Academic Sessions: Manchester 2009
Manchester Metropolitan University, MIRIAD
2 - 4 April 2009
Segues: Corporeal Theory, Site-Writing, e-Materiality
Penny Florence, Slade, UCL
Marsha Meskimmon, Loughborough University M.G.Meskimmon@lboro.ac.uk
Jane Rendell, Bartlett, UCL
This session seeks to explore a specific intersection within the interdisciplinary territory that constitutes art historical enquiry, namely, the encounter between art history and ‘practice-led’ research. Arguably, the segue between these adjacent fields opens up a range of significant questions, from the politics of form to the limits of interdisciplinarity itself.
It is also a timely encounter; as art historians increasingly turn to contemporary practice, engaging with multi-medial works and multi-modal forms of knowledge, practitioners (defined in the broadest sense) are materialising theory in and though the processes of making. This mutual constitution of the territory of arts research by historians/theorists and practitioners is changing the mechanisms by which domains of knowledge are constructed, interrogated and validated.
The session invites papers/presentations that engage productively with these questions and that seek themselves to develop this particular interdisciplinary intersection through specific practices – whether these are modes of writing, forms of critical enquiry, sites of intervention, practices of intermediation or other, as yet unimagined, configurations of critical aesthetics.
- Sharon Kivland (Sheffield Hallam University), Working Papers: An Incentive Bonus.
- Katja Grillner (KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm), Criticality in Distraction.
- Johanna Hallsten (School of Art & Design, Loughborough University), Stirrings in the interval: transitions through site.
- Russell Marshall (Department of Design and Technology, Loughborough University), Phil Sawdon (School of Art and Design, Loughborough University), Drawing: An Ambiguous Practice.
- Sue Tate (University of the West of England), Making History: Contemporary Practice and Feminist Art and Design Histories: A Case Study at the Berlin Biennial 2009.
- Kristen Kreider (Royal Holloway), Projecting the Voice: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Passages Paysages.