Conference 2001 Conducting Bodies

AAANZ 2001 Conference

Conducting Bodies: Affect, sensation and memory

Art Gallery of NSW

20-22 July 2001

Keynote Speakers

Leo Bersani, ‘Forming Couples: Godard’s Contempt’, Emeritus Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Ernst Van Alphen, ‘Playing the Holocaust’, Professor, University of Leiden, Netherlands

Geoffrey Batchen, ‘CARNAL KNOWLEDGE: Photography, Memory and Touch’, Associate Professor, University of New Mexico, Albequerque

Dorothy Cross, ‘MEDUSAE’, Artist, Dublin, Ireland



Global Politics and Bodily Memory: Chair – Jill Bennett, College of Fine Arts, UNSW

Panel – Andrea Liss ‘Family Photographs, Video and Voice in Art Spiegelman’s The Complete Maus CD-ROM’, Jill Bennett ‘Performing Grief: testimonial imagery and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’, Jennifer Law ‘Causa Mortis: Fetishism, Allegory and Death in the work of South African Artist Penny Siopis’

Theories of Affect | Chair – Suzannah Biernoff, Chelsea College of Art and Design

Panel – Sandra Kaji-O’Grady ‘The Aesthetics of Meat: Countering Deleuze’s Bacon ‘, Anna Munster ‘low-res bleed: congealed affect and digital aesthetics’, Suzannah Biernoff ‘The Corporeal Sublime’

Memory and the Epigram | Chair – Charles Green & Lyndell Brown, University of Melbourne

Panel – Andrew McNamara ‘Wondrous Objectivity’, Meredith Morse ‘I Do Feel I Have Some Slight Corner on Something about the Quality of Things”: Affect and Memory in Diane Arbus’, Rex Butler ‘Equivalence: From Kosuth’s Chair to Freud’s Couch’

Objects that Trigger Memory Retrieval | Chair – Anthony Bond, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Panel – Anne Graham ‘The Mnemonic Function of Objects and Materials as Constructors of Identity’, Geoffrey Batchen ‘CARNAL KNOWLEDGE: Photography, Memory, and Touch’, John Sutton ‘Material Memories and Extended Minds: Interdisciplinarity and Traces’.

Moving Art | Chair – Sue Best, College of Fine Arts, UNSW

Panel – Patricia Mannix ‘Notes on Mary Kelly’s INTERIM mobilizing affective images, objects and narratives’, John Macarthur,’The Picturesque Movement Effect: motion and architectural affects in Wolfflin and Benjamin’, Sue Best ‘Bodies, Movement and Meaning’

Affect and Abstraction | Chair – Keith Broadfoot, University of Sydney

Panel – Rosemary Hawker ‘Affected Detachment: Gerhard Richter, Photography and Death’, Mathew Holt ‘Freedom and Difficulty: Is Abstraction the Art of Democracy?’ Morgan Thomas ‘An Abstraction of Feeling: Mark Rothko and the Subject of Aesthetic Judgement’

A project of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (NSW Chapter) with support from The Australia Council for the Arts, The College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, The University of Newcastle, The University of Technology Sydney, The Art Gallery of New South Wales and The Power Institute for Art and Visual Culture, University of Sydney.