Conspiracy Dwellings - Symposium on Surveillance in Contemporary Art

This international symposium explores the ways which contemporary art has addressed the issues associated with state control, surveillance, past and present at a time of uncertainty when global terrorism highlights its controversial status. It brings together noted theorists and art practitioners who explore related topics from South Africa, the Federal Republic of Germany, the former German Democratic, Republic Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom from the 80s to the present day. Please see the attached file for the paper abstracts.


BOOKINGS:
The booking fee of £12 includes lunch and coffee/tea. Call to book: 0134 4484123, preferably by Thursday 10 January 2008.



10.30 – 11.00 Registration and coffee & tea

11.00 – 11.05 Welcome by Dr Outi Remes, Visual Arts and Exhibitions Officer, South Hill Park

11.05 – 11.45 Keynote: Seeing You/Seeing Me: Art and the Disembodied Eye
Professor Liam Kelly, Professor of Irish Visual Culture at the School of Art and Design, University of Ulster, Belfast and a former member of the Visual Arts Committee of the Arts Council N. Ireland.

11.45 – 12.15 Art and the Stasi Archive – Warnings from History. The Case of the Conspiracy Dwellings
Pam Skelton, Artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Arts London

12.15 – 12.45 Pigs like Pigments: Informers Have Sharp Ears… and an Artist Becomes an Enemy
Verena Kyselka, Artist, Germany

12.45 – 13.15 The Impossibility of (Socialist) Realism: Photographer Gundula Schulze Eldowy and the East German Secret Police
Matthew Shaul, Head of Programming and Operations, University of Hertfordshire Galleries

13.15 – 14.15 Lunch and visiting the Conspiracy Dwellings and Surveillance exhibitions

13.15 – 14.15 Surveillance exhibition films at the cinema

14.00 – 14.10 Surveillance exhibition gallery talk at Mirror Gallery by Cally Trench

14.15 – 14.45 Oppression and Censorship: Aesthetics and Lived Experiences in 20th Century South African Art
Christine Eyene, Birkbeck College, University of London

14.45 – 15.15 ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’: CCTV in Two Liverpool Artworks
Robert Knifton, AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Student at MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University and Tate Liverpool

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee & tea at the Bracknell Gallery

15.45 – 16.15 Space & Senseability
Alex Haw, Architect, Artist, Writer and Educator, London

16.15 – 17.15 Flat Screen, No Signal: Body and Location Under CCTV
Paula Roush, Lecturer in Digital Photography, London South Bank University

After 17.15 Continue visiting exhibitions / Informal drinks at the Atrium Bar


The symposium is sponsored by Arts Council England, PARC and AHRC.
Conspiracy Dwellings - Symposium on Surveillance in Contemporary Art


Event Title: Conspiracy Dwellings - Symposium on Surveillance in Contemporary Art
Further Details:
- View original calls for submissions
- Visit South Hill Park's website for information on the Conspiracy Dwellings and Surveillance exhibitions" target="_blank"> - View original calls for submissions
- Visit South Hill Park's website for information on the Conspiracy Dwellings and Surveillance exhibitions
Contact Email: Dr Outi Remes
Dir: 01344 416240
Email: outi.remes@southhillpark.org.uk