018-05-18)
    Recent years have seen a growing interest among neuroscientists and vision scientists in art and aesthetics, exemplifying a more general trend towards interdisciplinary integration in the arts, humanities and sciences. ...
  • Electromagnetic Interrogations (2011-2014) 

    Pigott, Jon (2017)
    Electromagnetic Interrogations (2011 - 2014) is a kinetic sound work which interrogates the electromagnetic radiation given off by three dismantled but still operative compact disc (CD) players, mounted upon plinths. ...
  • Material Systems as Art Practice and Method 

    Pigott, Jon (2016-08-31)
    This paper will report on an art practice based research project that takes the idea of ‘material systems’ to explore electromechanical sound art. By focussing on intersections between the mid 1960s revival in kinetic ...
  • Electromechanical Perspectives of Sound and Music 

    Pigott, Jon (2016-04-15)
    From a technological necessity in projects like the Telharmonium, to a creative opportunity enjoyed by current sound installation artists, the electromechanical condition is a mainstay of electronic and experimental music ...
  • Aliveness machines, shadows and undercurrents: experimental data-activated sculptural works 

    Lyons, Antony; Pigott, Jon (2014-08-27)
    The concept of the 'Aliveness Machines' emerged from a landscape-based artist residency, conducted by Lyons and Pigott throughout 2012, within the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Tasked with working in and around the ...
  • Shadows, undercurrents and the Aliveness Machines 

    Pigott, Jon; Lyons, Antony (Routledge, 2017)
  • Across Fields: Sound, art and technology from an electromechanical perspective 

    Pigott, Jon (Cambridge University Press, 2017-07-12)
    This article follows electromechanical technologies through different contexts of electronic and experimental music, sound art and kinetic art as well as through parts of their industrial development and application. The ...
  • Fovography: A naturalistic imaging media 

    Burleigh, Alistair; Pepperell, Robert; Ruta, Nicole (IEEE, 2018-01-11)
    The aim of our research is to improve the way visual experience is depicted in imaging media by increasing the naturalism of the media. Numerous technical methods for depicting the visual world currently exist. Most of ...
  • Natural media workshop 

    Smith, C.; Rasool, J.; Lambert, Nick; Pepperell, Robert; Langford, T.; Veltman, K. (BCS Chartered Institute for IT, 2017-07-11)
    This workshop will examine what our current imaging and sensing technologies do to our perception. We will examine, using practical examples, the potential to develop more 'Natural Media’ and technologies by broadening the ...
  • As Seen: Modern British Painting and Visual Experience 

    Pepperell, Robert; Hughes, Louise (Tate, 2015)
    During the twentieth century several important British artists began to paint features of visual experience rarely ever painted before, including subjective curvature, double vision and the body seen from the first person ...
  • Always Learning to See: The Art and Thought of Sargy Mann 

    Pepperell, Robert (Brill, 2016)
    Sargy Mann (1937–2015) was a British figurative artist who was fascinated by visual perception and the way visual experience can be depicted. He suffered from poor eyesight throughout his life and lost his sight completely ...
  • Visual Preference for Curvature and Art Paintings: Some Data 

    Vañó-Viñuales, Javier; Pepperell, Robert; Corradi, Guido B.; Gómez-Puerto, Gerardo; Munar, Enric (Sage, 2015-08)
    The visual preference for curvature is a human phenomenon that has been found on numerous studies. After the success of Bar and Neta (2006) on finding the preference for curvature using sharp-angled and curved versions ...
  • The magic is in the soap 

    Green, James (The City Paper Bogotá, 2017-09-20)
  • Participatory Workshops+ Art Video Project + How to Score in Canton 

    Hewlett, Davida (2014-06)
    This is an opportunity for inclusive, creative expression and an attempt to consider how we can make this more a part of our daily lives. For several years I have been working with the idea of ‘creating conditions’ as a ...
  • Where era's elide 

    Stitt, Andre (Flight Gallery, 2015-11-20)
    During the months of October and November 2015 James Cobb and I researched the work of Mark Rothko (1903 - 1970)2 and Donald Judd (1928 - 1994)3 at various locations in Texas. This became the basis for ten large-scale ...
  • Civics 

    Stitt, Andre (2017)
    This research exhibition considers how experiences of Britain’s post-war New Towns, and the work made by artists through residential placements have had an impact on the development of recent painting practice. Through ...
  • Living in the material world 

    Stitt, Andre (Gallery Ten, 2016)
    Painting and Installation as Communicator and Transmitter of experience that reflects the historical uncertainty of time and place. This research investigates how painting can be experienced as an ‘extended’ practice ...
  • Aesthetics as ecology, or the question of the form of eco art 

    Cazeaux, Clive (Manchester University Press, 2017-10-04)
    This volume of essays explores the scope for a further extension of ecocriticism across the environmental humanities. The collection considers collaboration between individuals both in the same discipline and across ...
  • Art, research, philosophy 

    Cazeaux, Clive (Routledge, 2017-04-11)
    Art, Research, Philosophy explores the emergent field of artistic research: art produced as a contribution to knowledge. As a new subject, it raises several questions: What is art-as-research? Don’t the requirements of ...

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