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ARIA SEMINAR: TEXTURE AS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPT IN ARTS

donderdag, 28 september, 2017 - 10:00 tot vrijdag, 29 september, 2017 - 18:00
ARIA
Lange Sint-Annastraat 7
2000 Antwerpen

The interest in ‘texture’ in various artistic fields has intensified considerably in recent times and references to texture in various art forms, similar in their nature, appear frequently in the discourse on fine arts and music. It is also apparent that the various manifestations of texture share a similar essence: it is a perceptual phenomenon in which multiple elements are perceived as one entity, characterised by a sense of unity. Unlike a shape which is defined by boundaries, texture exists between boundaries – but is not defined by them. This ‘boundless’ nature of texture contributes to its unique aesthetic quality; it diffuses and surrounds us by a sense of ‘sameness’, and gives an experience of a surface in which boundaries of time and space are obsolete.

This seminar will be dedicated to the exploration of textures in various arts. We will begin by defining texture and discussing the conditions necessary for this perceptual phenomenon to occur. Following this, we will learn about a theoretical framework for analysing diverse textures, and explore textural structures in visual and auditory mediums. The seminar is an inspiring and eye-opening experience for artists from any field, and for filmmakers, visual artists and musicians in particular. Since it provides a new and original approach to understanding art, it has great relevance for artistic researchers as well.

Contributions by Elad Keidan and Amit Gur

Venue: ARIA, Lange Sint-Annastraat 7, 2000 Antwerp

Registration: www.uantwerpen.be/en/rg/aria/activities/research-seminars