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Professor Stephen Barber

Research Professor in Art History

About

I have been a Research Professor in Art History at Kingston University, and Co-Director of the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre, since 2012, and previously held research positions at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, at the University of Tokyo and at Tokyo Keio University in Japan, at the IMEC Research Institute in Paris, and at the Berlin Free University and the Berlin University of the Arts. My current research is focused especially on urban cultures and their relationship to art and moving-image forms. I have published many books in my areas of research, and am currently completing new books on the film works of the Japanese artist Tatsumi Hijikata in the context of 1960s urban Japan, and on the cultural history of experimental moving-image projection from Eadweard Muybridge's work at the Chicago Columbian Exposition to contemporary digital projection forms. My most recent book is 'Berlin Bodies: Anatomising the Streets of the City' (Reaktion, 2017).

Areas of specialism

  • Urban cultures in relation to art history
  • Projection experiments
  • Japanese art and culture, from the 1960s to the contemporary
  • Surrealism and French writing/philosophy, especially the work of Antonin Artaud
  • Cultural histories of Berlin
  • Performance art in relation to experimental film
  • Wasteland spaces

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons)
  • PhD

Publications

Number of items: 36.

Article

Barber, Stephen (2010) Coma: the art of unconsciousness. Mute,

Barber, Stephen (2010) The Skladanowsky Brothers: the Devil knows. Senses of Cinema(56), ISSN (online) 1443-4059

Barber, Stephen (2009) Genealogies of film's ruination. Vertigo, 4(2), p. 30. ISSN (print) 0968-7904

Barber, Stephen (2009) Vers la zone. Europe: revue litteraire mensuelle(961), pp. 160-173. ISSN (print) 0014-2751

Barber, Stephen (2008) Pasolini and Sade: a maleficient obsession. Vertigo, 4(1), pp. 50-51. ISSN (print) 0968-7904

Barber, Stephen (2008) The last words of Antonin Artaud: on the cinematic dimension of the envisioned final notebooks. Vertigo, 3(8), pp. 10-11. ISSN (print) 0968-7904

Book

Barber, Stephen (2017) Berlin bodies : anatomizing the streets of the city. London, U.K. : Reaktion Books. 280p. ISBN 9781780237206

Barber, Stephen (2016) Pierre Guyotat: revolutions and aberrations. London, U.K. : Vauxhall & Company. 74p. ISBN 9780992835521

Barber, Stephen (2014) Performance projections: film and the body in action. London, U.K. : Reaktion Books. 256p. ISBN 9781780233697

Barber, Stephen, ed. (2013) Pasolini : the massacre game : terminal film, text, words 1974-75. New York, U.S. : Sun Vision Press. 96p. ISBN 9780985762506

Barber, Stephen (2012) Muybridge, the eye in motion: tracing cinema's origins. Washington, D.C., U.S. : Solar Books. 200p. (Solar Film Directives) ISBN 9780983248057

Barber, Stephen (2011) The walls of Berlin: urban surfaces: art: film. Chicago, U.S. : Solar Books. 189p. ISBN 9780982046463

Barber, Stephen (2010) Abandoned images: film and film's end. London, U.K. : Reaktion Books. 189p. ISBN 9781861896452

Barber, Stephen (2010) Hijikata: revolt of the body. Chicago, U.S. : Solar Books. 144p. ISBN 9780982046432

Barber, Stephen (2008) Artaud: terminal curses: the notebooks 1945-48. Chicago, U.S. : Solar Books. 152p. ISBN 9780979984761

Cunningham, Gail and Barber, Stephen, eds. (2007) London eyes: reflections in text and image. New York, U.S. : Berghahn Books. 228p. (Polygons: Cultural Diversities and Intersections, no. 13) ISBN 9781845454074

Barber, Stephen (2006) Caligula: divine carnage. Chicago, U.S. : Solar Books. 156p. ISBN 9780971457812

Barber, Stephen (2006) The vanishing map: a journey from LA to Tokyo to the heart of Europe. Oxford, UK : Berg Publishers. 160p. ISBN 9781845205102

Barber, Stephen (2004) Jean Genet. London, U.K. : Reaktion Books. 160p. (Critical lives) ISBN 1861891784

Barber, Stephen (2004) The art of destruction: the films of the Vienna action group. London, U.K. : Creation Books. 148p. (Persistence of vision) ISBN 1840680970

Barber, Stephen (2002) Projected cities. London, UK : Reaktion Books. 208p. (Locations) ISBN 186189127X

Barber, Stephen (2001) Extreme Europe. London, U.K. : Reaktion Books. 128p. (Topographics) ISBN 1861890915

Barber, Stephen (2001) Tokyo vertigo. London, U.K. : Creation Books. 147p. ISBN 1840680369

Barber, Stephen (2000) Edmund White: the burning world : a biography. London, U.K. : Picador. 310p. ISBN 0330376535

Barber, Stephen (1999) Artaud: the screaming body. London, U.K. : Creation Books. 126p. ISBN 9781840680096

Barber, Stephen (1996) Weapons of liberation. London, U.K. : Faber & Faber Ltd. 128p. ISBN 9780571172771

Barber, Stephen (1995) Fragments of the European city. London, U.K. : Reaktion Books. 107p. (Topographics) ISBN 0948462663

Book Section

Barber, Stephen (2011) Traces and surfaces. In: Gandy, Matthew, (ed.) Urban constellations. Berlin, Germany : JOVIS Verlag. pp. 174-177. ISBN 9783868591187

Barber, Stephen (2011) The films of the Skladanowsky Brothers. In: Langford, Michelle, (ed.) Germany. Bristol, U.K. : Intellect. (Directory of World Cinema) ISBN 9781841504650

Barber, Stephen (2010) August Walla: Devil/God, image/text. In: Hunt, John Dixon , Lomas, David and Corris, Michael, (eds.) Art, word and image: two thousand years of visual/textual interaction. London, U.K. : Reaktion Books. pp. 317-328. ISBN 9781861895202

Barber, Stephen (2010) The films of the Vienna Action Group. In: Weiner, Robert G. and Cline, John, (eds.) Cinema inferno: celluloid explosions from the cultural margins. Plymouth, U.K. : Scarecrow Press. pp. 217-225. ISBN 9780810876569

Barber, Stephen (2007) Introduction: Part II: The modern age: London in image. In: Cunningham, Gail and Barber, Stephen, (eds.) London eyes: reflections in text and image. New York, U.S. : Berghahn Books. pp. 119-121. (Polygons : cultural diversities and intersections, no. 13) ISBN 9781845454074

Barber, Stephen (2007) An indescribable blur: film and London. In: Cunningham, Gail and Barber, Stephen, (eds.) London eyes: reflections in text and image. New York, USA : Berghahn Books. pp. 123-134. (Polygons : cultural diversities and intersections, no. 13) ISBN 9781845454074

Barber, Stephen K. (1999) La matiere de lecriture: sur Pierre Guyotat. In: Forest, P and Sollers, Philippe, (eds.) De Tel quel a L'infini: L'avant-garde et apres : colloques de Londres et de Paris, mars 1995. France : Pleins Feux. pp. 123-135. ISBN 9782912567611

Conference or Workshop Item

Barber, Stephen and Lloyd, Fran (2014) Challenging the frames of performance: memory, trauma and activism in the multimedia and interdisciplinary performance practices of dumb type in 1990's Japan. In: Trauma and Utopia: Interactions in Post-War and Contemporary Art in Asia; 09-10 Oct 2014, Tokyo, Japan. (Unpublished)

Barber, Stephen [Speaker], Davies, Rachel [Speaker], Horrocks, Chris [Speaker], Mancke, Carol [Speaker] and Maude-Roxby, Alice [Speaker] (2009) The art of intervention: Kingston University responses: Japanese mob. In: The art of intervention: critical perspectives on the intersections of private and public memory; 14 Feb 2009, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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