Minimalism: Location Aspect Moment

Host Institution: Department of English and Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
Locations: Winchester Guildhall and Winchester School of Art
Dates:
14–15 October 2016
Organisers: Sarah Hayden, Paul Hegarty and Ryan Bishop
Contact: minimalismlam[at]gmail.com
Cost: The fee for the conference (including all performances) will be £50. Students, Adjuncts and the Unwaged will pay £25. Both fees include refreshments and all performances. An optional conference dinner will be arranged; this will be payable separately.

Preliminary Schedule

Friday October 14th [Winchester Guildhall, King Charles room]

10.00 -11.00 Registration

11 – 12 Keynote – Keith Potter, Minimalism is Dead: Long Live Minimalism! Music, Repetition and the Postmodernist Dilemma

12 – 13.15  Panel 1 reduction excess

  • Alistair Rider, Minimalism’s Ascetic Tenor
  • Sophie Seita, Minimalist Procedures against the Precious Poem
  • Al Cameron, Nietzsche Rhythm Machine

13.15  Lunch

14.15 – 15.30 Panel 2 in the expanded field

  • Meredith North, The Politics of Seriality: Minimalism and Social Engagement in the Work of Peter Roehr
  • Katya Even, Minimalism as a Language of Generation in Israeli Art of the 70s
  • Davidts Wouter, ‘I am totally uninterested in European Art and I think it’s over with’: Donald Judd’s hat trick at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (1970/ -79/ -87)

15.45 – 17.00 Panel 3 ambient

  • Jonathan Tadashi Naito, ‘Relaxing, Boring, Open, Flat’: Tan Lin’s Ambient Literature, Minimalism and the Contemporary
  • Emre Çağlayan, Dead, Silent, Slow: Notes Towards a Theory of Cinematic Minimalism
  • Robin Purves, Non-Stops

17.30 Keynote – Franz Erhard Walther (chair Stephen Foster)

18.30 Conference Dinner [optional]

20.30 Performance- William Basinski

 

Saturday October 15th [Winchester School of Art, Rooms tbc]

10.00 Keynote – Renate Wiehager

11.30-12.30 Panels 4 & 5 [parallel]

4 transtemporal

  • Natalie Ferris, The ‘how-much-angst-on-the-head-of-a-pin-school’: Minimalism and The Review
  • Marc Botha, The Logic of Intermittency: Minimalism as a Transhistorical Phenomenon

5 set

  • John M. Pymm, Chanting and Chattering: Steve Reich and the Museum of Merchandise
  • Fiona Curran, .Earthed

12.30 -13.30 Panels 6 & 7 [parallel]

6 practice

  • James Davies, Minimalist Poetry and Textual Attractors
  • Daniela Perazzo Domm, Layering and Questioning: Reconfigurations of Minimalism in Jonathan Burrows’ Choreography

7 construct

  • Tara Wilson, Minimalism in Practice: a Post-Structural Paradigm
  • Matthew Bowman, The Crux of Minimalist Criticism

Lunch 13.30 – 14.30

Winchester School of Art Phd students and staff will offer works of art and design, as well as theoretical presentations, engaging legacies of minimalism in the present, including that from Asia. [throughout the day]

14.30-15.30 Panels 8 & 9 [parallel]

8 process

  • Jacob Warmberg, Entropy Reigns: Minimalism Seen Through Robert Smithson and the Sciences of Complexity
  • Declan Synnott, Minimalist Music and Minimalist Input – From Modular Synthesis to No Input Performance

9 exemplary

  • Jelena Novak, Shaggy-Dog Minimalism in Operas by Tom Johnson
  • Emily Zubernis, Minimalism/Modernism: Mina Loy on Constantin Brâncusi’s Golden Bird

 

15.45-17.15 Panels 10 & 11 [parallel]

10 edge

  • Matthew L. Levy, Robert Mangold’s Dialectical Minimalism
  • Hayden/Hegarty, Line and Cut: Defining Modularity in Peter Roehr
  • Morse, Minimalism, Post-minimalism and 1970s Dance: Simone Forti, Trisha Brown and Richard Serra

11 appropriate

  • Anna Moser, Paul Thek: Blakean Iconoclast: Sabotaging Minimalism with the Technological Reliquary
  • Andrew Chesher, Iterations of Phenomenology: From Minimalism to Joëlle Tuerlinckx
  • Cheng-Chu Weng, Making Minimalism Disappear…

17.30 VENUE Keynote performance lecture – Redell Olsen

18.30 Wine Reception – Sponsored by the Hansard Gallery, Southampton

Performance – ‘Noumenal Cheese: The Intolerance Banquet’ (Scott Wilson and Edia Connole)

20.00 Performance- Vomir