Public Domestic Symposium (Public Domestic)

Organization: Loughborough University Arts

Venue: Loughborough University Arts Project Space

Location: Leicestershire, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Apr 23, 2013 End Date/Time: Apr 23, 2013
Registration Date: Apr 20, 2013
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Description

 

Tuesday 23 April, 10.30am – 5.00pm LUA Project Space, Edwards Barnsley, Loughborough University £10 (includes lunch & refreshments) Limited places, booking essential

Join us for a day of discussions with leading researchers from arts and anthropology to explore the crossovers and distinctions within these two areas of inquiry.   Curated by artist Emma Smith, this one day symposium will expand on ideas and issues addressed in Public Domestic, a project commissioned by Radar in which she explores the domestic environments of university life as spaces of exchange and knowledge production. The day will seek to reflect on the domestic as a site of agency and investigate, through visual anthropology, verbatim theatre and participatory practises, the ethics and methodologies of making the private public. The symposium will also include a screening of Our Autonomous Life, a ‘cooperative sitcom’ initiated by Casco.

  Speakers: Sarah Pink – Professor of Design (Media Ethnography), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia / Christian Nyampeta – Artist, London / Amanda Ravetz – Visual Anthropologist, Manchester / Mimi Poskitt – Artistic Director, Look Left Look Right, East Anglia / Kerstin Leder Mackley – Research Associate, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University / Emma Smith – Artist, London    

Venue

Organizations

Loughborough University Arts
Loughborough University
Leicestershire
LE11 3TU
United Kingdom

Conference Speakers

 

Speakers include -

Sarah PinkProfessor of Design (Media Ethnography) RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia & Professor of Social Sciences, Loughborough University will discuss her work on visual and sensory ethnography methodologies, focusing on digital media, energy consumption and forms of activism.

Artist Christian NyampetaMPhil/PhD candidate at the Visual Cultures Department of Goldsmiths, University of London, will reflect upon his practice which takes the form of migratory and performative events including writing and public lectures, convened through his research provisionally titled of “How To Live Together(?)”

Amanda RavetzResearch Fellow at Manchester School of Arts, is a visual anthropologist with expertise in the theories and practices of observational cinema; and the interdisciplinary connections between anthropology and art. Amanda will draw upon current research projects concerning artistic epistemologies; improvisation, play and reverie in art and anthropology.

Mimi Poskitt, Artistic Director of the documentary theatre company,Look Left Look Right, will discuss the use of the verbatim technique within their work, constructing plays from the precise words spoken by people interviewed about a particular event or topic.

Kerstin Leder Mackley will share her experience as a collaborator on Public Domestic in relation to her work as Research Associate on the RCUK-funded LEEDR project, where she is responsible for the visual- and sensory-ethnographic exploration of domestic energy consumption and everyday digital media use. Emma Smith is an artist based in London, she has a social and site-specific practice that is both research and production based. Using an inter-disciplinary approach including events, performance, participation, sound and text, her work explores the relationship of people and place. 

Additional Information

 

Speakers include -

Sarah PinkProfessor of Design (Media Ethnography) RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia & Professor of Social Sciences, Loughborough University will discuss her work on visual and sensory ethnography methodologies, focusing on digital media, energy consumption and forms of activism.

Artist Christian NyampetaMPhil/PhD candidate at the Visual Cultures Department of Goldsmiths, University of London, will reflect upon his practice which takes the form of migratory and performative events including writing and public lectures, convened through his research provisionally titled of “How To Live Together(?)”

Amanda RavetzResearch Fellow at Manchester School of Arts, is a visual anthropologist with expertise in the theories and practices of observational cinema; and the interdisciplinary connections between anthropology and art. Amanda will draw upon current research projects concerning artistic epistemologies; improvisation, play and reverie in art and anthropology.

Mimi Poskitt, Artistic Director of the documentary theatre company,Look Left Look Right, will discuss the use of the verbatim technique within their work, constructing plays from the precise words spoken by people interviewed about a particular event or topic.

Kerstin Leder Mackley will share her experience as a collaborator on Public Domestic in relation to her work as Research Associate on the RCUK-funded LEEDR project, where she is responsible for the visual- and sensory-ethnographic exploration of domestic energy consumption and everyday digital media use. Emma Smith is an artist based in London, she has a social and site-specific practice that is both research and production based. Using an inter-disciplinary approach including events, performance, participation, sound and text, her work explores the relationship of people and place. 

Exhibits included

 

Join us for a day of discussions with leading researchers within arts and anthropology to explore the crossovers and distinctions within these two areas of inquiry. This one day symposium curated by artist Emma Smith will expand upon some of the key ideas and issues addressed through her current project Public Domestic, which has been commissioned by Radar, Loughborough University Arts. This project explores the domestic environments of university life as spaces of exchange and knowledge production. The commission, developed out of conversations with academics from Social Sciences and the Design School, focuses on methods used within experimental ethnography and how these approaches can be borrowed, adapted and applied to areas of artistic inquiry.

Considering the public implications of private actions, the morning session will reflect upon the domestic as a site of agency and habitual behaviours of the home as acts of protest. The afternoon session will discuss the ethics and methodologies of making the private public, through the practices of visual anthropology, verbatim theatre and participatory practices. Over lunch there will be a screening of Our Autonomous Life, a ‘cooperative sitcom’ initiated by Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht.