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Gilbert Simondon's Ecumenicism and the Transdisciplinary Shadow

Westwood, Martin (2018) Gilbert Simondon's Ecumenicism and the Transdisciplinary Shadow. In: Itching Powder or "How Much Harmony?", 2-4 May 2018, Jan Van Eyck Academie.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Westwood, Martin

This presentation explores an aspect of art practice’s contribution to transdisciplinary collaboration. I will view this as an ideal aspiration which in practice encounters material obstacles and resolutions. I will draw on three main sources: Gilbert Simondon’s idea of the aesthetic as the “ecumenicism of thought”, Jean Francois Lyotard’s notion of differend and my collaborative experience within a network of artists and archaeologists.

In sketching out the ecumenical perspective and the differend I wish to advance a material and technical landscape and identify this region as a transdisciplinary shadow formed as an imprint of control and restricted deployment – the contour of a Foucauldian dispositif, an apparatus – a biopolitical question and as such a method that, in encountering its own failure to achieve holistic or unified knowledge, does not however encounter its own redundancy.

Official Website: https://www.janvaneyck.nl/en/news/itching-powder-or-how-much-harmony/
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Simondon, Lyotard, St. Denis
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 3 May 2018
Funders: Jan Van Eyck Academie, NEARCH, European Commission, Central Saint Martins
Event Location: Jan Van Eyck Academie
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2018 14:37
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 14:37
Item ID: 13426
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/13426

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