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19 September 2017 - 20 September 2017

Phenomenology: tracing lived experience through drawing

Presented By TRACEY / Drawing and Visualisation Research Group

About this event

The conference aims to investigate and consider the role of drawing as a means to explore and trace our lived experience of the world. This theme relates to a growing area of current research being undertaken by researchers within the School of the Arts, TRACEY School Members Group. The research stems from an interest in what many practitioners/theorists acknowledge as fundamental attributes of drawing: that it is an intimate and immediate process and medium capable of recording the trace of the drawer’s thoughts and bodily movements. The act of drawing is said to reduce the space between the drawer and the drawing, leaving marks on the surface regardless of erasure, subsequently creating a visible trace of both the process of making and the drawer’s thoughts. The conference aims to discuss and debate these widely accepted attributes of drawing to question whether and/or how drawing really can be thought of as phenomenology.

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