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METAFLUX - knowledge exchange platform
The METAFLUX Platform
The two-day event will begin with a private preview of the Bronze exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. After travelling to the Royal College of Art, School of Fine Art Battersea there will be in-depth responses to the exhibition and related topics, by key-note speakers including; Peta Motture(V&A), Dr. Francesca Bewer (Harvard) and Dr. Trish Lyons (RCA).
We will finish off the day with a glass of wine or two at the opening of the ‘Pop Up’ METAFLUX exhibition in a gallery at the RCA. This will be a chance to see work produced by attendees of METAFLUX (all welcome to contribute a piece of work, details below). There will also be a screening of Tarkovsky’s masterpiece Andrei Rublev.
The morning session of the second day contains a series of exploratory resentations and discussions around foundry practice. Topics to be discussed include: The Horse and the Pineapple – affecting techniques: anxiety and ambition in foundry works, Dark Materials – research methods in foundry practice research followed by, Japanese Managata Casting - Ed Allington will talk about his current research into Japanese Managata Casting– a traditional form of sand casting.
Marking the formation of the Art School Foundry Association (ASFA) the three afternoon round table discussions will consider the role of art school foundries in Education and Commerce,Chains of Knowledge: history, present and future of the art school foundry. The final round table hosted by Peta Motture will open out a foundry knowledge transfer and exchange, Transubstantial, direct ‘burn out’ moulds, a case study for art historians, curators and founders.
Venue: Royal College of Art, School of Fine Art, Battersea, London
Cost: £25 per day (Students £15)
The whole event ends with a reception the Founders’ Hall Smithfields.
For more information visit our website http://foundry.rca.ac.uk
- METAFLUX - knowledge exchange platform
- Location: Royal College of Art, School of Fine Art, Battersea, London
- Date: Monday, 17th September 2012 - Tuesday, 18th September 2012
The METAFLUX Platform (September 17th and 18th) conference is two days of Fine Art casting related talks, discussions, events and actions. This long awaited gathering of practitioners, historians, educators, artists, founders and students comes in advance of the Royal Academy of Arts’ landmark autumn exhibition Bronze featuring 150 works across 6,000 years.