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Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Senior Lecturer

School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)
Fine Art


Andrew is currently the Course Leader of MFA and a HEA Fellow

Career overview

  • Visiting professor in Kiel, Aix-en-Provence, Budapest, Bergen, and Tokyo
  • Regular contributor to Dance Theatre Journal 2001-6
  • Editor of Live Art Magazine 1997-8
  • Manager and latterly chairperson of Anglo-Belgian performance company Reckless Sleepers
  • Established and ran the percussion/live cinema group Left Hand Right Hand
  • Established and ran the small press Tak Tak Tak

Research areas

Current research:

Recent research (since 2012)

  • Oblique Cartographies soundwalk app in collaboration with visual artist Geoff Litherland and photographer George Miles, a D-Lab commission for Wirksworth Festival 2016
  • OpenCity Stockholm [sound walk], Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Stockholm
  • OpenCity Kiel [sound walk], Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel
  • Reciprocity [sound walk] in In Return [group exhibition], SIA Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University
  • In place of architecture – a response [sound walk] [group exhibition], Bonington Gallery, NTU
  • Reflections on OpenCity Aix, in PAUST (Performance Architecture Urbanism Space Theatre)
  • OpenCity Aix [sound walk], Mobile Audio Fest, Aix-en Provence
  • OpenCity,[conference paper/soundwalk] at in the Flow: People, Media, Materialities, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden
  • Returns [group exhibition], Bonington Gallery, NTU
  • OpenCity Budapest [sound walk], Spaces of Uncertainty [group exhibition]
  • OpenCity Belgrade [sound walk], B_tour festival,
  • OpenCity Tilburg [sound walk], Apprentice/master
  • OpenCity Berlin [sound walk], B_tour festival
  • Island Walk [sound walk], in By the Way [group exhibition], Bohunk Institute, Nottingham
  • A walk through S [sound walk], Decalcomania [video], '6/11/2008' [installation] in Topographies of the Obsolete: Vociferous Void [group exhibition], British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent,
  • Performing Community [performance walk] at Arts in Society Conference, Budapest
  • The Line [interactive installation/performance workshop]. Alignment [group exhibition], Backlit, Nottingham
  • Trust me, I’m an artist [conference paper/performance walk] at ‘Revisiting the Art of Walking’ seminar, ACLA Annual Meeting, University of Toronto
  • The Site is the Question [group exhibition] at Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Performing the Spatial turn [soundwalk] at 'Art et Géographie – Esthétiques et pratiques des savoirs spatiaux' Conference, Lyon
  • The Way Back: Inhabiting place and the present [conference paper] at Sensuous Knowledge conference, Bergen
  • By Wellington to Waddingore [installation/performance walk] for The Broadcaster, Lincolnshire

External activity

Visiting professor in Kiel, Aix-en-Provence, Budapest, Bergen, and Tokyo.

Sponsors and collaborators

  • Collaboration with visual artist Geoff Litherland on D-Lab commission for Wirksworth Festival 2016
  • Collaboration with Mole Wetherell, artistic director of Reckless Sleepers, and other members of the company on the publication ‘Trial’ (2007)


Authored Books:

2007 ‘Trial: A Study of the Devising Process in Reckless Sleepers' Schrodinger's Box’

Journal Articles:

2016 OpenCity in PAUST (Performance Architecture Urbanism Space Theatre)

2015 Walking through post-industry, in Topographies of the Obsolete Site Reflections. Topographies of the Obsolete Publications

2015 Contribution to Ways to Wander (eds. Hind, C and Qualmann, C). Axminster - Triarchy Press

BROWN, A., DOUBLEDAY, K., KENYON, S. and COCKER, E., 2008. Open city . Drain. vol 5 .  (2, Psychogeography)

2006. Nottingham rules: nottdance 2006 . Dance Theatre Journal. vol 22  (1) , pp. 3-6.

2004. Dance with a difference: Jerome Bel, Sandfield Centre . Evening Post.  (Tuesday May 11, 2004)

2004. Nottdance 2004 (The annual festival produced by Dance4) . Nottingham Evening Post.

2004. An approach to live cinema: Kinugasa's 'A page of madness by Left Hand Right Hand' . Bristol Silents Journal. vol 5 .

2004. Nottdance 2004 (The annual festival produced by Dance4) . Dance Theatre Journal. vol 20  (2) , pp. 6-9.

2003. Moving in mysterious ways . Dance Theatre Journal. vol 19  (2) , pp. 22-35.

2002. Asking questions . Dance Theatre Journal. vol 18  (2) , pp. 6-10.

2001. Intimacy with strangers . Dance Theatre Journal. vol 17  (2) , pp. 6-9.

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