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The Conquest of Space

This symposium brings together leading academics and researchers to examine the meeting point between science fiction and contemporary art


The Conquest of Space is a symposium all about the point where science fiction and contemporary art meet. Bringing together leading academic and independent researchers, the symposium will present papers on this topic.

Included will be reflections on individual projects and speculation on the nature of the sci-fi genre itself and its conceptual relationships to art and practice, alongside more general considerations of modern visual culture. Representing an eclectic range of subjects and interests, topics covered will include Utopian 1960s architecture, quantum physics and telepathy, sic-fi and film noir, ultra-low sic-fi film production, speculative realism, the human body, inner space, the uncanny and robotics, and sic-fi and postmodernism after the end of art.

Lecturers and participants include Kylie Banyard, Jacquelene Drinkall, Sue Field, Prudence Gibson, Ian Haig, Madeleine Kelly, Elena Knox, Astrid Lorange, Lizzie Muller, Sean O’Keefe, Elizabeth Pulie and Simon Sellars. There is a concurrent exhibition of the same name being held at Galleries University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, which runs until 5 July.

Where: EG02 Lecture Theatre UNSW, COFA Campus

More info: www.cofa.unsw.edu.au


June 14, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


EG02 Lecture Theatre, UNSW COFA
cnr Oxford Street, Greens Road
Paddington, NSW Australia


University of New South Wales
02 9385 1000

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