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Why Would I Lie?

Royal College of Art and Why Would I Lie?

Saturday, 18 April 2015 at 09:45 - Sunday, 19 April 2015 at 18:00 (BST)

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Addressing themes of participation, protest, activism and their implications for research, this major two-day conference includes keynote talks from art historian and queer theorist  John Paul Ricco (University of Toronto), Professor of Visual Cultures Irit Rogoff (Goldsmiths), architect and researcher Francesco Sebregondi (Forensic Architecture / RCA), and art historian and co-curator of the critically acclaimed V&A exhibition, Disobedient ObjectsGavin Grindon (V&A / University of Essex), alongside RCA researchers addressing key questions on ethics, truth and our roles as researchers and practitioners, with topics including surveillance, dissent, representation and ‘the other’.

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Saturday 18 April

09.45 Coffee & registration
10.15 Welcome note

10.30 Francesco Sebregondi
11.15 Discussion

11.30 Elisa Adami
11.50 Rujana Rebernjak
12.10 Discussion

12.20 Break + Performance by Cradeaux Alexander

12.40 Carol Mancke
13.00 Louis Netter
13.20 Discussion

13.30 Lunch

14.30 Helena Bonett
14.50 Lee Wagstaff
15.10 Discussion

15.20 Break

15.40 Performance by Amélie Mourgue d’Algue

16.00 Gavin Grindon
16.45 Discussion

17.00 Final panel discussion chaired by Adam Kaasa

18.00–20.00 Conference drinks, exhibition opening reception and book launch

Sunday 19 April

09.15 Coffee & registration
09.45 Welcome note

10.00 John Paul Ricco
10.45 Discussion

11.00 Brigid McLeer
11.20 Ruth MacLennan
11.40 Discussion

11.50 Break + Performance by Cradeaux Alexander

12.10 Azadeh Fatehrad
12.30 Manca Bajec
12.50 Discussion

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Miranda Clow
14.20 Kevin Biderman and Gentil Porto Filho
14.40 Discussion

14.50 Nina Trivedi
15.10 Benjamin Koslowski
15.30 Discussion

15.40 Break

16.00 Irit Rogoff
16.45 Discussion

17.00 Final panel discussion chaired by Yve Lomax

18.00 Conference end

Please note that the programme is subject to change.

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When & Where

Royal College of Art
Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building
1 Hester Road, Battersea
SW11 4AN London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 18 April 2015 at 09:45 - Sunday, 19 April 2015 at 18:00 (BST)

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Royal College of Art and Why Would I Lie?

Why Would I Lie? is an interdisciplinary research biennial organised by researchers enrolled at the Royal College of Art, aimed at broadly exploring ethics and aesthetics in contemporary research practices connected to art and design. The biennial comprises exhibited works, discursive presentations, a film programme, publication, and a major conference. It takes place at the RCA’s Dyson Building in Battersea on 18–25 April with a two-day conference on the opening weekend (18–19 April).

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