• Coventry Guidebook

Joseph-Lester, Jaspar, 2013, Residency, Coventry Guidebook

Abstract or Description:

Jaspar Joseph-Lester has been LGP’s artist in resident during the early Autumn months 2013 and from this has produced a guidebook for the city. The guidebook sticks to a traditional format and tone but presents an incongruous script of the city.

Joseph-Lester has interpreted Coventry’s landscape and histories through architectural fragments and logged it under the classifications STAIRWELLS; TILES; CARPARKS and WATER FEATURES. These prosaic features are examined through the past, present and future and by promoting them to iconographic status, reveal alternative, contested and repressed histories.

Joseph-Lester has done extensive research into Coventry City Council commissioning the city centre regeneration plan, The Jerde Masterplan, based on their signature Las-Vegas-style event architecture, and vastly removed from Donald Gibson’s postwar city plan.

See the following article for extended research: Joseph-Lester, J. (2011) ‘Non-relational Regimes of Urban Modernisation’, Journal of Visual Art Practice, 9:2, pp.163-76

In conjunction with the residency, LGP commissioned Joseph-Lester’s video Grand Canal on the Big Screen in Millennium Place, Coventry.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Funders: Lanchester Gallery Projects
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2016 12:35
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:46
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1962
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