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17 June 2012

MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

www.mkgallery.org

Symposium brought together four performances that through their various forms reflexively examine the structure of the lecture or talk.

The traditional idea of the symposium is one of a metaphoric space whereby invited and submitted papers and readings around an area of research are presented in relationship to one another. Works presented in such contexts can be works in progress put forward to be furthered through debate and discussion. The nature of the works presented for this event self-reflexively examine the form of the spoken presentation in order to explore its structure and workings, its conventions and its limitations. As an academic or social space used to share ideas and form connections between concepts, the symposium is a construct which uses a conversational format to disperse information.

A publication was produced produced to coincide with this event, with a text by Tristam Vivian Adams.

Use the links on the left to explore the artists who produced work for Symposium

John Cage – Lecture on Nothing

Dave Charlesworth – False Starts

Luke McCreadie – Blob Content

Jack Strange – Flat Reverie 

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