Practice & Performance
The Centre for Practice
The Centre for Practice features scholars pursuing research-based practice across the disciplines of Art, Design, Film, and Performance. The Centre is based at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) at Lancaster University, and includes scholars working in the (inter)disciplines of Fine Art, Drama, Dance, Theatre and Performance, Design, and Film.
The Centre for Practice is a forum for advancing creative, critical and theoretical understanding of practice-based research in the contemporary arts that feeds into a range of themes (see below). The research ethos is interdisciplinary, and practice based, with often accompanying written theoretical frameworks that contribute to, expand upon and contextualise research in written and documented forms. A key principle of the centre is a recognition that practice-based research has a transformative impact on our understanding of creativity and culture.
Specific themes include:
- Mobilities research, borders and migration
- Health and Creativity
- Creativity, Environment and Social Change
Read More About Our Work
CINEMA INFERNO: Maison Margiela presents, based on an original concept by John Galliano, adapted for the stage by Imitating the Dog International
CINEMA INFERNO – a groundbreaking new show for Paris haute couture house Maison Margiela, based on an original concept by John Galliano, Maison Margiela's creative director.
What Do We Know Anyway?
What do we know (anyway)? is a series of eventful public gatherings taking place across a week, which pull together aspects of JJ's practice, and situates them within the context of Bloc Projects, Sheffield. An exhibition in the gallery serves to name and foreground some of the figures who have differently made their mark on the artist’s practice.
Five lecturers from Fine Art in the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts have been invited to participate.
Our Imperceptible Universe
Exhibition at the Blyth gallery, Imperial College London developed out of ‘Dark Matters: An Investigation of Thresholds of (Im)perceptibility across Theoretical Cosmology, Art and Anthropology of Science’, a one-year project based at Lancaster University, funded by an AHRC Science in Culture Innovation Award.
Bibliotech “the future of the library” show to visit Cyprus and Liverpool
Dr Nathan Jones has been awarded £10,000 funding by Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, and an invitation from NeME gallery in Limasol, Cyprus to take a new exhibition of reading and archival technologies Bibliotech to Eastern Europe in Autumn 2021.
Drawn from the Ground: Discovering Graphite and its Secrets
01/08/2019 → 31/12/2019
Life Lines: The Art of Looking Good
16/11/2018 → 24/11/2018
‘Female Authors/Female Labours: Writing, Dramaturgy and Translation’
01/12/2016 → 31/07/2017
Glitch Poetics: critical sensory realisms in contemporary language practice
30/09/2015 → 31/05/2018
17/01/2014 → …
01/10/2013 → 01/07/2015