Dr Lisa Stansbie
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Dr. Lisa Stansbie is Head of the Department of Art and Communication and teaches across the courses within the department alongside supervising and examining research students in the area of art. Her practice crosses the disciplines of film, sound, sculpture, installation, photography and digital practices. Stansbie has undertaken residencies, commissions and exhibited across Europe and the U.S.
Head of The Department of Art and Communication (2012 Present)
The School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield
Acting Director of International (2014)
The School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield
Joint editor and co-founder of the experimental online publication soanyway (2009 - 2012)
Joint editor for a total of 16 editions of the publication between 2009 and 2012. Soanyway is an international creative project centred on words, pictures and sound that tell stories. To date it has shown the work of around 160 artists including pieces from Turner Prize nominees and work that spans 20 countries.
Course Leader B.A (Hons) Contemporary Art and personal tutor for M.A Fine Art students. (2008 2012)
Senior Lecturer B.A (Hons) Contemporary Art (2008)
Research & Scholarship
Stansbies PhD Zeppelinbend: Multiplicity, encyclopaedic strategies and nonlinear methodologies for a visual practice, was the first ever entirely web based PhD in the U.K. As a researcher recently submitted to the REF 2014, her outputs were a combination of exhibition based art practice and publications. The book chapter Establishing the Cybertextual in Practice based PhDs. In: SAGE Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses used her own PhD as a case study for innovative approaches to practice based research in creative disciplines. The chapter focuses on UK based PhD study in art and design (linked to practice-based research) tracing the historical developments of formats of submission of such doctoral study. She has a continued interest in practice-based research and forms of digital publishing.
Recently the research has continued to be innovative by situating practice and publications in the transdisciplinary realm. Research around The Arts and Sport has resulted in a number of exhibitions, book chapters and papers that have established that this is a new and evolving area of research. Such collaborative research seeks to challenge discipline boundaries and provides opportunities for joint research funding and projects. Recent work investigates the narratives, processes, rituals, performativity and apparatus of sports. The work combines both object based sculpture, photography, drawing and films that research sport by a direct involvement and performance within it. Documentary processes and re-enactment are engaged, with Stansbie as the subject of the study.
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Stansbie, L (2015) ‘Structures for Digital Collaboration and Interaction ’. In: Collaborative Learning in Media Education. Santa Rosa: Informing Science Press. pp. 89-103. ISBN 9781932886931
Stansbie, L (2014) /seconds Exhibition (Swimming Machines) [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2014) Nothing Great Is Easy [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2014) ‘The Performance of the Channel Swimmer: Time-Based Rituals and Technology (Extended)’. In: Body Tensions: Beyond Corporeality in Time and Space . Oxford, U.K: Inter-Disciplinary Press. . ISBN 978-1-84888-286-7
Stansbie, L (2014) ‘Exploring Bodies in Time and Space: The Performance of the Channel Swimmer: Time-Based Rituals and Technology’. In: Exploring Bodies in Time and Space. Oxford, UK: Interdisciplinary Press. pp. 263-272. ISBN 978-1-84888-246-1
Stansbie, L (2014) The Beach [Audio]
Stansbie, L (2013) ‘Extreme Exposures: The Practice and Narratives of Channel Swimming as a Methodology for the Creation of Contemporary Art’. In: Fields of Vision: The Arts in Sport. : LSA Publications. . ISBN 978 1 905369 43 0
Stansbie, L (2013) ‘The Performance of the Channel Swimmer: Time-based Rituals and Technology’. In: Time, Space and The Body Global Conference, 10th - 13th February 2013, Mercure Hotel, Sydney, Australia
Stansbie, L. and Borlescu, A. (2013) Reflections on Narrative: Interdisciplinary Storytelling . Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press. ISBN 978-1-84888-245-4
Stansbie, L (2012) ‘Extreme Exposures: The practice and narratives of channel swimming as a methodology for the creation of contemporary art’. In: Fields of Vision: The Arts in Sport, 29th November 2012, Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds
Stansbie, L (2012) ‘The Absent Presence of Voice in Contemporary Artists Film’. In: 2nd Global Conference on Storytelling: Reflections on Narrative, November 7th - 9th 2012, The StieglBräu, Salzburg, Austria
Stansbie, L (2012) Diaphone [Video]
Stansbie, L (2012) Channel Swimwear Rules [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2012) ‘Testing the Limits: Contemporary Art and Channel Swimming’. In: Endurance Sport, 11 September 2012, Wolfson Research Exchange, The University of Warwick
Stansbie, L (2012) ‘Contemporary Art and The Open Water’. In: 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference, 21-23 September, HMS Queen Mary, Los Angeles, California.
Stansbie, L (2012) Sandettie Lightship and Shipping Lane [Image]
Stansbie, L (2012) ‘Sandettie Lightship and Shipping Lane’ Corridor 8: The Fast Slow Edition (3). ISSN 9780955267260
Stansbie, L (2012) ‘Establishing the Cybertextual in Practice based PhDs’. In: SAGE Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses. London: SAGE. pp. 390-404 . ISBN 9780857027399
Stansbie, L (2012) ‘Structures For Digital Collaboration and Interaction’. In: Higher Education Academy Exploring Collaborative Learning In Media Studies Programmes, May 3rd 2012, University of Winchester
Stansbie, L (2012) Flight (ROTOR) [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2011) ‘Appropriation and the Hack: New Forms of Production’. In: Transitory Network Forum, 21st-22nd July 2011, Salon Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
Stansbie, L (2011) A Century of Artists Film [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2011) Portmanteau [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2011) Hunter Gatherer [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2011) A History of Background [Audio]
Stansbie, L (2010) Totemic Objects [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2010) Borders/Crossings/Journeys [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2010) /seconds issue 12: ARCHETYPE: GOING UNDERGROUND / THE CRUEL SCENE OF THE IMAGE [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2010) Art for Everyone Exhibition curated by Axis [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2010) Short Cuts (Spitfire Beach) [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2010) ‘Wings of apprehension’ Radar , 1 (1), pp. 26-27. ISSN 2049-4327
Stansbie, L (2009) The Emperor of The Moon (2006) [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2009) The Wings [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2009) Pan-demonium [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2009) ‘Apprehension’ /seconds (11). ISSN 1751-4134
Stansbie, L (2009) ‘A film still from the film 'The Messenger' (2008)’. In: Pan-demonium. New York: AC Institute in conjunction with the exhibition. . ISBN 978-0-9841309-0-0
Stansbie, L (2009) ‘The Fluid Archive’. In: Thinking About 'Things': Interdisciplinary Futures in Material Culture, 5-7 May 2009, UCD, Dublin
Stansbie, L (2009) ‘Connecting the Unconnected’. In: Telling Stories: Countering Narrative in Art, Theory and Film. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 125-134. ISBN 978-1-4438-0532-2
Stansbie, L (2009) Hackamore [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2008) The cloud collector [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2008) Emperor of the moon [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2008) ‘The cloud collector’ /seconds (Issue 8: 4/2008). ISSN 1751-4134
Stansbie, L (2007) The cloud collector . .
Stansbie, L (2007) The Zeppelin Bend [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2007) The cloud collector [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2007) ‘Connecting the unconnected’. In: Objects and Narratives Symposium, 2007, 21st September 2007, Loughborough University
Stansbie, L (2007) ‘Landscapes and communities - multiplicity and mobilised place’. In: AVPhD 6 North: Regional Workshop, 14th-15th September 2007, Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University
Stansbie, L (2007) Archive H [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2007) ‘The Emperor of the moon’ /seconds (Issue 06: 07/2007). ISSN 1751-4134
Tsegmid, T., MacDonald, J., Smith, M., Morgan, J., Andersson, A., Stansbie, L. and Heald, K.(2007) Odoo/Current [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2007) The Emperor of the moon [Show/Exhibition]
Stansbie, L (2007) Apprehension [Show/Exhibition]
2014 current. Member of The British Philosophy of Sport Assoiciation
2009 - current. Member of The National Association of Fine Art Education (NAFAE).
2012 - current. Member of The Association of Art Historians.
2012 - current. Member of CHEAD (Council for Higher Education in Art and Design)
2011 current Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.
2010 - 2012. Member of The CHEAD Gallery Network Steering Group.
2013 present. Member of Board of Directors of Axis.
2013 present. Member of The Board of Directors of HOOT Creative Arts, Huddersfield.
2013 present. Member of The Board of Trustees of Beam: Arts, People, Places. Wakefield.
Advisory and Consultancy Work
2014 External Reviewer PhD by Publication applications, University of Chester
2014 Internal panel member for the validation of the MSc Turbocharger Engineering. The School of Computing and Engineering, The University of Huddersfield.
2013 External Panel Expert for Bradford College Validation CAVA Access to Higher Education Award in Art and Design.
2013 External Panel member (Art Department) for the subject review and validation of The Postgraduate Network in Art and Design at Manchester Metropolitan University (26 named Master routes).
2013 Internal panel member (Art and Design) for The Validation of The International Foundation Year. Study Group, The University of Huddersfield.
2012 External expert for the subject review for Art at The University of Staffordshire.
2010 External consultant for Craven College B.A Fine Art course.
2009 External panel member for The University of Cumbria validation BA(Hons) Visual Arts.
2007 External panel member for Oldham College Foundation degree in Fine Art validation.
External Examiner Appointments
2014 - Present MA Visual Communication, University of Gloucester
2014 - Present MA Art and Design, Birmingham City University
2014 - Present BA(Hons) Art and Design, Birmingham City University.
2013 Present CAVA Access to H.E Award, Bradford College.
Research Degree Supervision
2013 current. Main Supervisor. MRes: Richard Edmunds. Embodiment in Data Sculpture.
2012 current. Co-supervisor. MRes: Alice Bradshaw. AHRC funded. Museum of Rubbish: Artists Use of Waste Materials.
Areas of supervision: Peformance (art) methodologies and documentation, The Archive, narrative in artists film, sound, sculpture, analogue and digital processes in contemporary art, interdisciplinary practices, the sports and art.
Teaching and Professional Activities
My teaching consists of working within a range of undergraduate and postgraduate research programmes including the BA Graphic Design and BA Contemporary Art and Illustration. My teaching reflects my cross-discipline research interests and feeds into both studio practical sessions (specifically in areas of sculpture and film) and theoretical lectures and seminars. Currently I lead the Year 1 BA Contemporary Art and Illustration Module, Contemporary Practice in Context planning and delivering theoretical cultural studies and philosophical themed lectures to students.