LAB 19: Andy Ingamells, Robert Luzar

Wednesday 5 December, 12-4pm (CM.107)

In Lab 19 Andy Ingamells joins us to talk about playfulness and fun in serious music, followed in the afternoon by Robert Luzar considering thinking, politics, and art. Both Andy and Robert are regularly involved in performances of their own work, and we will consider approaches to thinking through practice across both sessions.

12-2pm | CM.107 | Andy Ingamells: Reading, Character and Playing

In this talk I will discuss my practice-based research into how the legacy of Experimental Music from the 1960s can lead to the formation of new approaches to composition through the creation of an original body of work. Rather than composing music in isolation, how can I integrate the process of composition into performance and explore the fun of creativity in so-called ‘serious’ music? How can the act of composition be performed?

 

2-4pm | CM.107 | Robert Luzar: After-thoughts on art, work, politics and life in Sanded Steps, Standing Over Stones

Robert will share some reflections, as ‘after-thoughts’, on his research through a recent performance-based artwork called Sanded Steps, Standing Over Stones. By showing video documentation of this work presented in Montreal earlier this year, he will invite discussions around what ‘thinking through practice’ might mean in a work that deals with politics and art. This work reflects on public demonstrations and uprisings, particularly what happened in – and what might continue to be thought now from – the iconic May ’68 uprisings in Paris. What does politics mean in art now when this seismic event – THE Événement – remains a kind of after-thought, largely discredited, nothing to think about? To go into this question, Robert will look at the elements of speech, performative acts, and how notions of the political still seem to frame language, action, notation, trace, and ‘events’. Sound and its relation to voice will be reflected on how speech and actions play into not only public demonstrations but a kind of plastic reading (Malabou) method.
Robert Luzar is an artist and writer, and is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, at Bath School of Art and Design. He holds a PhD through practice from Central Saint Martins. He continues to exhibit internationally, previous venues of which include the Palazzo Loredan Venice (IT), Torrance Art Museum (USA), DRAWinternational (FR), Katzmann Contemporary (CA), KCCC (LTU), Künstlerhaus Dortmund (DE), Nunnery Gallery (UK), and Talbot Rice Gallery (UK).

 

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