Cardiff School of Art & Design staff Dr Martyn Woodward, Amelia Johnstone & Prof. Clive Cazeaux will be leading two salon style debates as a part of the 2017 Diffusion Festival: Cardiff’s international festival of photography.
Dates: Tuesday 2 & 9 May 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Octavo’s Book & Wine Bar
Running for two consecutive weeks these debates will be followed by continued discussion each Thursday at between 7 & 8pm on Pitch/Illustration, Radio Cardiff, presented by Amelia Johntone, Programme Director for Illustration at CSAD.
‘I speak, therefore, the world’
Tuesday 2 May 2017
This is the first of two interlinked discussions around the theme of revolutions in technology, art and philosophy, led by academics at Cardiff School of Art and Design in collaboration with practitioners. Tonight’s discussion focuses on the complex relationship that the photograph has with what we may perceive as ‘truth’, and the role that such narratives play in our understanding of the world. A narrative allows one kind of story to come to light, but often at the expense of other stories being told. When we look at a photograph, should our attention perhaps be given to asking what lies beyond that particular framing of the world?
‘iphone, therefore, I am’
Tuesday 9th May 2017
This is the second of two interlinked discussions around the theme of revolutions in technology, art and philosophy, led by academics at Cardiff School of Art and Design in collaboration with practitioners. Tonight’s discussion looks at the effect of digital technologies and social media on human being and human experience. From the compulsion to be always on view to the idea that digital technologies make new forms of being possible, we shall explore the power of social media in particular to challenge and redefine what it means to exist.
Both events are free to attend. To book, contact Rosie Parry: firstname.lastname@example.org