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Drawing Across x Along x Between x University Borders (2024) DRAWinU
CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF PORTO. October 16, 17, 18th, 2024 :: Drawing Across :: Along :: Between University Borders considers the epistemological and transformative potential of drawing research to connect divergent areas in the university today. The conference focuses on drawing-based collaborations between art, science and society to tackle artistic, educational and societal challenges. We invite artists, scientists, educators, students, university policymakers and persons interested in inter-transdisciplinary practices across academia, research, and society to contribute and join the discussion in three possible directions: ACROSS - In what ways are drawing practitioners challenging the disciplinary strictures that often constrain thinking and acting across divergent areas in the university? ALONG - How can drawing activities be an ally of STEM education in the university, and how can STEM practices be an ally of drawing education? BETWEEN - How can drawing-based practices and STEM disciplines collaborate to address the urgency of societal challenges?
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reticule (2024) Hanns Holger Rutz
A new filigrane sound object (or series of objects) in the making, w.i.p.
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Black-Market Truths: Performative Wisdom in Passion, Grief and Madness. (2024) Elisabeth Laasonen Belgrano, Ami Skanberg, Elisabeth Schäfer, ANNA VIOLA HALLBERG
Performance philosophy is still something of a ‘wild frontier’ where fundamental questions can be re-posed concerning the nature of wisdom and love, life and truth. For if love and wisdom are not co-extensive with verbal communication, then philosophy may be legitimately pursued by performative means. In this session the participants aim is to enact and unfold a set of trajectories rather than describe or 'define' their work in words alone. Passion and grief are disruptive currencies. Passion and grief not only seem un-necessary for biological life, they frequently threaten it. Yet a life lived without them would seem impoverished. Whether one views these turbulent affects as parasites, invaders, or as the engines of higher culture, they inhabit philosophy as an ineradicable black-market haunts all states and empires. We aim to consider this under-zone on its own terms, weaving theory with demonstrations of transferable techniques for cross-disciplinary research.
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Your Digital Graveyard: Sound, Toilets and Participatory Post-Internet Practice in Scrape Elegy (2024) Gabby Bush, Monica Lim
Scrape Elegy is a participatory multimedia art installation designed as a critical exploration of our presence on and engagement with social media. The work uses sound, a physical installation in the form of a pink public toilet, and participatory practice through visitors’ Instagram accounts. It joins the postmodern art procession of toilet-based installations and plays on the aesthetics of the banal (Maffesoli 1999) as a critique of society, much like such works as Maurizio Cattelan’s America (2016) and Gelitin’s Locus Focus (2004). It calls attention to the ethical issues surrounding data scraping technology by using the very same technology to read visitors’ Instagram captions from their accounts back to themselves. Sound becomes the medium for self-representation, subverting the text- and photo-based platform of Instagram. The work is personal and user-specific, using parasitic platform practices to create a critique of modern internet capitalism and tech oligarchies (Sætra et al. 2021). Scrape Elegy is a comedic mourning poem, a monologue, and a private show for the individual in a commercialized, globalized, corporate, pink Instagram world. Download Accessible PDF
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Controlled Rummage Approaches for Bummock: Tennyson Research Centre (2024) Sarah Bennett, Andrew Bracey, Danica Maier
'Bummock: Tennyson Research Centre' is an artistic research project involving three artistic researchers: Andrew Bracey, Danica Maier and Sarah Bennett. A bummock is the unseen — submerged — part of an iceberg, and comprises the largest volume of ice, compared with the tip — which is visible above the surface of the water. Likewise, archives hold more items than are commonly viewed or accessed. In Bummock, we choose to bypass the catalogue to engage with materials directly, establishing a 'controlled rummage' method as an alternative approach to standard archive access practice. This iteration of the Bummock project explores, examines, and creates new artistic research from five years of working with the Tennyson Research Centre (TRC), Lincoln, UK. This exposition has been collaboratively authored by the three artistic researchers and is structured into two sections. The first, labelled the 'controlled section', serves to introduce the project and its core concerns. The second, referred to as the 'rummage section', provides visitors with the opportunity to navigate their own path through the archival objects from the TRC and the artworks created. Within this section, individual reflections and critical discussions on three themes are presented: our past experiences working with archives, the research journey of the project, and potential future directions stemming from our research. The exposition concludes with a collective summary of findings and a film documenting the project. The contribution of this exposition is twofold: first, to unveil and disseminate the artistic research associated with the project, and second, to identify the key benefits that artists can bring to the archive by employing the 'controlled rummage' approach. The intention is to establish a framework that facilitates future use by other archive users. Download Accessible PDF
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JSS Book reviews (2024) Journal of Sonic Studies
JSS Book reviews
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