The symposium explores the ways which contemporary art has addressed the issues associated with state control, surveillance, past and present at a time of uncertainty when global terrorism highlights its controversial status. It brings together theorists and art practitioners who explore related topics from South Africa, the Federal Republic of Germany, the former German Democratic, Republic Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom from the 80s to the present day.
The booking fee of £12 includes a simple lunch and coffee/tea. Call to book: 0134 4484123, preferably by Thursday 10 January 2008.
South Hill Park
10.30 11.00 Registration and coffee & tea
11.00 11.05 Welcome by Dr Outi Remes, Visual Arts and Exhibitions Officer, South Hill Park
11.05 11.45 Keynote: Seeing You/Seeing Me: Art and the Disembodied Eye
Professor Liam Kelly, Professor of Irish Visual Culture at the School of Art and Design, University of Ulster, Belfast and a former member of the Visual Arts Committee of the Arts Council N. Ireland.
11.45 12.15 Art and the Stasi Archive Warnings from History. The Case of the Conspiracy Dwellings
Pam Skelton, Artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Arts London
Verena Kyselka, Artist, Germany
12.45 13.15 The Impossibility of (Socialist) Realism: Photographer Gundula Schulze Eldowy and the East German Secret Police
Matthew Shaul, Head of Programming and Operations, University of Hertfordshire Galleries
13.15 14.15 Lunch and visiting the Conspiracy Dwellings and Surveillance exhibitions
13.15 14.15 Surveillance exhibition films at the cinema
14.00 14.10 Surveillance exhibition gallery talk at Mirror Gallery by Cally Trench
14.15 14.45 Surveillance in South African Art. Title to be confirmed.
Christine Eyene, Birkbeck College, University of London
14.45 15.15 Youll Never Walk Alone: CCTV in Two Liverpool Artworks
Robert Knifton, AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Student at MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University and Tate Liverpool
15.15 15.45 Coffee & tea at the Bracknell Gallery
15.45 16.15 Space & Senseability
Alex Haw, Architect, Artist, Writer and Educator, London
16.15 17.15 Flat Screen, No Signal: Body and Location Under CCTV
Paula Roush, Lecturer in Digital Photography, London South Bank University
After 17.15 Continue visiting exhibitions / Informal drinks at the Atrium Bar
The symposium is sponsored by Arts Council England, PARC and AHRC.
Further info and directions at:
Dr Outi Remes
South Hill Park
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