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Professor Kristen Kreider

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PositionProfessor in Fine Art
Department Art
Email K.Kreider (@gold.ac.uk)
Professor Kristen Kreider

Research

Kristen Kreider is a writer and artist. Her research stems from an interest in the poetics of thought, its materialization as form, and a concern with how artworks relate to the world. She has published poetry, essays, journal articles and a single-authored monograph entitled Poetics & Place: The Architecture of Sign, Subject and Site (IB Tauris, 2014). The latter explores how specific artworks generate meaning through a ‘material poetics’ in relation to place, develops a critical methodology for engaging with them, and investigates their ethical potential and political imperative. The book concludes with a discussion of the ethics of relation, opening a debate concerning the role of empathy within contemporary, politically-engaged practices in art and poetry.

In collaboration with the architect James O’Leary, Kristen’s artistic practice engages with sites of architectural and cultural interest. Combining aspects of performance, installation, documentary, poetry, fiction and image-making, the work of Kreider + O’Leary exposes and interweaves the complexities of place into a fabrication of the real. They have made work in response to prisons, military sites, film locations, landscape gardens, desert environments, urban districts and gallery contexts both in the UK and internationally. Their work has been shown at venues including Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery and the Royal Academy as well as in the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and the Istanbul Biennial. Their book Falling was published by Copy Press, Field Poetics is forthcoming from Eros Press, and they are currently working on a large-scale project, Un-Governable Spaces, engaging with five sites of community and resistance globally. This project will result in a series of works and a monograph to be published by Paraclete. 

See: http://www.kreider-oleary.net 

Academic Qualifications

  • 2002–08: PhD in Art & Architecture, Slade School of Fine Art + Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (London, UK)
  • 1997–99: MA in Poetry & Poetics, Arizona State University (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1992–96: BA in English Literature, Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) 

Teaching 

Kristen is Professor of Fine Art and Director of the MPhil & PhD Programme in Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

Featured Publications 

Books

Field Poetics (EROS Press, forthcoming 2017)

Falling (Copy Press, February 2015)

Poetics & Place: The Architecture of Sign, Subjects and Site (I.B. Tauris, January 2014). 

 

Projects

Interface Architecture (Belfast, Norther Ireland, 2017)

Edge City (Lisbon, Portugal, 2013)

Light Vessel Automatic (Tate Britain, London, UK, 2013)

Gorchakov’s Wish (Rome, Baño Vignoni and San Galgano, Italy, 2011)

LA Tapped (Los Angeles, California, USA, 2011)

Video Shakkei (Kansai Region, Japan, 2009)

Eight Rooms (Cork, Ireland, 2004)

Publications

Book

Falling
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2015. Falling. London: Copy Press. ISBN 978-1909570016

Poetics and Place: The Architecture of Sign, Subject and Site
Kreider, Kristen. 2013. Poetics and Place: The Architecture of Sign, Subject and Site. London: I.B. Tauris. ISBN 9781780763378

Bonaventure: Hyperspace - Sensorium - Connectivity - War
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2012. Bonaventure: Hyperspace - Sensorium - Connectivity - War. London: Unnameable Press. ISBN 978-1-908602-13-8

Eight Rooms
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2005. Eight Rooms. London: Unnameable Publications.

Fear Pages
Kreider, Kristen. 2003. Fear Pages. London: Unnameable Publications.

Of the Root
Kreider, Kristen. 2003. Of the Root. London: Unnameable Publications.

Book Section

Constructing Atmospheres: A Phenomenology of the Film Image and Its Relation to Place
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2009. Constructing Atmospheres: A Phenomenology of the Film Image and Its Relation to Place. In: , ed. Proceedings for Architecture and Phenomenology 2 International Conference. Architecture and Phenomenology 2.

Article

To Step, Leap, Fly
Allsopp, Ric and Kreider, Kristen. 2015. To Step, Leap, Fly. Performance Research, 20(1), pp. 1-3. ISSN 1352-8165

Material Poetics and the Communication Event
Kreider, Kristen. 2015. Material Poetics and the Communication Event. Performance Research, 20(1), pp. 80-89. ISSN 1352-8165

Time, Place and Empathy: The Poetics and Phenomenology of Andrei Tarkovsky's Film Image
Kreider, Kristen. 2013. Time, Place and Empathy: The Poetics and Phenomenology of Andrei Tarkovsky's Film Image. Visual Studies, 28(1), pp. 1-16. ISSN 1472-586X

The Stones of Inis Oirr
Kreider, Kristen. The Stones of Inis Oirr. Plume,

Show/Exhibition

Wayfaring
White, Laura; Williams Gamaker, Michelle and Kreider, Kristen. 2016. Wayfaring. In: "Wayfaring", &Model, Leeds, United Kingdom, 29 April 2016 – 4 June 2016.

Edge City
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2013. Edge City. In: "Lisbon Architecture Triennale", Lisbon, Portugal.

Art Object

Video Shakkei: Post-Performance Drawings
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2010. Video Shakkei: Post-Performance Drawings.

Kino Haiku
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2009. Kino Haiku.

Fall (An Allegory) - video
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2008. Fall (An Allegory) - video.

Cell
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2006. Cell.

The Edge of Emily's Desk
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2005. The Edge of Emily's Desk.

Eight Rooms
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2005. Eight Rooms.

Untitled (for M.)
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2004. Untitled (for M.).

To come this far. To have left ...
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2003. To come this far. To have left ....

Gesturing Toward the Ellipsis
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2003. Gesturing Toward the Ellipsis.

In the Midst
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2003. In the Midst.

Artist's Book

Gorchakov's Wish: an artists' book published by Unnameable Press (2013) that consists of an introductory essay describing the project, Gorchakov's Wish, as well as a tripartite piece of creative writing and a USB of the related video work
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2013. Gorchakov's Wish: an artists' book published by Unnameable Press (2013) that consists of an introductory essay describing the project, Gorchakov's Wish, as well as a tripartite piece of creative writing and a USB of the related video work.

Film/Video

Immolation Triptych - video
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2011. Immolation Triptych - video.

To forget : Of Air
Kreider, Kristen. 2010. To forget : Of Air.

Video Shakkei: Space, Performance, Drawing
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2010. Video Shakkei: Space, Performance, Drawing.

Termini
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2005. Termini.

Performance

Light Vessel Automatic
Kreider, Kristen. 2013. Light Vessel Automatic. In: "Light Vessel Automatic", Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom.

Video Shakkei
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2010. Video Shakkei. In: "Video Shakkei, Osaka - Nara - Kyoto - Ise, Japan - June-July 2010", Osaka - Nara - Kyoto - Ise, Japan.

Immolation Triptych - live
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2009. Immolation Triptych - live. In: "Immolation Triptych – live", The Drawing Field, Camberwell College of Arts, London, United Kingdom.

Fall (An Allegory) - live
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2008. Fall (An Allegory) - live. In: "The Betsey Trotwood poetry event", London, United Kingdom.

Alba Lunedi
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2008. Alba Lunedi. In: "Alba Lunedì", Santa Caterina Pool, Bagno Vignoni, Italy.

5 exercises for the voice + 5 more
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2007. 5 exercises for the voice + 5 more. In: "5 exercises for the voice + 5 more", Woburn Studios, London, United Kingdom.

Wall: A Dialogue
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2003. Wall: A Dialogue. London, United Kingdom.

104 Kilotonne Idea
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 1999. 104 Kilotonne Idea. In: "104 Kilotonne Idea", Bonneville Salt Flats, United States.

Other

Parhessia
Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2011. Parhessia. Kreider + O'Leary.