Homing publication

Author: Jen Southern and Samuel Thulin
Publisher: In Certain Places (2016)
ISBN: 978-0-9930498-2-8
54-page A6 book
Edition of 150 copies

Homing is a sound art work created by artists Jen Southern and Sam Thulin with the Media Innovation Studio at the University of Central Lancashire. The work is based on the original letters of Preston soldiers serving in the front line trenches of World War 1, taken from the archives of Lancashire Infantry Museum. The letters are testament to the attempts of soldiers and their loved ones to keep in touch despite the distances and atrocities of the war.

Homing uses sound to make connections at a distance; between presence and absence, people and place, displacement and home. It contrasts the modes of communication used in WW1 and contemporary war. Voices from the harrowing fight on the front collide with the current technology that emphasises accuracy, immediacy and removal of the body from warfare, but that cannot know the context on the ground.

Published to coincide with the exhibition, the publication includes images of the project, including photos and letters from the soldiers, contributions from the project’s artists Jen Southern and Sam Thulin, artist and curator Dominic Smith and Director at the Edwardian Postcard Project Julia Gillen and a foreword from In Certain Places curator Elaine Speight.

Click here for audio and video documentation of Homing.

PRICE £3.00

The Expanded City 2015-16 publication

Author: Lauren Velvick
Publisher: In Certain Places (2016)
ISBN: 978-0-9930498-3-5
24-page A6 booklet and A3 map

The Expanded City is a programme of research-based public artworks, curated by In Certain Places at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. Developed in response to an invitation from Preston City Council, and supported by Arts Council England, The Expanded City will inform a programme of infrastructure projects on the outskirts of the city proposed by a £430m City Deal Scheme.

The City Deal scheme aims to deliver new jobs and housing, by addressing strategic transport, environmental, community and cultural infrastructure challenges. In the first stage of The Expanded City project commissioned artists Olivia Keith, Gavin Renshaw, Emily Speed and duo Ian Nesbitt and Ruth Levene have investigated the physical and cultural topography of the outskirts of Preston, ‘deep mapping’ the areas marked for growth.

The artists share an interest in boundaries, routes, edges and the urban/rural binary, and work across a range of media, including film, photography and performance. The commissions explore the social and physical aspects of the places, their relationships with the city centre and the potential implications of planned developments.

In this publication, Lauren Velvick, ‘writer in residence’ on The Expanded City project, has contextualised and provided a critical narrative for the development of the artists’ work, as well as documenting the Expanded City Symposium held in 2016.

This publication also contains images of the artists’ work and photos of the Expanded City Symposium and a foreword from In Certain Places curator Elaine Speight, and is accompanied by a separate map and grid of Gavin Renshaw’s photographs.

PRICE £3.00

East [hyphen] West, Sound Impressions of Istanbul

East [hyphen] West, Sound Impressions of Istanbul, by Magda Stawarska-Beavan, it is a double limited edition vinyl recording with an artist’s book. Through text, image and audio recordings, it maps the shifting sonic and visual landscape of Istanbul at a specific point in time, exploring the cultural complexities of a city where the boundaries of ‘West’ and ‘East are reflected in its sights and soundscape.

Revealing the city from an intimate perspective, the publication includes audiovisual content captured by the artist via microphones and a camera attached to her body. Field recordings also combine macro aural and visual cityscapes with micro, sub-aqua sounds and images taken from beneath the Bosporus.

The publication is introduced and edited by art historian Dr Mat Gregory, and includes written contributions by Barkin Engin, Aylin Unal and Selcuk Artut (translated by Tuna Pase and Behzat Dirker). The folio book of interwoven leaves, threaded with images of the Bosporus, also conceals fragments of re-told city soundscapes from the notebooks of musician Ekin Sanac and artist Lubaina Himid who responded to the evocative field recordings with text and voice, creating a new narrative layer.

Cick here for more information about the project.

PRICE £30.00

‘Boarding gate’ limited edition print

'Boarding gate' limited edition print

 

‘Boarding gate’, limited edition screen print by Cherry Tenneson. Edition of 20.
1 of a series of 4 prints
Size: 594mm (h) x 420mm (w)

This poster is part of a series of 4 limited edition screen prints by Cherry Tenneson, entitled ‘Outward journeys must not be in the past’. The prints were developed as part of a series of signs and posters, installed in Preston’s transport hubs during April 2015, which examine the city’s significant relationship with modernist transport information design from the late 1950s to late 1960s. The artworks reflect Tenneson’s fascination with the prevalence of modernist signage in the city, such as the original Swiss influenced signs in the bus station; the railway station’s still-prevalent British Rail corporate identity signs; and the standardised motorway signage originally developed by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert for the M6 Preston By-pass – the first motorway in the UK. Named after an error message on the National Rail website, the project emphasises the conflicting styles and messages which have developed in the city over time, and explores the role of typography within everyday urban experiences.

All four posters can be purchased here for the discounted price of £140.

Package and postage costs £4.40 (signed for delivery).

Please allow up to 14 days for delivery.

PRICE £44.40

‘Outward journeys’ limited edition print

Outward Journeys

 

‘Outward journeys’, limited edition screen print by Cherry Tenneson. Edition of 25.
1 of a series of 4 prints
Size: 594mm (h) x 420mm (w)

This poster is part of a series of 4 limited edition screen prints by Cherry Tenneson, entitled ‘Outward journeys must not be in the past’. The prints were developed as part of a series of signs and posters, installed in Preston’s transport hubs during April 2015, which examine the city’s significant relationship with modernist transport information design from the late 1950s to late 1960s. The artworks reflect Tenneson’s fascination with the prevalence of modernist signage in the city, such as the original Swiss influenced signs in the bus station; the railway station’s still-prevalent British Rail corporate identity signs; and the standardised motorway signage originally developed by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert for the M6 Preston By-pass – the first motorway in the UK. Named after an error message on the National Rail website, the project emphasises the conflicting styles and messages which have developed in the city over time, and explores the role of typography within everyday urban experiences.

All four posters can be purchased here for the discounted price of £140.

Package and postage costs £4.40 (signed for delivery).

Please allow up to 14 days for delivery.

PRICE £44.40

‘Scheduled departure’ limited edition print

Scheduled departures A4

 

‘Scheduled Departure’, limited edition screen print by Cherry Tenneson. Edition of 20.
1 of a series of 4 prints
Size: 594mm (h) x 412mm (w)

This poster is part of a series of 4 limited edition screen prints by Cherry Tenneson, entitled ‘Outward journeys must not be in the past’. The prints were developed as part of a series of signs and posters, installed in Preston’s transport hubs during April 2015, which examine the city’s significant relationship with modernist transport information design from the late 1950s to late 1960s. The artworks reflect Tenneson’s fascination with the prevalence of modernist signage in the city, such as the original Swiss influenced signs in the bus station; the railway station’s still-prevalent British Rail corporate identity signs; and the standardised motorway signage originally developed by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert for the M6 Preston By-pass – the first motorway in the UK. Named after an error message on the National Rail website, the project emphasises the conflicting styles and messages which have developed in the city over time, and explores the role of typography within everyday urban experiences.

All four posters can be purchased here for the discounted price of £140.

Package and postage costs £4.40 (signed for delivery).

Please allow up to 14 days for delivery.

PRICE £44.40

‘Terminal information’ limited edition print

'Terminal information' limited edition print by Cherry Tenneson

 

‘Terminal information’, limited edition screen prints by Cherry Tenneson. Edition of 20.
1 of a series of 4 prints
Size: 594mm (h) x 420mm (w)

This poster is part of a series of 4 limited edition screen prints by Cherry Tenneson, entitled ‘Outward journeys must not be in the past’. The prints were developed as part of a series of signs and posters, installed in Preston’s transport hubs during April 2015, which examine the city’s significant relationship with modernist transport information design from the late 1950s to late 1960s. The artworks reflect Tenneson’s fascination with the prevalence of modernist signage in the city, such as the original Swiss influenced signs in the bus station; the railway station’s still-prevalent British Rail corporate identity signs; and the standardised motorway signage originally developed by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert for the M6 Preston By-pass – the first motorway in the UK. Named after an error message on the National Rail website, the project emphasises the conflicting styles and messages which have developed in the city over time, and explores the role of typography within everyday urban experiences.

All four posters can be purchased here for the discounted price of £140.

Package and postage costs £4.40 (signed for delivery).

Please allow up to 14 days for delivery.

 

PRICE £44.40

‘Outward journeys must not be in the past’, set of 4 limited edition prints

 

‘Outward journeys must not be in the past’, series of 4 limited edition screen print by Cherry Tenneson. Edition of 20.
Size: 594mm (h) x 420mm (w) (‘Scheduled departures’ print = 594mm (h) x 412mm (w))

This series of prints was developed as part of a series of signs and posters, installed in Preston’s transport hubs during April 2015, which examine the city’s significant relationship with modernist transport information design from the late 1950s to late 1960s. The artworks reflect Tenneson’s fascination with the prevalence of modernist signage in the city, such as the original Swiss influenced signs in the bus station; the railway station’s still-prevalent British Rail corporate identity signs; and the standardised motorway signage originally developed by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert for the M6 Preston By-pass – the first motorway in the UK. Named after an error message on the National Rail website, the project emphasises the conflicting styles and messages which have developed in the city over time, and explores the role of typography within everyday urban experiences.

All four posters can be purchased for the discounted price of £140.

Package and postage costs £5 (signed for delivery).

Please allow up to 14 days for delivery.

PRICE £145.00

Subplots to a City publication

Author: Charles Quick, Elaine Speight, Gerrie van Noord (editors)
Publisher: In Certain Places (2014)
ISBN: 978-0993049804
220 pages

Subplots to a City: Ten Years of In Certain Places book explores how In Certain Places has developed new approaches to art, culture and urban development since its inception in 2003. Alongside images, project outlines and reflections from artists, audience members and collaborators, the book includes texts by specialists from various fields, including Owen Hatherley, Lubaina Himid, Sophie Hope, Paul O’Neill, Jonathan Vickery, Becky Shaw and John Newling as well as Charles Quick and Elaine Speight. As a case study this book provides a useful resource for those interested in place-based art, while also contributing to the critical discourse surrounding such practices.

Contents:

Foreword by John Newling p.5
Subplots, Tactics and Stories-so-Far by Elaine Speight p.9
Histories of Regeneration by Charles Quick p.16
Background p.25
Amplifying Civic Space (selected projects) p.33
Art, Urban Publics and the City by Jonathan Vickery p.61
The City and the Changing Economy (selected projects) p.69
You Need to Understand What the Priorities Are: A Conversation Between Lubaina Himid, Charles Quick and Elaine Speight p.101
Senses of a City (selected projects) p.113
Bringing Preston to the World by Sophie Hope p.137
Local Art for Local People by Becky Shaw p.145
Place beyond Place (selected projects) p.149
Nothing to Do with Us by Owen Hatherley p.189
The Curatorial Constellation: Durational Public Art, Cohabitational Time and Attentiveness by Paul O’Neill p.195
Maps p.205
Collaborations Constellations p.210
Timeline p.212

Click here to view a pdf of the book.

PRICE £15.00

Lost Luggage Revival publication

Author: Lisa Wigham
Publisher: Harris Museum & Art Gallery (2012)
ISBN: 1871575303

An artist’s interpretation of a novel. This book accompanies Lisa Wigham’s installation The Waiting Room, which was commissioned for Preston Guild 2012. Set in the British Isles in the early 20th century, this book charts a voyage through the mundane and the sensational. It presents visions, scenes, acts, conversations, interior thoughts and changing notions. The story jumps from location to location as it recalls adventures and misadventures from working men’s clubs, supper clubs, windswept promenades or a Lakeland island. Purposeful juxtapositions of darkly comic or poetic text create a brief intense relationship with each page.

PRICE £10.00
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