17 MAY 2018: Icon-I-City

Thursday 17 May, 2018

The Research Unit in Public Cultures (RUPC) at the University of Melbourne is thrilled to host a public lecture by Dr. Marc Glöde (ADM / NTU Singapore). Dr Glöde  will give an insight into his research developed at NTU CCA Singapore. Fueled by his interest in questions concerning images and image politics, as well as the correspondences between different artistic disciplines or cultural positions, he will specifically address the dynamics of the relation between images and the development of urban ideas and architecture – hence on the impact of images and on a critical artistic reflection of urbanism. Therefore, in the center of his talk the question of visceral experience and the political agenda of these multi-sensual experiences will be addressed. Icon-I-City brings these questions to the forefront by picking up the ideas of “iconic architecture” and a “city of indetermency” developed by Singaporean architect William Lim. From these examples the talk will head into a critical approach following questions raised by Leslie Sklair and Martina Löw and endeavor towards a wider aspect by taking a closer look at what Hal Foster has been addressing as “art-architecture-complex”. The question what kind of role images and icons play in this debate has been set aside for way too long. Hence this research talk digs deeper into the reflection of images, urban environments, and the perception/relation of both fields.

Marc Glöde is a curator, critic and film scholar. His work is focusing on the relation of images, technology, space, and the body, as well as the dynamics between fields such as art/architecture, art/film, and film/architecture. He received his PhD at the FU Berlin and taught at the Academy of Fine Arts Dresden, the FU Berlin, Academy of Fine Arts Berlin, and at the ETH Zürich. Since 2017 he is an Assistant Professor at NTU/ADM, Singapore and Co-Director of the MA in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices. His curatorial work started in the mid 1990s and included the Experimenta Festival 2007 in Mumbai/Bangalore or the exhibition
“STILL/MOVING/STILL” (Knokke). Other curatorial projects were his work for art berlin contemporary, (Berlin), or the exhibitions “(Re-)locating the Self” (Hamburg), "Tom Marioni – Actions" (Berlin) and Tadeusz Kantor (Edinburgh/Berlin). From 2008 to 2014 he curated Art Basel's film program. He was co-editor of Umwidmungen (2005), Synästhesie-Effekte (2011) and author of Farbige Lichträume (2014).

Date: Thursday 17 May 2018 Time:4pm Venue:Theatre 3 (Room 121) Alan Gilbert Building161 Barry Street
Parkville Enquiries: rupc-info@unimelb.edu.au Bookings: Bookings are not required for this free public lecture.