Still from ‘Ultimate Substance’ / Anja Kirschner and David Panos 2012 / 34 mins / 16:90 HD Video / Courtesy: the artists and Hollybush Gardens, London.
Still from ‘Ultimate Substance’ / Anja Kirschner and David Panos 2012 / 34 mins / 16:90 HD Video / Courtesy: the artists and Hollybush Gardens, London.

Shimmering World: gloss, sheen and the politics of production values in contemporary culture

Friday 25 April, University of Manchester (Samuel Alexander A101)

This conference discusses the emergence of a distinctive high-specification, high-gloss aesthetic across a range of practices in contemporary art. We explore the possibility that highly polished modes of production, including but not limited to the digital, can be and are being used to actively produce critical effects and affects.

Keynote speakers:

Ed Atkins (Cabinet/Goldsmiths College), David Panos (Hollybush Gardens), Hannah Sawtell (Vilma Gold/University of Reading) and Dr. Tamara Trodd (University of Edinburgh).

Speakers:

Sheena Culley (PhD candidate, London Graduate School)

Hannah Ellul (PhD candidate, Goldsmiths College)

Melissa Gronlund (co-editor, Afterall)

Shama Khanna (writer, flatness.eu)

Dr Cadence Kinsey (postdoctoral fellow, University College London)

Kathy Noble (curator, Wysing Arts Centre)

Ian Rothwell (PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh)

Daniel Rourke (PhD candidate, Goldsmiths College)

Harry Sanderson (artist, Arcadia Missa)

Linda Stupart (associate lecturer, London College of Communication)

Conference organisers: Paul Clinton & Luke Healey

Tickets available at Eventbrite

 

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