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Nancy Mauro-Flude on Thu, 14 Feb 2008 19:49:02 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Materiality in Fine Art

theorie cum praxi:
A one day workshop on materiality in Fine Art.

Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, 15th February 2008. The workshop is
free and refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Registration via: z.dinnen {AT} ucl.ac.uk

Speakers include;
Penny Florence, John Hilliard, Paul B Davis, Nancy Mauro-Flude, Steven
Eastwood, Wojciech Kosma, Anita Ponton

10:00 Arrival Tea/ Coffee
10.15 - 10.30 Welcome and Introduction.
Penny Florence Head of Research Programmes, The Slade School of Fine Art.
The Impossibility of the Material since Media. Opening talk.
Al Rees  Introduction to the AVPhD. Outline and aims of the AHRC AVPhD
10.30  ? 11:00 Nancy Mauro-Flude A brief reflection on Transmission based
aesthetics.  Radical art practice and engagement with emergent electronic
11:00 ? 11:30 Paul B. Davis Circuit-bending & Nintendo hacking as Fine Art.

short break

11:50 - 13:15 Methodological Frameworks I. Presentations of ongoing or
completed fine art research  projects. With various approaches to theory,
practice, and electronic media.
Steven Eastwood  A presentation of "the film in front of us".
Wojciech Kosma  Is AV necessary to make the work contemporary? Does AV
make the language of the work more understandable/accessible?
Anita Ponton The Technophenomenological Body in Performance.

13:15 - 14:15 LUNCH

14:15 - 15:30 Methodological Frameworks II
Slade PhD students ? former and present. A collective presentation by
Laura Cinti, Laura Malacart, Anna Tchernakova, Maija Timonen and Veronica

15:30 ? 16:30 Final Plenary. Open discussion chaired by Penny Florence.
With John Hilliard, Nancy Mauro-Flude, Steven Eastwood and Martin John

Topics for consideration throughout the day include:
How is the practice-theory relation in Fine Art constituted?
Is the field of Fine Art becoming inseparable from computational media?
Is there a need to make a distinct category 'AVPhD'?
If  the paradoxical age of theory/practice is indicative of a time of deep
change, how do we respond?
For the Fine Arts, how are advancements (however defined) or radical
practices made within institutions and how do these relate to the world of
Fine Art more broadly?
In the immaterial domains of electronic media, what kinds of
methodological frameworks are Fine Art PhD candidates currently using?
If a PhD is about a field of study for future research in a practice
related PhD, what type of encoding or software may be the best for
artistic research? (In light of questions of obsolescence, the archive and
Is the whole idea of art in the age of the cultural industry an anachronism?

Organized and hosted by The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL  An  AHRC funded
AVPhD Network event

Penny Florence is Professor of Fine Art History and Theory and Head of
Research Programmes at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. She has
widely on fine art, poetry, film and feminist theory. She has also
published an interactive version of Mallarmé's poem Un coup de dés jamais
n'abolira le
hasard, and is currently working on another, expanded electronic version,
Foldback Mallarmé .

Al Rees is co-ordinator of the AVPhD Network and Research Tutor in the
Department of Communication Art and Design at the Royal College of Art,
where he has been since 1996. He specialises in film studies and artists?
film and video. He regularly presents films in art galleries and has
curated various screenings and exhibitions. He has published A History of
Experimental Film and Video (1999), which describes the international film
avant-garde form the 1920s to present day UK film artists.

Paul B. Davis (http://www.post-data.org/~paul) is a lecturer in fine art
at Goldsmiths and a computer artist and composer, currently living and
working in London, UK. Founded Beige Records with Joseph Beuckman in 1997
and the BEIGE Programming Ensemble with Cory Arcangel, Joseph Beuckman,
Joseph Bonn in 2000. Graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music,
graduate study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His Nintendo
work was premiered in 2000, and both solo and collaborative works have
been shown at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, Deadtech [Chicago], TEAM
Gallery [NY], and Lothringer 13 [Munich]. Teaches DJ and Circuit-bending &
Nintendo hacking workshops across England for LektroLAB as part of an
initiative with Channel 4/IdeasFactory.

John Hilliard is Professor of Fine Art and Head of Graduate Fine Art Media
At The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. An ongoing body of work addresses
specificity of photography as a medium: its uncertainty as a
representational device and its status within the visual arts, especially
in relation to painting, cinema and commercial photography. A monograph,
The Less Said The Better, was published by Verlag das Wunderhorn
(Heidelberg) in 2003. Recent solo exhibitions include ARTRA Galleria,
Milan and Genoa, 2004, with Jemima Stehli and Studio D'Arte Contemporanea
Dabbeni, Lugano, 2005.

Anita Ponton completed her doctorate in fine art at Goldsmiths College.
Her performance work has been exhibited/performed internationally,
encompassing events and shows at the ICA London, the Venice Biennale and
the Liljevalch Kunsthalle, Stockholm. http://www.anitaponton.com/

Nancy Mauro-Flude http://sistero.sysx.org is an artist working with
experimental media and performance. Graduate from Piet Zwart Institute
Media Design Rotterdam. Honorary Researcher in Electronic Media Slade
School of Fine Art, participant in the Patching Zone v2 : Transdisiplinary
Lab, and co-founder of Moddr_  FLOSS&Art collective WORM Rotterdam. Her
work explores 'Networked Performance: encoding experience, migratory
bodies and transmission based aesthetics'.

Martin John Callanan is a European researcher, and artist, exploring
notions of citizenship within the globally connected world. Concerns
information, data, and knowledge. Letters 2004 - 2006; published in March
2007 by Book Works. http://greyisgood.eu/

Wojciech Kosma from RDP - Research Development Programme a programme
devoted to developing research within the context of contemporary art. In
2007/2008 group the approaches vary from artist willing to examine how
their practice can be brought into academia to those willing to work
without either  pressure of studying at degree awarding programmes or art
market. The practice of the students include installation art, sculpture,
photography, graphics, new media and sound art.

Steven Eastwood is an artist, filmmaker and writer. He is currently Senior
Lecturer in Film & Video at the University of East London. He obtained his
Ph.D from UCL The Slade in 2007.

Slade Ph.D students:
Laura Cinti practicing artist working within the intersections of art and
biology. As well as exhibiting and speaking internationally her works have
been featured in publications including New Scientist, USA Today, The
Scotsman, Next (Michael Crichton), New York Times and Wired, she is
co-founder of c-lab - an artistic platform that engages in critical and
contemporary amalgamations of bio- and electronic art and currently, a PhD
candidate at UCL (Slade School of Fine Art).
Laura Malacart is a visual artist and lecturer based in London. She works
across media: photography, text, sound and performance, and her practice
be conceived in conversation with critical theory, which  in turn she uses
in her writing practice on independent film. Her work has been exhibited
in the UK,
Europe and the US.
Anna Tchernakova  is currently a PhD candidate at The Slade School of Art.
Trained as a film director in the acclaimed National Film Institute (VGIK)
Moscow, Anna Tchernakova has worked as a writer, film director and
producer since 1993. Her films have participated in international film
including Tokyo, Berlin and Montreal.
Maija Timonen is a writer and filmmaker based in London. She is currently
a PhD candidate at The Slade School of Art.
Organized and hosted by The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL  An  AHRC funded
AVPhD Network event.


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