Contemporary Experiences of Time

Boyd, Jean (2018) Contemporary Experiences of Time. In: Contemporary Drawing Symposium: Drawing Through Image and Time, 22nd-23rd March 2018, Hardwick Gallery, University of Gloucestershire. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

What does it mean to be with our time? The Drawing through Time and Image symposium is considering the role of drawing as a particular practice of image making: and how this is in and of our time. If we consider the demands and affordances of our digital environment as a distinct set of temporal experiences, we can register both the effects, and the affects, of our conflicting temporalities. Material traces, permanence and ephemerality take on new values; these are legible in the work of the artists contributing to this symposium, whose drawings are outcome, rather than preparatory. This paper explores the tensions of the synchronous and the asynchronous, not just as temporal but as social and affective structures. Scales of time are considered, from the too-fast, the compression of present event and its representational capture, to the too-slow, that unfolds unevenly and imperceptibly; an evasion of representation. But these are not apolitical issues: nor are decisions about what is preserved, represented or erased. Art as a politics of seeing-with many times is explored as an urgent task of our time.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contemporary drawing, synchronous, asynchronous, decisive moment
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Art and Design
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Jean Boyd
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 18:03
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2018 21:38
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5725

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