Seminar Program

Day 1
Thursday 6 September 2012

Keynote Address – 1:30-2:30pm

The Creative Pursuit of Everchanging Actuality
Ross Gibson
Professor of Contemporary Arts
University of Sydney (Sydney College of the Arts)

Session 1 – 3.00-5.00pm

Stories from the Margins
From the Mexican Borderlands to The Block, documentarians discuss where power, truth and creativity meet in their engagement with the disenfranchised. Siobhán McHugh in conversation with Colm McNaughton, John MacFarlane (from SBS’s The Block production team) and Susan Moylan-Coombs, Head of Production, NITV.

provocation (Siobhán McHugh)
abstract (Colm McNaughton)
provocation (Colm McNaughton)

Seminar Dinner (TBA)


Day 2
Friday 7 September 2012

Session 2 – 9.00-10.30am

Re-Enacting Performance Art
Explores the re-staging of ephemeral/live artworks from the 1960s and 70s by contemporary artists. Re-creation as live documentation strategy. Andrea Saemann (Switzerland) and Christopher Hewitt (Germany), in conversation with Lucas Ihlein.

abstract (Lucas Ihlein)
provocation (Lucas Ihlein) Note: this link takes you to another site
presentation (Lucas Ihlein) Note: this link takes you to another site
(Chris Hewitt)
abstract (Andrea Saemann)

Session 3 – 11.00am-12.30pm

Art and documentary – intersections on screen
The borderlands between art and documentary practice are a site of formal innovation and challenges to conventional modes of representation. This session will consider the shifts that occur in the documentary project when critical aesthetic practice engages with the real. Chris Caines and Adam Sébire in conversation with Bettina Frankham.

abstract (Bettina Frankham)
provocation (Bettina Frankham)
abstract (Chris Caines)
abstract (Adam Sébire)
provocation (Adam Sébire)

Session 4 – 1.30-3.00pm

The Accident
A session that examines productive, critical, and painful encounters with the glitch, gaps in transmission, and the blank page. With Irving Gregory, Caleb Kelly and Shawn Burns, in conversation with Su Ballard.

provocation (Su Ballard)
provocation (Irving Gregory)
provocation (Caleb Kelly)
provocation (Shawn Burns)

Session 5 – 3.30-5.00pm

Speculative Documentary
Concluding session. Does the renewed interest in documentary signal a new, speculative relation to the real? Open discussion led by Brogan Bunt.

provocation (Brogan Bunt)

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