Spatial Design at AUT

School of Art + Design, AUT University, Auckland, NZ

Symposium: The Artefactual Image. Fragments, Folds and Futures


Friday  25 July, 2014. AUT University, Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG308).

You are invited to join us for the The Artefactual Image: Fragments, Folds and Futures Symposium on 25 July 2014! A brochure with the full programme is attached. For catering purposes, please RVSP to by 22 July 2014.

This symposium brings together media theorists and creative practitioners to consider still and moving images as material artefacts, through which historical, cultural and technological processes become visible, or are obscured. Regarded in this way, images can function as a repository or laboratory for codes (whether generic, allegorical or digital), or as fragments that become the object of historical excavation, reconstruction and speculation. The focus of the symposium will lie on what the image ‘becomes‘ as it is produced and reframed through operations of reading, rendering and remix.

Laura U. Marks (Simon Fraser University)

Keynote: Monad, Database, Remix: Manners of Unfolding in The Last Angel of History

Dan Fleming (Waikato University)

Return to Paradise

Allan Cameron (University of Auckland)

Remixing the Face: Frame, Figure, Fragment

Kevin Fisher (Otago University)

Post-cinematic Ontology and the Reversibility of the Flesh

Kirsten Thompson (Victoria University)

‘Now Isn’t Simply Now’: A Single Man (2009) and the Colour Image

Nabeel Zuberi (University of Auckland)

Diaspora Aesthetics and Music in The Last Angel of History

There will be a screening of   The Last Angel of History (John Akomfrah/Black Audio Collective, 1995) at 3:30pm, preceding the keynote. The keynote will be followed by a reception in the St Pauls St Gallery, St Pauls Street.

The Artefactual Image Symposium is convened jointly by the Department of Media, Film and Television, University of Auckland (Allan Cameron and Misha Kavka) and the Schools of Art + Design (Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul) and Communication Studies (Geraldene Peters), AUT University.

Full programme and information here.