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May 2018

Artistic Research as Practice: The Politics of Knowledge Production in Contemporary Visual Culture

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
School of Art – GM.6, Margaret Street
Birmingham, B3 3BX
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What is meant by artistic research and what function does it perform in relation to art practices today? This research seminar will examine the working practices of artists and how research not only informs their work but is their work. Highlighting the systems of formal and informal research that go into producing artworks (and how they generate an expanded ecology of artistic production, dissemination and knowledge transfer), this seminar will also expand on key debates concerning knowledge production in contemporary…

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BCMCR Research Seminar: Popular Music

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BCMCR Research Seminar – Popular Music: What is Research-Led Teaching in Popular Music Studies? 1600-1730 Wednesday 23 May C424, Curzon, Birmingham City University Free registration at this link   An abiding issue addressed by many academics concerns the purpose of their teaching, learning and research. This is not to question the intrinsic value of knowledge and its pursuit for its own sake although, as critics of the disenchantment of the culture of the UK’s education sector suggest, ‘value’ is now a reductive term…

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BCMCR Research Seminar: Popular Music

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BCMCR Research Seminar – Pop Music: Heavy metal cultural translation 1600-1730 Wednesday 30 May *please note room change* C424, Curzon, Birmingham City University Free registration at this link   Prof. Karl Spracklen (Leeds Beckett University)- Throat-singing as extreme Other: an exploration of Mongolian and Central Asian style in extreme metal Throat-singing is a form of singing practiced in a number of cultures, but it is not part of the pre-modern folk cultures of Western Europe that shaped contemporary Western popular culture. In contemporary…

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