Cate Newton

William Turnbull, the Philosophy of Time, and Material Practice: the idea of time in the sculpture of William Turnbull and in contemporary material practice

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A sculpture of white material flowing from a solid object sits on top of a glass table.

My research is practice-led, so is informed by an analysis of my own work and the processes used to make it. In practice I create work first, and criticise and revise it afterwards, rather than attempting to create work in accordance with a design aimed at a specific outcome.

I explore ideas of time and timelessness, and I am particularly interested to discover whether the work of specified philosophers, particularly Michel Serres, gives guidance on these concepts and can assist in an analysis of my own work and that of other artists for whom “time” is a significant subject.

Names of Supervisors: Professor Graham Fagen, Dr Sandra Plummer.

Normal Location of PhD Candidate: Dundee