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Gem Barton

https://research.brighton.ac.uk/en/persons/gemma-barton

, United Kingdom
As an author and academic, Gem has published on the subjects of gender and feminism, film and spatial production, narrative and story telling, reality and representation, career and enterprise, academia and teaching, interiors and architecture. In her role as Course Leader for Interior Architecture at the University of Brighton these interests converge in a course identity that centres on the theme of ‘experimental realism’.

Aliveness


sentient space and accidental behaviour

Aliveness


sentient space and accidental behaviour
a mini-series of textual vignettes giving a voice to the components of the selected projects
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For this writing grant application I propose a mini-series of textual vignettes (based on the selected projects) exploring the extents of unplanned activities that take place in any given space. When read together we discover the stories are connected in clandestine ways.
My writing deals with themes of objectification and humanisation through experiential mysteries of (in)animates. I create speculative narratives that test our conditioned understanding of spatial and objectified relationships from unique spoken perspectives. Examples include a conversation between the inside and the outside of a New York apartment building, an email exchange between art and architecture discussing their differing expectations of compliance. The content can be read as light, but equally can sneak into darkness to consider space and object as non-consenting third-party accomplices in acts of addiction, ego, sex and tragedy.


Character and identity explored via 'my dad is better than yours' published in MA context character issue. Link - http://www.mascontext.com/issues/32-character/my-dad-is-better-than-yours/

An example of a short fictional narrative.

A sample of sketches of imagined realities

Example from the 'monuments' series of sketches.

Aliveness


sentient space and accidental behaviour

Aliveness


sentient space and accidental behaviour
a mini-series of textual vignettes giving a voice to the components of the selected projects
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

For this writing grant application I propose a mini-series of textual vignettes (based on the selected projects) exploring the extents of unplanned activities that take place in any given space. When read together we discover the stories are connected in clandestine ways.
My writing deals with themes of objectification and humanisation through experiential mysteries of (in)animates. I create speculative narratives that test our conditioned understanding of spatial and objectified relationships from unique spoken perspectives. Examples include a conversation between the inside and the outside of a New York apartment building, an email exchange between art and architecture discussing their differing expectations of compliance. The content can be read as light, but equally can sneak into darkness to consider space and object as non-consenting third-party accomplices in acts of addiction, ego, sex and tragedy.


Character and identity explored via 'my dad is better than yours' published in MA context character issue. Link - http://www.mascontext.com/issues/32-character/my-dad-is-better-than-yours/

An example of a short fictional narrative.

A sample of sketches of imagined realities

Example from the 'monuments' series of sketches.


Idea by

As an author and academic, Gem has published on the subjects of gender and feminism, film and spatial production, narrative and story telling, reality and representation, career and enterprise, academia and teaching, interiors and architecture. In her role as Course Leader for Interior Architecture at the University of Brighton these interests converge in a course identity that centres on the theme of ‘experimental realism’.