Minor Disturbances Comet 21/Borisov 8th December 2019 and Place

Inspired by Charles Ives vision of spatially distributed creativity in his unfinished Universe Symphony, The Faculty of Minor Disturbances (FMD)[1] sent out an invitation to create a minor disturbance as we corralled the forces of the universe together with 2I/Borisov, an interstellar comet which visited the solar system in December 2019. Find the responses we got on this page. Lothar Baumgarten (1944-2018), Shaiprabowë, 1985 © ADAGP, photo © Tate The Faculty also just had its first publication as part of the online magazine Place which has dedicated its second issue to Déplacement / Displacement. Find our contribution here. [1] FMD IS PART OF… Read More

The Animal Curator

Very pleased with my first publication in an Italian magazine. My paper, The Animal Curator – Duchamp’s Inframince and Animality, was written in response to a call for papers by Gabriela Galati on the issue of Making the Posthuman: A New Landscape in Art Theory and Practice. Looking at seemingly curatorial activities by the bower bird is the starting point for this paper to explore the notion of the “animal curator”. Where Wolfe’s introduction to Serres’ The Parasite (2007) was earlier used to stress the necessity of “becoming minor” or “animal” in a… Read More

Dust & Shadow Reader #2 – Attunement

Very honoured to be part of the Dust & Shadow Reader #2  by FOaM dedicated to the theme of Attunement.  I contributed with a text on the inframince, an ungoing interest of mine and the basis of my doctoral research. The publication will officially be launched at the Hayden Library in Tempe, 300 East Orange Street, AZ during the Acoustic Ecology Salon on 23 September, where you can also pick up  printed copies of the reader: https://fo.am/events/vernissage-acoustic-ecology-salon/ (5:30-7pm) https://fo.am/events/attunement-desert/ (4-5:30pm pre-launch event) At the opening event of the Desert Humanities Initiative, FoAM and Timothy Morton discuss what… Read More

Conversations

Currer Bell College proposes Conversations, a series of propositions by Jean-Louis Vincendeau and Edith Doove in which we bring the work of two different artists, writers or other in conversation with each other. The work does not function as an illustration of the other, but through its often poetic confrontation seeks to discover new forms of knowledge. Find Conversation#1 Bruno Dietsch – Guillaume Ertaud here. Image Guillaume Ertaud

Currer Bell College

      We are very happy to announce that the activities of the Currer Bell College have been resumed in a collaboration between Transtechnology Research, University of Plymouth (whose director is professor Dr. Michael Punt), represented by Dr. Edith Doove, researcher in the science and theory of art, and the Cabinet des Écarts Singuliers, of the ESDAHaR Rouen Le Havre represented by Dr. Jean-Louis Vincendeau, research professor in the theory of art (whose director general is Mr. Thierry Heynen). The objective of this reactivation of the Currer Bell College is to consolidate the common… Read More