Vendosculant / Hannah Sawtell 2012 / Image courtesy: the artist and VIlma Gold
Vendosculant / Hannah Sawtell 2012 / Image courtesy: the artist and VIlma Gold

We can now confirm that the schedule for Shimmering World: gloss, sheen and the politics of production values in contemporary culture will look like this:

10.00 – Introduction from conference organisers Paul Clinton & Luke Healey

First session (10.10-12.00)

Keynote – Dr. Tamara Trodd (University of Edinburgh)

Ian Rothwell (PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh) – ‘Bad as in Bad: Collapsing Production Values in Thomas Ruff’s Jpegs’

Harry Sanderson (artist, Arcadia Missa) – ‘In Detail: High-Definition Amplified and Amputated’

Daniel Rourke (PhD candidate, Goldsmiths College)– ‘“I like the glow that flashes red like our Krypton sun. But not this irritating noise. Make way.”’

12.00 – Break

Second session (12.20-14.10)

Keynote – David Panos (Hollybush Gardens)

Hannah Ellul (PhD candidate, Goldsmiths College) – ‘Picturing Political Agency: Anja Kirschner and David Panos’

Melissa Gronlund (co-editor, Afterall) – ‘Polyphony: The Dialogic and the Digital’

Dr. Cadence Kinsey (postdoctoral fellow, University College London) – ‘Semi-Automatic Images: from HD to materiality’

14.10 –Lunch (not provided)

Third session (15.00-17.10)

Keynote – Ed Atkins (Cabinet/Goldsmiths College)

Linda Stupart (PhD candidate, Goldsmiths College/associate lecturer, London College of Communication) – ‘Old Objects/New Materialisms’

Sheena Culley (PhD candidate, London Graduate School) – ‘The Photography of David LaChapelle: Reflections on Skin’

Shama Khanna (curator, – ‘The Resistance of the Immaterial Image’

Kathy Noble (curator, Wysing Arts Centre) – ‘A Material World: The Late Late-Capitalist Body’’

5.10 – Break

5.30 – Concluding Roundtable with keynote speakers Ed Atkins, David Panos and Dr. Tamara Trodd

6.00 – End of conference

Hannah Sawtell’s contribution TBA


Event is free but booking is essential: tickets available from Eventbrite