Seminar 12th May 2010 at Glasgow School of Art.
Andy Goldsworthy: Practice into Archive, Archive into Practice
Presented by Dr Tina Fiske, History of Art Department, University of Glasgow
The focus of this short presentation is the studio-based archive of sculptor Andy
Goldsworthy. Documentation has formed a necessary adjunct to Goldsworthy's artistic
practice since his student days, encompassing photographic, drawn, written, and more
recently AV media, which he began to organise and store more systematically in 1988.
This presentation will touch on the inception of Goldsworthy's archive, as well as upon its
evolving nature in response to developments in both his sculptural practice and the
means by which he records it. The recent project undertaken by the University of
Glasgow to digitise and catalogue the first ten years of Goldsworthy's ephemeral output
will also be discussed. goldsworthy.cc.gla.ac.uk/archive/