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Ray Lucas exhibiting drawings at the University of Aberdeen; part of Strathclyde celebration and Aberdeen sound installation!

1 June 2017

From May to September 2017, the University of Aberdeen exhibition 'The Unfinishing of Things' includes 60 of Ray's drawings from 'A Graphic Anthropology of Sanja Matsuri'.

Details of this exhibition can be found here:  http://www.theunfinishingofthings.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KFI-Exhibtion.pdf

Alongside this event, Ray has collaborated on a series of artists' books:

Lucas, R. Miller, M. Clarke, J. & McGuire, N.  2017.  “All Drawings are Failures” Illustrated interview transcript in Clarke, J. (Ed.), Koryu.  Aberdeen: Knowing from the Inside.

Lucas, R. 2017.  “Bristol Board: a self-effacing drawing technology” Illustrated essay in Harkness, R. (Ed.), An Unfinished Compendium of Materials.  Aberdeen: Knowing from the Inside.

Lucas, R. 2017.  “Castors: facilitators of impermanent and mobile architecture” Photoessay in Harkness, R. (Ed.), An Unfinished Compendium of Materials.  Aberdeen: Knowing from the Inside.

Lucas, R. 2017.  “Pigment: practical lessons in the material qualities of paint” Photoessay in Harkness, R. (Ed.), An Unfinished Compendium of Materials.  Aberdeen: Knowing from the Inside.

Lucas, R. 2017.  “Tarpaulin: denoting opening and closure” Illustrated essay in Harkness, R. (Ed.), An Unfinished Compendium of Materials.  Aberdeen: Knowing from the Inside.

Lucas, R. 2017.  “Tracing Paper: grounds for invention” Essay in Harkness, R. (Ed.), An Unfinished Compendium of Materials.  Aberdeen: Knowing from the Inside.

Lucas, R. 2017.  “Why a Drawing is not an Image (and why that might not be a problem)" in Hodson, E. (Ed.), Imaginations Interiors Surfaces.  Aberdeen: Knowing from the Inside.


Ray has also contributed a sound installation ‘Bird Stair (after Walter Murch)' to Liz Hallam's (University of Oxford) ‘Locked Rooms experiment: a fast installation' at the Anatomy Rooms, Marischal College Aberdeen.  This experiment is part of Tim Ingold's ERC Advanced Grant project 'Knowing from the Inside', for which Ray is an associate researcher and advisor.  The aim is to challenge established norms of academic knowledge production and dissemination.

Finally, Ray has been selected as one of 50 graduates of Strathclyde University’s department of architecture in an exhibition to celebrate 50 years of the school and contributed pieces of student work alongside current research!

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