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TIMES OF METAPHOR

One-day symposium at Royal College of Art
July 8th 2022, online and in-person in London UK

During this symposium, we will critically engage with the material, experiential and aesthetic aspects of visual images to understand the exact relation between the specific temporalities of these images and the temporal nature of the metaphorical.

Event image by artist and symposium presenter Olga Ast (all rights reserved), Space-Time-o-Scope. Fragment. 1986 — current. Mixed Media.

This symposium is generously supported by the Royal College of Art’s School of Communication and Research and Knowledge Exchange Office.

 

Keynote Speaker:


Dr DONNA WEST BRETT

Associate Professor at The University of Sydney

We are very pleased to welcome Associate Professor of Art History, and Chair of the Department of Art History, Donna West Brett to present the keynote for the event; "Moholy-Nagy: Photography, Metaphor, Time"

 

Schedule for July 8th

Dr ALBA TORRENTS and Dr ANDREU BALLÚS

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

"Time after time. Signs and metaphors of process-time and product-time in Neon Genesis Evangelion"

Dr CHRISTINA SCHMITT

Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)

"Tykwer’s THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR and the Temporality of Cinematic Metaphorising"

Dr ANDREW WARSTAT

Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)

"Exhausting metaphor – Andrea Fisher and the infinitely deferred image"

Dr BURKHARD KRÜGER

Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (Germany)"American Photobooks as Melancholy Objects, Susan Sontag, Robert Frank and the Metaphorical Space in Photographic Sequences"

OLGA AST

Artist and independent scholar (USA)

"An Artistic Inquiry into the Visual Metaphors of Time"

Dr DONG YANG
Grinnell College (USA) 

"Heliotropic Disnarration: White Mythology, Metaphorical Anexactness, and the Possibility of Essay Film"

09:00 - Morning coffee/tea for in-person participants

09:30 - Welcome by organisers

09.40 - Contextualising Intro

10:00 - Keynote

10:45 - Q+A

11:00 - Break

11:15 - Dr ALBA TORRENTS and Dr ANDREU BALLÚS

11:35 - Dr CHRISTINA SCHMITT

11:55 - Dr ANDREW WARSTAT

12:15 - Q+A

12:35 - LUNCH

13:35 - Dr BURKHARD KRÜGER

13:55 - OLGA AST

14:15 - Dr DONG YANG

14:35 - Q+A

14:55 - Break

15:10 - Panel with all presenters

15:55 - Concluding remarks and thank you

16:00-16:50 Wine reception provided for in-person participants

Times given in British Summer Time (BST).

 

Contact Co-organisers

Carmen Hannibal & Cole Robertson

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