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Interference strategies for art

22 Jun 2012 - 23 Jun 2012, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Image courtesy of Paul Thomas
Image courtesy of Paul Thomas

The Second International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture

Hosted by the VCA, this Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference takes place over two stimulating days when acclaimed professionals including curators, historians, creative arts practitioners, critics and theorists will explore transdisciplinary imaging.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Oliver Grau, Professor at Danube University, Department Chair at Donau University Krems

Associate Professor Anna Munster, co-Director Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics, COFA, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Location: Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts, Grant St, Southbank, Melbourne.

Program & speakers: http://blogs.unsw.edu.au/tiic/ 

Enquiries: Andrew Varano andrew@oktachoron.com


The notion of ‘Interference’ is posed here as an antagonism between production and seduction, as a redirection of affect, or as an untapped potential for repositioning artistic critique. Maybe art doesn’t have to work as a wave that displaces or reinforces the standardized protocols of data/messages, but can instead function as a kind of signal that disrupts and challenges perceptions. ‘Interference’ can stand as a mediating incantation that might create a layer between the constructed image of the ‘everyday’ given to us by science, technological social networks and the means of its construction.

Conference Partners are the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne; National Institute for Experimental Arts, College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales.