Coffee and Registration
Opening of the conference
Professor Elizabeth Price, Machine for a Virtual Garden
In her Keynote ‘Machine for a Virtual Garden’ Elizabeth Price will reflect upon a current visual art project informed by research in Glasgow University Archives, specifically the Stoddard/Templeton collection concerning the design and manufacture of carpets in Scotland.
This collection includes an extraordinary collection of hand painted carpet designs, most of which are cartographic in their logic. They map out an ideal, imaginary ‘garden’ site within the horizontal ‘field’ of the carpet, featuring permanently blooming variations of flora and fauna. Further to this, the material qualities of the carpet surface are used to suggest sensual, downy qualities of grass, moss or petals, and the tessellation of repeat patterns used to infer the rhizomatic sward of undergrowth.
This notion of the carpet imagines a terrain that is luxurious and vacant. In many of these designs it is possible to identify dislocated motifs, including the sinuous saz leaves found in Ottoman rugs; the acanthus scroll of Baroque; and the trefoil petal of Gothic architectures. Of course, these highly stylised forms are already somewhat remote from the flora and foliage they depict – and when they occur within the Templeton carpets – are also dislocated from the historical and cultural contexts that created them.
As an artist working in moving image Price will further reflect upon how these complex image sources are manifest through the industrial processes of carpet manufacture, specifically the extraordinary ‘spool loom’, which shares a close technical history with the images she makes. She will also address the related social politics of labour: the spool loom was specifically created to be operated by women.
This project in being developed in collaboration with the Hunterian Gallery, Glasgow University. It includes the commission of a new audio-visual work and a carpet, made in collaboration with Dovecot Studios Edinburgh to be presented as a solo exhibition ‘UNDERFOOT’ at the Hunterian Gallery in November 2022. The exhibition is supported by Creative Scotland, Glasgow and Kingston Universities.
Deep Green Panel with RBK, chaired by Ioanna Rossi
- Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi, Everything and Nothing
- Laura Plana Gracia and Claude Heiland-Allen, Ommatidia – Open source live AV performance
- Teal Darkenwald and Sam Hayden, Mapping Movement to Sound: A Performative Exploration of Motion Capture, Sonification and Dance
Location: Stanley Picker Gallery [go to map]
- Exhibition launch
- Jennifer Gradecki and Derek Curry, Infodemic
- El Putnam, Emergent
- Irini Kalaitzidi, As Uncanny as a Body
- Gianluca Balla, The Digital Painting Time Lapse Video as a Digital Performance
- Sam Kaufman, Residue
- Pat Badani, Bichi Networks
- Kat Mustatea, Voidopolis
- Fillitsa Ntouroupi, Greetings from Deepworld
- Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet Sola, Keep Smiling
- Marika Grasso Touched Screens
- Toni Sant and Enrique Tabone Visualizing Wikidata for Artistic Practice