Invisible Architectures: Lesions in the Landscape symposium

Lesions in the Landscape, 2015. Shona Illingworth, installation view, FACT, Liverpool. Photo by Jon Barraclough.


 A two day symposium exploring interactions between art and clinical practices, critical thinking and neuroscience takes place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October, 11.30am-6pm, at the Whitechapel Gallery, London E1 7QX.

Invisible Architectures: Lesions in the Landscape, organised by SMFA Director of Graduate Studies and Reader in Fine Art Shona Illingworth, with Jill Bennett, will focus on the idea of embodied experience across diverse individual, social, political, cultural and digital landscapes. The event brings together a range of speakers – from artists and writers to scientists, cultural theorists, historians and social psychologists – and is part of Lesions in the Landscape, a project exploring the impact of amnesia and the erasure of individual and cultural memory, and the wider implications of memory loss on identity, space and imagining the future.

Sessions will focus on case studies deploying creative methods to investigate amnesia; understanding the experience of memory loss; processes and consequences of cultural erasure; haunting in computational culture; aesthetics of control in technological mediation; latency; materiality and consciousness.


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Invisible Architectures: Lesions in the Landscape is supported by the Wellcome Trust and the Sound, Image Space Research Centre, School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent.

Linked to the symposium is Shona Illingworth’s exhibition which runs until 27 November at The Gallery, Dilston Grove, London SE16 2UA – for opening times go to