All Arts Catalyst Publications

October 2016
This publication was collectively authored and produced by the ‘Exhibition Studies Working Group’. The group was convened by Arts Catalyst on the occasion of its season 9 Evenings: Theatre and...
April 2016
Talking Dirty: Tongue First! Recipes from the Mouth of the Thames, is a commission by Arts Catalyst led by artist Fran Gallardo and Claudia LastraTalking Dirty: Tongue First! was a series of public...
January 2016
The Nuclear Culture Source Book serves as an excellent resource and introduction to nuclear culture as one of the most urgent themes within contemporary art and society, exploring the diverse ways in...
December 2014
A selection of texts by artists, curators, academics and writers, written between 1996 and 2014 giving an overview and flavour of some of Arts Catalyst’s artistic commissions over the past two...
October 2014
2014 marked the 20th anniversary year of Arts Catalyst and here we celebrate some of the 120 artists’ projects that we have commissioned over those two decades.Based in London, Arts Catalyst is one...
January 2014
A publication to accompany the Republic of the Moon exhibition at London's Bargehouse in 2014Introductory essay and edited by curator, Rob La Frenais with contributions from the exhibiting artists -...
September 2013
A publication to accompany the Ice Lab exhibition, with essays by Dr David Walton (British Antarctic Survey, and author of ‘Antarctica: Global Science from a Frozen Continent’), and Sam Jacob (co-...
Sam Jacob | David Walton
September 2012
A collaborative publication, Field Guide, documenting the Experimental Ruins West Edition workshops and critical excursions collated by Luce ChoulesA participatory project to explore the Capital's...
Office of Experiments
August 2012
Primate Cinema: Apes as Family, published to coincide with Rachel Mayeri's installation at Edinburgh College of Art and The Making of Primate Cinema screenings at Edinburgh Zoo.Primate Cinema: Apes...
Rachel Mayeri | Matthew Fuller
December 2010
An evolving, experimental database of techno-scientific and industrial sites in the UK. This first phase covers the South of England.A Field User's Guide to Dark Places - South Edition Now Online....
Neal White | Office of Experiments | Steve Rowell
December 2010
The second publication in the Arctic Perspective Initiative seriesArctic Geopolitics and Autonomy is edited by Dr Michael Bravo, senior lecturer at the Scott Polar Research Institute, and Nicola...
Michael Bravo | Nicola Triscott
October 2010
Adam Dant's marvellously magical map of the journey from Highland Institute of Contemporary Art (HICA) to Outlandia.Adam Dant's new map is a novel and unusual method for charting several sites en-...
Adam Dant
September 2010
The first publication in the Arctic Perspective Initiative seriesThis publication documents the Arctic Perspective Initiative (API)'s open architecture competition to design a mobile media-based work...
Matthew Biederman | Marko Peljhan | Andreas Muller
March 2010
Malamp: The Occurrence of Deformities in Amphibians brings together Brandon Ballengée’s UK research with findings from his global amphibian studies, including texts on his practice from arts,...
June 2008
An interdisciplinary polar archive created for International Polar Year 2007-08, edited by Kathryn Yusoff.Bipolar comprises essays by Denis Cosgrove and contains over 30 'archives', by artists,...
Anne Brodie | Simon Faithfull | London Fieldworks | Marko Peljhan | Kathryn Yusoff | Weather Permitting
December 2007
A calendar documenting the construction and dismantling of the Gravity, a monumental ephemeral sculpture by the artist Aleksandra Mir.The calendar documents the construction and dismantling of the...
Aleksandra Mir | Ken Hollings
April 2006
Travelling to Antarctica on RSS Ernest Shackleton from RAF Brize Norton, via Ascension Island and the Falklands, Simon Faithfull recorded the displaced and disorienting world he encountered every day...
January 2005
A survey of Arts Catalyst's pioneering zero gravity projects carried out over the last 10 years.Beginning with a contextual overview, the book traces the development of the projects and discusses the...
Kitsou Dubois | Marcel.li Antunez Roca | Richard Couzins | Kodwo Eshun | Jem Finer | Vadim Fishkin | Flow Motion | Stefan Gec | Andrew Kotting | Yuri Leiderman | Trevor Mathison | Otolith Group | Marko Peljhan | Louise K Wilson
May 2002
A publication that marks the first five years of Marko Peljhan's Makrolab, focusing on its 2002 presence in the Scotland Highlands during the International Year of Mountains.Over three months during...
Marko Peljhan | Kodwo Eshun
January 2002
Exploring ideas of contamination and containment, ethics and accountability, Clean Rooms asks the audience to decide how far they themselves would go with the emerging powers of genetic manipulation....
Gina Czarnecki | Neal White | Critical Art Ensemble
January 1999
Featuring the work of American sculptor James Acord – the only private individual in the world licensed to own and handle radioactive materials.Atomic confronted our fears and assumptions about...
May 1996
Three artists examining key areas of medical science were commissioned for a series of exhibitions. This book is a record of their works and findings.Helen Chadwick collaborated with scientists and...
Helen Chadwick | Donald Rodney | Letizia Galli
ARTISTS' LIMITED EDITION PRINTS BY MELANIE JACKSONArts Catalyst is delighted to offer the chance to purchase a choice of two beautiful Limited Edition prints by artist and Arts Catalyst collaborator...
The Actinium publication is an account of the exhibition, field trip and discussion forum for Nuclear Culture during the Sapporo International Arts Festival in Japan, 2014.Artists are making the...
Ele Carpenter | Nicola Triscott | James Acord | Shuji Akagi | Nick Crowe & Ian Rawlinson | Karen Kramer | Cécile Massart | Thomson & Craighead | Chim↑Pom
For the last 10 years, artist Ariel Guzik has searched for a way to communicate with whales and dolphins. Guzik’s project has encompassed the creation of underwater instruments, expeditions to...
Ariel Guzik | Mark Simmonds | Nicola Triscott