GRAD ACADEMY CONFERENCE 2 - 3 SEPTEMBER 2021
Please join us for an invigorating program of keynotes, panel sessions, masterclasses and performances. The conference will explore the concept of memory, from the speculative to the historical, in relation to art, design, film, culture, society and politics. This includes: human and more-than-human concepts of memory; our intimate relationship to mnemonic devices; ideas on digital mediation; material culture; memory objects; the performative potential of memory as an intersectional feminist tool; the articulation of history through archiving methodologies, and the archival.
FULL PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Presentation by Bobby Nicholls, Max Piantoni, Dr Chris Barker
WUKUN WANAMBI Yolŋu Artist + Cultural Director, The Mulka Project + KADE MCDONALD CEO, Agency
CHELSEA COON PhD Candidate in Visual Art, VCA, University of Melbourne
MIA SALSJÖ Artist + Composer, performing Blech
DR DAVID SEQUEIRA Artist, Academic, Curator + Director of Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, University of Melbourne
"Let's Object" HDR Salon
Facilitated by Dr Susanne Pratt (UTS Transdisciplinary School); Jianni Tien (UTS, School of Communication); Jessica Laraine Williams (VCA, School of Art); Corinna Berndt (VCA, School of Art); Eloise Florence (RMIT); Zoë Sadokierski (UTS, School of Design).
To register for this workshop please RSVP to CoVA-GA@unimelb.edu.au *capacity limits apply
The framing of this 2-hr workshop is around knowledge generation and creative practice through reflection on different notions of “objects”—boundary objects, diegetic objects, discursive objects and other objects. The session will kick off with short 5 minute provocations by transdisciplinary scholars each responding to a different notion of object, leading to an expansive understanding of what an object is and what they can do. As part of this workshop, participants are invited to bring an example of an object from their own practice, or something that they have written about, and in small groups we will discuss it in relation to a number of supplied provocations and readings.
ACCA Panel Discussion: A Biography of Daphne
Mihnea Mircan (curator), Lauren Burrow, Nicholas Mangan, Belinda Scerri (CoVA/University of Melbourne, School of Culture and Communication), with pre-recorded provocations provided by international artists Ho Tzu Nyen, Jill Magid and Inge Meijer.
For the Memory Conference 2021, Currents Journal presents Memory Bank, an online platform that hosts conference resources for each research stream below, alongside a conversation series with recent graduates and current graduate students from both the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Australia
Web images: Chris Parkinson, 2021