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Opportunity: Collective Summer School

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Friday, May 24. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Factish Field:
An Art and Anthropology Summer School presented by Collective and LUX
Monday 10 – Friday 14 June 2013

Contributions from artists: Sven Augustijnen, Mark Boulos, Andrea Büttner, Duncan Campbell and Wendelien van Oldenborgh.

And anthropologists: Richard Baxstrom, Rupert Cox, Tim Ingold, Angela McClanahan (Summer School leader) and Amanda Ravetz.

Prices - £175/£125 (concession card holder, students, unemployed).

Collective and LUX have collaborated to develop a week long Summer School which considers current discourses around art and anthropology.

Consisting of a series of in-conversation events, talks, workshop sessions, fieldwork, artists’ presentations and film screenings, the Summer School is a unique opportunity to be part of a small, dynamic group with unparalleled access to leading artists and thinkers in these fields.

Factish Field takes as its starting point the French anthropologist Bruno Latour’s concept of the ‘factish’, a combination of fact and fetish as a way of thinking about the relationship between facts and beliefs. Latour argues that there are no facts separable from their fabrication and suggests that fetishes, objects invested with mythical powers, are fabricated, and that "facts" are not.

Throughout the week, both artists and anthropologists will be paired for a series of in conversation events, and workshops will subsequently be developed in which the group will consider some of the ‘big’ questions surrounding both anthropological and art practice, and where they intersect. Topics include:
Context – where does it play out? In the field, studio, gallery, academia?
Fieldwork – how can artists and anthropologists share research methodologies?
Making – where are the links between theory and practice?
Public – who is the audience? And how is it distributed?
Ethics – who makes the rules and how are they imposed or regulated? Is it important that they are?

Free Screening Programme
The Summer School will be complemented by an evening screening programme of work by or selected by contributing artists which will be free and open to the public. For more information and to book click here.

The Summer School is organised to coincide with The 13th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film which takes place in Edinburgh from the 13th - 16th June (NB Summer School participants will be able to get a RAI Film Festival pass at the member rate of £60).

The Summer School will take place from Monday 10th – Friday 14th June at Collective, 22-28 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NY

Book now via eventbrite.
Prices - £175/£125 (concession card holder, students, unemployed).

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