Research Forum on 7 June at Whitstable Biennale

The School of Music and Fine Art will be holding its annual Practice Research Forum ‘Sticky Thick: Thinking through Practice’ on Tuesday 7 June 2016. 12:00 – 19:00, United Reformed Church, Whitstable as part of the Whitstable Biennale.

Hosted by the School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent, and the Sound-Image-Research Centre (SISRC), this one day symposium will bring together artists, writers, filmmakers, composers, actors, geographers, historians, anthropologists, architects, performers and researchers across disciplines to explore key directions in current research practice, and contemporary discourse around the importance of practice research in art, culture and society.

FREE to attend, the event will include presentations by Shona Illingworth, Adam Chodzko, Sarah Turner, Duncan MacLeod, Amber Priestley, Gretchen Egolf and Sinéad Rushe, Tim Meacham, Jan Hendricks, Steve Klee and others.

The day starts at 11:00, meeting for coffee in the Horsebridge Arts Centre to listen to readings from Rebecca Solnit’s The Faraway Nearby. Symposium presentations begin in the United Reform Church Hall from 12:00, with breaks at intervals to view Biennale exhibits. The symposium closes with drinks on the beach at 19:00 before the world premiere of Nichola Bruce’s new film Gifts.

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Image credit Adam Chodzko, Deep Above, 2015.

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