CSCA and Gasworks

When: Saturday 18 September, 2010, 10am to 5pm

Where: University College London, Medawar Lankester Lecture Theatre, Medawar Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Cost: It's free! 

UCL's Center for the Study of Contemporary Art and Gasworks are teaming up for an exciting multidisciplinary conference that coincides with a group show at Gasworks titled Hydrarchy: Power and Resistance at Sea, which will open in September. This group exhibition and conference takes on historical and contemporary examinations of the sea and the offshore as contested cultural, political, legal and socio-economic landscapes. Through keynotes, presentations and panel discussions with theoreticians, artists, curators, human geographers and social historians, the conference will notably address the figure of the ship and its pivotal role in the exploration and mapping of territories, which paved the way for the creation of the international market economy. In exploring the socio-economic status of the ship, the conference will further delve into the zone of exception and liminality that constitutes the sea and the offshore.

The speakers will be: Amy Balkin (artist), Angus Cameron (human geographer),  Lisa Lefeuvre (curator and writer), Marcus Rediker (historian, writer, and activist), and Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran of CAMP (artists).  For more information please see Gasworks website.

This promises to be a truly dynamic and exciting conference.Please spread the word and join us for this very special event!!