Books

Published in 2019, Luke Jerram: Art, Science & Play provides a fascinating insight into the evolving practice of international artist Luke Jerram. With over fifty colour photographs and two specially commissioned texts by Ken Arnold (Wellcome Collection) and Mark Ball (Manchester International Festival) the publication delves into the mind of an artist known for his imaginative ability to combine art, science and play, showing us that (in his own words) “anything is possible.”

Drawing together Jerram’s extensive practice for the first time, the book includes the artist’s personal reflections on over thirty artworks and projects, providing a unique insight into the continual process of reinvention that inspires his ever-changing approach to art.

The book takes a journey through Jerram’s imagination, touring the world with the help of engineers, composers, glassblowers, medieval musicologists and hot air balloonists, who have helped to realise both the personal and the public scale of his extraordinary work.

With thanks to the University of Bristol and the University of Sheffield for their support towards the publication.

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Art in Mind – An artist’s journey exploring the edges of perception 


Published in 2008 Art in Mind traces Luke Jerram’s research and practice during the last ten years, focusing on his investigations and experiments into the creation of artwork for the edges of perception. Rather than a concise chronological history of his work, Art in Mind is an accessible discourse that through anecdote, observation and journal provides a fresh and intimate insight of the artist and his process. Unveiling his own dreams and visions in works such as Retinal Memory Volume and Sky Orchestra, the artist goes on to explore dream space itself as a territory for making art in the Dream Director. Art in Mind includes contributions by; Gina Czarnecki – Artist Dr. Chris Alford – Sleep Psychologist, University of West of England Dan Jones – Composer Amanda McDonald Crowley – Executive Director, Eyebeam, New York City Dr. Tom Rice – Sleep Anthropologist Juliet Rix – Journalist, The Times

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