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Friday, September 26, 2008

Kevin Higgins to speak to speak at Symposium on the Arts


Friday, 03 Oct, 2008
The Huston Film School
and the Burren College of Art presents a symposium on commonality and difference in the arts

11am - 5.30pm (Bus departs NUIG Quadrangle and Huston School of Film at 10am).
Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan.

Speakers include: Timothy Emlyn Jones, Kevin Higgins, Emmet Kiernans, Mary McPartlan,, Aine Phillips, Rod Stoneman, Larry Thomas.

Chaired by Kevin Barry, Dean Of Arts, NUIGalway

Inter-disciplinarity and trans-disciplinarity are ubiquitous themes for many art forms, including the visual arts, film, writing, drama and dance, yet the extent to which there is a shared understanding of the similarities and differences of the arts – and of interdisciplinarity - remains unclear and worth exploring. Given the appropriation of methods and the ubiquitousness of digital media, where does one art end and another begin?

The Huston School of Film and Digital Media and Burren College of Art propose a one-day symposium to explore this area of common interest. The aim is to develop some shared understanding of the arts among the practitioners of the arts associated with the university and to open the possibility of collaboration.

The symposium will include speakers from the academic staff of NUI Galway and Burren College of Art, together with other associated speakers, before an audience of colleagues and postgraduate students. A plenary session will follow the presentations

What is unique to each art form? What does each art form have in common with other art forms?

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