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Liquidity – Practice Research Symposium
Friday 14 June 2013, Hendon Campus, Grove Building G229

Liquidity – Practice Research Symposium

10am-6pm, Friday 14 June 2013 Middlesex University, Hendon, Grove Building G229

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This one-day practice research symposium sets out to explore the many articulations, explorations, and manifestations of ‘liquidity’ in contemporary visual and material culture, history and theory. The symposium offers a unique opportunity for practitioners, researchers and scholars working across different fields to engage with any topic related to ‘liquidity’ broadly conceived.

Speakers include Anna Dezeuze (Marseilles), Luis-Manuel Garcia (Berlin), Lilian Haberer (Cologne), Helen Hester (Middlesex), Roman Kirschner/Marcel Finke (Vienna), Julie Mcleod/Elizabeth Lomas (Northumbria), Kassandra Nakas (Berlin), Lucia Vodanovic (Middlesex), Simon Weaver (Brunel), with keynote and plenary presentations from Uriel Orlow (artist and Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster) and Mark Davis (Founder and Director of the Baumann Institute, University of Leeds).

‘Liquid modern life is a daily rehearsal of universal transience. Today’s useful and indispensable objects, with few and possibly no exceptions, are tomorrow’s waste. Everything is disposable, nothing is truly necessary, nothing is irreplaceable. Everything is born engraved with the brand of death. Everything is offered with a use-by date attached. All things, born or made, human or not, are until further notice dispensable. Paraphrasing an old and famous statement, I would say that a spectre hovers over the liquid modern world, over its denizens and all their labours and creations; and that is the spectre of redundancy.’ 
Zygmunt Bauman, ‘Liquid Arts’, in Theory, Culture and Society, 2007, v.24(1): 117-126