• Journeys and Transmission the 2016 Land/Water symposium

    May 14, 2016

    Journeys and Transmission

    The 2016 Land/Water symposium

    Thursday 16th and Friday 17th June 2016

    Roland Levinsky Building and Scott Building, Plymouth University

    Copyright Katie Davies 2015

    The Lawes of The Marches - Copyright Katie Davies 2015

    Provisional schedule

    Thursday 16th June

    1.00pm > 2.00pm Registration

    2.00pm > 5.00pm Sessions 1 and 2 ‐ includes break

    6.00pm > 7.00pm Guided walking tour led by Phil Smith – optional activity, included in delegate fee

    7.00pm > 9.00pm Evening meal at restaurant near The Barbican – optional

    Friday 17th June

    10.00am > 12.45pm Sessions 3 and 4 – includes break

    12.45pm > 2.00pm buffet lunch; portfolio viewing – optional activity, included in delegate fee

    2.00pm > 4.00pm Session 5 and plenary 4.00pm symposium ends

    The Land/Water 2016 symposium, Journeys and Transmission, explores contemporary concerns about our relationship to the world, following the journeys we make as artists and researchers to acquire knowledge and to share an understanding of what it is to be human in the post‐industrial era of an increasingly globalized and networked twenty first century. These journeys may be personal ‐ understood as a changing consciousness or a sense of identity and selfhood, or an altered subjective space; conceptual ‐ manifested as a paradigm shift within a philosophical framework or ‘thinking outside the box’; or geographic ‐ driven by social, economic or political imperatives

    Using an engaged, critical lens, we consider the ways in which creative practitioners respond to the land and the waters that flow through it, translating sensory or digital data into material forms. In addition, we are interestedin the manner in which information is conveyed/transmitted across time and place --‐ from one generation of people to another, questioning the appropriation of the past as evidence for the writing of history in relation to its use as the source of stories in the present.

    Also of relevance are the ways in which ideas are conveyed between practices, or are reshaped in the transmission from one medium to another, or through combination, creating new hybrid forms that extend aesthetic appreciation and cultural critique into new areas.

    Journeys and Transmission speakers

    Nicola Brandt, Susan Collins, Katie Davies, Nicos Philippou, Moyra Stewart, Marcus Vergette, Richard Yarwood, Paul Whitty; and Phil Smith, who will be leading a guided walk on Thursday, exploring the symposium theme of ‘journeys and transmission’, arriving at The Mission restaurant at 7pm.

    Delegate registrationplease book early

    Concessionary: £15

    Early‐bird delegate: £30

    Late-comers: £60

    The delegate’s fee includes tea, coffees and refreshments both days, and a buffet lunch on Friday; and optional activities such as Phil Smith’s guided walk, and sharing your work at the portfolio viewing session on Friday lunchtime.

    Delegates are welcome to join the symposium speakers and members of the Land/Water and the Visual Arts research group for the meal on Thursday evening, but need to pay for themselves.

    Book a place via Plymouth University eStore


    Symposium team 2016

    Organisers: Dr Kayla Parker and Polly Macpherson, with Dr Carole Baker

    Administrator: Rebekah Cunningham


    Rebekah Cunningham rebekah.cunningham@plymouth.ac.uk

    Kayla Parker kayla.parker@plymouth.ac.uk

    Polly Macpherson P.L.Macpherson@plymouth.ac.uk