Loud, stinking, and uncomfortable: Session at Research Day February 6, University of Gothenburg
Loud, stinking and uncomfortable: 5 Multisensory provocations from recent research in art history and visual culture
Place: Department of Cultural sciences, February 6: Read more and sign up for the Research Day here: https://kultur.gu.se/forskning/institutionens-forskardag
In this session we explore multisensory aspects of art history and visual culture in recent research. As art historians, we have for example explored processes of meaning making in areas as diverse as live concerts, digital fashion magazines, dance in public spaces, and olfactory art, as well as visual representations of food waste. The purpose of this session is to open up a visual, multisensorial and kinesthetic space of critical potential. Together we explore how a multisensory perspective can help unravel and address often hidden yet powerful processes of meaning making in areas as diverse as body odour and dumpster diving.
Astrid von Rosen, associate professor in art history and visual studies
Viveka Kjellmer, senior lecturer in art history and visual studies
Nikolaeva, doctoral student in art history and visual studies (see video above!)
Christine Sjöberg, doctoral student in art history and visual studies
Karin Wagner, full professor inart history and visual studies
The session is co-arranged by the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies/The Archives Cluster, and form part of the theoretical development for the three year research project Expansion and Diversity: Digitally mapping and exploring independent performance in Gothenburg 1965-2000, funded by the Swedish Research Council.
The project aims to take on the urgent challenge of accounting for diversity in late 20th century performance history. How can a more inclusive history of independent performance be created by combining historiographical and urban analysis with the capabilities of new information technologies? More here: