“I don’t like to talk about it…” a performance presentation by Professor Paul Haywood

I don’t like to talk about it…

Dean of School of Art, Central Saint Martins
Thursday 9 November Central Saint Martins Room C303 at 6.15pm (bridge)

A presentation that will cover a series of very short talks about aspects of being an artist, or fulfilling the role of the artist, in the context of social change processes that don’t actually require the presence of an artist.

This is a contemplation about the undertakings of focused and specifically motivated communities and the relevance of their artist friend. The session will include an experimental demonstration of paint making and mixing, using materials that would normally service our social and political identity, subtitled: "How to make oil paints at home, or close to where you live".

In entirety, the presentation is a compilation of short semi-fictional and actual accounts of failure in the production of an individualised arts practice. 

followed by drinks 

Outside of education I remain committed to long term collaborative initiatives that are typically characterised by a role for artists and art producers in processes of social innovation and local change. I am a Director of Guns to Goods CIC, a collaboration with the artist Karen Lyons, dedicated to the reduction and recycling of gun metal through creative design and sculptural practices. I am the co-founder of Colourground, working with the designer Maxine Kennedy on a long-term mass observation project that is making use of technologies and social interactions to build a global map of colour in the environment. I collaborate with Ruth Potts in the School of Midwifery at University of Salford and we have established and joined the European Co-operative Learning Action Network concerned, committed to the development and design of open learning recognition in support of non-traditional informal learning. I continue to work in a company director role with Islington Mill Arts Club as part of their development with local regeneration in the new cultural quarter in Salford.

I paint at weekends. 

welcome to sensingsite

sensingsite is a practice based research group engaging with questions around the political, material, and sensory natures of site, place, and space. It takes a critical, experimental, and improvisational approach to research methodologies embedded within interdisciplinary art practices across a range of media. 

Membership of the group includes academic researchers and artists, and current postgraduate students from Central Saint Martins, UAL and beyond. The group meets regularly and has organised symposia, lectures, exhibitions and workshops.

sensingsite is organised by Susan Trangmar and Steven Ball for Fine Art Research, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Please contact us for further information

Ingrid Pumayalla performance

En búsqueda del Ícaro interior, Ingrid Pumayalla 2017

Ingrid Pumayalla will be performing En búsqueda del Ícaro interior as part of the REcreative Film School Night class at the Clore Studio, South London Gallery, 7:00pm Wednesday 15 March 2017. For more information and free booking visit the South London Gallery website

Research Presentations

Research Presentations
Greer McKeogh (Chelsea)
Community, Hospitality and the Outsider

Katelyn Toth-Fejel (LCF)

Matt Parker (LCC)
Sonospheric studies of media infrastructure ecologies

Thursday March 23 2017 at 5.30 pm
Museum and Study Collection, Central Saints Martins, Kings Cross

Greer McKeogh Community, Hospitality and the Outsider
My research explores art practice in relation to contemporary interpretations of hospitality and community identity. It attempts to understand notions of hospitality, and the role of and reception of an ‘outsider’, through observing artists’ ability to identify and negotiate areas of critical reflection from an outsider position. To demonstrate ways of receiving and articulating hospitality, I undertake site-specific dialogues within rural communities in Ireland, which coalesce as  a research and practice framework called The Hotel.  The Hotel is a physical starting point for dialogue and a method of art practice in a localised context, locating itself where the identity of a hotel has differing and contested notions for the surrounding community. 

Katelyn Toth-Fejel Fashion-In-Residence
This presentation looks at what it might mean to map the full range of clothing practices associated with a community and place. How might such interactions which are often overlooked and at the margins be visualized through mapping and art practice?

Matt Parker Sonospheric studies of media infrastructure ecologies
Description: This presentation will look at a series of field work visits at major sites of internet infrastructure in Europe. What can be gained by thinking about the infrastructure of the Internet, through vibration? How might sound highlight the complexity, intimacy and emotional texture of the relations between the self and environment?

FROM HOUSE TO SQUARE: A practice based research presentation by FRAN COTTELL

We are pleased to announce the following event as part of a new programme of themed symposia:

A practice based research presentation by

THURSDAY 26 JANUARY 16.30 – 19.30
Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross Room C202 

Fran Cottell is an artist producing performance and installations since the 1970s. Her work questions how to show everyday ephemeral live experiences within the fixed frame of the art institution - how to preserve life, or rather the breath of ‘aliveness’. She has featured in exhibitions, performance art festivals and lectured about her work worldwide. For over 10 years Fran Cottell has also been staging live installations displaying the contents, visitors and occupants of her house for CGPLondon, documented in House: from Display to Back to Front; published by ktpress and supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation.  Fran is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Camberwell College of Arts.


Fran has been collaborating with architect Marianne Mueller since 2011, when documentation of Fran's House Projects were exhibited by the Concrete Geometries Research Cluster; an initiative lead by Marianne that investigates the relationship between architectural form and social behaviour. The installation: The Relational in Architecture was then jointly developed for the research group at the Architectural Association. They recently co-produced (July-August 2016) the intervention Pentagon Petal for the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground. Publication published by Camberwell Press 2016. A book chapter: From House to Square, for Architecture in Effect, Rethinking the Social, Sweden will be published 2017.


Call for Proposals
As part of this event we are inviting proposals from current PhD or post PhD researchers who are working in the field of performance/ sculpture in relation to public and domestic architecture to contribute short presentations to the event. Please contact Susan Trangmar s.trangmar@csm.arts.ac.uk with a title, short proposal max 150 words and personal biography if you would like to present work, deadline January 1 2017. 

King’s Cross Late Autumn Walk

An Invitation to King’s Cross Late Autumn Walk

Kate Corder invites you to take part in a late autumn King’s Cross Walk
at 14:00 on Wednesday 30th November 2016

Using Apple’s Maps app and Google Maps one can observe that satellite images of King’s Cross (London) are yet to be updated to a current view. The map images show an area in early stages of renovation where extended sites are experiencing bulldozing and deconstruction before reconstruction and manipulation by corporate powers takes place. In a transformation process teams of workers are deployed transplanting materials gleaned from other sites to assemble and create other visions. The satellite map images are historic in their observation, because the built environment changes through human labour on an everyday basis. The darkness of dereliction alters. Sites are conjured, as if by magic, in to regenerative usefulness. This new usefulness seeks to cloud memories of dance raves in warehouses of a bygone era, but memories linger as unseen and are sensed. 

The fabricated aggregation of the site diminishes as accumulated materials settle. When we are in the site everyday life surrounds us with presence and the archival map images are seen on device screens for us to compare with the here and now. 

We will meet at the big Oak Tree on King’s Boulevard at 14:00. The Oak was uprooted and travelled from Germany to be replanted here. At 14:15 (allowing for latecomers) we will stroll up the Boulevard observing its stuck down river of gravel*. We will walk down Goods Way observing the Plant Wall and on up to Camley Street Natural Park**. From here we will walk to St Pancras Gardens and observe the Old Church situated in the grounds and the back of St Pancras Hospital. Then we will walk up Camley Street, across the canal to the Regent’s Canal Towpath and walk to King’s Cross Coal Sheds***, and then on to the Lewis Cubitt Park beyond observing all the while materials used to construct the place. The Walk returns, finishing back at the Granary Building at approximately 16:30. 

*The gravel is an aggregate material possibly mined by London Concrete at Sipson (a village experiencing hostility through on-going threats of Heathrow Airport expansion). During glacial melt deep layers of gravels were deposited on riverbeds in the Heathrow region. Over a large flat area the rivers silt accumulated above the gravel producing fertile soil, which has been used by humans for agricultural land and airline travel amongst other things. 

**Camley Street Natural Park is a community garden existing since 1984 and run by London Wildlife Trust. The Park is an inspiration for the plants used in King’s Cross renovation. 

***The Coal Sheds are currently being converted in to a shopping arcade.