Sunday, 10 May 2009

Arts Writing Symposia

Arts Writing Symposia Day 1: Who is this who is coming?
18 June, 12-5pm, free, but booking essential

The first in a two-day series of events exploring the possibilities of contemporary arts writing. Inscribing, reasoning and prospecting around the shore of M.R.James' 1904 supernatural short story Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad, this event observes inscription as a methodology for art writing through a range of critical and creative presentations; examining where meaning might take place, and reasoning backwards. Featuring a rare screening of Jonathan Miller's 1968 film version of the story. Speakers include Beatrice Gibson, artist, Craig Martin, cultural geographer and Alexandre Singh, artist. Organised and chaired by Maria Fusco, Director of Art Writing, Goldsmiths College and Writer-in-Residence, Whitechapel Gallery.


Arts Writing Symposia Day 2: Performing/Knowing
19 June, 12-5pm, free, but booking essential
This day highlights the creative potential of performance in the space of knowledge production across the areas of art practice, traditional scholarship, and everyday life. It raises issues about the efficacy of performance as 'convincing' scholarly argument; the ethics and politics of performance presentation; and the relationship of performance to the written text of criticism.

Speakers include Oreet Ashery, performance artist, Adrian Heathfield, writer, Kate Love, writer, and Aaron Williamson, performance artist.Organised and chaired by Gavin Butt, Department of Visual Cultures,Goldsmiths College.

This two-day event is part of a series of symposia organised by Birmingham City University , Chelsea College of Art and Design, Goldsmiths College and Reading University to develop an Art-Writing Research network. Presentations and papers produced for the symposia will be published by Article Press, Birmingham City University.

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