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Workshop: Materials - Objects - Environments

Workshop: Materials - Objects - Environments

Event dates

Thursday, 19 May, 2011

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What is ecological thinking and how does it transform the way we understand materials, objects and environments? Taking off from Timothy Morton’s concept of hyperobjects, this HotHouse asks how we might radically rework ecological thought and curate (care for) hyperobjects.

Participants are invited to brainstorm about a future exhibition project on hyperobjects for the new gallery complex at the College of Fine Arts.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

THURSDAY 19 MAY

7.00pm
Registration

7.15pm-8.45pm
David Gissen (Keynote 1)
Reflux: From Environmental Flows to Environmental Objects

8.45-9.15pm
Q&A

 

FRIDAY  20 MAY

9.00am
(Re) Registration & Welcome

9.30-10.45am 
Stephen Healy
Air Conditioning
Jill Bennett
Atmospheric Affects

10.45-11.00am
Morning Tea Break

11.00am-1.00pm
Timothy Morton (Keynote 2)
The Time of Hyperobjects: New Directions for Ecological Philosophy

1.00-2.00pm
Lunch (Light Lunch provided)

2.00-3.30pm
Frances Dyson
The Racket: Sound and Sense
Gay Hawkins 
Political Matter
Stephen Muecke 
Keeping Things Alive in their Place: Vitalism of Human-Object Relations

3.30-3.45pm
Afternoon Tea Break

3.45-4.45pm
Richard Goodwin
Transformative Action
Paul Thomas
Material Practice

4.45-5.30pm
David Gissen, Timothy Morton, Jill Bennett, Felicity Fenner,
Douglas Kahn (moderator)
Open Session: Curating Materials

5.30pm
Workshop concludes followed by drinks till 6.30pm
     

 

Location

Lowy Centre Level 4 Kensington UNSW

People

Presenters

Gay Hawkins, University of Queensland on Political Matter 
Stephen Healy, HPS/Environmental Studies, UNSW on Air Conditioning 
Jill Bennett, NIEA, UNSW on Atmospheric Effects
Frances Dyson, NIEA, UNSW on The Racket: Sound and Sense
Stephen Muecke, Creative Writing, UNSW on Keeping Things Alive in their Place: the Vitalism of Human-Object Relations 
Richard Goodwin, UNSW on Transformative Action
Paul Thomas, UNSW on Material Practice
David Gissen, Tim Morton, Jill Bennett with Douglas Kahn, NIEA, UNSW and Felicity Fenner, NIEA, UNSW  on Curating Materials

Convened by
Jill Bennett and Douglas Kahn