About our Project


Matthew Flintham, Artist-in-Residence

For twelve months from October 2013, the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology (GPS) will be host to Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence, Matthew Flintham.

Matthew Flintham is an artist specializing in visualizing the hidden geographies of military landscapes and airspaces.  He has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins (1993), an MA in Humanities and Cultural Studies from the London Consortium (2004), and a PhD in Visual Communications from the Royal College of Art (2011).

Matthew's work intersects academic and practitioner spaces, as he works as a writer and visual artist exploring speculative relationships between architecture, power and place, and the possibilities for arts methodologies and practices to reveal hidden or immaterial relations in the militarized landscape.

Throughout 2014, Matthew will be collaborating with members of the Military, War and Security Research Group (MWSRG), working towards a series of photographic artworks interpreting the militarized airspaces in the United Kingdom.  These photographic works will integrate cartographic and geographic information towards new representations and understandings of these invisible and immaterial volumes of military space.  Matthew will also explore three-dimensional representations of airspace as a means to invoke and scrutinize the invisible complexities of military spatial production, to fashion sculpture from the volumetric structures hidden in the skies above.

The residency will also incorporate visits to active military sites in the UK to explore the relationships between landscapes and the active military airspaces above.

This web page will be periodically updated to include new artworks as they are produced.