Thirteen Points, Expanded (Text)

Kreider, Kristen and Oleary, James. 2018. Thirteen Points, Expanded (Text). In: Emily Orley and Katja Hilevaara, eds. The Creative Critic Writing as/about Practice. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138674837 [Book Section]

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Thirteen points – fragments of image, object, action; slices of matter, memory, history, mediation – are identified: one for each of the ‘Peace Wall’ clusters situated in and around the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Each of these becomes the starting point for a piece of writing that seeks to magnify it, hyperbolically; narrate it, fictitiously; study it, obsessively; arrange it, haphazardly. The ‘Peace Wall’ clusters have existed and developed as markers of sectarian division in Belfast for the past forty-five years. This writing seeks to explore the physical, psychological, emotional and imaginative effects of this on the city.

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The Creative Critic
Writing as/about Practice, 1st Edition
Edited by Katja Hilevaara, Emily Orley

As practitioner-researchers, how do we discuss and analyse our work without losing the creative drive that inspired us in the first place?

Built around a diverse selection of writings from leading researcher-practitioners and emerging artists in a variety of fields, The Creative Critic: Writing as/about Practice celebrates the extraordinary range of possibilities available when writing about one’s own work and the work one is inspired by. It re-thinks the conventions of the scholarly output to propose that critical writing be understood as an integral part of the artistic process, and even as artwork in its own right.

Finding ways to make the intangible nature of much of our work ‘count’ under assessment has become increasingly important in the Academy and beyond. The Creative Critic offers an inspiring and useful sourcebook for students and practitioner-researchers navigating this area.

Please see the companion site to the book,, where some of the chapters have become unfixed from the page.

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