Preliminary Programme


There are a variety of durational events happening across the conference.

This includes work by Rona Lee, Jake Elster-Jones, Simon Charter, and Jane Atkinson

Film Programme

At various times dotted throughout the day, the film programme will run in Studio 5. Times and details will be on the studio door and updated via Twitter @liquidscapes18

Film-makers will include:

Vicky Vergou, Amy Cutler, RosaCristina,, Anna Best, Beatrice Jarvis, Jo Croft, Lucietta Williams, Mark Pilkington, Meghan Beitiks, Ruth LeGear, Jess Allen, Carol Laidler, Liz McGowan, and Lara Goodband

We also hope to present a multi-channel sound piece by John Wedgwood Clarke at least once.

Wednesday June 20

TimeStudio 1 + FoyerStudio 3Elsewhere
14.30Registration Desk openOutside Studio 1, a performative participatory intervention by Claudia Kappenberg. Still [DESCRIPTION]
15.15Welcome & Keynote 1: Tristan Gooley How to read water [ABSTRACT]
16.30Keynote 2: Amy Sharrocks Against Dryness [ABSTRACT]
17.40Jake Elster-Jones: introduction to evaluation threadMinty Donald & Nick Millar: Watermeets [ABSTRACT]Workshop 1a: John Hartley - Behind the Curve (Garden Room) (Participants will take photos throughout event and they will be installed in Studio 1 foyer at noon on Friday) [DESCRIPTION]

Workshop 2a: Nikole Bouchard - The Strainer (Space Reception) [DESCRIPTION]

Each of these is a short, preliminary, meeting with participants to explain/prep for the Workshops on Friday, 14:30 to 16:00.

BOOKING IS REQUIRED (Booking opens March 20)
18.10Stephanie Stroh: Liquid museology: How to voyage the Maritime Museum {ABSTRACT]Natalie Joelle: Gleaned Waters in Lean Culture: Global Marine Gleanologics [ABSTRACT]
18.40Sessions end
19.00Exhibition Opening Reception (Conference Bar open)
19.30IMPORTANT: Read about evening meal optionsBuffet Supper (pre-booking required) BOOK HERE
20.30Special Screening: Kiss the Water (Barn Cinema) [DESCRIPTION]
22.00Crepuscular reading of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner [DESCRIPTION] BOOK HERE

Thursday June 21 (Midsummer’s Day)

TimeStudio 1 + FoyerStudio 3Ship StudioElsewhere
09.00Registration Desk open
Tea/coffee in Garden Room
Ella Finer, Emily Orley, PA Skantze A Methodology of Locks: the politics of fluid poetics - broadcast on Soundart Radio 102.5fm TIME TBC [DESCRIPTION]
09.25Plenary: Welcome
09.35Reading (Tony Whitehead)
Spaces betweenEnvironment / Climate (i)Materiality
09.45Eva McGrath: Fluid River Borders: ferry crossing narratives and the experience of being between. [ABSTRACT]Minni Jain and Rajendra Singh (Flow Partnership): Art in the water bodies in India [ABSTRACT]Leslie Geddes: To Move and See Under Water in Leonardo da Vinci’s Drawings [ABSTRACT]
10.15Annalaura Alifuoco: The Cry that Tears the Ocean: Bas Jan Arden and the Search for the Miraculous [ABSTRACT]Paul Warwick, Peter Downs, Paul Hardman. Learning for the Future (discussion) [ABSTRACT]Karla Brunet: Liquid Ecoarte [ABSTRACT]
10.45Safet HadziMuhamedovic: Wayward, Hidden Transcripts: Sinking River as Methodology [ABSTRACT]Downs, Gilvear, Morstang, & Mills: River Restoration through a new lens [ABSTRACT]
PlaceArtist presentationsMaking Visible (i)
11.45Michelle Atherton: ARP (Absorbing red photons) [ABSTRACT]Carolyn Black & Carol Laidler: I BANKS I [ABSTRACT]Ece Konuk: Underwater atlas: futuristic artefacts [ABSTRACT]
12.15Tony Lopez: Living by the Exe [ABSTRACT]PechaKucha (artist presentations) [DETAILS]Roundtable on bodily fluids and function with Tal Regev and Christos Galanis [DETAILS]
12.45Robert Rowe: Wet Sydney, Soaking Australia: Zygmunt Bauman’s “Liquid Modern Society” and Peter Corris’s Representation of City and Nation in the Cliff Hardy Series [ABSTRACT]
14.45Keynote 3: Paul Murdin: Extraterrestrial water and planetary landscapes [ABSTRACT]
Environment / Climate (ii)Immersion and Edgelands
15.40Theo Thomas: Defending our rivers with environmental law [ABSTRACT]Angelos Evangelou: Liquid Politics: The Sea and the Literature of an Island [ABSTRACT]In various locations...

Workshop 3: workshop 3 is no longer available
Workshop 4: Elizabeth Rahman DESCRIPTION
Workshop 5: Grace Gelder & Imogen di Sapia DESCRIPTION
Workshop 6: Rosalyn Maynard (max 10) [DESCRIPTION] Studio 33 BOOKING REQUIRED (available soon)

BOOKING IS REQUIRED (Booking opens March 20)
16.10Kira Rose: Singapore’s Liquid National Identity [ABSTRACT]Jess Allen: Drop in the Ocean [ABSTRACT]
16.40Li An Phoa: Drinkable Rivers, source to sea [ABSTRACT]Sylvia Crawley: Writing the Mudscape: Lives at the Fringe of the Sea [ABSTRACT]
17.10François Edwards: River health? [ABSTRACT]Charlotte Price: Falling Tide [ABSTRACT]
17.40Shelby Sutterby: Slipping through your fingers: how contemporary women writers attempt to capture the fluid in the solid [ABSTRACT]
18.10Sessions close
18.30SUPPER (Pre-booking required, or on your own) BOOK HERE | IMPORTANT Read about evening meal options
White Hart Bar open until 23.00
20.30Performance:Silvia Battista: A river is never a matter or peace [DETAILS]
21.00Wallace Heim: the sea cannot be depleted (radio poem)
21.30Nightpaddle (booking required - info and booking)
23.45Solstice overnight sit by River Dart (booking required)

Friday June 22

TimeStudio 1 + FoyerStudio 3Ship Studio /Elsewhere
09.00Registration Desk open
Tea/coffee in Garden Room
09.25Introduction to the Day
Making visible (ii)Artist PresentationsEnvironment/Culture
09.45Rona Lee: Truthing Gap – artistic encounters with the scientific deep [ABSTRACT]Ashleigh Griffith: The Lightness of Living [ABSTRACT]Panel [ABSTRACT]
Mediating Water: Gender, Genre, Generation
Speaker 1: Joanne Garde-Hansen on ‘Women in Drought and Flood: 1976 and 2007’
Speaker 2: Michael Wilson on ‘Performing Water Stories: The River is a Snake’
Speaker 3: Lindsey McEwen on ‘Flood Archives: Sustaining a Watery Sense of Place’
10.15Hanien Conradie: The Voice of Water: Re-sounding a silenced River [ABSTRACT]Philip Kilner: Fluent in-scapes: Our living blood circulation and heart [ABSTRACT]
10.45Angela McArthur: [re]Sounding Balloon [ABSTRACT]Douglas Mick & Sam Trubridge: concurrency [ABSTRACT]
12.05If you have been involved in John Hartley's workshop you may be hanging the exhibition during this session.
OntologyEnvironment/Climate (iii)Artist Reports
12.05Mirjami Lantto: Rivering; a creative positioning among a liquid landscape [ABSTRACT]Thena Tak: Ordinary Reveals [ABSTRACT]Nikole Bouchard: The Strainer [ABSTRACT]
12.35Rhys Trimble & Fay Stevens: Confluence [ABSTRACT]Elizabeth Rahman: Cooled, cured and sedimented: hydrocentric infants of northwestern amazonia [ABSTRACT]Laura Bissell: The Sea and Self [ABSTRACT]
13.05Simon Peres: How to Make Water Inhabitable? Towards an Ontology Beyond Flow [ABSTRACT]Carey Marks & Prof William Blake: Water in the Landscape: the challenge of soil erosion [ABSTRACT]Richard Povall The Ephemeral River residential project: report from artist-evaluator [ABSTRACT]
14.30Round table: Alice Gartland: sea and river swimming (with guest speakers) [ABSTRACT] BOOKING REQUIREDin various locations...

Workshop 2b: Nikole Bouchard Garden Room (see earlier)
Workshop 7: Rebekah Bloyd In Dialogue with Water DESCRIPTION
Workshop 8: Sarah Acton Poetry walk along river DESCRIPTION
Workshop 9: Anna Wolfe-Pauly ‘Pillow hat’ [self-guided]
Workshop 10: Iain Biggs / Luci Gorell Barns DESCRIPTION
Workshop 11: Rita Palandrani El Dorado, Valley Field, water tasting DESCRIPTION

BOOKING IS REQUIRED (Booking opens March 20)
16.15Closing session