The Centre for Art and Design Research and Experimentation (CADRE) at the University of Wolverhampton are pleased to announce the dates for our 2014/5 lecture series.
The lectures are run by the research groups within CADRE and are free and open to everyone to attend.
For further information, please contact 01902 322213 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 14 April, 6pm, MK045, City Campus
Jeff Zimmer creates three dimensional illuminated paintings that explore notions of ambiguity, doubt and empathy and provoke a sensual experience of light.
He studied drama before turning to glass and completing a Masters in Glass and Architectural Glass at Edinburgh College of Art. He won Second Prize at the 2014 Coburg Prize and was the 2014 Stephen Procter Fellow at the Australian National University. He has led classes at Bild-Werk Frauenau, North Lands Creative Glass, The National Sculpture Centre in Cork, and Pilchuck as well as at the Edinburgh College of Art.
His work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the European Museum for Modern Glass, The Glasmuseet Ebeltoft and the Glasmuseum Frauenau.
Originally from the US, Jeff Zimmer lives and works in Edinburgh. www.jeffxzimmer.com
Tuesday 12 May 2015, 6pm, MK045, City Campus
Our contemporary life is marked by a glut of images: still, moving, multi-media, flat or three-dimensional. Enabled by digitisation and ubiquitous media, images circulate effortlessly across geo-political, social and cultural, historical and generational boundaries. There does not seem to be any human experience left that has not already been pictured and mediated. Images shape how we perceive and govern ourselves, relate to others and understand the world around us. Taking as example the recent digital video collages of The Liminal Space Trilogy by the Russian art group AES+F, the presentation explores the function and status of visual art works within contemporary society? It asks how images affect our subjectivisation? What is their potential to project and ‘negotiate’ current cultural value propositions and alternatives social visions
Tuesday 17 February, 6pm, MK045, City Campus
Laura Mulvey has been writing about film and film theory since the mid-1970s. She has published Visual and Other Pleasures (1989, new updated edition 2009), Fetishism and Curiosity (1996 new edition 2013), Citizen Kane (1996 new edition 2012), Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006). In the late 1970s and early 1980s, she co-directed six films with Peter Wollen including Riddles of the Sphinx (1978; dvd release 2013) and Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti (1980). In 1994, she co-directed with artist/filmmaker Mark Lewis Disgraced Monuments (Channel 4) with whom she has also made 23 August 2008 (2013). She is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image.
Monday 16 February, 6pm, MK045, City Campus
Keith Harrison's talk coincides with the Acts of Making Festival, a partnership exhibition between the Crafts Council and Bilston Craft Gallery (February 14-28), which features his work Tombstone (let’s get over this): a series of benches in Bilston town centre designed to be sculpted by skateboarders and scooter riders. Acts of Making is a two-week festival celebrating contemporary craft through performances, live installations and workshops. The works on display all use craft skills in unexpected ways to create unique moments that are curious and fascinating. This talk is a wonderful opportunity to discover more about Keith Harrison’s practice using process-based live public experiments.
For more information on his work visit: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/c/keith-harrison/
More details on the Acts of Making, visit: www.craftscouncil.org.uk/acts-of-making
Tuesday 16 December, 6pm, MK045, City Campus
Andrew Burton is an artist whose work explores the meeting points of sculpture, architecture and craft. His practice reflects an interest in materials and place. He has often worked in international situations, collaborating with brick makers and bamboo breakers in India, beachcombers in China and graffiti artists in North America. His recent practice combines investigations into different materials, sites and approaches to making sculpture. He is currently working with a group of designers and artists to find new approaches to representing place through ‘mapping’, focussing on a local market in Goa, India. He has been invited to give lectures about his work in Universities across the world and has exhibited internationally.
Tuesday 6 January, 6pm, MK045, City Campus
Tuesday 20 January 2015, 6pm, MK045
This lecture will argue that traditional epistemologies and academic conventions have not given sufficient recognition or value to the epistemologies and lived experiences of craft practitioners, and that they have served to obscure the centrality of practice to meaning. In order to advance understanding of craft and to develop theory that is grounded in the experience of practice Dr Paul Harper will contend that research tools and strategies are needed in order to produce data about practice. The lecture will discuss a method, using film, which foregrounds practice, making it visible and recording practitioners own accounts, in their own words, in the loci of their practice.
Tuesday 7 October 2014, 6.00pm, MK045, City Campus
Former pop drummer and self-taught filmmaker Franny Armstrong has directed three feature documentaries, most notably The Age of Stupid (2008) and McLibel (2005). Linked by satellite, in 2009 a million people watched Stupid's Global Premiere event in 700 cinemas in 63 countries. Through her company, Spanner Films, Franny pioneered the crowd-funding finance model, which allows filmmakers to raise reasonable-size budgets whilst retaining ownership of their films. She is developing a TV series, Undercovers, a four-part television drama series based on the story of the police spies who infiltrated British activist groups over the last 50 years and the women who had long-term relationships and even children with the spies.
Tuesday 14 October 2014, 6pm, Room MK045, City Campus
Keti Chukhrov is an associate professor in the Department of Art Theory and Cultural Studies at the Russian State University for the Humanities and a head of theory department at the National Center for Contemporary Art. (Moscow). She has authored numerous texts on art theory, culture, politics, and philosophy, which have appeared in periodicals including: Afterall, Artforum, Brumaria, documenta magazine, e-flux journal, New Literary Review, and Springerin.
Tuesday 4 November 2014, 6.00pm, WH027, Walsall Campus
Joe Winston is Professor of Drama and Arts Education at the University of Warwick, UK. He has been co-editor of Research in Drama Education: the Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance since 2005. He has written extensively on a wide range of topics relating to educational drama and has more broadly examined beauty and the role of the aesthetic in educational contexts. His book Beauty and Education, published by Routledge, was book of the week in the Times Higher Educational Supplement in April, 2010. His latest book, published in the Arden Shakespeare series, examines the educational practices of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Tuesday 2 December 2014, 6pm Mk045, City Campus
Paul Bush is a lecturer at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC) in Italy, the National Film and Television School (NTFS) in the UK. Drawing from experience of thirty years of experimental film-making and almost that long of teaching, Bush will attempt to draw together and illustrate with his own work the answers to such searching questions as why we like watching bad films almost as much as good films, why story is important in art but disastrous in science, where the storyteller is hidden in contemporary cinema, whether cinema really is language, and why watching more TV helps you lose weight…