|Date:||12 March 2011|
What is time? How do we mark time and how does it mark us?
Following the year-long Making Time performance commissioned by Nuffield Theatre Lancaster in 2009/10, this symposium will explore more broadly the theme of time and duration in contemporary art practice, across artforms and critical perspectives. This interdisciplinary event brings together academic research, performance, live art, film, music, discussion and debate, reflecting on performance and documentation, time as cultural construct, protracted/contracted duration, endurance, time and its passing.
The symposium will include input from artists, academics and writers as well as non-arts perspectives addressing the wider human experience and perception of time. The Making Time commission artists, Jonathan Raisin and Elizabeth Willow, will also reflect on their experiences during the project. The themes of the symposium are also reflected in the concurrent Peter Scott Gallery exhibitions, Time Pieces and Gathering Time, which run during the symposium.
Matt Fenton, chair (Lancaster University)
Philip Stanier (University of Winchester) - Prologue
Professor David Wiles (Royal Holloway University) - A critical perspective on performance and time
Amanda Couch (artist/photographer) - Dust Passed: a quest to remake Man Ray's Dust Breeding
Professor Peter Harrop (University of Chester) - Soulcakers: Time, Calendar, Tradition & Performance
Sophia New and Daniel Belasco Rogers (artists, plan b) - Narrating our Lines (GPS and memory)
John Fox (Lancaster University) & Professor Peter Matthiessen (Ecotoxicologist) - A Matter of Time
Jonathan Raisin and Elizabeth Willow (artists) - The Making Time garden
Di Clay (artist) - All the wool my mother never knitted
Michael Pinchbeck (artist) - Keep Alive Memory: The marking of time on The Long and Winding Road
|Who can attend:||Anyone|
|Organising departments and research centres:||Centre for the Advanced Study of Contemporary Performance Practice, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts|