Postgraduate Symposium days normally occur at Faculty and College level three times a year and are designed to encourage debate around research issues at postgraduate level. They are regarded as a professional opportunity for students to present their research to their peers. Postgraduate students were asked to consider the public presentation and delivery of their research. Presentations were made by students on Master of Fine Art, Master of Art in the Contemporary World and Master of Art in the Digital World Courses and from PhD study.
In association with ‘This is Not a Shop’ Jane Crawford delivered the first keynote speech with her visual presentation and lecture about the work of her late husband, Gordon Matta-Clark, the American sculptor known for his large scale architectural interventions, most famously for his ‘splitting’ of buildings. The second keynote speaker was Dublin based artist Garrett Phelan who discussed his extensive gallery and non-gallery practice and the relationship of his work to audience.
Presentations by postgraduate students:
James Merrigan (MFA)
Magdalena Christie (MADW)
Trickery — auto/alter biographical experiment
Fiona Woods (MACW)
Audiences/Publics/Communities: art in the outside world
Stephanie Hough (MDW)
The Active Audience
Andy Folan (PhD)
When the Document Becomes the Spectacle
Sinéad McCann & Naomi Sex (MFA)
It’s All About You…
Symposium organisers — Kevin Atherton, Susan MacWilliam, Saoirse Higgins.
With thanks to Jessamyn Fiore & Jessica Foley of ‘This is Not a Shop,’ Dublin.