Recent Submissions

  • Autocrine motility-stimulatory pathways of oral premalignant lesion cells

    Young, M. Rita I.; Neville, Brad W.; Chi, Angela C.; Lathers, Deanne M. R.; Gillespie, M. Boyd; Day, Terry A. (Springer, 2007-03-17)
    Patients with premalignant oral lesions have varying levels of risk of developing oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), whose aggressiveness requires increased motility. Not known is if and how premalignant oral lesion cells acquire the increased motility characteristic of OSCC. This was addressed by immunohistochemical analysis of banked premalignant lesion tissues and by functional analyses using cultures established from premalignant oral lesions and OSCC. These studies showed premalignant oral lesion cells and OSCC to be more motile than normal keratinocytes. Concomitantly, levels of ceramide were reduced. The activity of the protein phosphatase PP-2A, which restricts motility and which can be activated by ceramide, was also diminished. This was due to IL-10 released from premalignant lesion cells. Treatment with a membrane-permeable ceramide restored PP-2A activity and blocked migration. These studies show an autocrine motility-stimulatory pathway that is mediated in premalignant lesion cells by IL-10 through its reduction of ceramide levels and inhibition of PP-2A activity.
  • Exploring Links between Education, Research and Practice in Architectural Technology

    Alexander, Gareth; Orr, Colin (2013)
    Links between education, research and practice are explored within the context of architectural technology. The findings of a research project, which used questionnaires and interviews to collect data from architectural technologists, provide insights based on perceptions of architectural technology course leaders, academics and practitioners. The conclusions are that an interlinking model is required to help facilitate the link and hence help all parties to benefit from research findings.
  • Astronauts and Avatars Symposium Report

    Doyle, Denise (Intellect, 2017)
  • The Ends of Art (Sculpture)

    Altintzoglou, Evripidis (Vidéo Capitale 2016, Champlitte, France, 2016-02)
    This installation consists of a series of video works documenting the stages of the industrial processing of marble into tiles. The videos are shot in a straight conceptualist manner and have not been aestheticized neither during the shoot- ing nor the editing stages. Likewise, the sound elements of the work have been left unaltered in order to evoke the original atmosphere of the factory. The clinical portrayal of the commer- cialization of an otherwise historically traditional material for sculpture (marble) through an in- dustrial repetitive process underlines the recent methodological transitions in sculpture after the readymade: the substitution of the unique hand- made artifact by a massively reproduced object. In other words, it is a ‘behind the scenes’ docu- mentation of the process that produces a would- be-readymade while at the same time the mate- rial (marble) by which this object is produced is considered to be an important constituent of sculpture’s history and tradition. Likewise, due to the fact that this work problematizes the promise of a ‘new sculpture’ offered by the historic transi- tion towards interdisciplinarity it demands an approach that is foreign to the conventional aes- thetic means and phenomenological con nes of traditional sculpture; hence, the choice of video. Despite the radicality of Duchamp’s Fountain it persists as a sculptural form; regardless of how much it expanded the methodological eld of sculpture and by extension the de nition of art it remains an object.
  • Sunbeam (Artefacts)

    Altintzoglou, Evripidis (Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 2014)
    The Sunbeam project consists of a typology of gates of abandoned industrial sites in the Wolverhampton area, documenting a transition in local economic history. The design of industrial gates is generally driven by functionality and not by aesthetic concerns. Yet, the passage of time and labour have left marks of certain aesthetic interest on these gates, transforming them into iconic monuments of an industrial past that played a major part in the formation of the region’s modern identity. All images were shot in a positive manner under complimentary bright daylight in order to avoid the common melancholic approaches to similar subjects. This allows for conflicting dialectics to come into play, which reconfigure Walter Benjamin’s notion of the ‘ruin’ and revise the ‘straight’ and objective methodology that drives photographic typologies after Bernd and Hilla Becher, and the Düsseldorf School of Photography. As a result, these gates and by extension the industrial history of the Black Country area are celebrated as monuments of a glorious past and in return they offer an optimistic approach towards the future in reference to the city’s moto: From Darkness Cometh Light. The documented sites are located in the immediate area around the Sunbeam factory (the triangle formed between Penn Road - Birmingham Road - Drayton Street) and the area between the train station and the canal side (triangle formed by Walsall Street - Horseley Fields - Middle Cross). A number of these sites are currently undergoing regeneration with new types of businesses and buildings rapidly taking their place.
  • Grand Detour

    Altintzoglou, Evripidis (Beton7 Arts, Athens, Greece, 2016-02)
    Euripides Altintzoglou returns to Beton7 Arts with a new group of works that engage with a range of issues related to the crisis of late capitalism. The collection of works does not simply address socio-economic phenomena and their effects but attempts to stimulate the generation of new forms of political agency. True to the avant-garde ethos Altintzoglou’s methods draw from the radical approaches of Situationism, while he breaks new ground by using ‘theft’ objects as a creative mode of production.
  • Reclaim Photography 2016 Exhibition, 2016 Gallery Print Catalogue 26.'Family' (Artefact)

    Fahy, Su (Maxine Watts, Director Reclaim Photography West Midlands, 2016-04)
    This submission is an archived collective project which we brought to the UK in 2016 - this project's documentation is archived on line in - Reference 2016 Festival. Reference 2016 Gallery Print Catalogue (26.'Family', su fahy.
  • 'Serena Joy' artist's book/folio (Artefact)

    Fahy, Su (Sarah Bodman , CFPR UWE, Bristol, 2016-04)
    World Book Night takes place each year on 26th April and is an International Event .WBN Collective of which I am a member produce works in association with the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England Bristol , UK , each year.Each year the practice outcomes are shared publicly online - and a publication / artefact is produced in a limited edition, This year the artist's book / folio Serena Joy has been accepted for the Tate Artists Book Collection at the Tate Galleries in London
  • The Demise of the Cinematic Zombie

    Fenton, Louise (Lexington, 2015-01)
  • The Road to Rumbola

    Jones, David. (Mark Rothko Institute, Daugavpils, Latvia, 2016-09)
  • Porcelain Reflections

    Jones, David. (Galerie Kempro, Eindhoven, Holland; • Galerie Gees, Belgium; • Cultural Centre t’ Vondel, Halle, Belgium; • The Blue House Porcelain gallery, Dubi, Czech Republic; • Gmunden ceramic centre, Gmunden, Austria., 2016-10)
  • Shaping Ceramics: from Lucie RIe to Edmund de Waal

    Jones, David (Jewish Museum, London, 2016-11)
  • My name is Nobody

    Jones, David (Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany, 2017-06)
  • Stitched Together: Community Learning, Collaborative Making

    Hackney, Fiona; Maughan, Hannah (Creative and Print Services, Loughborough University, 2016-02)

    Dalgleish, Mathew,; Spencer, Steve,; Foster, Chris. (Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology. CIM14. Berlin, Germany, 2014)
  • Astronauts and Avatars: Travels through the Physical, the Virtual and the Imagined

    Doyle, Denise (Berghahn Books, New York & Oxford, 2017-07)
    Under the theme of the poetics of travel this chapter explores known and unknown worlds, and real, imagined, and virtual spaces through rethinking the experience of the traveller at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In this we explore the myths and realities of our lives as astronauts and avatars and reflect on the fragility of human existence in extreme spaces. The weaving of real stories and imagined, and the notion of the journey that extends beyond or breaks through cultural boundaries are themes that are explored, along with the insatiable nature of our desire to explore the unknown. In particular are the investigations of travel and new technologies; in this new digital age does the traveller even have to ‘leave’ to experience ‘travelling’ and the exploration of space and place?
  • Avatar Lives: Narratives of Transformation and Identity

    Doyle, Denise (Elsevier Publishers, San Diego, 2017-02)
    A recent UK study forecasting how our identities will change in the following decade noted that until now a kind of inner narrative has provided individuals with an ongoing subjective, internal commentary but through the growth of online social media, identity is ‘no longer an internal, subjective experience, but is constructed externally and therefore is much less robust and more volatile’ (Future Identities, 2013). Arguing from the fields of literature and feminist science studies Susan Merrill Squier observes that ‘no longer stable, the boundaries of our human existence have become imprecise at best, contested at worst’ (Squier, 2004). This chapter concerns itself with digital embodiment and the construction of the self as avatar, and the ways in which contemporary arts practices are emerging through the exploration of digitally constructed realities on new technological platforms. This chapter argues that access to the experience of digitally constructed realities enables us reflect upon how our own privately constructed realities are also created and allows us to shed light on the distinctions between fiction and reality.
  • Travel, space and transformation

    Doyle, Denise (Intellect Publishing, Bristol, 2016-11-01)
    Under the theme of transformation through physical and non-physical travel, this article explores known and unknown worlds, and real, imagined, and virtual spaces, through collaborative art and performative writing practices. The weaving of real stories and aspirations, and the notion of the journey that extends beyond or breaks through cultural boundaries and stories of personal transformation are themes that are explored in particular. The article further explores virtual worlds as spaces of and for the imagination, where the entanglement of the physical with the virtual is exploited for its creative potential. In particular, there are opportunities to further explore our understanding of the transforming act of virtual and imagined travel through an exploration of the experience of time, space and place.
  • Does this look right? Working within the collaborative frame.

    Moore, Samantha (University of Edinburgh, 2016-10)
    The first scholarly text to explore the expanding field of animated documentary filmmaking Drawn from Life, a multidisciplinary anthology, introduces readers to a diverse range of filmmakers past and present who use the animated image as a documentary tool. In doing so, it explores a range of questions that preoccupy twenty-first-century film artists and audiences alike: Why use animation to document? How do such images reflect and influence our understanding and experience of ‘reality’? From early cinema to present-day scientific research, military uses, digital art and gaming, Drawn from Life casts new light on the capacity of the moving image to act as a record of the world around us.

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