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Excessive Research: Evening Lectures and Conversations

For two evenings LJMU’s Exhibition Research Centre opens to the public as part of a larger three day research event that includes PhD workshops, discussions, and presentations. Excessive Research is a forum for international researchers to enter into speculation, critique, exchange and dialogue about their research in relation to the latest festival announcement of transmediale, Berlin. Its 2016 festival theme ‘Conversation Piece’ aims to highlight the compulsive actions of digital culture, and how we are constantly encouraged to stay active, to make, to share and to secure. The public events, like the workshop, further encourage us to consider the nature of these actions and their limits, asking what happens when research is less about exchange and more about excess?

Tuesday 3 November, 18.30 – 20.00
Sharing: Existence, Expenditure, and the Economy of Sacrifice – Wolfgang Sützl (Ohio University, US). Respondent: Kristoffer Gansing (Artistic Director, transmediale, Berlin, DE)

Wednesday 4 November, 18.30-20.00
Ready to engage in a dialogue? – Cornelia Sollfrank (Artist, Researcher and Writer, DE)
Respondent: Sally Tallant (Director, Liverpool Biennial, UK)

Events introduced and moderated by: Joasia Krysa (LJMU/LB, UK), Christian Ulrik Andersen, Geoff Cox and Lone Koefoed Hansen (Aarhus University, DK)

The project is organised by APRJA (A Peer-Reviewed Journal About_), Participatory IT Research Centre, Aarhus University, transmediale/art&digitalculture, Liverpool John Moores University in partnership with Liverpool Biennial. It results in the publication of a peer-reviewed newspaper to be launched at transmediale festival in February, and a dedicated issue of the open access online academic journal, APRJA.

For further information, click here or contact, at LJMU/Liverpool Biennial:
Dr. Joasia Krysa, J.M.Krysa@ljmu.ac.uk / joasia@biennial.com

Date

03 November – 04 November 2015, 6.30pm-8pm

Location

Liverpool School of Art and Design
2 Duckinfield St
Liverpool
L3 5RD

Free