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mw. dr. C.M. (Catherine) Lord


  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
    Capaciteitsgroep Media & Cultuur
  • Bezoekadres
    BG 1
    Turfdraagsterpad 9  Amsterdam
  • Postadres:
    Turfdraagsterpad  9
    1012 XT  Amsterdam
  • C.M.Lord@uva.nl
    T: 0205255161

​​About

Dr. Catherine Lord is a practitoner and university lecturer. As a writer and director she has used improvised performance as a resource. Catherine has tutored a wide range of creative projects: plays, dramatic writing, films. In 2017, she will participate in one of the Royal Court Playwrighting Programmes. Her recent practice-based projects include Trapped  at the Cockpit theatre in London (August 2016). She also acted in a short film, The Fruit is for the Eating  to be exhibited in 2017 (Michelle Ganmaker) which will be the basis of a publication on the work of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. In 2014, her 'practice-based' project, directing  and acting in Caryl Churchill's Seagulls, is now the basis of a research article entitled "Surviving neo-liberalism: the Case of Caryl Churchill." Currently, she is working on an eco-comedy (film/theatre) and writing eco-fiction. Her lecture series Performance at the Edge enables students to produce creative assignments  across media. The course focuses on performance studies, transmedial theory and practice-based topics  Her publications, from creative projects to academic essays, have focused on the topics of ecology, global warming and geopolitics. Practice-based and practice-led projects form the core of her research. 

Voyage

Stories think. Lectures erupt into moments of poetry and performance. From the archaeology of knowledge emerge the cavedwellers, posthuman, all gathered around the camp fire.

Journey

I started out in literary studies with The Intimacy of Influence  (1999) while working in a theatre company, Off Your Head and on a BFI film project.  This inspired my 'turn' to practice-based research and cinema studies. Since then, I have published essays on literature, film, with a current emphasis on ecology and media. Having explored theatre writing through performance, and worked as what is increasingly termed an 'actor-creatior', I now focus on dramatic writing and directing. I am also working on a short fiction film about women factor workers in the North of England, set in 1870. Treading the tight-rope between artistic work, politics and creative theory is crucial to my practice.

Recent Crossings

Creative Writing:

Motherland (2017): Playwrighting project for Royal Court Programme.

Chains: (2017/2018): Writing short film project through my own company Factories for Flying Carpets.

Improvised writing through performance work: 

April 2013, 2015. 2016. Acting. Yours in Solidarity.  Venues included Sydney Biennale, Beijing, Moma in Mexico, Moma in St. Petersburg.

September 2013. Acting. "BMW Tate Live- Nicoline van Harskamp," Tate Gallery, London. 

June 2013. Acting. Yours in Solidairty. dir. wri. Nicoline van Harskamp, museal film, played role of Pat, Documenta 9 Film Festival, Belgium. Also Beijing International Art Biennale.  htpp://www.imdb.com/name/nm1948125/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1.

November 2011. Acting Character Witness. dir.wri. Nicoline van Harskamp. Live solo performance - played the Politician, Kaai Theatre Brussels, Spoken Word Festival.

Directing:

August 2016. Directed Trapped 1, by Sian Rowland a play about the incarceration of the Romanov sisters. Prod. Donoughts Theatre Company, Cockpit Theatre, London.

2015-2016. Five short plays for Blackshaw Theatre Company.

August 2015. Assistant Director, Fats and Tanya by Lucy Gallaghar. Prod. Salon Collective. Et Cetera Theatre, London.

October/September 2014. Directed and Produced Caryl Churchill's Seagulls. Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam (September) and University Theatre Amsterdam (October).

October/September 2014. Acting - Played Valery Blaire in Caryl Churchill's Seagulls. Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam (September) and University Theatre Amsterdam (October).

Acting/Improvisation

2016/2017 (forthcoming). The Fruit is for the Eating. dir. wri. Michelle Ganmaker. Played Sister Philippa.

2010. the Getty LA, museal feature film, Mere Folle, dir. wri. Mieke Bal. Played Alice.

2010. Montreal. Workshop Production of Martin Crimp's Designs on Her Life. Various parts.

Fiction (selected):

October 2012. "Midsummer Night's Wire Up." Ecozone: European Journal for Culture and the Envrionment. Vol 3, No. 2: The Invention of Eco-Futures.  http://www.ecozona.eu/index.php/journal/issue/view/8  

Essays (selected):

2013. "Her Green Materials: Mourning, Melancholia and Not-so-Vital Materialisms." NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies. Spring. Greenhttp://www.necsus-ejms.org/her-green-materials-mourning-melancholia-and-not-so-vital-materialisms/

Interview

Interview with Catherine Lord: Postfeminism as an Illusion. http://www.xi-online.nl/film/interview-catherine-lord/

Edited Books and Book Chapters

Essays in Migratory Aesthetics: Cultural Practices between Migration and Art-Making, ed. Sam Durrant and Catherine M. Lord. New York and Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007.

Short Story

"In the Cooler." Essays in Migratory Aesthetics. Series Ed. Ernst van Alphen. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2007.

Book Chapter (Short Screenplay)

"Scholars, Dreams and Memory Tapes" in Mind the Screen: Media Concepts  According to Thomas Elsaesser, ed. Jaap Kooijman, Patricia Pisters and Wanda Strauven, Amsterdam: AUP, 2008.   

 Book Chapter (Essay-Fiction)

"Set Adrift in Style: the Scholar as Artist in Jacob's Room." Interdiscipline: New Languages of Criticism.  Ed. Gillian Beer, Malcolm Bowie, Beatte Perrey. Oxford: Legenda, OUP, 2007.

Artistic Work 

Writing/Directing/Acting

2017 Royal Court Writer's Programme, as playwright.

2017 BFI The Fruit is for the Eating, short film by Michelle Williams Ganmaker, acted role of Sister Philippa.

August 2016 Directed Trapped 1, by Sian Rowland, Cockpit Theatre, London.

May-July 2016 Directed New Writing for Blackshaw Theatre Company, London.

August 2015, Assistant Director, Fats and Tanja, by Lucy Galaghar, Salon Collective, Et Cetera Theatre, London.

June 2015, played role of Narrator and Head of School, Good Girl, by Maureen O'Connel, Gielgud Theatre, RADA Festival, London.

May-September 2015. Directed New Writing, Blackshaws Theatre.

October/September 2014. Acting and Directing, Caryl Chruchill's Seagulls, Free Fringe Festival and University Theatre Amsterdam.   

September 2013 - "BMW Tate Live- Nicoline van Harskamp," Tate Gallery, London (acting). 

April 2013. Yours in Solidarity.  Premiered at NASA museum Amsterdam (acting).

June 2012. Yours in Solidairty. dir. wri. Nicoline van Harskamp, museal film, played role of Pat, Documenta 9 Film Festival, Belgium. Also Beijing International Art Biennale.  htpp://www.imdb.com/name/nm1948125/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1.

November 2011. Character Witness. dir.wri. Nicoline van Harskamp. Live solo performance - played the Politician, Kaai Theatre Brussels, Spoken Word Festival.

2010. the Getty LA, museal feature film, Mere Folle, dir. wri. Mieke Bal. Played Alice.

2010. October 16. Collected Stories, wri. Daniel Marguleis, dir. Jacqueline McClintock,  played Ruth Steiner.  Mulholland Academy, Amsterdam. 

2010. Montreal. Workshop Production of Martin Crimp's Designs on Her Life. Various parts.

Fiction/Theatre/Art Research Scripts

2012. "October. Midsummer Night's Wire Up." Ecozone: European Journal for Culture and the Envrionment. Vol 3, No. 2: The Invention of Eco-Futures.  http://www.ecozona.eu/index.php/journal/issue/view/

2008. June 6. "Ghostlight": the First Act (with the participation of actors from the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Birmingham Hippodrome, Showcase Performance for the Mphil in Playwriting 2008.

Short Film

2007. Raak , Short Film  (Hanro Smitsman). Assistant Director. Berlin Film Festival, Won Golden Bear.

 2006. She's Back Again. Dir. New York Film and Video Festival.

Keynote/invited lectures/conference papers (selected).

2014. June 18-21. "We are all Michaelangelo: the Case of Sally Potter's Rage.  NECS Conference Milan: Creative Industries.

2013. March 20. "Anarchy, GAIA and other Actresses." NASA, Smart Space, Amsterdam., Narrative 'Performance' Lecture for Yours in Solidarity Exhibition.

2012. July 5. "The Trauma of Elephants: a Postcolonial Critique. " University of Utrecht, Minding Animals Conference.

2012. June 29. "Doing Feminism Darkly: Ending the World in Lars von Trier's  Melancholia." University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain., EASCLE Biennial Conference.

2012. January 27. "The Elephant in the Room: Pastoral and Fable between People, Elephants, Environments." Amsterdam, NICA: Eco-Poco: The Ecocritical Turn Through Postcolonial Eyes.

2012. February 8. "The 'Content' of an Ending: Digital Effects, Theoretical Effects and Lars von Trier's Melancholia." Universitiy of Amsterdam, Staff Research Seminar.

2012. January 20. "Introducing 'Dark Ecology' and the Work of Timothy Morton."  University of Amsterdam, Recycling Media Group, (Imagined Futures Programme).

2011. May 11. "What do Pictures Want: the State of Art Research." University of Amsterdam, Adventures in Multimodality, Research Group.

2016

2013

  • Lord, C. (2013). Her green materials: Mourning, 'Melancholia' and not-so-vital materialisms. NECSUS, 3[details] [PDF]

2012

  • Lord, C. M. (2012). At the Margins of the World: The Nature of Limits in Terence Malick's The Thin Red Line. Text Matters, 2(2), 62-75. DOI: 10.2478/v10231-012-0055-6 [details]
  • Lord, C. M. (2012). Midsummer night's wire up. Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment, 3(2), 188-196. [details] [PDF]
  • Lord, C. M. (2012). Precarious Planet: Ecological Violence in The Age of Stupid. Excursions, 3(1). [details] [PDF]

2011

  • Lord, C. (2011). Dolphins Who Blow Bubbles: Anthropological Machines and Native Informants. Akademisk Kvarter, 03, 107-120. [details]

2009

  • Lord, C. M. (2009). Angels with Nanotech Wings: Magic, Medicine and Technology in Aronofksky's The Fountain, Gibson's The Neuromancer and Slonczewski's Brain Plague. Nebula, 6(4), 162-174. [details]

2008

  • Lord, C. M. (2008). Scholars, dreams, and memory tapes. In P. Kooijman, P. Pisters, & W. Strauven (Eds.), Mind the screen: media concepts according to Thomas Elsaesser. (pp. 125-137). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]

2007

  • Lord, C. M. (2007). Set Adrift in Style. In G. Beer, M. Bowie, & B. Perrey (Eds.), In(ter)discipline: New Languages for Criticism. Oxford: Legenda. [details]
  • Durrant, S., & Lord, C. M. (2007). Introduction: Essays in migratory aesthetics: cultural practices between migration and art-making. In S. Durrant, & C. M. Lord (Eds.), Essays in migratory aesthetics: cultural practices between migration and art-making. (pp. 11-19). (Thamyris intersecting: place, sex, and race; No. 17). Amsterdam: Rodopi. [details]

2004

  • Lord, C. M. (2004). Becoming Still, Still Moving: Theoretical Pleasure in Sally Potter's Orlando. In J. de Bloois, & F. W. Korsten (Eds.), Discern(e)ments: Deleuzian Aesthetics. (pp. 171-185). Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi. [details]

2003

  • Lord, C. M. (2003). Rapturing the Text: The Paraliterary between Works of Derrida, Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson. Oxford Literary Review, 25, 139-156. DOI: 10.3366/olr.2003.010 [details]

2002

  • Lord, C. M. (2002). Romeo, Juliet, and the Scholar Get Framed: Filmed Shakespeare, Cultural Analysis and a Frame at the Cutting Edge. In Travelling Concepts II: Meaning, Frame and Metaphor. (pp. 267-289). Amsterdam: ASCA Press. [details]

2001

  • Lord, C. M. (2001). The Lady Sits between Two Long Windows, Writing: Deleuze/Guattari and the Practice of Cultural. In P. Pisters (Ed.), Micropolitics of Media Culture: Reading the Rhizomes of Deleuze and Guattari. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]

2000

  • Lord, C. M. (2000). "The Frames of Septimus Smith: Through Twenty Four Hours in the City of Mrs. Dalloway, 1923, and of Millennial London: ART IS A SHOCKING EXPERIENCE". Parallax, 12, 36-46. [details]

2011

  • Lord, C. (2011). Off the see the Wizard: a short film. In E. Peeren, & M. Aydemir (Eds.), Eighty-eight: Mieke Bal PhDs 1983-2011. (pp. 73-82). Amsterdam: ASCA Press. [details]

2007

  • Lord, C. M. (2007). In the cooler. In S. Durrant, & C. M. Lord (Eds.), Essays in migratory aesthetics: cultural practices between migration and art-making. (pp. 49-56). (Thamyris intersecting: place, sex, and race; No. 17). Amsterdam: Rodopi. [details]

2005

  • Lord, C. M. (2005). "Orpheus Leaves Home: Mixing Scholarship and Fiction in Camus' Black Orpheus.". In Patricia Pisters, & Wim Staat (Eds.), Shooting the Family: Transnational Media and Intercultural Values. (pp. 133-146). Amsterdam: AUP. [details]

2012

  • Lord, C. M. (Author). (2012). Performance in "Character Witness" by Nicoline van Harskamp. Paris: Exhibition, "Enacting Populism", Curated by Matheo Lucchetti, Kadist Art Foundation. [details]

2011

  • Lord, C. M. (Author). (2011). Alice (performance) in "A Long History of Madness". Amsterdam: Cinema Suitcase. [details]

2010

  • Lord, C. M. (Author). (2010). Alice (performance) in Mère Folle. Stedelijk and Guggenheim: Suitcase Cinema. [details]

2007

  • Lord, C. M. (Author). (2007). Raak (Hanro Smitsman)[details]

1999

  • Lord, C. M. (1999). The Intimacy of Influence. Narrative and Theoretical fictions in the works of George Eliot, Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson Amsterdam: ASCA-Press [details / files]

Spreker

  • Lord, C.M. (invited speaker) (20-3-2013): Anarchy, GAIA and other Actresses., Narrative 'Performance' Lecture for Yours in Solidarity Exhibition, NASA, Smart Space, Amsterdam..
  • Lord, C.M. (speaker) (7-5-2013): We are all Michaelangelo: Performance, Convergence and the Case of Sally Potter’s "Rage", Colleagues Colloqium, Medastudies, University of Amsterdam.
  • Lord, C.M. (invited speaker) (27-1-2012): the Elephant in the Room: Pastoral and Fable between People, Elephants, Environments, NICA: Eco-Poco: the Ecocritical Turn Through Postcolonial Eyes, Amsterdam.
  • Lord, C.M. (invited speaker) (29-6-2012): Doing Feminism Darkly: Ending the World in Lars von Trier's "Melancholia.", EASCLE Biennial Conference., University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain..
  • Lord, C.M. (invited speaker) (5-7-2012): The Trauma of Elephants: a Postcolonial Critique., Minding Animals Conference, University of Utrecht.
  • Lord, C.M. (speaker) (20-1-2012): Introducing "Dark Ecology" and the Work of Timothy Morton, Recycling Media Group, (Imagined Futures Programme), University of Amsterdam.
  • Lord, C.M. (speaker) (8-2-2012): The 'Content' of an Ending: Digital Effects, Theoretical Effects and Lars von Trier's Melancholia, Staff Research Seminar, Universitiy of Amsterdam.
  • Lord, C.M. (invited speaker) (11-5-2011): What do Pictures Want: the State of Art Research, Adventures in Multimodality, Research Group, University of Amsterdam.
  • Lord, C.M. (speaker) (26-11-2011): Character Witness, Spokenworld 2011, The Kaai Theatre, Brussels.
  • Lord, C.M. (speaker) (16-10-2010): "Collected Stories" (Donald Margulies) with Catherine Lord and Courtney Noble, Scene Night, Mulholland Academy, Amsterdam.
  • Lord, C.M. (invited speaker) (28-1-2009): Feral Tales, Art and Design Research instiitue Lecture Series: Writing Art and Design, University of Ulster.
  • Lord, C.M. (speaker) (15-11-2009): Monologue: "Her Story", Black Magic Women's Theatre Festival, Zid Theatre, Amsterdam.
  • Lord, C.M. (speaker) (6-6-2008): "Ghostlight": the First Act (with the participation of actors from the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Showcase Performance for the Mphil in Playwriting 2008, Birmingham Hippodrome.
  • Lord, C.M. (invited speaker) (11-4-2005): To Hold an Actor Up to Nature: Performance as Disruptive Narrative in 'Looking for Richard', 'The Revenger's Tragedy' and 'Gosford Park', Stories That Just Happen: Performative Narratology, University of Amsterdam.
  • Lord, C.M. (invited speaker) (12-7-2003): Images to Duet: Practice Research and the Case of Philip Glass, Conference Entitled: Warp/Woof: Aurality, Textuality, Music, University of Leeds, Centre CATH.
  • Lord, C.M. (invited speaker) (20-9-2003): Set Adrift in Style: The Scholar as Fiction and Filmmaker in Woolf's Jacob's Room, New Languages for Criticism, University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College.
  • Lord, C.M. (invited speaker) (4-9-2003): Rapturing the Magus: Intertextuality as Intermediaity in Prospero's Books, Opening of the Academic Year, Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Lord, C.M. (invited speaker) (10-8-2001): Titus the Movie Nasty: Taymour's Titus Andronicus and the Case of Theatre to Film Studies, Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Performance, St. John's College, the University of Cambridge.
  • Lord, C.M. (invited speaker) (11-5-2000): As Modernism Turned: Shakespeare's Influence on Mrs. Dalloway and Chris Marker, Modernism in Context, University of Leiden, OSL.

Boekredactie

  • Durrant, S., & Lord, C. M. (2007). Essays in migratory aesthetics: cultural practices between migration and art-making. (Thamyris intersecting: place, sex, and race; No. 17). Amsterdam: Rodopi. [details]
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