Professor Kristen Kreider

Staff details

Position Professor 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

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

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

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

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

Book Section

Kreider, Kristen and O’Leary, James. 2018. Milk, Confetti, Erratics: A stratigraphic Survey of the Belfast ’Peacelines’. In: , ed. Minor Fieldwork: Ecology, Embodiment and Aesthetics in the Field. Berlin: Sternberg Press.

Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2010. Video Shakkei: Event-Space, Performance and Time-Based Drawing. In: , ed. Proceedings for Drawing Out conference at RMIT. Melbourne: RMIT.

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

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

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

Kreider, Kristen and O’Leary, James. 2015. Open City’ [artists’ pages]. Performance Research, 20(1), pp. 90-95. ISSN 1352-8165

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

Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2010. Memento Mori. Performance Research, 15(1), pp. 66-71. ISSN 1352-8165

Kreider, Kristen. 2010. 'Scrap,' 'Flap,' 'Strip,' 'Stain,' 'Cut': The Material Poetics of Emily Dickinson's Later Manuscript Pages. The Emily Dickinson Journal, 19(2), pp. 67-103. ISSN 1059-6879

Show/Exhibition

Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2018. Cifra (Architecture Film Essay). In: "t.b.c.", De La Warr Pavilion, United Kingdom, dates t.b.c..

Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2017. Thirteen Points, Expanded (Three Channel Video Installation). In: "Extratextual", Contemporary Calgary, Canada, 1 September - 21 January 2017.

Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2017. Thirteen Points, Expanded (Video). In: "Film / Making / Space", Royal Academy, United Kingdom, 13 February 2017.

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

Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2016. Thirteen Points, Expanded (Single Channel Video Installation). In: "Wayfaring", &Model, United Kingdom, 26 April - 4 June 2016.

Kreider, Kristen and O’Leary, James. 2016. Thirteen Points, Expanded (Video, edit). In: "Are We Human?: The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial", Istanbul, Turkey, 22 October - 20 November 2016.

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

Art Object

Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2010. LA Tapped.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2004. s.i.g.n.a.l..

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

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

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

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

Conference or Workshop Item

Kreider, Kristen. 2010. 'Time, Space and Empathy: A Material Poetics of the Film Image'. In: Sexuate Subjects: Politics, Poetics, Ethics. UCL, London, United Kingdom.

Kreider, Kristen. 2010. 'Lyrical Encounters: The Material Poetics of Emily Dickinson's Later Manuscript Pages'. In: The Emily Dickinson International Society Conference. Oxford University, United Kingdom 6-8 August 2010.

Kreider, Kristen. 2009. 'Projecting the Voice: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Passages Paysages'. In: Intersections - Association of Art Historians Conference. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Film/Video

Kreider, Kristen and O’Leary, James. 2016. Thirteen Points, Expanded (Video).

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

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

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

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

Performance

Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2017. Milk, Confetti, Erratics (Performance Lecture). In: "EDGE— Situated practice in art, architecture and urbanism", Folkestone Triennial, United Kingdom.

Kreider, Kristen. 2017. Thirteen Points, Expanded (Lecture Performance). In: "Never the Same: what (else) can art writing do?", Art Commons, Canada, 15-17 September 2017.

Kreider, Kristen and O’Leary, James. 2015. Cifra (Performance). In: "Cifra", The Open City, Ritoque, Chile.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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