This month I was invited to present at a conference at Parsons New School in New York called Project Anywhere, Art at The Outermost Limits of Location Specificity. I was on a panel called ‘We Are’.
I really enjoyed the other panelists work and the conversations that begun around it. There was a sense of the immaterial in all of our practices, an absence.
The dialogues started here and some of the ideas that are around it will be available in an upcoming publication.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE EXPLORES ART AT THE OUTERMOST LIMITS OF LOCATION SPECIFICITY AT PARSONS NYC.
The Project Anywhere conference (free event to attend) will explore the challenge of producing and disseminating art and research outside traditional circuits. How should art and research that takes place outside traditional contexts and timeframes in the fields of the visual arts, design and performance be validated, experienced and disseminated? What alternatives exist to the traditional role of the curator? How should art and research be validated within institutional contexts that typically champion the traditional journal based-paradigm for evaluating research outcomes? How do we negotiate the relative values of direct sense experience and exegetical and paratextual elements? Is documentation necessarily a “second best” experience? What kinds of evaluative criteria should we apply to interdisciplinary projects that straddle aesthetic and other realms? What are the outermost limits of location-specificity?