James Frost has devised a mummers play for the Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival.
Senior Lecturer James Frost will be co-hosting a workshop exploring the tarot through movement.
The Living Tarot – Explorative Movement Workshop
with Movement Director Viola Bruni and Art Lecturer James Frost
Senior Lecturer in Art, James Frost, has published an article on the Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer. It is available to read through open access.
On 30th June 2016, James Frost published his first peer-reviewed article, ‘The Serious Game: Towards a Hermeneutic Understanding of the Tarot’, in The International Journal of the Image, Volume 7, Issue 2.
In parts of Europe the tarot is still played as a game; in Britain and the United States it is used for divination. Particular attention is given to the writings of Antoine Court de Gebelin and Jean-Baptiste Alliette in the eighteenth century, as key turning points in the use of the cards from gaming to fortune-telling or cartomancy. As the practice of visual interpretation and the disclosure of truth are central to divination with the tarot, he refers to the philosophical hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer as an appropriate way of understanding the practice. He utilizes Gadamer’s notions of play, festival and symbol to explain the relationship between gaming and reading the cards. From this he is able to formulate an understanding of cartomancy as a form of serious play, related to but differing from game play in the nature of its encounter with the symbol.
James Frost will be exhibiting photographic works in the group exhibition ‘ON PAPER’ at UntitledBCN, Barcelona from 15th- 21st August.
This exhibition will take place during the Festes de Gràcia, one of Barcelona’s most famous street festivals which makes it the busiest time for Gràcia, and the gallery, of the whole year. Originally organised by and for the residents of Gràcia, the originality and beauty of the festival street decorations became world famous and now people come from all over Barcelona and the world to see them and attend the hundreds of events
Further details of the exhibition will be found at www.untitledbcn.com
James’s website is here.
2016 marks the centenary of the Dada movement and the Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University will mark this with a series of lectures that aims to blur the boundaries between the formal lecture and artistic performance, offering both creative practitioners and academics the opportunity to experiment with new ways of presenting their ideas and their work. All events are free. Please see the gallery website for further information on each event.