Co-presented by a Royal Holloway academic plus an academic from
another TECHNE institution, a series of Skills Workshops runs across
Terms 1 & 2. All workshops are held in Central London.
Topics covered in Term 1 are both common and central to all academic
research, and here we look at these specifically in relation to
practice-based research. In Term 2 we look at key elements of
practice-based research, continuing to situating it within the wider
academic context while exploring its uniqueness and transformative
potential. This year we will hold one extraordinary workshop in Term 3,
organised as part of 'Gorge: a project of I'm With You'.
Date/Time: Wednesday, 4th May, 1pm-4pm Venue: 11 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3RF (Room 1-03)
** Please note that the time for this workshop differs from others in the Skills Workshop series.**
is a performance and a meal and a platform for thought. It brings
bodies around a kitchen table for a messy, politically charged encounter
with other eating bodies. It’s ‘gorge’, like gorge yourself silly,
until the gorge rises, and like: that’s gorge, babez.
specifically investigates how food as a performance medium has a
relationship to the essay form. How does a meal stage an idea,
coordinate concepts, or deliver an argument? On the flip side, how do
the excessive, embodied dimensions of food and eating extend what it
means to think? The project uses these questions to explore queerness
and kinship, the private and the public, domesticity and work, etiquette
and bad behaviour, hunger and desire. Gorge draws on art and
performance examples, from Fluxus to the Futurist Cookbook, and from
Martha Rosler to Lois Weaver. The project also deals with academic
theory, popular literature and mainstream media personalities.
**Please note that this information is about the Gorge project,
generally. Specific information about the workshop is forthcoming.**
Providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of research,
each seminar session is focused around a particular theme. The themes
are chosen by an established researcher/creative practitioner who,
invited to discuss his/her work, will present for 30 minutes at the
start of each session. This initial presentation will be followed by 2-3
student presentations of 15 minutes each. All of this will then become
the basis for a group discussion lasting the remainder of the
seminar. All seminars will be held in Central London.
Students interested in doing a 15 minute seminar presentation of your research in relation to the themes listed below should email Dr. Kristen Kreider (firstname.lastname@example.org), including your:
Name of the seminar you wish to present at
** Presentation slots will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.**