MOTIF 2014: Royal Holloway Practice-based Research Conference

  • Nina-Marie Gardner (Organiser)

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A day conference on Saturday, 15 November 2014 at the Centre for Creative Collaboration, London, focused around the theme of MOTIF, with the aim of providing a space for a creative dialogue between practitioners and academic researchers, and to disseminate outcomes across interdisciplinary practice-based research academics and the arts.

Keynote speakers: Nick Thurston, Tom Jenks, Peter Jaegar and Jerome Fletcher

Within practice and research, repetition and patterns may be used as structuring devices to construct, interrogate or destabilize meaning; at other times these repetitive tics arrive unbidden, or even unwanted.

In what way does repetition or reiteration manifest in your project?
Is research circular?
What is the time, or space, of practice created by motif?
How are thematic motifs (a particular idea or narrative preoccupation) and iconic motifs (where a specific tonal or visual expression forges artistic patterns and modes) connected?
What does it mean to be decorative, or what is a decoration, in creative / critical practice?
Is the motif a way for the artist to build an individual mode of communication or to frame a communicative encounter?
What is the tension between an obsession and the urge to make something new?
Period15 Nov 2014
Event typeOther