Test Lab 2019-2020

This academic year (2019-2020) Test Lab will be dedicated to discussion of practice and the relationship of practice to methods and theory. This bi-weekly lab will give a basic sense of what is at stake in contemporary art and design practice and the philosophical, sensual, art and wild-scientific levels.

The labs will be running on alternate weeks to The Art of Questioning

Day

Date

Start

Finish

Event Name

Room Booked

 

Wed

25th Sept 2019

10:00

19:00

Research students Induction Day

KX_D105 & KX_D107

 

Wed

2nd Oct 19

14:30

16:30

Test Lab

D103
Jamie Bassett

Jamie Bassett is Reader in Philosophy, Design & Innovation at University of the Arts London & Programme Research Director at Central Saint Martins. He is a Visiting Professor in the Design Department of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (Dessau, Germany) & a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; he is also a member of the British Academy of Management. Until February 2019, Jamie led the MA Innovation Management at CSM, a course he started in 2008.

Wed

16th Oct 19

14:30

16:30

Test Lab

D105
Fiona Candlin

Fiona Candlin is Professor of Museology at Birkbeck, University of London, and the Principal Investigator on a large-scale research project entitled ‘Mapping Museums: The history and geography of the UK independent sector 1960-2020’. In this capacity she collaborates with Alex Poulovassilis, Professor of Computer Science at Birkbeck. They lead an interdisciplinary research team that is collectively documenting, visualising, and analysing the recent development of the UK museum sector.
Candlin also collaborates with the Bishopsgate Institute on the ‘Micromuseums Archive’, and has published widely on various aspects of museums, particularly on the history, curation, and architecture of small independent museums. She co-edited The Object Reader (Routledge 2009) with Raiford Guins, and is the author of Art, Museums, and Touch (Manchester 2010) and Micromuseology: An analysis of small independent museums (Bloomsbury 2015). Her current writing retains an emphasis on grass roots venues and additionally focuses on definitions of museums and data collection within the museum sector.

Wed

30th Oct 19

14:30

16:30

Test Lab

D119
Johnny Golding

Johnny Golding is Professor of Philosophy & Fine Art, and Senior Tutor: Research in the School of Arts & Humanities. Golding’s work situates post-Newtonian analytics, new materialisms and the Erotics of sense as ‘radical matter’, a practice-led encounter with contemporary philosophy, art and the wild sciences.

Wed

13th Nov 19

14:30

16:30

Test Lab

A116

Despina Papadopoulos – details to follow

Wed

27th Nov 19

14:30

16:30

Test Lab

D111

Sharon MorrisMy early visual work includes drawing, photography, film, video and installation, accompanied by my written or spoken texts revolving around themes of place, subjectivity and identity: About Time, ICA, 1982; Audio Arts, Tate Gallery, 1982; Showroom Gallery, 1988; Ffotogallery, Cardiff, 1990, 1992. My film Cylch yr Ynys, ACGB funded, 1992, is distributed by LUX. This led to doctorate study on the relation between words and images within the act of self-reference, in particular the photomontages of surrealist Claude Cahun and the writer H.D. The theoretical framework, using the semiotics of the American philosopher C.S.Peirce to re-read Freud has formed the basis of my current research, for which I received a Leverhulme Fellowship in 2003. My recent critical papers include ‘Peirce and the Image: the Work of Art and the Sign’, Università degli Studi di Urbino, 2007; ‘Bild, Imagismus und das Kunstwerk’, Kassel University Press, 2009; and ‘Open the Page’, Inside the View: Helen Sear. ed Drake, D. (Cardiff: Ffotogallery Wales, 2012). In recent years I have become more involved in live performance of my texts with visuals, video and film, and the development of these texts into poetry. My first collection of poems, False Spring, Enitharmon Press, 2007, looked at the function of the image in the lyric short form, taking three locations, California, Rome, and Spain as leitmotifs. Shortlisted for the Aldeburgh prize for a first collection, poems from this book appeared in The Forward book of Poetry, 2008; Rome: A Collection of the Poetry of Place, 2008; and several journals. I received a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2009 to work on a new collection, Gospel Oak, which will be published by Enitharmon in December 2012. Formally this book is more diverse and the function of the image is both metaphorical and symbolic, dealing with the site of Gospel Oak as a discursive relation between Hampstead Heath and the City of London. Poems from this collection have appeared in several journals including Poetry Review, spring, 2012. Accompanied by video projection, I have performed a parallel version entitled ‘For the Oak’, at e-and-eye, Tate Modern; PolyPly, and Crazy Wisdom, King’s Place, London. Video works arising from these performances have been exhibited at Skylines, Ecopoetics Festival Exeter, and Chelsea School of Art, 2012.

Wed

15th Jan 20

14:30

16:30

Test Lab

D119

 

Wed

29th Jan 20

14:30

16:30

Test Lab

D103

 

Wed

12th Feb 20

14:30

16:30

Test Lab

D119

 

Wed

26th Feb 20

14:30

16:30

Test Lab

D111

 

Wed

11th March 20

14:30

16:30

Test Lab

D111

 

Wed

15th April 20

14:30

16:30

Test Lab

UNROOMED

 

Wed

29th April 20

14:30

16:30

Test Lab

A002

 

Wed

13th May 20

14:30

16:30

Test Lab

A117

 

Wed

27th May 20

14:30

16:30

Test Lab

A002

 

Wed

10th June 20

14:30

16:30

Test Lab

A002

 

The Doctoral Platform at CSM offers PhD candidates the space in which to meet, share research, as well as co-ordinate, curate and participate in a variety of events.

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