Image as Vortex: Interdisciplinary conference

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 09:30 to 16:00

Image as Vortex: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Question of what an Image is by examining what it does.

University of Oxford, 18th June 2016, 09:30 AM -16:00 PM

Headley Lecture Theatre, The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PH


09:00-09:30 Poster display preparation

09:30-10:00 Registration and Coffee

10:00-10:15 Opening remarks by organising team

10:15-10:45 Keynote speech “Iconic Presence” by Prof. Dr. Hans Belting

Panel 1: Image in/as Art, or Art as Image

10:45-11:00 ‘Images have an almost Nomadic existence’. On three Motivs of Migration in W.G. Sebalds Austerlitz, PD. Dr. Angela Breidbach (Art historian, HfbK Hamburg)

11:00-11:15 Imaginary Property, Prof. Dr. Florian Schneider (Filmmaker and writer, Norwegian University of Science and Tech­nology)

11:15-11:30 The Metric Basis of Form: Reconceiving Formalist Theories through Perception Analysis, Eugene Han (Ph.D. candidate Art History, Yale University)

11:30-11:45 Panel Discussion moderated by Prof. Dr. John Hyman, Aesthetics, Oxford University

Panel 2: Mental Image and Time Image, or Image in Flux

11:45-12:00 Imagery from Ancient to Modern, and Back, Dr. Matthew MacKisack (Artist and Neuroscientist, Exeter Uni­versity)

12:00-12:15 The Body as Time Image, Je Yun Moon (Ph.D. candidate and Curator, Goldsmiths College)

12:15-12:30 Drawing out (of) the Image, Dr. Lynn Imperatore (Artist and Art theorist, Independent scholar)

12:30-12:45 Panel Discussion moderated by Prof. Dr. Christopher Morton, Visual and Material Anthropology, Oxford University

12:45-13:45 Lunch

13:45-14:00 Poster presentations

14:00-14:30 Keynote speech “From an Image to a Binary Black Hole: the History of the First Detected Gravitational Wave” by Dr. Marco Drago

Panel 3: Image in Use, or Non-cortical Image

14:30-14:45 Science or Art? How Numbers and Observations Become Figures, MdL Sousa Fialho (D.Phil. candidate in Cardiovascular Science, Oxford University)

14:45-15:00 Machine Vision: an Artistic Research into Imaging Technologies, Dr. Elke E. Reinhuber and collective (Artists, Nanyang Technological University)

15:00-15:15 Functional Brain Scans and the New Image of Hysteria, Paula Muhr (Ph.D. candidate Art History and Image Theory, Humboldt University)

15:15-15:30 Panel Discussion moderated by Prof. Dr. Damian Tyler, Biomedical Science, Oxford University and Prof. Dr. Anthony Gardner, Contemporary Art History and Theory, Oxford University

15:30-15:45 closing remarks by organising team.

* This conference is co-funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), Linacre College Common Room, the Department of History of Art, and the Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics.

Postal address:
Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
N-7491 Trondheim

Visiting address:
Innherredsveien 7 (Industribygget)

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