Politics, Poetics and Practice: New paradigms for theory-practice interchange in creative media production


Friday 6 May, 2011

Department of Media, Canterbury Christ Church University

This event aims to explore the ways in which creative media practice is - or might be - understood in ‘political’ terms.

If media arts practice engages with those networks of thought we term ‘theory’, then what exactly is the radical potential of theory-practice interchange, and wherein lies its political dynamic? In particular the colloquium seeks to consider the ways in which issues of poetics and aesthetics (radical or otherwise) might or might not figure within political formulations of media arts practice.

> call for papers.pdf


09.00    coffee

09.30    Welcome and introduction: politics and poetics

             Andy Birtwistle (Canterbury Christ Church University)

10.00    What We Saw: A small history of Berlin-Templehof

             as site and image

             Anthea Kennedy (South Thames College)

             Ian Wiblin (University of Glamorgan)


10.30    Deleuze, ‘Powers of the False’ and Kleist

             Darren Ambrose (Canterbury Christ Church University)


11.00    more coffee

11.30    Difficult subjects and problematic objects:

             working with Antonin Artaud's subjectile

             Tim Long (Canterbury Christ Church University)


12.00    Politics, Poetics and Practice: A few dramatic ironies

             from personal experience

             Goran Stefanovski (Canterbury Christ Church University)


12.30    Listen to Nice

             Geoff Cox (University of Huddersfield)


13.00    lunch

14.00    The Art of Fact

             Keith Marley (Liverpool John Moores University)


14.30    Poesis, Politics, Art and Direct Action

             Scott Rankin (Illinois State University)


15.00    Radical Theory, Diluted Practice?

             New writing and performance in an ‘Age of Austerity’

             Lloyd Peters (University of Salford)


15.30    Disgrac’d Knowledges: Art, archaeology, magical

             thinking and the British radical imagination

             Bryan Hawkins (Canterbury Christ Church University)


16.00    Group Discussion: Developing the network and future


            (wine and snacks served)

17.00    close

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