Public Symposium - For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet

Fri 26 May, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Venue: Fearon Hall

5.00

For and Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet is a two-day research and public ‘festival’ event responding to research into the political pamphlet and exploring the relevance of the pamphlet for contemporary art practice.

DAY 1 - Public Symposium
Friday 26 May 
Fearon Hall 
Rectory Road
Loughborough
LE11 1PA

This event includes presentation, performances and rants. Artist-taxi-driver, Mark McGowan provides a keynote presentation and is followed by offerings from Ruth Beale, Tim Brennan, Dean Brannagan, Shirley Cameron, Ben Campkin, Chiara Dellerba, Andrea Gibson, Joanne Lee, radical rethink, Rebecca Ross, Miffy Ryan, Evelyn Silver, Jane Tormey, Mo White, Gillian Whiteley and Andrew Wilson.

Please click here to see the programme.

Tickets: £5, includes lunch. This event can be booked online through the university store.

To see the associated event on Saturday 27 May, please click here.

To see the full programme for all events, please click here.

(Image courtesy: Little Riot Press)

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February 2019

Materials Conversation 1: Richard Paul and Duncan Wooldridge

February 2019

Materials Conversation 1: Richard Paul and Duncan Wooldridge

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During late February and early March the photographer Richard Paul will be in residence in Loughborough University's Department of Materials, investigating what microscopic and high-speed ballistic images might reveal or uncover about our knowledge and understanding of the world beyond the limits of our immediate perception. Experimenting with 3D video and lenticular prints using scanning electron and optical microscopes, Paul seeks to reveal invisible moments of material transformation, in which toughened steel turns to liquid.

For this event Richard will discuss his work with the photographer, curator and critic Duncan Wooldridge. Wooldridge explores the limits of photography via themes of reproduction and authorship. He contributes regularly to a range of art publications, hosting seminars at major institutions and curating exhibitions. He is BA Photography Course Leader at Camberwell School of Art.

This event is open to all. A free ticket can be purchased prior to the event or you can just turn up on the day.

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March 2019

Materials Conversation 2: Phoebe Collings-James and Rebecca Bellantoni

March 2019

Materials Conversation 2: Phoebe Collings-James and Rebecca Bellantoni

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During March, the artist Phoebe Collings-James will be undertaking a residency in Loughborough University's Department of Materials, researching methods for achieving controlled material decay. Exploring violence, control and embodiment, she will enact a series of material experiments intended to disrupt boundaries between the subject and the object, reclaiming agency and resistance in the position of the objectified ‘other’.

For this event, Phoebe will be in conversation with the artist Rebecca Bellantoni. A London-born artist of Caribbean descent, Bellantoni considers the notion of ‘the real’ through a lens of spirituality and its aesthetics. Bellantoni’s practice includes video, textile, performance, installation and writing.

Tickets can be pre purchased or you can just turn up on the day without booking.

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March 2019

Materials Conversations 3: Rachel Pimm and Daisy Hildyard

March 2019

Materials Conversations 3: Rachel Pimm and Daisy Hildyard

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During February and March the artist Rachel Pimm will be in residence at Loughborough University's Department of Materials. Working with biochemistry, living chemistry and biomimicry, Rachel Pimm’s project asks what makes something ‘alive’. Through a series of experiments with active chemicals, Pimm will examine instances of the organic simulating the inorganic and organic/inorganic hybrids as a means to consider the relationship between ‘life’ and its environment.

For this event, Rachel wil discuss her work with the novelist and historian of science Daisy Hildyard. Hildyard is the author of two books, Hunters in the Snow and The Second Body. She is a Leverhulme Early Career Research fellow at Northumbria University, where she has led a research project investigating non-human life experiences.

This event is open to all. Tickets can be pre purchased or you can turn up at the event without needed to pre-book

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