antony lyons

~ hybrid artist-researcher

~ video-sonic-photo installations and place investigations

~ geopoetics, deep-time, creative and critical spatial deep-mappings

~ eco-cultural and multi-species explorations, collaborations and writings

[ PROJECTS ]

Detail from printed work installation - Quantock Dreaming, 2008

[ JOURNAL ]
occasional reflections on current projectshttp://antonylyons.blogspot.com/http://antonylyons.blogspot.com/shapeimage_2_link_0

[ THE  IMAGINARIUM ]

meshes of cultural and rewilding relationships: landscapes, people, materials, intangibles

DISPLACEMENT-EXTRACTION

Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol, 2008

QUANTOCK DREAMING

Creative Slow Residency, Quantock Hills, Somerset, 2007-8

GREEN RIBBONS Network

Sheffield, 2009-10

[A NOVA Creative Lab  project]

SPOON-LAND

UWE Gallery

Bristol, 2008

THE BOGLE Experience (Silver Path)

Site-Specific Installation/Performance

Grizedale, Cumbria, 2004

PARK-LAND

Sheffield, 2011

[A NOVA Creative Lab project, linked to Green Ribbons Network]

LOUGH GUR NEXUS

* LINK TO BE ADDED *

(Trail and Slow Residency)

Ireland, ongoing

Amuigh Faoin Spéir

* LINK TO BE ADDED *

Public Art Commission

Dooish School, Donegal 2011

ELEVENMINUTES Urban Trail

Bristol, 2006

(a NOVA Creative Lab project)

DARWIN 200 Geo-Garden

Competition Runner-Up

Shrewsbury, 2008

[a NOVA Creative Lab project]

SOTE - Competition

Lincolnshire Coast, 2011

[a NOVA Creative Lab project]

LOVELY WEATHER

Slow Residency/ Deep Mapping (Climate Change)

Donegal, Ireland 2010-11

RIVER SHANNON FLEETS

Public Art: Enduring Sculptural Works, Limerick, 2010  (a Deiseal project)

SPIKE NEXUS

(work in progress)

[ ALIVENESS MACHINES ]

landscapes-datascapes

[ WEATHER-PROOFS ]

climate + deep-time geopoetics

CONFLUENCE Project

Creativity, Ecology, Technology

North Devon Biosphere Reserve, 2011-12

COLORADO RIVER CONJECTURES

Exploratory Creative-Research Residency

Grand Canyon, USA 2011

[ WATER DREAMINGS ]

myths, metaphors and eco-cultural explorations

"Our knowledge of nature and how it works is based on observations. What if we can't see everything? What might we be missing out on? There could be a 'hidden world' out there"


James Wells, CERN, on the search for the Higgs bosun

RIVER FROME GREENWAY

Urban cycle route transformation, Bristol, 2011 (direction/imagineer)

ECO-DESIGNS, SUDS etc

eco-design, consultancy, writings

TRANSGRESSION (Rising Waters)

A film-poem project, 2015-18

Part of 'Submerged (Drowned Lands)'

LAB1 /  SALT-Land-ing

Creative Research

Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall, 2012

DIGGING

* LINK TO BE ADDED *

Brandhall School, 2010

[a NOVA Creative Lab project]


[ DESIGN: PLACE + LANDSCAPE ]

WILD WATERS & HYDROCITIZENSHIP

Lead Artist, creative research

AHRC/Bristol

SUBMERGED (Drowned Lands): A Long View

Installation works in production, 2014-17

Somerset Levels, England

[ SLOW TRACKS + PATHWAYS ]

movements, mobility, journeys

SACRED WAYS - SACRED WATERS

Geopoetic sound-work/intermedia residency at Binaural-Nodar, Portugal, 2013

ENQUIRY
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PUBLICATIONS  enquiry.html

CO-CREATING

[ NOVA ]

new perspectives, recombinations, collaborations, liminal settings and sonic alchemies


[ DEISEAL ]

Ireland - ancient echoes : new vibes

[ OUT OF PLACE ]

layerings, mappings, delvings

"It's not easy to see things in the middle, rather than looking down on them from above or up at them from below, or from left to right or right to left: try it, you'll see that everything changes."

Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus


"Art and science are both manifestations of the human drive for knowledge; they provide their practitioners with a feeling of resonant connection to the complex processes that underlie our environment. And though they ultimately express a different view of the universe, they aren’t mutually exclusive—rather, they mirror each other in fantastically interesting ways. We live in a moment of unprecedented change in the way that both art and science are practiced, and those changes are happening in parallel with one another. How we adapt, collaborate, and express our changing environment may ultimately reconcile the “two cultures” and turn us on to a new level of engagement with our hyper-sensory, interconnected, and evolving world."

the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, 2011

LAB2 / PEAT-Land-ing

Creative Research, in progress

more soon

SABRINA DREAMING (Severn Estuary Tidelands)

Creative-Research Residency, with CCRI,

University of Gloucestershire, 2014-

An independent creative practitioner working in England and Ireland. With a background in eco/geo-sciences and landscape design, many of my projects are concerned with ecological processes, environmental change and nature-culture relationships. Areas of particular focus include coastal/river settings, deep-time perspectives, routes/journeys and intangible cultural narratives. Research and production methods rely on creative fieldwork and geopoetic assemblages of sculptural materials, archives, field-recordings and conversations - developed in the context of both 'slow' and 'intensive' artist-residencies. Creative works include film, sound and intermedia installations, obliquely communicating tensions, traces, transitions and environmental justice.

Water is often central. Flow is the key; the flux of continual exchange. Sensitive Chaos.


Current work includes projects delving into, and juxtaposing, liminal land-water spaces, nature-culture heritage challenges and eco-social perspectives relating to rewilding and novel ecosystems. This brings together scenarios of land abandonment, ecological recovery, rising coastal waters and the intentional submergence of lands by constructed dams/reservoirs. I also work with academic teams, exploring the braiding of creative and research strategies.

Some of my projects come under the banner of NOVA

TIDAL TWINNING International Exchange 
Severn Estuary + Wadden Sea, 2012-17
Coastal Creative-Twinning Exchangehttps://tidalcultures.wordpress.com/workshop-3/https://tidalcultures.wordpress.com/workshop-3/shapeimage_25_link_0

LIMBO LANDSCAPE LAB/  CLAY-Land-ing

Creative Research/ installation

ESI, Wheal Martyn & Heritage Futures, Cornwall, 2018

HERITAGE FUTURES

Lead Artist - Senior Creative Fellow

AHRC 2015-2019

LIMBO LANDSCAPE LAB 2

SENSITIVE CHAOS, Orford Ness

Geopoetic explorations/ installation

National Trust & Heritage Futures, 2019