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Dr Josephine Berry

Staff details

PositionResearch Lab Lecturer, MA Culture Industry
Email j.berry (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 +44 (0)20 7919 7983
Dr Josephine Berry

Josephine joined the Centre for Cultural Studies in 2008 after developing a rich set of critical and practical tools for analysing and participating in cultural production as an editor, writer and events organiser. She has worked as an editor for the cultural politics magazine Mute since 1995 which has developed into a crucial and much valued resource for those wishing to think through cultural and technological questions in the midst post-internet globalisation.

Her PhD thesis was one of the first to address net art and considered the ways in which computer networks participate in art's redefinition after Duchamp and the demise of the artwork's aura, originality and siting in gallery space. As the fall out of New Labour era regeneration programmes started to reveal a different face of globalisation, with cities being turned into branded investment opportunities for international capital, her interest turned to the politics of aesthetics at the fulcrum of the 'creative economy'. This has led Josephine into a longer research project involving the relationship between creativity, life and power.

Teaching

She has since developed an option course for CCS entitled Biopolitics and Aesthetics which she has been teaching since 2010

Area of supervision

Josephine supervises PhD students in the areas of Aesthetic politics, biopolitics, digital culture, creative economy, neoliberal urbanism and culture-led regeneration, site-specific art, and art in the public sphere. 

Publications

Book

No Room to Move: Radical Art and the Regenerate City
Berry Slater, Josephine and Iles, Anthony. 2010. No Room to Move: Radical Art and the Regenerate City. Mute Publishing Ltd.

Edited Book

Proud to Be Flesh: A Mute Anthology
Berry Slater, Josephine and van Mourik Broekman, Pauline, eds. 2009. Proud to Be Flesh: A Mute Anthology. Mute. ISBN 978-1906496289

Book Section

Dis-Embodying Regeneration
Berry Slater, Josephine. 2015. Dis-Embodying Regeneration. In: , ed. Alex Frost: Property Guardian. London: Flat Time House, pp. 45-50.

‘Un-deleting the World: Art at the Poles’
Berry Slater, Josephine. 2007. ‘Un-deleting the World: Art at the Poles’. In: Jonty Tarbuck and Matt Hearn, eds. This Will Not Happen Without You: From the Collective Archive of the Basement Group, Projects UK and Locus+ (1977-2007). Locus+. ISBN 978-1899377251

‘Unassignable Leakage’
Berry Slater, Josephine. 2006. ‘Unassignable Leakage’. In: Joasia Krysa, ed. Curating Immateriality: The Work of the Curator in the Age of Network Systems (DATA Browser). Autonomedia. ISBN 978-1570271731

Article

Everyone is Not an Artist: Autonomous Art Meets the Neoliberal City
Berry Slater, Josephine. 2015. Everyone is Not an Artist: Autonomous Art Meets the Neoliberal City. New Formations, 84/85, pp. 20-40. ISSN 0950-2378

'The Ghosts of Participation Past', a review of Claire Bishop's Artificial Hells
Berry Slater, Josephine. 2012. 'The Ghosts of Participation Past', a review of Claire Bishop's Artificial Hells. Mute,

'Orgy of the Non-Self', a review of Yayoi Kusama
Berry Slater, Josephine. 2012. 'Orgy of the Non-Self', a review of Yayoi Kusama. Mute, 3(3),

‘Human, all too Posthuman? Net Art and its Critics’
Berry Slater, Josephine. 2003. ‘Human, all too Posthuman? Net Art and its Critics’. Tate Online (website),

'Countdown to Zero, Count up to Now: an Interview with APG'
Berry Slater, Josephine and van Mourik Broekman, Pauline. 2003. 'Countdown to Zero, Count up to Now: an Interview with APG'. Mute Magazine, 1(25),

Bare Code: Net Art and the Free Software Movement’
Berry Slater, Josephine. 2002. Bare Code: Net Art and the Free Software Movement’. on the occasion of the NetArtCommons exhibition, Gallery 9/ Walker Art,

Repeat and Win
Berry Slater, Josephine. 2001. Repeat and Win. Mute Magazine, 1(22),

Another Orwellian Misnomer? Tactical Art in Virtual Space
Berry Slater, Josephine. 2000. Another Orwellian Misnomer? Tactical Art in Virtual Space. Inventory, 2,

What is to be Screened? Net Utopias and their Discontents
Berry Slater, Josephine. 1999. What is to be Screened? Net Utopias and their Discontents. Afterall, pilot,

Conference or Workshop Item

Did the Death of the Author Kill the Critic?
Berry Slater, Josephine. 2014. 'Did the Death of the Author Kill the Critic?'. In: A Few Reasons for a Non-Dismissive Art,. Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal.