'now as the divine hour':
the event in art and philosophy
iadt at gradcam:
the second speaking matters event:
friday 24/10/08 14:00hr,
The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 2
This event is realised in conjunction withthe MA Visual Arts Practices IADT. See MAVis website for more information.
- Simon Morley, Artist / Theorist
- Dr. Joseph Cohen, UCD, School of Philosophy
- Sinead Hogan, IADT, School of Creative Arts
- Charlotte Moth, Artist
- Chair: Tim Stott, GradCAM Research Scholar
The keyword 'event' has recently entered the lexicon of critical discourse as a term which addresses issues of time, subjectivity and agency. In the work of contemporary thinkers, such as Alain Badiou and Giorgio Agamben, this talk of 'the event' overlaps with a renewal of interest in the messianic writings of St. Paul, and the narrative of his conversion on the road to Damascus. In an attempt to disclose the implications of the conversion as event, Badiou has coined the term 'rupture' to indicate a similar process which occurs in both philosophy and art. Not only within the discourse of the event, but also more broadly, it is notable that there is a current re-invigoration of the long-standing relationship between art and philosophy.
This Art/Philosophy seminar aims to address how the notion of 'the event' as defined by Badiou enables connections to be made between artistic and philosophical dicourses. Participants include Dr Joseph Cohen, Dept of Philosophy, UCD, who will speak on Heidegger's The Origin of the Work of Art, Charlotte Moth, Visual Arts Practitioner, and Sinéad Hogan, Lecturer in Visual Art Practice, IADT. The session will be chaired by Tim Stott, NCAD research scholar at the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media.
(Ho Nyn Kairos; 'Now as the Divine Hour', refers to the notion of the "now", a moment in time unique in its potential. This term is described in great detail in Giorgio Agamben's, The Time That Remains, 2005).
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possible online readings / resources
Giorgio Agamben (2002) 'The time that is left' © 2002. Epoché, Volume 7, Issue 1 (Fall 2002). ISSN 1085-1968.
Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy (2007) An introduction to Heidegger
Short overview of English translations of Heidegger's works.
See also the Graduate School's event seminar page facilitated by Martin McCabe.
This event is organised by an inter-institutional team led by Dr. Elaine Sisson IADT Fellow. It is part of the 'speaking matters' programme of research events, seminars and conferences, co-organised by the Graduate School network of collaborators. Find out about other events here.