Veszely Be á ta veszelyb at axelero.hu
Thu Apr 28 07:35:04 CEST 2005


Organized by Warren Neidich, ACE-AHRB Fellow, Goldsmiths College
with assistance from Charlie Gere, Institute for Cultural Research,
Lancaster University.

9:30 am-7:00 pm daily

Art is increasingly bound up with knowledge production and information
distribution. As of this trend, artists have begun to investigate the
brain and Neuroaesthetics is a means by which they are accomplishing it.
Neuroaesthetics is a dynamic process through which the questions of
neuroscience are made "ready-mades". Concepts such as sensation,
perception, memory and recently networks, plasticity and sampling operate
within philosophical, cultural, sociological, psychological,historical and
economic milieu and are concurrently inciting artistic experimentation.
Neuroaesthetics describes new conditions for the production of a new
population of objects, object relations and non-objects which in the end
can be differentially sampled by the plastic brain providing a means by
which culture may play a role in sculpting neural networks. As such the
importance of art in the larger bio-political contexts should not be

Goldsmiths College and the Arts Council of England have assembled a
distinguished group of artists, curators, scientists and philosophers to
explore the following topics: 1. How curators explore notions of the
Neuro-Sensorial-Cognitive. 2. How new optical technologies create altered
subjectivity. 3. The meaning of the term "The Cultured Brain". 4. The
brain as the new site of bio-political interactions. 5. How drugs and
states of consciousness influenced Minimalism and Post-Minimalism.
6. How notions of Brain influence Architectural forms and processes. 7. Art
praxis and artist Interventions in the late twentieth Century.

Plenary Speakers will include:

Paul Bach-y-Rita, M.D, Professor,University of Wisconsin, Madison;
Diedrich Diederichsen, Contributor,Texte zur Kunst;
Olafur Eliasson, Artist, Berlin;
Joseph Kosuth, Artist, New York/Rome;
Brian Massumi, Professor, University de Montréal, Montreal;
Paul Miller a.k.a. D.J. Spooky, Artist, New York City;
Marcos Novak, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara;
Barbara Maria Stafford, Professor, University of Chicago, Chicago.

Respondents include:

John Armleder, artist, Geneva;
Armen Avansien, Researcher, Freie University Berlin;
Lionel Bovier, Publisher, JRP Ringier, Zurich;
Jules Davidoff, Professor, Goldsmiths College;
Kodwo Eshun, Lecturer, Goldsmiths College London;
Daniel Glaser, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience,
University College London;
Margarita Gluzberg artist, London;
John Gruzelier, Professor, School of Medicine, Imperial College London;
Deborah Hauptmann, Associate Professor,Technical University Delft, Holland;
Scott Lash, Director, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College;
Bo Lotto, Lecturer, University College London;
Johannes Menzel, Senior Publishing Editor Neuroscience,Elsevier Press;
Isabelle Moffat, Independent Critic, London;
John Onians, Director of the World Art, University of East Anglia;
Andrew Patrizio, Professor, Edinburgh College of Art Edinburgh;
Philippe Rahm, Architect, Principal Décosterd & Rahm Associates, Lauzanne;
Andreas Roepstorff, Professor, University of Aarhus, Denmark;
Israel Rosenfeld, Professor, City University of New York, New York City;
Lucy Steeds, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College;
Chloe Vaitsou, Independent Curator, Low Fi Collective London;
Martina Wicklein, Research Fellow, Institute of Ophthalmology at University
College London;
Charles Wolfe, Boston University and Co-editor Multitudes, Paris.

To register please contact Theresa Mikuria, conference administrator at
neuroaesthetics at gold.ac.uk
Information can also be found at
http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk or www.artbrain.org

Registration fee:25 £.


There will be a workshop on 10 May at Goldsmiths that you may wish to

Its called the "Goethe and Nature" workshop with Michael Taussig and
Henri Bortoft and it is scheduled for Tuesday 10 May, at Goldsmiths (1pm
till 6pm in the Small Hall/cinema). Drop me a line to confirm your

Henri Bortoft's talk will be entitled "Goethe's Dynamical Thinking"

Michael Taussig's talk will be  entitled "Redeeming Indigo."

There will be a plenary session with both speakers, chaired by Shiv


Please find below the Summer term programme for the CSISP 'Economies and
Technologies of Affect' Seminar Series which begins next week.  Please note
that not all seminars will be in WT1204.

Economies and Technologies of Affect Seminar Series

Wednesday 4th May
Professor Beverly Skeggs (Sociology, Goldsmiths)
'The Symbolic Concretisation of Fear and Insecurity in the Making of Objects
of Class Hatred'
4.30-6.00, Seminar Room, 12th Floor Warmington Tower

Wednesday 18th May
Professor Nigel Thrift (School of Geography and the Environment, University
of Oxford)
'But Malice Aforethought: Towards a Natural History of Hatred'
4.30-6.00, Main Building, Room 137

Thursday 2nd June
Christian Marazzi (Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera
Italiana, Lugano, Switerland)
'Finance, Attention, and Affect'
4.30-6.00, Main Building, Room 137

Wednesday 8th June
Professor Rolland Munro (Department of Management, Keele University)
'Motility and the "Disposal" of Affect'
4.30-6.00, Seminar Room, 12th Floor Warmington Tower

For more details, please contact csisp at gold.ac.uk or see:

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