Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Workshop in Skopje : If you don’t want God, you’d better have a multiverse

conducted by: Yane Calovski 

where: the monastery “St. Joakim Osogovski” located on the slopes of the Osogovo Mountains.
when: October 30th (Friday), 31st (Saturday) and November 1st (Sunday), 2009. Ideal arrival is October 29th (Thursday) and ideal departure afternoon on November 2nd from 2 pm onward.
contact: visionforum.rome@gmail.com for more info and full program details.

Program guests:

Stephen Whitmarsh (born in Woerden, The Netherlands, 1979) graduated in 2005 in psychology from the University of Amsterdam, specializing in psychonomics and neuroimaging and now working on his PhD at the Donders Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging of the Radboud University. Although the focus of his PhD is comprehending fundamental neural mechanisms underlying meditation practices, for an adequate understanding he also considers their cultural purposes and metaphysical premises. In collaboration with the University of Amsterdam he is continuing his experiments into the relationship between quantum physics, consciousness and brain processes, having received positive attention on several international conferences dedicated to that subject.

Dr. Sofija Grandakovska
, (born in Strumica, Macedonia, 1973), PhD, Department of General and Comparative Literature at the School of Philology, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. Her MA thesis subjects were Intervening Aspects of the Medieval Icon, Semiotics, Theology and Abstract Art and Discourse of the Prayer. She recently completed her PhD on The Akathistos Hymn of the Mother of God in the Context of Byzantine Hymnography. Her areas of scientific interest are comparative literature and visual art, especially the semiotics of Byzantine literature and fresco painting, sacred types of discourse, anthropology, theology, and cultural heritage and contemporary culture.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Workshop in Rome : If you don’t want God, you’d better have a multiverse

Join us for the first meeting of the series, taking place in Rome on Saturday
26th September, conducted by artist Cesare Pietroiusti, where we will address
issues of time, fatigue, attention, accounts of wandering though the night and its wonders,
watch a documentary about Stephen Hawking, and discuss neuropsychology.

Special guests: Elisa Ottaviani, Stalker, Sergio Lombardo, Lillo Romeo (ufficio per l'Immaginazione Preventiva).

WHERE: 1:1projects, Piazza Scipione Ammirato 1/C - 00179 Roma
Metro A Furio Camillo - Bus 87, 628

WHEN: Saturday 26th September, 6:00pm

INFO: +39 06 454 72265 info@1to1projects.org

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Workshop in Paris: Speech and What Archive?

The first workshop for Speech and What Archive? will be held aboard la maison flottante, Centre de l'estampe et de l'art imprimé, Chatou (Cneai). La maison flottante, a floating studio designed by the Bouroullec brothers, is situated on the river Seine next to the Cneai art centre, and is their floating residency atelier.

This three-day intensive workshop is for participants of the Speech and What Archive? research project exclusively. It will create an opportunity for the group to meet, eat together, to generate knowledge from within the group and identify objectives for collaborative and individual projects.

A Constructed World will design and facilitate the workshop, art historian and curator Sébastien Pluot will run the conversation 'Theoretical Heresay' and each member of the group will speak about interests related to speech and archive.

Participants are A Constructed World: Geoff Lowe + Jacqueline Riva,  Liv Barrett. Etienne Bernard, Benoît Bourreau, James Deutsher, Christelle Faucoulanche, Marie Gautier, Anna Hess, Marie Husson, Clémence De Montgolfier, Sébastien Pluot, Jean-François Robardet and Pelin Uran.

Dates and schedule:
Monday 21 September
13h lunch, 14h-18h afternoon session
Tuesday 22 September
11h-13h30 morning session, lunch, 14h30-18h afternoon session
Wednesday 23 September
13h lunch, 14h-18h afternoon session, 18h aperitivo, 20h dinner

Locations and directions:
Maison Levanneur, île des impressionnistes
78400 Chatou
RER A Rueil Malmaison
for further information contact acwprojects@gmail.com

Saturday, 19 September 2009