Monday, September 12, 2011

Embodied Fantasies: Multi-disciplinary Conference, SVA, October 28-30 2011

I have just been alerted to a pretty fantastic sounding conference that will be taking place at School of Visual Arts in New York City this October. Details follow; hope to see you there!
Embodied Fantasies:
International Conference
October 28-30 2011
SVA, Fine Arts Building
335 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

Embodied Fantasies, a concept central to art history, theory and practice is concurrently a topic debated in the fields of the neuro-and-cognitive sciences, philosophy and phenomenology. This theme will be addressed in a transdisciplinary conference hosting scholars and artists from the fields of architecture, art history, visual art, history of science and psychology among others. Discussions will focus on concepts of embodiment as they relate to sexuality, aesthetics, epistemology, perception and fantasy itself. Approaches to the role of fantasies will be viewed beyond traditional conceptions to include complex thinking processes, subjectivity, and the inter-subjective. Prominent attention will be paid to fantasies and images as a form of knowledge production.

Panel I: Oxymoronic Places and Spaces
Alex Arteaga: What Is a Fantasy in a Non-given World?
Sabine Flach: Negotiations and Metamorphosis: Visualizing Carsten Höllers' SOMA
Suzanne Anker: Neo-Neuro: Untangling Utopia
Boris Goesl: Star Arts or Celestial Embodiments
Dan Hutto: Moderator

Panel II: Ghost Hearts

Mark Dery: (title pending)
Alva Noe: Making Pictures, Making Worlds Available
Sabine Flach: Moderator

Panel III: Thwarted Expectations
Gerhard Scharbert: Fantasias: Experimental Induced Psychosis and Modern Aesthetics in 19th Century France
Arthur Miller: Creative Processes Within Fantasies: The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung Frank Gillette: Experimental Epistemology: Patterns That Connect Dan Hutto: Embodied Imaginings
Alex Arteaga: Moderator

Plenary Speakers
Gabriele Brandstetter: Fantasies of the Catastrophe: Embodiment and Kinaesthetic Awareness in the Performance-installation of Naoko Tanaka's "Die Scheinwerferin" (2011)
Sabine Flach and Suzanne Anker: Moderators

Panel IV: Pose and Expose
Alexander Schwan: Body Calligraphies: Dance as an Embodied Fantasy of Writing
Nicola Hille: Embodied Fantasies: Spencer Tunick's Body Sculptures
Shelley Rice: The Grass is Always Greener: Self-Portraiture in the Age of Facebook
Suzanne Anker: Moderator

Panel V: Between the Flesh and the Shell
McKenzie Wark: A Minimum of Serious Seduction: The Situationist International as Embodied Fantasies
Zoran Terzić: From Phantasia to Phantasma – Embodied Notions and the Anticipation of Politics Through the Arts
Frank Gillette: Moderator

Panel VI: Shadowing Fire
Margareta Hesse: Carousels of Perception
Romana Filzmoser: Chimerizing the Body: Art theoretical Concepts of Fantasy in Italian and English 17 Century Obscene Literature
Laura Taler: SPIEGELEI: Affect as Lever
Mathius Kessler: (title pending)
Arthur Miller: Moderator

General Public: $150
Graduate and Undergraduate Students: $75
Order tickets via Eventbrite by clicking here.

Conference Organizers
Suzanne Anker
Chair, BFA Fine Arts Department
School of Visual Arts, NYC

PD Dr. Sabine Flach
Visiting Scholar
BFA Fine Arts Department
School of Visual Arts, NYC
You can see the full schedule and get more details by clicking here. You can purchase tickets by clicking here.

Image: Suzanne Anker, Embodied Fantasies, 2011. Inkjet print.

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