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Assembling Archaeology - 12 September 2011

posted 7 Jul 2011, 05:59 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 26 Oct 2011, 14:16 ]

Jessop West Exhibition Space
12 September 2011

Assembling Archaeology is a day seminar focusing on how the practice and materiality of archaeology can be researched through visual art and media. The day will bring together a range of speakers who will discuss how artistic practice visualises the connections between archaeologists and the materials and places that give meaning to their work. 

The contributors will draw upon a range of media including photography, painting, drawing, film and theatre. They will address themes such as the representation of archaeology as practice including archaeologists´ relationships with tools and their means of ordering things, and a consideration of the representation and evocation of the past in contemporary landscapes.

The seminar forms the culmination of a Leverhulme Trust artistic residency at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield. The meeting will conincide with an exhibition of work produced during the residency, and the artistic work will provide a backdrop to the event. Large plasma screens will also showreel other works associated with the speakers.

The conference will include the preview of `Triangulation´ by Bill Bevan. This is a triptych created as the culmination of Bill´s Leverhulme residency at the Department of Archaeology and will be installed over three floors in Northgate House at the end of September.

The conference programme includes:

Mark Anstee, independent artist – Cursus Awareness-The Other Stonehenge Monument

Greg Bailey, University of Bristol – Archaeologies of Absence

Bill Bevan and Bob Johnston, University of Sheffield – Defining Moments in Time and Space

Simon Callery, independent artist – Excavation Sites as Sensory Training Grounds

Angela Piccini, University of Bristol – Bristol Channel: place, material culture and the moving image

Antonia Thomas, University of the Highlands and Islands – Creating Context: from archaeological site to art gallery in Orkney

Helen Wickstead, Kingston University, London – Art as the Contemporary Archaeology of Archaeology? Cross-disciplinarity, Science-Art and the Art+Archaeology Project

Conference fee: £18 waged, £10 unwaged

A link to the online booking and a downloadable registration form are available in the boxes on the right of this page.

For further information, please contact Bill Bevan or Bob Johnston.