<unlike-us> EX-ART: Liquid Imaginary | Friday 20 July 14.00 - 19.30 | UoW Little Titchfield St

Christian Fuchs christian.fuchs at uti.at
Wed Jul 18 12:25:35 CEST 2018

EX-ART: Liquid Imaginary
Fri 20 July 2018
14:00 – 19:30
University of Westminster
4–12 Little Titchfield Street
Portland Hall & Lecture Theatre G03

Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies is pleased to announce 
EX-ART: Liquid Imaginary, an interdisciplinary event exploring the sea 
and the ocean through artistic use of emerging technologies.

brings together acclaimed international artists Shezad Dawood (UK) and 
Charles Lim (Singapore), whose works SEA STATE (Lim) and Leviathan 
(Dawood) were critical highlights of the recent Venice Biennale in 2015 
and 2017 respectively. Exploring their underlying research. the EX-ART 
event will draw upon the critical imaginary and use of emergent 
technology to explore fluid, dynamic or speculative visions of our ocean 

The proposition is that artists and research practitioners’ access to 
data allows them to challenge scientific, economic and political 
assumptions. Like WIAS itself, EX-ART will be a space for discussing 
critical, innovative and creative research with a view to explore the 
challenges and problems we face in culture, nature, art and technology 
today. The event draws on a long tradition at University of Westminster 
of using experimental art and media to imagine art and research’s 
potential futures and WIAS’ advancement of interdisciplinary research 
and dedication to critical thought beyond borders.

Introduced by artist Neal White and curator May Ingawanij (CREAM, 
University of Westminster), the artists’ critically charged engagements 
with the sea and the ocean, in allegorical, technological and political 
contexts, will draw upon tensions and potentialities that lie between 
the artistic, scientific and social imaginary. In particular, the event 
will ask how artists’ access to tools and data allows us to challenge 
underlying scientific classification, the economic and political context 
of our relationship to the marine environment, yet also embrace an 
ethical experimentation with shared visions of the future.

The event is organised by Westminster Institute of Advanced Studies 
(WIAS) together with Centre for Research and Education in Art and Media 


2.00 Introduction Neal White and May Adadol Ingawanij

2.20 Shezad Dawood (with Neal White)

3.30 Break

4.00 – 5.10 Charles Lim (with May Adadol Ingawanij)

5.15 – 6.15 EX-ART Panel (Transdisciplinary Panel – speakers TBC)

6.15 – 6.45 Drinks Reception

6.45 – 7.30 Screening Programmed by May Adadol Inagawanij

Free and all welcome. Please follow this link to register: 

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