Posts from April 2017
Our colleague Monica Germanà will be taking part in a panel discussion following a showing of the new film Lady Macbeth organised by Birds Eye View at the Soho Curzon on Thursday 25th April at 6.30pm. Other panellists include actor Florence Pugh, Alice Birch (Writer), Empire Magazine’s Terri White, The Debrief’s Sophie Wilkinson and Dr. Kaja Franck.
Lady Macbeth is directed by William Oldroyd and is based upon the novel by Nikolai Leskov. Birds Eye View is a non-profit organisation established in 2002, which is dedicated to turning up the volume of the female voice in film through “action!” not just words.
Find out more and book tickets here.
April 27-30 2017
Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London
Tasty & Smelly: A different way to connect to art
Could appreciating art have more in common with savouring a cup of coffee than you thought? Could our senses of taste and smell help define who we are?
Taste and smell give us a nuanced sense of what we like and are powerfully linked to emotions and memories. Just the hint of a smell can take us back to another time and place. The tang of something on your tongue can unravel thoughts and associations. Some aspects of taste and smell are things always we carry with us and others are things we acquire over time. They can reflect our individuality and our cultural backgrounds. They reveal how we grow through our changing circumstances, histories and journeys across the globe. In Tasty & Smelly you are invited to play, explore and experiment with your senses of taste and smell, and discover how they shape your sensory world, individually and collectively. From designing multi-sensory labels for artworks, creating teas that respond to the architecture of the building, chilling out in a scented mediation pod to re-organising the Tate collection by spicyness, these events and installations encourage you to playfully engage with taste and smell and the associations that they create.
Produced by students and graduates from our MA programmes at the University of Westminster the activities aim to tease out some of the many ways we carry our tastes, preferences and cultural histories with us when we enter into an art museum. Plus, through interactive demonstrations and hands-on experiments presented by researchers from the Centre for Experimental Aesthetics, Technology and Engineering, University of London, you can discover the unexpected strategies your brain uses to make and share matters of taste, from the most sensory ones to the art-world.
Saturday 8th April, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW
Researching, Writing and Exhibiting Photography
Speakers: David Bate (University of Westminster); Benedict Burbridge (Sussex); Sara Davidmann (UAL); Anna Dannemann (Photographer’s Gallery); Christopher Morton (Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford); Russell Roberts (University of South Wales); Karen Shepherdson (Canterbury Christ Church); Kelley Wilder (De Montfort)
This one-day symposium seeks to explore current practices of researching, writing and exhibiting photography, three activities central to the production of knowledge about photography. The symposium will consider the intertwined relationships between these activities from two main standpoints. The first is the ways in which the practices of researching, writing and exhibiting photography draw from, influence and critique one another as they produce our understandings of the photographic. The second is the ways in which the photographic, understood here as technical forms and associated images, operates as a transformative force within society, and in doing so produces the field for researching, writing and exhibiting photography.
Unfortunately, this event is now FULLY BOOKED. However, please complete the form in the link below if you would like to be added to the waiting list. We will be in touch if places become available:
You can find further details of the programme on the RWEP website here.
Further information from Sara Dominici at: email@example.com
The Data Futures project is pleased to announce the establishment of the Kluge Digital Resource (KDR). Based on the IMCC’s collaboration with the Alexander Kluge Foundation, dating back to 2014, the Kluge Digital Resource, which comprises texts, images, out of print books, and more than 3,000 films and videos, is being made available to the wider academic community. The KDR is currently being delivered to collaborating institutions including the Universities of Princeton and Westminster, but will eventually form a public service supporting the emerging field of Kluge Studies, and has recently welcomed Cornell University Library as a founder member, so confirming the KDR as the comprehensive international reference for Kluge Studies.
Watch this space for further information …
Cornell University Library joins the Kluge Digital Resource (KDR) project press statement: https://www.data-futures.org/dl/cornell_press.pdf
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