The literary and artistic work of Stelios Manganis spans across a number of fields and areas of interest. As such, it has been featured in popular interdisciplinary, art and healthcare publications. Stelios Manganis has also been interviewed by the press and European live radio shows.
Book Publication: Learning to See: The Meanings, Modes and Methods of Visual Literacy
Edited by Michael Heitkemper-Yates and Katarzyna Kaczmarczyk
Published by Inter-Disciplinary Press
Publication Date: December 2016
My work on Affect Transmission through Mechanical Artworks has been published as a book chapter in Learning to See: The Meanings, Modes and Methods of Visual Literacy. My chapter charts the notions of affect involved in the ‘instantaneous emotional impulses’ generated by the viewer’s capacity to identify and interpret the parts of a work of mechanical assemblage. My interdisciplinary approach to the affective dynamic that exists between the object and the viewer focuses upon perception as both a sensory and an emotional mechanism.
If, indeed, ‘Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others,’ as Jonathan Swift has so famously phrased it, then visual literacy is the art of translating the seen – through image, word and gesture – so that the invisible can be made visible to others. In other words, visual literacy specifies a process of articulation that employs both sight and insight in the service of interpreting the language of the image, reading the narrative of the graphic, and deciphering the codes and modes of the visual. This volume represents an attempt to convey some of the many ideas surrounding visual literacy and advance the interdisciplinary field of visual literacy studies toward new areas of research and inquiry.
Book Publication: The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture
A book by Jac Scott
Published by Crowood Press
Publication Date: May 2014
An update on the much anticipated book by Jac Scott. The book will bear the title “The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture” and 55,000 words and 223 catalogued images are now with the publishers. The book is expected to be published by Crowood Press in February 2014.
The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture is both a survey and a celebration of contemporary approaches to sculptures that are formed from more than one material. It profiles the discipline in all its expanded forms and recognizes sculpture in the twenty-first century not as something solid and static, but rather as a fluid interface in material, time and space. It gives insightful revelations of the creative journeys of ten renowned sculptors and showcases twenty-eight international sculptors. With over two hundred colour photographs, this sumptuously illustrated volume will inspire those intrigued by and interested in contemporary sculpture.
Journal Issue: Reforesting Scotland - Fun in the forest
An article by Tracey Warr
Published by Reforesting Scotland
Publication Date: September 2013
My multimedia installation during the Outlandia residency in Scotland, at the foot of Ben Nevis, has been featured in Tracey Warr’s article “Buildings of the forest: Outlandia” in the “Reforesting Scotland” journal, issue 48.
Reforesting Scotland is a membership organisation encouraging free and open debate on a wide range of forest and land issues. Through its international networking, Reforesting Scotland links with people-focused projects throughout the world. My installation at Outlandia allowed individuals from all over the world to interact remotely with the unique landscape features, challenges and tensions involved
Book Publication: Qualitative Research on Sport and Physical Culture
Edited by Kevin A. Young and Michael Atkinson
Published by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: October 2012
Qualitative Research on Sport and Physical Culture takes a fresh approach to qualitative research on sport and physical culture by presenting “student friendly” engaging chapters that clearly articulate the significance and practice of qualitative and/or critical methods in plain and convincing language.
The purpose of the book is to provide a more accessible and innovative approach in the area of qualitative research methods on sociology of sport and physical culture.
The book is designed primarily for students in undergraduate programs in sociology and sociology of sport, as well as, for instance, sport, exercise, kinesiology, or health. The book will also be of interest to instructors or teachers in sociology science.
Radio Interview: Latvian Radio 1
An interview by Anda Bushevic
Aired by Latvian Radio 1
First Aired: October 2015
Piano on the street! Sympathetic in its simplicity is the world-renowned street piano project "Play me I'm Yours" by the artist Luke Jeram, within the framework of which around one and a half thousand pianos modified by artists have become freely available on the street in 47 cities of the world. In the program,
we will take a look at the progress of the project in London and the USA, where artists from Latvia were entrusted to turn the piano into a work of art. You will also learn about the development of a street piano project inspired by Luke Jeram, but a little different, this summer in Valmiera