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Looking Again, Again

An Inaugural Lecture and Book Launch by Associate Professor Danica Maier, School of Art & Design

Danica Maier
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Looking Again, Again is a new performative lecture which shows rather than tells. Focusing on Maier’s artistic practice and key interests, we will consider the un-repeating-repeat, the glitch, line(s) and subtle slippages found in moments of detail that transgress propriety. These interests produce work that takes the form of drawing, installation and 3D assemblages; most recently, Maier has begun exploring the potential of sound, including working with musicians.

  • From: Tuesday 29 January 2019, 5.30 pm
  • To: Tuesday 29 January 2019, 8 pm
  • Location: Bonington Lecture Theatre, Bonington building, Dryden Steet, Nottingham, NG1 4GG
  • Booking deadline: Monday 28 January 2019, 10.00 pm
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In ways that mirror values in Maier’s artwork, this talk will also play with quiet moments of detail that puncture propriety. We will spend time encountering hidden moments, considering the overlooked in pattern and will explore particular aspects of the repeat’s rich potential to subvert. Macro and micro perspectives when looking, thinking and making will be unpicked. Repetition, difference, sameness and variation are arrived at, for example, through glitch-disrupted rhythm.

Maier embeds and inhabits these values and interests through the lecture as a form, which places subtly different expectations upon the audiences as active listeners.

Book Launch

Maier's lecture will be a followed by a book launch of her latest publication Bummock: The Lace Archive. This publication is the result of recent residency within the Lace Archive held at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and exhibition at Backlit Gallery, Nottingham (2018), touring to The Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge with private view on the 31 January, 2019 and The Constance Howard Gallery, Goldsmiths College, London (November – December 2019).

Visit her blog for more details about the research project.


Danica Maier is an Associate Professor in Fine Art and has taught across all levels in Fine Art from undergraduate to supervising research students. Currently Maier coordinates the Summer Lodge, a unique model for practice-based research and research led teaching as part of the Fine Art department at NTU. The Lodges each have a distinct and complementary identity, aimed at creating different kinds of energy and focus for stimulating research practice.

Maier is a practicing artist and academic who is invited to participate in national and international exhibitions, international research residencies and partnership projects. She has previously taught on the Postgraduate Textile course at Goldsmiths College, the Undergraduate Painting Department at the University of Delaware as well as being invited guest speaker at many other international institutes. In past years she was workshop co-ordinator at London Printworks Trust and studio assistant at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.

Read Maier's full biography.

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To attend this inaugural lecture please select reserve your place at the top of the page and complete a brief online booking form.


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5.30 pm – 6 pm Guest registration and welcome refreshments Bonington Atrium
6 pm

Welcome from Barbara Matthews

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Culture)
and Head of the College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities

Bonington Lecture Theatre
6.10 pm – 7.20 pm
Lecture delivered by Associate Professor Danica Maier
7.20 pm – 8 pm

Book Launch
Bummock: The Lace Archive

Including drinks and canapés

Bonington Atrium
8 pm Close

Location details


Bonington Lecture Theatre, Bonington building


Dryden Steet


ituated on the University’s City Campus, the Bonington building is a short walk from Nottingham city centre. Due to our central location we don’t have visitor parking available, but public transport will bring you almost to our door.

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