Seminar : Out-of-focus

A seminar organized by Anton Cotteleer with the collaboration of Steven Humblet

The issue of the blurred and the memory in relation to photography and sculpture has a central place on this interdisciplinary learning moment. Speakers from different disciplines will reflect on the different layers of that relationship, from conceptual theoretical to curatorial and artistic. Guest speakers, together with PhD students, will discuss the effects and various meanings of the blur within the photographic and the sculptural image.

09.30 – 09.55 Coffee and welcome
09.55 – 10.00 Welcome by Prof. Dr. Gert Verschraegen
10.00 – 10.30 Anton Cotteleer will present his doctoral project and, more specifically, its relationship to the subject of the seminar. Next, he will briefly introduce the topics to be discussed to each speaker, referring to their publications.
10.30 – 11.10 Lecture by Steven Humblet
11.10 – 11.25 Short break
11.30 – 12.10 Lecture by em. prof. dr. Ernst Van Alphen
12.10 – 13.55 Lunch
13.55 – 14.35 Lecture by Filip Vervaet
14.35 – 15.15 Lecture by dr. Penelope Curtis
15.15 – 15.30 Short break
15.30 – 16.30 Five participating PhD students will shortly introduce themselves by answering this question: 'What is your relationship to the theme we are discussing today? Speaking time for each PhD student is strictly limited to maximum of 5 minutes. This is followed by a discussion round between PhD students and guest speakers, moderated by dr. Ria De Boodt.
16.30 – 17.00 Short debriefing and questioning about what new questions have arisen after this seminar. Opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
17.00 – 19.00 Walking dinner/networking moment for the participants, organisers and speakers.

University of Antwerp (room S.209)
Lange Sint Annastraat 7
2000, Antwerpen (BE)

Chaussée de Charleroi, 54 1060 Brussels
+32 473 391 478
Opening April 20,2024
Open Thu,Fri,Sat 1-6 PM