Talks on Art - Charlie Gere

Date

23 February, 2010

Location

Lecture Theatre, Ground floor, Storey Creative Industries Centre, Lancaster

Description

In this talk, Charlie Gere considered the role of the hand in experimentation, arguing that it is the hand that is the most experimental organ, engaged as it is with touch, grasp and feel, beyond what can be seen.

Through the empirical tradition in British science, the arts and crafts’ emphasis on ‘handicraft’, techno-human evolution, and Juhani Pallasmaa’s theory of the ‘thinking hand’, Charlie explored the experimental nature of this sensory organ.