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LIMINAL JAM — Jewellery and Metal TWO: Embodied Knowledge: What Objects Do?

Friday 2 July 13:00 (GMT +0)

School of Arts & HumanitiesJewellery & Metal (MA)

A conversation between Pravu Mazumdar and Andy Miah, chaired by Jonathan Boyd

Estimated Duration: 1 hour

A discussion between Dr Pravu Mazumdar and Professor Andy Miah, chaired by Jonathan Boyd, around the making of stuff/things/objects and innovation in materials-led practices. Drawing from the themes and concepts tackled by the 2021 JaM graduates, this discussion looks to explore the dialogues developing between materials and our digital environments and the shifting relationships of the subject and object, intangible and tangible.

Jewellery and Metal invites you to our second discussion around significant themes which impact our graduates' production of work. Specifically this year's graduates see their work straddle the gap between states of being. They exist at the threshold between the two states of reality, between their virtual showing and analogue processes of their making. To open up this discussion we have asked Dr Pravu Mazumdar and Professor Andy Miah to reflect on works visible in this year's graduate platform for exciting developments and emergent questions.

Professor Andy Miah is the Chair in Science Communication & Future Media and lead the #SciComm Space at the University of Salford. His research discusses the intersections of art, ethics, technology and culture and he has published broadly in areas of emerging technologies, particularly related to human enhancement. He has published over 150 academic articles in refereed journals and books, along with op-eds for magazines and newspapers, such as the Washington Post and the Independent.

One of the key figures in developing philosophical debate around contemporary jewellery, Dr Pravu Mazumdar studied physics in New Delhi and Munich and has a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He lives as a writer and teacher in Munich. His areas of work include art and philosophy, and his books are closely related to French postmodernism, in particular the philosophy of Michel Foucault. Forthcoming is a book on jewelry titled Die entfesselte Oberfläche (The Unleashed Surface).

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