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Beyond Application: Immanent Encounters Between Philosophy and the Arts

27th January 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Kevin Logan will be presenting his research in a performative presentation ‘Crowdsourcing an Original Contribution to Knowledge. Or: How to Do Things with (Un)Sound Non-Philosophy’ at the forthcoming symposium, Beyond Application: Immanent Encounters Between Philosophy and the Arts, taking place at University of Surrey.


Original Contribution to Knowledge. Or: How to Do Things with (Un)Sound Non-Philosophy

This is a performance presentation that examines the interconnectivity between Philosophy, Contemporary Art and Sound Studies. It is intended as a provocation addressing the agency of sonic materiality via practice-led research. In bypassing the usual lecture format where information is delivered to an audience by ‘an expert’, this event will involve activities and discussions as an exploration of collective and non-traditional knowledge sharing. Taking the form of a thirty-minute presentation incorporating sound and performance, the attendees will be encouraged to participate using both spoken and nonverbal forms of articulation. In academia, what is considered to be ‘an original contribution to knowledge’ champions the self-determined individual intellect, and promotes introversion and conceit. However, this presentation is intended to create a space for group indecision, uncertainty and befuddlement. It will propagate questions rather than provide answers, and nurture (un)sound research methodologies.


About Beyond Application: Immanent Encounters Between Philosophy and the Arts symposium: Organized by the Centre for Performance Philosophy
 at University of Surrey, Guildford, this one day symposium combines talks, performances & participatory workshops by artists and scholars from across the disciplines, and invites new thinking about the relationship between the arts and philosophy. Researchers from dance, music, sound, film, theatre, philosophy and the visual arts come together to explore the issues with and alternatives to the use of art to illustrate philosophy.

With a keynote presentation from influential performance theorist and maker, Bojana Cvejić, and contributions from: Richard Ashby, Elisabeth Belgrano, Andrew Bowie, William Brown, Al Cameron, Clive Caseaux, Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, Shantel Ehrenberg, Vânia Gala, Vicky Hunter, Simon Jones, Bill Leslie, Kevin Logan, Julia Moore, Tero Nauha, John Ó Maoilearca, Anna Pakes, Josiah Pearsall, Yaron Shyldkrot, Edward Thornton, and Steve Tromans.

Read more and book a ticket on the University of Surrey website. 


27th January 2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Centre for Performance Philosophy
 University of Surrey, Guildford, UK


University of Surrey
Guildford, GU2 7XH United Kingdom + Google Map