Title:TIME (and it’s coming unstuck)
Synopsis: ‘Unstuck in time’ or ‘Lost in Time’? This lecture sets out to examine the elusive ‘non-substance’ that constitutes Time. Academic thought remains in flux regards the nature and meaning of Time itself, and so this investigation takes a route that navigates between the arts, philosophy & science. An overriding emphasis is given to the time theme as a source of inspiration for the creative individual. The philosophical or scientific elements of the lecture are consistently linked not only to relevant work by creative practitioners working with the notion of Time, but also with the relativity of art forms to the dimension of Time. It is considered in terms of how it is perceived across a wide range of cultures and attitudes. In this way the lecture addresses: A attempts to define the nature of Time and it’s perception at numerous levels, B time phenomena as a creative device, and C revealing the dilemma inherent in artistic/scientific/philosophical exploration.
Lecture duration: 1.25 hours.
Learning outcomes: Deliberately inter-disciplinary in approach, the lecture offers up the many strands of thought on Time without entertaining any absolutes or fixed ideologies. It sets out to demonstrate how apparently disparate approaches are in fact a rich source of inspiration and fresh impetus. Students should be able to identify specific areas of interest that would contribute to practical work or further research. The lecture is of high relevance to students of most creative disciplines, be they from Photography & Time-based media/Sound, Graphic Design/Advertising, Illustration, Fine Art, Architecture, Humanities, Art History.