CCW Professor Paul Coldwell has recently been featured by Faculti, giving an interview about The Artists Folio: as a site of inquiry. This was an exhibition that Coldwell curated in Bradford in the first half of 2014.
Coldwell said, ‘I was approached by Faculti to be interviewed on my recent research on the Artists Folio. Faculti aims to communicate the latest research news, publications and information in a way that is accessible and available to the wider public. It offers the opportunity for leading academics and professionals to present their thinking on line to a broad audience and I was therefore delighted to accept the invitation to participate. The Artists Folio was an exhibition I curated (with Sonia Kielty) at Cartwright Hall, Bradford earlier in the year. It evolved and developed from the keynote paper I presented at Impact 7 International Printmaking Conference, held at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 2011, entitled Just What Is It that Makes An Artists Folio So Special, So Appealing, So Important? I argued for a reappraisal of the importance of the print portfolio to present ideas concerned with series sequence and seriality. These ideas were also touched upon in my book Printmaking: A Contemporary Perspective (Black Dog, 2010) and I am currently developing this research as the focus for a new book, due in 2016.’
Coldwell’s entire interview can be viewed on the Faculti website.
Faculti described their work, saying, ‘Inspired by the confirmation of the Higgs Boson particle in March 2013, Faculti contacted professor John Ellis, the Clerk Maxwell Professor of Theoretical Physics at King’s College London, about making a short film of the ground breaking news. The Higgs discovery has been called monumental because it confirms the existence of the Higgs field, pivotal to the standard model of particle physics. Professor Ellis was able to communicate this information in under three minutes, supporting the statement of another pivotal figure in research science, that of Albert Einstein who said “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”’