OUTERDISCIPLINARY 2010 by Alfredo Cramerotti


Talk, seminar, workshop

OUTERDISCIPLINARY Round table at Department 21 of RCA Royal College of Art, London, UK, with Ursula Biemann, Campbell Works, Alfredo Cramerotti, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard and Jon Wozencroft. Roundtable discussion about roles, contexts, and [dis]placement in art, design and the world beyond. We would like to explore issues of interdisciplinarity beyond the structure of educational institutions and in wider professional environments, and have invited participants whose practices resist easy definition and often engage in issues and/or contexts outside of defined traditional sites or positions. Questions we would like to ask include: What are the relationships and boundaries between the ‘worlds’ of art, design, education, the (mass) media and the music industry? As a creative professional, can you contribute meaningfully to more than one sphere? What is brought, or left behind, in the transition from one ‘world’ to the next. How do various platforms affect the way audiences connect with your work? And do these definitions even still matter today? - - - - - Ursula Biemann is an artist, theorist and curator who has in recent years produced a body of work on migration, mobility, technology and gender. - - - - - Campbell Works is the creative partnership of artists Neil Taylor & Harriet Murray. Their studio practice extends to running an artist led gallery space, initiating and curating art projects, and undertaking a wide range of public realm interventions. - - - - - Alfredo Cramerotti is a curator, writer and artist. He recently published the book Aesthetic Journalism and is a curator at QUAD centre of contemporary art, film and media in Derby. As part of CPS (Chamber of Public Secrets) he is curating part of Manifesta 8 in Spain this year. - - - - - Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard are artists perhaps best known for their re-enactments of cultural and art historical events which explore the mechanics of ‘liveness’, repetition, reception and recollection. - - - - - Jon Wozencroft has worked as a graphic designer, writer, editor, programme maker and is the senior lecturer in Communication Art and Design at the Royal College of Art. Jon is founder of the alternative audio-visual publishing company Touch. - - - - -