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Sites of Art Writing - A PhD with Lucie McLaughlin, CCA and Kingston School of Art

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CCA Derry~Londonderry is delighted to announce that past Research Associate Lucie McLaughlin has been awarded studentship funding from Techne, AHRC, to complete a Collaborative Doctoral Award between CCA Derry~Londonderry and Kingston School of Art, beginning autumn 2024.

The project considers how tonalities expressing the atmosphere of place emerge through new forms of site-specific writing as artistic practice.

Lucie will write in response to the public programme of exhibitions via a series of conversations with artists and haptic, embodied encounters with their work. Emphasising engagement with the multiplicity of oral histories in NI as society works towards dissolving, resolving and situating itself within what it means to exist ‘post-conflict,’ this research will enable CCA to continue its rethinking of audiences, participation and the articulation of knowledge and histories through art practices. Lucie will work collaboratively with CCA to develop a series of publications, workshops, seminars and public talks, investigating patterns of speech, dialect and conversation as primary materials of social history.

Quote from Lucie:

'I am extremely excited to work with CCA DLD and its overlapping communities over the next few years exploring artist writing as an emerging mode of research. I am thrilled to be able to work with an organisation that offers multiple routes of exchange between early-career artists and the location within which it is embedded. I am very grateful to the team at CCA and Kingston for their support in developing this project.'

Catherine Hemelryk, Director of CCA says:

'We are so pleased to be able to partner with Kingston School of Art for Lucie's PhD. We have enjoyed supporting Lucie's practice initially through URGENCIES (2021) and her tenure as a Research Associate so this is a wonderful continuation. We are passionate about artist writing in an expanded form and we are looking forward to seeing how this research unfolds.'