Live Art & Film
Mel Brimfield, Death and Dumb
Mel Brimfield, Death and Dumb – Part II (composite video stills) 10’52”, digital film. Image courtesy of the artist and Ceri Hand Gallery
Sat 8 Feb 2014, Talks 4-6pm, Screenings 7-9pm, Tickets from £5
This programme comprising talks and screenings looks at stupidity as both a subject and a strategy of artistic production, examining the cultural importance of stupidity with a particular focus on its ethical and political effects as well as the challenges it presents to art making and critical writing. High culture is supposed to keep its audience from being stupid, yet artists and theorists have repeatedly turned their attention to this marginalised subject. Stupidity carries a number of significant associations and implications - questions of intellectual superiority, of judgment and understanding, of the nature of thought, of certitude and selfhood, of insult and exclusion, of legitimate and illegitimate knowledge. Contributing speakers include Owen Parry, Natalie Pollard and Malcolm Quinn.
Programmed in collaboration with and based on the research by art theorist and writer Paul Clinton.
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