Texts, art & materiality – workshop
The topic of the workshop is the transferral of meaning, between material objects and scientific texts, and between scientific texts and art.
The Tonkean macaque Monjet, Gothenburg Museum of Natural History. Photo: Anders Larsson.
The exhibit “Animal Matters”, currently on display in Galleri Sverdrup, will serve both as a reference point and empirical example of how scientific texts, including objects, have been transformed into an art installation.
The exhibit has been installed by the artists Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson, and is based on articles written by nine researchers engaged in the project “Animals as Objects and Animals as Signs”.
The exhibit focuses on the post-mortem materiality of animals, and seeks to draw attention to various representational conventions used in the portrayal of animals. However, we welcome contributions from all who are working with material objects and issues of materiality across disciplinary boundaries.
NB! We will meet in the gallery, Galleri Sverdrup.
09.15 Adam Dodd: Introduction to the exhibition "Animal Matters"
10.15 Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson: The Significant Unreliability of Things: Animal Matters and Contemporary Art.
11.15 Brita Brenna: Thing, text and glass case. An historical account of the communicative action of glass cases.
13.15 Liv Emma Thorsen: The Tonkean macaq Monjet: From bones, mount and minutes to text – and art.
14.15 Henry McGhie: Museums and nature – ideas, objects and campaigns.
15.15 Plenary discussion of "Animal Matters"