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Keywords are words or concepts of significance. Sometimes they are used as shortcuts to interpretation or expectation. Words (and concepts) have multiple and often contradictory meanings. They are not fixed, and there may be a struggle over their definitions. They change and flow or are blocked and fought over. They are employed, weaponised, or otherwise. This year Transmission asks its guest speakers to select eight keywords, words that provide a compass for their practice.

Free and open to all.

Tuesdays 4.30 – 6pm

Venue: Charles Street Theatre, 12.0.06, City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S1 1WB

Tuesday 8 Cctober Hardeep Pandhal
Tuesday 15 October Larry Achiampong and David Blandy
Tuesday 22 October Jez Dolan
Tuesday 5 November Mark Riley
Tuesday 12 November Daniel Jewesbury
Tuesday 19 November Renee So
Tuesday 26 November Clare Price

TRANSMISSION autumn programme

BATHOS, INTERPRETATION, SABOTAGE, OVERIDENTIFICATION, INTERTEXTUALITY, ASSOCIATION, CONTEXT, TRANSLATION, DECOLONISATION, VIRTUALITY, HERITAGE, CONVERSATION, MYTHOLOGIES, SUBJECTIVITY, INTERSECTION, QUEER, IDENTITY, HISTORY, MAKING, LANGUAGE, SILENCE, POLARI, ‘GAY-BOY ART’, PLACE, ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE, TOPOGRAPHY, PALIMPSEST, MEMORY, LANGUAGE, PHILOSOPHY, SEXUALISED IMAGERY, VIOLENT IMAGERY, VISUAL PLEASURE, ART WRITING, EKPHRASIS, GEORGES BATAILLE, ABY WARBURG, NORTHERN IRELAND, CRAFT, TEXTILES, CERAMICS, GENDER, POWER, STATUS, HISTORY, CIVILISATION, PAINTING, SPILLING, HEALING, BELLY, FEELS, HELD, SAFE, STORIES.

Transmission is an annual series of lectures and symposia, now in its seventeenth year, and is a collaboration between Fine Art, the Art & Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, and Site Gallery. The lecture series has an annual theme, and involves all students in Fine Art, from undergraduates to Ph.Ds.

Transmission is the passing of information via a channel, and this is the intention of the Transmission project. We enquire about the aesthetic and discursive forms required by practices in the field of contemporary art and theory that address sociality and subjectivity. It has encompassed a lecture programme, seminar discussions, an annual symposium, a print portfolio, four series of books: Transmission Annual, The Rules of Engagement, Transmission chapbooks, and five volumes of discussions/ interviews, entitled Transmission: Speaking and Listening. These are published by Artwords Press, London.

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