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27 Mar Research Student Conference and Exhibition 2018 Temporal Connections

Temporal Connections
Research Student Conference and Exhibition
The Farnham Maltings
Conference date: 27 March 2018
Exhibition dates: 24 March – 29 March 2018

Temporal Connections is a one-day conference held at The Farnham Maltings on Tuesday 27 March 2018. The conference will be followed by an evening drinks reception.

The theme of the conference is Temporal Connections, exploring the relationships between culture and time through practice. The aim is to create a discussion around the different issues and aspects of research currently undertaken by PhD students at UCA.

One of the most fundamental traits of human communication is the ability to express time (Klein and Pi, 2009:1), but time is not a uniform notion. There are different concepts of time in physics, biology, psychology, anthropology and philosophy. The way we think about and experience time is shaped by genetics and our social and cultural experiences.

Temporal connections link our distant past, our nostalgia for the present and our fear or anticipation of the future. Critically engaging with history, memory, culture, tradition and modernity post-graduate students from UCA create synergies between our conscious and unconscious perceptions of time.

The Keynote speech will be delivered by Susan Aldworth associate lecturer on the Art & Science MA at Central Saint Martin’s, London. Susan has a background in philosophy, and a strong interest in investigating the workings of the human mind, especially consciousness and our sense of self. Working as an artist-in-residence in a medical or academic setting is central to Aldworth’s practice – she has collaborated with scientists, clinicians and philosophers to investigate the many narratives of epilepsy, schizophrenia and consciousness in her explorations into what it means to be human. Her research into the narratives of sleep during her recent residency at the University of York culminated in two exhibitions in York - The Dark Self at York St Mary’s and The Art of Sleep at Lotte Inch Gallery in June 2017.

Aldworth is currently working on a commission for a Sleep Disorders Centre in London, and is artist in residence at Newcastle University 2018 -2020. Aldworth is represented by TAG Fine Art, and is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 3 and 4.

Website: www.susanaldworth.com

Student presentations:

  • Tracy Drew – Haunted aesthetics: disrupting the temporal frame
  • Liv Pennington – I am not Content: the management of the female image in contemporary image culture (and its discontents)
  • Anna Falcini – Re-illuminating the landscape of the Hoo Peninsula through the media of film (the porousness of past & present)
  • Martha Todd – Exposing the making process – replication and re-appropriation of the figure in contemporary sculpture
  • Loucia Manopoulou – Crafts, sound and motion: Tradition, time and space
  • Marcelo de Melo – From Image Creation to Cosmic Noise through the Practice of Contemporary Mosaic Art
  • Fiona Macdonald – The representation of Interspecies Temporalities in Living Installation Versus Moving Image
  • Jaci Foster – It embodies my mother…

 

Exhibitors: 

  • Chris Day
  • Jennie Jewitt-Harris
  • Kate Boucher
  • Marcelo de Melo
  • Peta Jacobs
  • Denise Jones
  • Jaci Foster
  • Jo Lovelock
  • Tracy Drew

Attendance at the conference is free and lunch will be provided

Early booking is essential as places are limited and will be allocated on a 'first come first served' basis.

For further information, please contact roffice@ucreative.ac.uk 

 

Time

Programme

Location

10.00

Registration

Tea & Coffee

Undercroft

10.30

Welcome

Dr Beverly Ayling-Smith

The Great Hall

10.40

Opening Address

Professor Bashir Makhoul

The Great Hall

10:55

Keynote Speech

Susan Aldworth

Title to be confirmed

 

11.40

Questions & Discussion

 

11.55

Tracy Drew

Haunted aesthetics: disrupting the temporal frame

 

12:15

Questions and Discussion

Dr Beverly Ayling-Smith

 

12:20

Liv Pennington

I am not Content: the management of the female image in contemporary image culture (and its discontents)

 

12:40

Questions and Discussion

Dr Beverly Ayling-Smith

 

12:45

Lunch

Long Kiln Room

13:50

Anna Falcini

Re-illuminating the landscape of the Hoo Peninsula through the media of film (the porousness of past & present)

The Great Hall

14:10

Questions and Discussion

Dr Beverly Ayling-Smith

 

14:15

Martha Todd

Exposing the making process – replication and re-appropriation of the figure in contemporary sculpture

 

14:35

Questions and Discussion

Dr Beverly Ayling-Smith

 

14:40

Loucia Manopoulou

Crafts, sound and motion: Tradition, time and space

 

15:00

Questions and Discussion

Dr Beverly Ayling-Smith

 

15:05

Tea & Coffee

The Undercroft

15:30

Marcelo de Melo

From Image Creation to Cosmic Noise through the Practice of Contemporary Mosaic Art

The Great Hall

15:50

Questions and Discussion

Dr Beverly Ayling-Smith

 

15:55

Fiona Macdonald

The representation of Interspecies Temporalities in Living Installation Versus Moving Image

 

16:15

Questions and Discussion

Dr Beverly Ayling-Smith

 

16:20

Jaci Foster

It embodies my mother…

 

16:40

Questions and Discussion

Dr Beverly Ayling-Smith

 

16:45

End Questions and Discussion

Dr Beverly Ayling-Smith and Susan Aldworth

 

17:15

End of Conference

 

17:15 – 19:30

Evening Reception & Private View of Exhibition

The Barley Room