antony lyons

~ artist; creative explorations

~ video-sonic-photo installations

~ geopoetics, deep-mappings, communities and place

~ eco-social and multi-species collaborations and writings

[ PROJECTS 2004-2020 ]

Detail from printed work installation - Quantock Dreaming, 2008

JOURNAL 
blog postshttp://antonylyons.blogspot.com/http://antonylyons.blogspot.com/shapeimage_2_link_0

[ THE NEW IMAGINARIUM ]

recent meshes of cultural and ecological relationships: landscapes, people, commons, 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

Creativity & Urban Regeneration

[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, Public Art

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

LOUGH GUR NEXUS

* LINK /CONTENT TO BE ADDED *

(Trail and Slow Residency)

Ireland, ongoing

Amuigh Faoin Spéir

* LINK/CONTENT 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

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

"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

SALT-Land-ings

Creative Research

Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall, 2012

& ongoing

DIGGING

* LINK/CONTENT TO BE ADDED *

Brandhall School, 2010

[a NOVA Creative Lab project]


[ DESIGN: PLACE + LANDSCAPE ]

[ 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 TEAMS

[ NOVA Creative Lab ]

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


[ DEISEAL ]

Ireland - ancient echoes : new vibes

[ OUT OF PLACE ]

layerings, mappings, delvings, fossickings

"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


PEAT-Land-ing

Creative Research, in progress

more soon

An independent artist 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-society relationships. Areas of particular focus include coastal/river settings, deep-time perspectives, routes/journeys and questions around land, place, belonging. Research and production methods rely on creative fieldwork and geopoetic assemblages of sculptural materials, archives, field-recordings and many many conversations - developed in the context of both 'slow' and 'intensive' artist-residencies. Creative works include film-poems, sound and intermedia installations, obliquely communicating tensions, transitions and traces.

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


Current work includes projects delving into liminal land-water spaces, nature-culture challenges, eco-social perspectives relating to the shared commons, (re)wilding & novel ecosystems and explorations into what it means to dwell. This brings together cross-cultural imaginations, 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 projects are carried out with NOVA Creative Lab

LIMBO LANDSCAPE LAB 1

CLAY-Land-ing

Creative Research/ installation

Wheal Martyn Museum, 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


FILM
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VIDEO-SONICS  https://vimeo.com/novadada

RIVER SHANNON FLEETS

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

COLORADO RIVER CONJECTURES

Exploratory Creative-Research Residency

Grand Canyon, USA, 2011

[ WATER DREAMINGS ]

myths, metaphors and eco-cultural explorations

TRANSGRESSION (Rising Waters)

An evolving film-poem project, 2015-18

Part of 'Submerged (Drowned Lands)'

WILD WATERS & HYDROCITIZENSHIP

Lead Artist, creative research

AHRC & Nova Creative Lab/Bristol

SUBMERGED (Drowned Lands): A Long View

Installation works in production, 2014-17

Somerset Levels, England

SABRINA DREAMING (Severn Estuary Tidelands)

Creative-Research Residency, with CCRI,

University of Gloucestershire, 2014-

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_26_link_0

LONG EXPOSURE

Artist Residency, Elan Valley, Wales, 2020

& participation in TenAcresOfSound, 2020