Subject Tutor - Fine Art
Jon K Shaw is a writer, editor and educator based in southeast London. He teaches in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London; City & Guilds of London Art School; and West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. With Tom Robinson he founded and edited Rattle: A Journal at the Convergence of Art and Writing, and with Theo Reeves-Evison edited and introduced the book Fiction as Method (Sternberg, 2017).
His ongoing research concerns the lucid and materialist surrealisms of the Planet, including:
- Questions around immanence, substrate and material memory.
- The philosophies, art histories, cultures, biologies and geontologies of movement, with a particular focus on postindustrial and agricultural contexts.
- Strange, uncanny and weird materialisms, especially with reference to archaeology and geology.
He is currently working on two books: one on the lucid materialism of disgraced Surrealist Antonin Artaud, and a second on performance, poetry, dance and financial products that suspend oppositions between life and death.