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Other publications by Stephen Willats published by Control Magazine

The following series of essays examine different polemics facing art practice within contemporary society

Multichannel Vision

Multichannel Vision

Stephen Willats
An essay by Stephen Willats which considers how our experience and encounters with reality are transient and multi-dimensional and how this impacts on art practice, so that the artwork not only describes existing reality, but is transformational into a world of complexity and exchange.
A5 booklet, 16 pages, 6 illustrations
Published in 2000
Control Magazine
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Through Symbolic Worlds

Through Symbolic Worlds

Stephen Willats
Essay by Stephen Willats in which he describes how we encounter signs and messages in our everyday world that are encoded into a symbolic state and how he develops a strategy for engaging an audience through seeking out issues that have a meaning to a particular audience. This is illustrated through a discussion of three works: Through a Symbolic World; In Going Over to the Other Side; Nothing is Quite as it Appears
A5 booklet, 20 pages, 6 illustrations
Published in 2002
Control Magazine
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Random Networks

Random Networks

Stephen Willats
This essay considers the relevance of networks to art practice and how they underpin communication and interpersonal relationships. It re-publishes texts from earlier writings on Systems (1965), Life Structures (1970), A State of Agreement (1973), and The Group as Social Analogue in Art Practice (1976). A5 booklet, 24 pages, 15 illustrations
Published in 2003 by Artlab in association with Control Magazine
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Meeting of Minds

Meeting of Minds

Stephen Willats
An essay describing the making of the work, Meeting of Minds, developed during 2005 with residents of the Sefton Park Tower Blocks in Liverpool. The work was then presented in the foyers of the buildings in which they lived.
A5 booklet, 28 pages, 12 illustrations
Published in 2006
Control Magazine
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The following publications document projects that Stephen Willats made in the 1990s, located in different environments that demonstrated the possibilities of working outside existing art institutions.

Multi-Storey Mosiac – Homecourt

Multi-Storey Mosiac – Homecourt

Stephen Willats
A description of this work made in a tower block at Highfields Estate, Feltham, West London in 1990 along with illustrations of the work in situ. A4, glossy booklet, 8 pages, 7 illustrations
Published in 1990 by Control Magazine
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Book Mosaic  –  Academic Bookstore, Helsinki

Book Mosaic – Academic Bookstore, Helsinki

Stephen Willats
A description and illustration of the work Stephen Willats made at the Academic Bookstore, Pohjoisesplanadi, Helsinki in 1990.
A4, glossy booklet, 8 pages, 7 illustrations
Published in 1991 by Control Magazine
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Tower Mosaic  –  Brinklow House, Princethorpe House

Tower Mosaic – Brinklow House, Princethorpe House

Stephen Willats
A description and illustration of this work made by Stephen Willats in Brinklow and Princethorpe Houses, Warwick and Brindley Estates, Paddington, West London in 1991
Published in 1992 by Control Magazine
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Personal Islands

Personal Islands

Stephen Willats
This booklet was given to participants in the project, Personal Islands, which Willats carried out with residents of Kelson House and Top Mast Point on the Isle of Dogs in 1993. The booklet illustrates the personal worlds symbolized by the groups of residents that co-operated with Willats in the making of the installations.
A5 booklet, 12 pages, each page photographic montage and text
Published in 1993
Control Magazine
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The Transformer – The Book of Questions

The Transformer – The Book of Questions

Stephen Willats
This formed an essential part of the artwork, The Transformer, that was created as part of a presentation of works by Stephen Willats at Middlesbrough Art Gallery in 1997. With the Book of Questions you were invited to make a walk, using the questions, images and texts in the Book to make your own associations with the society you saw around you.
A5 booklet, 12 pages, each page photographic montage and text
Published in 1997
Control Magazine
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Random Encounter

Random Encounter – The Guide Book

Stephen Willats
Random Encounter was an artwork by Stephen Willats for Southampton City Art Gallery in 1997, that explored the very basis of society between people; what they can agree upon, what perceptions and beliefs they share. Participants, walking with another person, would use the book on the designated route from Southampton Art Gallery looking at the questions and associated images and texts to make their own agreed responses to the questions.
A5 booklet, 12 pages, each page photographic montage + text
Published in 1997
Control Magazine
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Changing Everything – The Guide Book

Changing Everything – The Guide Book

Stephen Willats
Changing Everything was a work commissioned by South London Art Gallery in 1998, in the Gallery were large mosaics made by Willlats from walks he made in co-operation with local residents. The associated Guide Book poses a series of questions linked to the designated route of the walk, inviting the viewer to take the walk and to respond to the questions and imagine how they would change the situation.
A5 booklet, 8 pages, each page photographs and text
Published in 1998
Control Magazine
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 Small Edition Book Works by Stephen Willats
 

Shopping Parade – Bilton Road – Stills from the Film

Shopping Parade – Bilton Road – Stills from the Film

Stephen Willats
A5 booklet, 14 pages, each page photographic montage and text
Published by Little Cockroach Press 1997
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The House that Habitat Built

The House that Habitat Built

Stephen Willats
A5 booklet, 16 pages, each page photographic montage and text
Published by Cornerhouse Publications 1989
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A fuller list of books and bookworks by Stephen Willats can be viewed on the Victoria Miro Gallery website: www.victoria-miro.com



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