‘Futures of the Real’ 2019 Goldsmiths Postgraduate Research Conference


When: June 14th, 2019. 10:00-17:00
Where: Goldsmiths, University of London; Professor Stuart Hall Building, LG02
Open to all


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This conference will explore the implications of changes in our conception of a non-human external reality through the contrasting disciplines pursued by postgraduate researchers at Goldsmiths, University of London. Featuring art presentations, live performances, panel discussions and a keynote address from Dr Ali Hossaini “a biochemist turned philosopher turned television producer turned visual poet” – The New
York Times on modelling the threat from A.I.

10.00-11.00 Keynote Lecture
Dr Ali Hossaini Can Machines Come To Life?
11.10-12.10 Panel I: ‘Post-human.’
Kate Pickering Weirding the Megachurch
Sebastian Althoff Temporal Drag in Hasan Elahi’s Tracking Transience and
Zach Blas’s Facial Weaponization Suite
Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh Becoming Animal / Snapchat Ears
12.30-13.30 Panel II: ‘Non-human.’
Dennis Dizon SANITY / FANTASY: Communicating
in a Techno-Delusional Ecology
Flora Bartlett Experimental photography in explorations of climate change and
the non-human landscape
Katarina Dimitrijevic/ KraalD Plastics with the Living Voice
13.30-14.30 LUNCH

14.30-15.30: Panel III: ‘Operas of Objects.’
Jodie Rottle Operas of Objects
Alastair White Contingency Dialectics in two new operas
Xiao (Lucia) Lu Post-performance experiences of musical theatre:
A study of Chinese audiences’ online reviews
15.30-16.30: Panel IV: Two Performances.
Zhenia Vasiliev Reality // Transmit Don’t Compress
Clareese Hill The Hyper Present

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