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Our final informal reading group for 2014 will focus on an essay by Pil and Galia Kolectiv, Can Objects Perform?: Agency and Thingliness in Contemporary Sculpture and Installation.

Whilst Mel Brimfield and Gwyneth Herbert, our current residency artists are constructing wooden sets, props on wheels and chalk timelines for Barbara and Henry – The Musical, we turn to ideas provoked by Pil and Galia Kollectiv; of object-oriented philosophy, the creativity of things and the theatricality of minimalist sculpture.

This reading group will be chaired by Dr Becky Shaw, Post Graduate Research Tutor in Art and Design at Sheffield Hallam University. Becky’s research focuses on the relationship between people and the material world, and how ideas of objectivity and subjectivity dwell in objects.

Read the essay here,   or listen to a recording of this paper at the Sculpture and Performance conference at the Henry Moore Institute.

All welcome, free – booking recommended

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