The Animal Gaze Returned

DAY 1 Oct 27th, 2011

10.00 Professor Malcolm Gillies, Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University
10.15 Lucy Kimbell (Oxford), artist and designer
One Night with Rats in the Service of Art
10.40 Audience Discussion
11.00 Coffee
11.35 Keynote: Professor Steve Baker (UCLAN)
Animal as Medium
12.20 Audience Discussion
12.45 Lunch
14.00 Professor Bryndis Snaebjornsdottir (Valand), artist
Vanishing Point: Where Species Meet
14.30 Suky Best (RCA)
The Observation of Flight: Birds and the Invention of Cinema
15.00 Audience Discussion
15.30 Tea
16.00 Professor Olivier Richon (RCA), artist
The Animal, Mimicry and the Mouth
16.30 Audience discussion
17.30 Private View of The Animal Gaze Returned exhibition in the Central House Gallery

DAY 2 Oct 28th, 2011

10.00 Keynote: Professor David Wood (Vanderbilt), artist
Animal Architects: The Bangladeshi Sand Crab
10.45 Audience Discussion
11.00 Coffee
11.30 Professor Mysoon Rizk (Toledo)
Screen Play: Ants and Other Animals in David Wojnarowicz's 'A Fire in My Belly'
12.00 Rikke Hansen (London Met)
The "Absent Presence" of Animals in Modernist Aesthetics
12.30 Audience Discussion
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Kira O'Reilly, artist
Contingent and partial bodies within and without the laboratory
14.30 Dr Johanna Hallsten (Loughborough), artist
Chirp, Tweet, Tweet, Chirp, Tweet: On Communing with Others
15.00 Audience Discussion
15.20 Tea
16.00 Dr Anat Pick (UEL)
Attention and Observation in the Video Works of Chen Sheinberg
16.30 Audience discussion
17.00 End of symposium.