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I am an artist and writer specialising in cinematic representations of landscape and urban environments, and issues of militarisation, security and surveillance. My work intersects academic and arts practices, exploring speculative relationships between film, architecture, power and place, and the possibilities for creative methods to reveal hidden or immaterial relations in the landscape.
During 2014, I was Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology (GPS) at Newcastle University, and from 2013-15 I was Research Associate at the Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts (CAVA) at the University of Liverpool.
Early Career Research Fellow
I am currently a Research Assistant on The Hidden Story: Mapping Knowledge Exchange Partnerships for the Creative Economy, an AHRC funded project to develop a new methodology for understanding the extent, nature and impact of universities' knowledge exchange partnerships within England and Wales' Creative Economy.
I am also developing a number of networks and funding bids relating to critical arts practices in the landscapes of militarisation and security, most recently in the AHRC funding bid Military Entropic: Investigative Arts Practices in the Landscape of Warfare, defence and Training.
Flintham, Matthew (2020) Vile incubator : a pathology of the Cold War bunker. Journal of War & Culture Studies, 13(1), pp. 11-32. ISSN (print) 1752-6272
Flintham, Matthew (2018) BATTERCTRAX : observations of sensory dissonance, 'doubling' and other residual effects of locative media. Media Theory, 2(1), pp. 57-78. ISSN (online) 2557-826X
Flintham, Matthew (2016) Toras Kommandoplass: observations from a dark summit. Critical Military Studies, 2(3), pp. 271-277. ISSN (print) 2333-7486
Flintham, Matthew [Reviewer] (2015) Exhibition Review of: ' Monument as ruin ' by Charles Stankievech. Forty-Five Journal,
Flintham, Matthew (2012) The military-pastoral complex : contemporary representations of militarism in the landscape. Tate Papers, 17, ISSN (online) 1753-9854
Flintham, Matthew (2017) Toras Fort: a speculative study of war architecture in the landscape. In: Bennett, Luke, (ed.) In the ruins of the Cold War bunker : affect, materiality and meaning making. London, U.K. : Rowman & Littlefield International. pp. 97-111. (Place, Memory, Affect) ISBN 9781783487332
Flintham, Matthew (2016) Visualising the invisible : artistic methods toward military airspaces. In: Williams, Alison J. , Jenkings, Neil , Woodward, Rachel and Rech, Matthew F., (eds.) The Routledge companion to military research methods. Oxford, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 357-369. ISBN 9781472442758
Flintham, Matthew (2014) The military spatial complex : interpreting the emerging spaces of British militarism. In: Deriu, Davide , Kamvasinou, Krystallia and Shinkle, Eugenie, (eds.) Emerging landscapes : Between production and representation. Farnham, U.K. : Ashgate. pp. 55-65. ISBN 9781409467052
Flintham, Matthew (2010) The Shoeburyness Complex : military spatial production and the problem of the civilian body. In: Pearson, Chris , Coates, Peter and Cole, Tim, (eds.) Militarized landscapes: from Gettysburg to Salisbury Plain. London, U.K. : Continuum. pp. 81-94. ISBN 9781441117021
Flintham, Matthew (2016) Restricted skies : visual and virtual perspectives on military airspace borders. In: Borders/Frontiers; 23 - 24 Jun 2016, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Flintham, Matthew (2016) Complex Zones : The ‘real virtualities’ of training and defence in the British landscape. In: War, Simulation and Global (In)Security Workshop; 05 Jul 2016, Bristol, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Williams, Alex, Dovey, Jon, Cronin, Bruce, Garside, Peter, Flintham, Matthew, Smith, Matthew, Barrett, David, Brooks, Richard, Boddington, Anne and Taylor, Faye (2017) The Hidden Story : understanding knowledge exchange partnerships with the creative economy. (Project Report) Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Kingston University. 40 p. ISBN 9781907684333