Mr Greg Lucas

Job: Senior Lecturer Photography

Faculty: Art, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Media and Communication

Research group(s): Member of The Still and Moving Image Research Group

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 8672

E: glucas@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/photographyvideo

 

Personal profile

Greg Lucas’s critical practice revolves around photography: archival research, theory and criticism, blogging, performances and installation, as well as making his own images.

Informing his practice is an understanding that photography is always, first and foremost, a subversive medium: fluid and ambiguous in its meaning. At its best, it is poignantly absurd.

Key research outputs

Greg Lucas: The Blog Papers, 2011, (ISBN 978-1-908678-05-8) http://fotonow.org/|

Source: The Photographic Review’ (Autumn 2012, Issue 72, pp.32-5.), ‘The Empty Lens: Teaching Photography As A Dead Language’ (Greg Lucas and Dr Jane Fletcher).

The Blog Papers: Greg Lucas Connects, Cube 3 Gallery Plymouth. Solo exhibition –the first of its kind to exhibit image/texts, generated from a blog, to a gallery wall. The project was commissioned by Fotonow http://fotonow.org/| in collaboration with Peninsular Arts, University of Plymouth. November 11th- 16th December 2011.

The Photograph and the Collection, Museums Etc. Edited by Rosie Miller, Jonathan Carson and Theresa Wilkie (School of Art & Design, University of Salford, UK, publication date, July 2013). Greg Lucas and Dr Jane Fletcher answered a call for papers for a publication about ‘photography and the album’ in November 2012. Their collaborative research proposal – a 3000 word critical essay illustrated by some fifteen appropriated images, ‘The Lost Student Negative Box’, was selected (out of more than one hundred and twenty international applications) for publication (images/texts, spread over some eight pages) in the forthcoming book, The Photograph and the Collection

http://www.museumsetc.com/blogs/news/6565989-call-for-papers-the-photograph-and-the-album|

The Intertextual Tourist Archive’ – ‘The Alpine Foot and the Climbing Finger’, (curated by Zoe Dowler, in collaboration Luzern School of Art and Design (group exhibition with Pippa Gatty, Emma Robertson Claudia Kuebler, Lorenz Schmid and sjcurtis): 25th June-25th July 2010, Palace Hotel, Luzern, Switzerland. http://lines.thecafesociety.org/lines/the-intertextual-tourist-tearoom-archive/|

Research interests/expertise

Writing about photography and education. The Blog as Art. Performance slide-shows. Exhibiting Photography, Artist’s Books, Artist’s Blogs, Photography and Performance, Photography as Speculative Journalism, Pataphysics, Appropriated Imagery, Conceptual art, Photography and Literature, Image and Text.

Qualifications

MA Photography

Conference attendance

Other forms of public presentation

One Person Exhibition: The Blog Papers, Cube 3 Gallery, Plymouth, November 17th – December 16th 2011: 75 image/texts with an introduction by Dr Jane Fletcher (Derby University). Exhibition commissioned by Fotonow. Curator: Matthew Pontin. The exhibition was accompanied by a full colour catalogue.

Conference Paper:‘Photography as Speculative Journalism’ (live slide-performance), Royal Photographic Society, ‘Spirit of the Age’ conference, University of Aston, Birmingham, 30th May 2010.

Exhibition: ‘The Intertextual Tourist Archive’ – ‘The Alpine Foot and the Climbing Finger’, (curated by Zoe Dowler, in collaboration Luzern School of Art and Design (group exhibition with Pippa Gatty, Emma Robertson Claudia Kuebler, Lorenz Schmid and sjcurtis): 25th June-25th July 2010, Palace Hotel, Luzern, Switzerland.

Exhibition: ‘Surreal House’, Barbican, London: ‘The Lost Luggage Auction’ (an collaborative live performance and video, with Wellers Auctioneers), 19th June 2010.

Drowned Firemen, Bern (sic)

‘Exhibition: Here’ (virtual gallery) http://hereontheweb.co.uk/|

11 March 2011

3 appropriated photo-works and conceptual text photography

Appropriated photography, documentary, archive, Conceptual art.

‘Here’ is a company that exhibits, teaches and supports photography.

Symposium – Greg Lucas, invited speaker: University Of Falmouth Photography Symposium 2nd – 4th March

Photographers Working with Moving Image

Programme:
Wednesday 2nd March Performance

Centre Studio A

Session 1

6.00pm ‐ Trish Morrissey

Thursday 3rd March Media

Cinema

Session 2

9.30am – Greg Lucas

11.30 am – Anna Stevens

12.30pm – Both speakers Q & A

Performance: Walls Have Ears and Other Failed Ideas. Greg Lucas Gallery Slide Performance. Peer reviewed by Dr Jane Fletcher (see journal section) Outpost Gallery, Norwich. 22 October 2011. 

Professional esteem indicators

Journal Refereeing information:

Source: The Photographic Review’ (Autumn 2012, Issue 72, pp.32-5.), ‘The Empty Lens: Teaching Photography As A Dead Language’ (Greg Lucas and Dr Jane Fletcher).

Source: The Photographic Review’ (Spring 2010, Issue 62, p.78.), ‘The Missing Picture’ (Greg Lucas interviewed by David Brittain).

The Intertextual Tourist Archive’: Exhibition catalogue, ed., Zoe Dowler), June 2010, Luzern, Switzerland, pp.10-11.

Ensemble, ISBN 2040-8412, pp. 34-35. Interview and image text work by Greg Lucas. Published by Fotonow, Plymouth, June 2010.

Academic Web Journal: This Is Tomorrow http://www.thisistomorrow.info/viewArticle.aspx?artId=1044|

Reviews/Interviews

Fotonow: An Interview With Greg Lucas discussing his show and publication ‘Greg Lucas Connects’, curated by Fotonow. November 2011.

http://vimeo.com/47018324|

This Is Tomorrow. Review of Greg Lucas’s live slide-performance ‘Walls Have Ears and Other Failed Ideas’, Outpost Gallery Norwich, 22nd October 2011.

http://www.thisistomorrow.info/viewArticle.aspx?artId=1044|

Peer review of Greg Lucas (Outpost Gallery performance) by Dr Jane Fletcher, Derby University.

Source – The Photographic Review (issue 62, Spring 2010), Belfast. Editors: John Duncan & Richard West The Missing Picture (No.4) ‘A series of images reclaimed from memory’. David Brittain, David Haughey.

In this conceptual commission, David Brittain, curator, critic and former editor of ‘Creative Camera’ interviewed photo-artist Greg Lucas. Lucas was asked to ‘recall’ a photograph from memory (an image he had witnessed but not taken). Lucas’s description of the missing image – ‘the one that got away’ was given to the artist, David Haughey, who then painted a picture (based on the textual description) to illustrate the article. ‘Source’ is a leading international academic photographic journal. 

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