Professor Minty Donald

  • Professor of Contemporary Performance Practice (Theatre, Film & Television Studies)

Research interests

Office hours: Tuesday 12-1pm

Research interests

My research is primarily, but not exclusively, practice-led. My main areas of interest are:

  • more-than-human performance
  • performance and ecology (with a specific focus on performance with/of rivers and other waterways)
  • site-orientated and critical spatial practices
  • performance practices within a visual arts context
  • contemporary scenography
  • theatre space/architecture

Biography

From 2005-2008 I was an AHRC Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts at Glasgow School of Art, before joining Theatre Studies as a lecturer (0.6FTE). My work as a lecturer in Theatre Studies continues to intersect with my practice as an artist.

I have also worked extensively as a scenographer with companies including:

  • the National Theatre of Scotland
  • Scottish Ballet
  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • London Contemporary Dance
  • Contact (Manchester)
  • Dundee Rep
  • 7:84 Theatre Company (Scotland)
  • the Traverse (Edinburgh)
  • the Tron (Glasgow).

Research Projects

My current research explores human/water inter-relations through site-orientated, ecological performance practice. To date, my research has focused on urban waterways: the  River Clyde in Glasgow and the Bow River, in Calgary, Alberta.


Grants

  • 2015 Scottish Canals/Creative Scotland/Heritage Lottery Fund
  • 2013 City of Calgary, Alberta (Public Art/Utilities and Environmental Protection)
  • 2013 Creative Scotland Public Art Research and Development Award
  • 2012 Creative Scotland Professional Development
  • 2012 Glasgow Life Visual Artists Award
  • 2012 Chancellor’s Fund, University of Glasgow
  • 2011 AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award
  • 2011 Public Art Commission, Merchant City, Glasgow
  • 2010 International Network of Contemporary Performing Arts Commission
  • 2009 Scottish Arts Council Visual Arts Research and Development Award
  • 2005-2008 AHRC Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts

Supervision

I welcome PhD applications from students in the area of contemporary performance, and particularly those interested in:

  • performance and ecology
  • more-than-human performance
  • site-based or critical spatial practice
  • performance within a visual arts context
  • practice-based research. 

Teaching

  • Reading the Stage (Level 1)
  • Modernism to Postmodernism (Level 2)
  • Space, Place and Performance (Honours)
  • Capturing Liveness: Theatre, Performance and Documentation (Honours)
  • Dissertations (Honours)
  • Work Placement (Senior Honours)
  • Work Placement (M Litt Playwriting and Dramaturgy)
  • Research Methods (PGT and PGR)
  • Independent Practice (M Litt Theatre Practices)
  • Devising (M Litt Theatre Practices)
  • Work Placement (M Litt Theatre Practices)
  • Work Placement (M Litt Theatre Studies)

Additional Information

Administration

  • Convener of Practice
  • Convener of Practices, Processes, Professions talks series

External Responsibilities

  • Member of Editorial-Curatorial Board Experiences and Intensities, University of Winchester Press
  • Honorary Curator, Glasgow Museums
  • External examiner, University of Leeds, 2011
  • Board member, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, 2008-2013

Other Publications/Forthcoming Publications

  • Then/Now, Public art commission for Forth and Clyde Canal, Glasgow, 2015
  • watermeets, performance commissioned for Environmental Art Festival Scotland, 2015

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
Number of items: 26.

2018

Donald, M. (2018) Living, Working, Playing with Water: Exploring Perceptions of Water in the Urban Environment Through Creative Practice. Project Report. The Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership, Glasgow.

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2018) Erratic Drift: Notes towards human-geological drifting. Performance Research, 23(7), pp. 127-129. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2018.1558433)

2017

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2017) Watermeets: Hamburg. [Performance]

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2017) Watermeets: Kuopio. [Performance]

2016

Donald, M. (2016) The performance apparatus: performance and its documentation as ecological practice. Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, 20(3), pp. 251-269. (doi:10.1080/14688417.2016.1191998)

2015

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2015) Guddling About: Govan. [Performance]

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2015) Melting Species: River Kelvin. [Performance]

Donald, M. (2015) Guddling about: experiments in vital materialism with particular regard to water. Performance Research, 20(2), pp. 33-38. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2015.1026723)

Donald, M. , McGuire, N. and Millar, N. (2015) THEN/NOW. [Exhibitions]

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2015) Watermeets: Dumfries and Galloway. [Performance]

2014

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2014) Bridging (part 2). [Performance]

Donald, M. (2014) Entided, enwatered, enwinded: human/more-than-human agencies in site-specific performance. In: Schweitzer, M. and Zerdy, J. (eds.) Performing Objects and Theatrical Things. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 118-131. ISBN 9781137402448

Donald, M. (2014) Guddling about: experiments in vital materialism with particular regard to water. Goose: A Journal of Arts, Culture and the Environment in Canada, 13(1), Art 35.

2013

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2013) Guddling About: Experiments in Vital Materialism with Particular Regard to Water. [Performance]

2012

Donald, M. (2012) Bridging part 1. Performance Research, 17(4), pp. 49-51. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2012.712250)

Donald, M. (2012) The urban river and site-specific performance. Contemporary Theatre Review, 22(2), pp. 213-223.

Donald, M. , Cavanagh, J., Millar, N., Morland, D., Scrutton, N. and Tuulikki, H. (2012) High-Slack-Low-Slack-High. [Performance]

2011

Donald, M. (2011) On Planning and Improvisation, Success and Failure, Control and Unruliness. Other. Public Art Scotland.

2010

Donald, M. (2010) Bridging (part 1). [Performance]

2009

Donald, M. (2009) Glimmers in Limbo. Tramway Publications, Glasgow School of Art: Glasgow. ISBN 9781899551484

Donald, M. (2009) Pianola Karaoke and other attractions: resisting the homogenisation of cultural memory embedded in material sites. In: Counsell, C. and Mock, R. (eds.) Performance, Embodiment and Cultural Memory. Cambridge Scholars: Newcastle, UK, pp. 183-202. ISBN 9781443811200

Donald, M. and Howells, A. (2009) The Garden of Adrian. [Performance]

2008

Donald, M. (2008) Glimmers in Limbo: Tramway. [Exhibitions]

2007

Donald, M. (2007) Glimmers in Limbo: Britannia/Panopticon. [Performance]

Donald, M. (2007) Glimmers in limbo: site-specific intervention as a strategy for shaping the built environment. Centre for the Built Environment News, Summer, pp. 18-19.

Donald, M. (2007) Tracing tramlines: site-responsive interventions at Glasgow's Tramway. Performance Research, 12(2), pp. 5-9. (doi:10.1080/13528160701554485)

This list was generated on Fri Sep 20 00:01:51 2019 BST.
Number of items: 26.

Articles

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2018) Erratic Drift: Notes towards human-geological drifting. Performance Research, 23(7), pp. 127-129. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2018.1558433)

Donald, M. (2016) The performance apparatus: performance and its documentation as ecological practice. Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, 20(3), pp. 251-269. (doi:10.1080/14688417.2016.1191998)

Donald, M. (2015) Guddling about: experiments in vital materialism with particular regard to water. Performance Research, 20(2), pp. 33-38. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2015.1026723)

Donald, M. (2014) Guddling about: experiments in vital materialism with particular regard to water. Goose: A Journal of Arts, Culture and the Environment in Canada, 13(1), Art 35.

Donald, M. (2012) Bridging part 1. Performance Research, 17(4), pp. 49-51. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2012.712250)

Donald, M. (2012) The urban river and site-specific performance. Contemporary Theatre Review, 22(2), pp. 213-223.

Donald, M. (2007) Glimmers in limbo: site-specific intervention as a strategy for shaping the built environment. Centre for the Built Environment News, Summer, pp. 18-19.

Donald, M. (2007) Tracing tramlines: site-responsive interventions at Glasgow's Tramway. Performance Research, 12(2), pp. 5-9. (doi:10.1080/13528160701554485)

Books

Donald, M. (2009) Glimmers in Limbo. Tramway Publications, Glasgow School of Art: Glasgow. ISBN 9781899551484

Book Sections

Donald, M. (2014) Entided, enwatered, enwinded: human/more-than-human agencies in site-specific performance. In: Schweitzer, M. and Zerdy, J. (eds.) Performing Objects and Theatrical Things. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 118-131. ISBN 9781137402448

Donald, M. (2009) Pianola Karaoke and other attractions: resisting the homogenisation of cultural memory embedded in material sites. In: Counsell, C. and Mock, R. (eds.) Performance, Embodiment and Cultural Memory. Cambridge Scholars: Newcastle, UK, pp. 183-202. ISBN 9781443811200

Research Reports or Papers

Donald, M. (2018) Living, Working, Playing with Water: Exploring Perceptions of Water in the Urban Environment Through Creative Practice. Project Report. The Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership, Glasgow.

Donald, M. (2011) On Planning and Improvisation, Success and Failure, Control and Unruliness. Other. Public Art Scotland.

Exhibitions

Donald, M. , McGuire, N. and Millar, N. (2015) THEN/NOW. [Exhibitions]

Donald, M. (2008) Glimmers in Limbo: Tramway. [Exhibitions]

Performance

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2017) Watermeets: Hamburg. [Performance]

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2017) Watermeets: Kuopio. [Performance]

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2015) Guddling About: Govan. [Performance]

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2015) Melting Species: River Kelvin. [Performance]

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2015) Watermeets: Dumfries and Galloway. [Performance]

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2014) Bridging (part 2). [Performance]

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2013) Guddling About: Experiments in Vital Materialism with Particular Regard to Water. [Performance]

Donald, M. , Cavanagh, J., Millar, N., Morland, D., Scrutton, N. and Tuulikki, H. (2012) High-Slack-Low-Slack-High. [Performance]

Donald, M. (2010) Bridging (part 1). [Performance]

Donald, M. and Howells, A. (2009) The Garden of Adrian. [Performance]

Donald, M. (2007) Glimmers in Limbo: Britannia/Panopticon. [Performance]

This list was generated on Fri Sep 20 00:01:51 2019 BST.