Acts of Seeing

Artists, scientists and the history of the visual

Edited by Marina Wallace and Assimina Kanirari

Published by Artakt and Zidane Press, 2009

ISBN: 978-0-955485-08-4


This book is in homage to Martin Kemp, his special and unconventional ways of looking at the world and speaking about it, his contribution to art history and the history of the visual, his continued engagement with theorists and practitioners, not to mention students of all walks of life across the many years of his academic career.

Acts of seeing is a title coined by Martin Kemp to describe a collection of essays assembled by artists, theorists, historians, engineers and scientists on the theme of structural intuitions a very dear technique in Martin Kemp’s cross cultural comparisons between art and science. The essays and visual contributions dedicated to Martin Kemp in this volume are by some of the scholars and practitioners who have benefited from knowing him and exchanging views with him.

Contributors include: Sir Harry Kroto; Richard Wentworth; Cecil Balmond; Tim O’Riley; Ken Arnold; Claire Farago; Tony Robbin; Susan Derges; Karl Grimes: Kate Whiteford; Paul Williams; Katharine Dowson; Pietro Marani; Katerina Reed-Tsocha; Matthew Landrus; Matt Gatton; Marta De Menezes
with a postscript by Martin Kemp.