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St John's College

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This conference asks what it means across art forms to make, trace, think, or perform gestures. Notions of the ‘gestural’ are at the heart of expression, but the assumptions on which the agency of the gesture is based are often overlooked. Arguably, the gesture or gestural sits at an intersection between the material and immaterial. As such, it is open to historical, philosophical, aesthetic, affective, and descriptive interrogation. This conference will focus on work that deals across aesthetic and material forms, unpacking and investigating the contingencies and commitments of gesture. The conference runs in conjunction with an exhibition of work by Mark Rowan-Hull at St John’s College, and will feature a performance by the artist on Friday 26 January, painting live to a variety of contemporary improvisation and sound art.

For more information, please see the conference website


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