dialogic and interdisciplinary

Roundtable discussion, 24th of October 2014, in the conference Building Interdisciplinary Bridges Across Cultures, University of Cambridge.



The roundtable addressed dialogue in different forms, as performative, and in some case pre-linguistic, to inform interdisciplinary approaches, including from artistic, curatorial and education practices and research. Dialogic dynamics, in relation to the term Littoral (from geography, by Kaster, 2004), defining an unstable boundary, and considering micropolitics, in communities and physical locations.

The invited contributors  are:
Gulsen Bal, Director, Head of Development of Projects and Programmes at Open Systems, Vienna. Assc. Prof. PhD – Dr., graduated from London Guildhall University in the field of time-based media and studied MA degree in Critical Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, where she undertook her doctoral study. Her research has explored the temporal and strategic conjunctions of differential structures seeking to understand the implications and complexity of the “production of subjectivity” formulated in multiple strategies. She is also currently lecturer at Istanbul Bilgi University and Technische Universität Wien and ison the Advisory Board of Third Text Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture Magazine (Routledge, London).

Circuit Cambridge (https://circuit.tate.org.uk/), Tahira Fitzwilliam-Hall (Kettles Yard and Wysing Arts Centre). Circuit is a four-year national programme connecting 15-25 year olds to the arts in galleries and museums working in partnership with the youth and cultural sector. Led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, it provides opportunities for young people to steer their own learning and create cultural activity across art disciplines.

Elena Cologni, artist and theoretician, she has a PhD from the University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, received awards for her artistic research from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the Arts Council of England, also winning Escalator live art and Visual Art. Residencies include: Creative Lab at Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow 2006-2008, Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2009, and Faculty of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge (2011-2013).  The main outcome of the latter is the umbrella interdisciplinary project ROCKFLUID ( Arts Council of England 2011/13 and 2014/15)  http://rockfluid.com

Julian Klein ,  artist, Director of  !KF (Institute for Artistic Research http://www.artistic-research.de/?lang=en), and  member of the Editorial Board of the Journal for Artistic Research (http://www.jar-online.net ). He teaches directing, performance art and interdisciplinary project development at the University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main and the University of Arts Berlin. The focus of his research includes neuroaesthetics, artistic experience, emotionology, sonification and human taxomania. Currently he is visiting researcher at Institute for Neuro- and Behavioural Biology of the Free University Berlin (Cluster of Excellence Languages of Emotion)  http://www.exhibitionroad.com/6496/julian-klein#sthash.3PaGb9R6.dpuf

Anna Santomauro is the Co-Founder and Chief Curator of Vessel  a non-profit arts organization devoted to developing critical discourse around pertinent contemporary social, political, and economic issues. Vessel has developed numerous projects in Turkey, Italy, Greece, USA,UK (In Dialogue, Nottingham is only one of them). VESSEL was the winners of the 2013 ICI and The Dedalus Foundation Research Award for curators, and toured the USA with the aim to investigate different curatorial approaches developed from the exhibition Culture in Action, and to re-contextualize these curatorial practices within the European and Euro-Mediterranean perspective. http://www.vesselartproject.org/en

This is supported by the University of Cambridge, CIAN network

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