Duration and Events
The Duration and Event Research Group engages and questions the idea and materiality of time, duration and the construction of the ‘event’ across a range of fine art practices, theoretical, philosophical and discursive concerns.
The research work produced in relation to this context aims to set up propositions that critically reflect on the nature of the artwork (whether image, object or sound) as it is formed or situated in relation to temporality and duration, and explores how this problematises ideas of representation, historical narratives and the articulation of subjectivity.
A range of questions and concerns emerge from the various interrelations between these critical terms. Is the ‘event’ constituted as part of ‘duration’ as distinct from ‘time’? What is the experience of the phenomenon of an event in relation to representation? How does speed or slowness effect our perception of time and the image? Does time and duration open up different approaches to understanding ideas of subjectivity and politics? These questions set out, in brief, the beginnings of a framework for discussions and the formulating of new approaches to the making of and thinking about art.
Research group convener: John Seth
Recent activities and outputs
- Adrian Rifkin: Running with Nuns, 16 June 2015
- Adrian Rifkin's Inaugural talk as Visiting Professor at Central Saint Martins 10 December 2014
- Radical Love 14 Feb 2013 (PDF, 340 KB)
- Back to Nurture: Adrian Howells June 2013 (PDF, 276 KB)
- Adrian Rifkin: Writing on the Wall, November 2013 (PDF, 20 KB)
- La Région Centrale: video of screening and discussion, February 2014
- PRECAST: Dennis McNulty in conversation with Claire Feeley event, March 2013