Taking place within the context of a visual art exhibition, There is no single destination focuses on some of the experiential aspects of being human. Supported by academics from various disciplines of the University of Edinburgh, this public forum will use the mechanics of Glasgow-based artist Rob Kennedy’s exhibition acts of dis play to pull apart the constructs of the world around us. Based upon three key foundations – the difficulty language has in interpreting thought and experience, the ambiguous quality of objects and the question of how much experience is manifested by habits, desires and needs – the event and exhibition unsettle the convention of the ‘explanation’ to foster an empowering, uncertain and open series of encounters. Guided through different and strange experiences, participants will form contrasting interpretations that will then come together to help everyone rediscover, There is no single destination.
There is no single destination is part of the Being Human Festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.
The festival is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.