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Gavin Keeney completed a research doctorate in Architecture at Deakin University, Australia, in 2014, on the subject of “Visual Agency in Art and Architecture,” inclusive of the monograph, Dossier Chris Marker: The Suffering Image (2012). Recent publications include Knowledge, Spirit, Law: Book 1, Radical Scholarship (2015), and Knowledge, Spirit, Law: Book 2, The Anti-capitalist Sublime (2017). He has taught and lectured in architecture schools in the US, England, Slovenia, Australia, and India. Current research concerns the moral rights of authors in the age of cognitive capitalism, forms of scholarship that are also works of art, and editioning strategies for nominally useless works in the Arts and Humanities. Two monographs encompassing this research are currently under contract with Punctum Books, with Works for Works: Book 1, Useless Beauty due in Winter 2022.

 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture) – Deakin University – 2011-2014

Thesis by Publication (“sur travaux”): “Visual Agency in Art and Architecture” – Two monographs: Dossier Chris Marker: The Suffering Image (2012); and Not-I/Thou: The Other Subject of Art and Architecture (2014) – Two curated, multimedia group exhibitions: “‘Shadow-lands’: The Suffering Image” (2012), Dennys Lascelles Gallery, Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library, Deakin University; and “‘Shadow-lands’ II: Not-I/Thou” (2014), Dennys Lascelles Gallery, Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library, Deakin University – Two archival submissions: “DCM Bequest” (2012), research dossier, Australian Film Institute/RMIT; “Shadow-lands”: The Suffering Image (2012), limited-edition, hand-made folio (exhibition dossier), Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library, Deakin University, and St. Paschal Library, Yarra Theological Union – Supervision: David Jones, John Rollo, and Flavia Marcello – External examination: Tom Conley, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA; Suzana Milevska, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria; and Anonymous, Australia – Research conducted in Australia, England, France, Croatia, and Slovenia – Seven conferences attended in Australia (3), England (2), Italy (1), and Greece (1)

Master of Landscape Architecture – Cornell University – 1988-1993

Thesis by Exegesis: “Noble Truths, Beautiful Lies, and Landscape Architecture” (Essays: “A Structured Return to the Archaic”; “De-coding Arcady”; and “A Revolutionary Arcadia: Reading Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Un jardin révolutionnaire”) – Supervision: Leonard Mirin, Thomas Johnson, and Geoffrey Waite – Research conducted in the United States, England, and Scotland

Publications

SELECT PUBLICATIONS – BOOKS

FORTHCOMING – Works for Works: Book 1, Useless Beauty (Earth, Milky Way: Punctum Books, 2022)

FORTHCOMING – “C’est la CEPT: Archiving the Archive” (découpage intégral), w/ Ishita Jain, Harsh Bhavsar, in Ashutosh Potdar and Sharmistha Saha, eds., Performance Making and the Archive (Delhi: Routledge India, 2022)

“Political Economies of ‘The Commons’: Epigraphs to Nothing,” w/ David Jones, Owen O’Carroll, in Francisco Javier Carrillo, Cathy Garner, eds., City Preparedness for Climate Crisis: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2021)

“Next to Nothing: Psychogeography and the ‘Film Essay,’” w/ David Jones, in Igea Troiani, Suzanne Ewing, eds., Visual Research Methods in Architecture (Bristol: Intellect Books, 2021)

“Event, Fall, Return and the Transformation of Sites: A Diagnosis for Point Henry,” w/ Owen O’Carroll, in David S. Jones, Phillip B. Roös, eds., Geelong’s Changing Landscape: Ecology, Development and Conservation (Canberra: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization/CSIRO, 2019)

Knowledge, Spirit, Law: Book 2, The Anti-capitalist Sublime (Brooklyn, NY: CTM Documents Initiative/Punctum Books, 2017)

Knowledge, Spirit, Law: Book 1, Radical Scholarship (Brooklyn, NY: CTM Documents Initiative/Punctum Books, 2015)

“Not-I/Thou: Agent Intellect and the Immemorial,” in Manuel Gausa et al., eds., Rebel Matters/Radical Patterns: Atti del Convegno Internazionale, Genova 21-22 Marzo 2013 (Genoa: University of Genoa/De Ferrari, 2014)

Not-I/Thou: The Other Subject of Art and Architecture (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014)

“Left-wing Melancholies,” in Mirjana Lozanovska, ed., Cultural Ecology: New Approaches to Culture, Architecture and Ecology (Geelong: Deakin University, 2013)

“Medvedkine,” in Juan Azulay, Benjamin Rice, Carlo Aiello, eds., eVolo 5, Architecture Xenoculture (Los Angeles: eVolo, 2013)

Dossier Chris Marker: The Suffering Image (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012)

“Else-where”: Essays in Art, Architecture, and Cultural Production 2002-2011 (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011)

Art as “Night”: An Art-theological Treatise (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010)

SELECT PUBLICATIONS – JOURNALS

FORTHCOMING – “The Art of Law (and the Law of Art) is Perpetual Crisis,” w/ Ishita Jain, Harsh Bhavsar, Jindal Global Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2022), “Law/Crisis: Justice in Times of Catastrophe” (TBD)

“A Brief Sketch of Privilegio in the Venetian Renaissance,” Intellectual Property Watch (February 7, 2018)

“Architectural Scholarship and Cognitive Capitalism,” Project 6 (Spring 2017)

“The Bipolar Nature of Academic Publishing,” Intellectual Property Watch (May 5, 2016)

“No-media: Against the Coming Singularity,” Contemporary Aesthetics 14 (2016)

Projects

1/ Research PhD – Architecture – Deakin University – 2011-2014

Project title: “Visual Agency in Art and Architecture”

Supervision: David Jones, John Rollo, and Flavia Marcello

External examination: Tom Conley, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA; Suzana Milevska, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria; and Anonymous, Australia

A study of visuality across a spectrum of works in the Arts and Humanities; Research doctorate conducted “sur travaux”

2/ Postdoctoral Research Project – Agence ‘X’ – 2014-2016

Project title: “Knowledge, Spirit, Law”

Project supervision: Gavin Keeney

In association with: Fulbright Specialist Program; University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Parsons/The New School, New York, NY, USA

A study of publication ecosystems for artist-scholars; Post-doctoral project conducted semi-independently

3/ Postdoctoral Research Project – Agence ‘X’ – 2017-2019

Project title: “Lived Law”

Project supervision: Gavin Keeney

In association with: CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India; Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice, Italy; Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, London, England

A study of the moral rights of authors in the age of cognitive capitalism; Post-doctoral project conducted semi-independently

4/ Postdoctoral Research Project – Agence ‘X’/OOI-MTA+++ – 2019-

Project title: “Works for Works”

Project supervision: Gavin Keeney

In association with: OOI-MTA+++; Academy of Visual Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia; ZRC-SAZU, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Art, Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, New York, USA; Westminster Law and Theory Lab, London, England; TBD

A study of time-senses and subjective states for works in collectivist-based artistic scholarship; Post-doctoral project conducted semi-independently

N.B.: “OOI-MTA+++” = an ad hoc, international alliance of artists, scholars, and artist-scholars

 

 

 

 

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