Tracey Warr is a writer and curator. She edited The Artist's Body (Phaidon, 2000). Other recent publications include essays in Art, Lies & Videotape (Tate Liverpool, 2004); Elemental Insights (Met Office, 2004); Syzygy/Polaria (Black Dog, 2001), Marcus Coates (Grizedale, 2001) and articles in Performance Research and a range of other art journals. Her curatorial projects have included Edge 90(Newcastle and Glasgow), Edge 92 (London and Madrid), Twilight (CAC, Vilnius, 1998), OX1: oscillations and vibrations (Oxford, 2001), the on-going artists residency programme at Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Northumberland and the ART: What is Good For? symposium at Dartington College of Arts (2004). She is Associate Curator with Relational, the Chair of Spacex Gallery, Exeter and Director of Arts & Cultural Management at Dartington College of Arts.
CONTRIBUTION FOR RAM6
As a curator and writer I am working with artists using new media to explore the dynamic interaction of embodied consciousness with the natural environment through installation, performance and the internet. I am working in dialogue with artists including London Fieldworks (Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson), James Turrell, Marcus Coates, Miranda Whall, and through my engagement with a range of UK nature and new media projects, including Grizedale Forest, Allenheads Contemporary Arts (in rural Northumberland) and Dartington/Relational in rural Devon. I argue that this new media 'romantic' work addresses collective intelligence and re-integrates the spurious oppositional binary of 'social' and 'spiritual'. I don't know yet exactly how I might participate with this node of practice and theory in the RAM6 workshop, but I am happy to make an open approach to that and see what will develop in dialogue with other participants.