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Analogy Loom: SUPERLUX Workshop with Duncan Marquiss
Wed, May 3, 2017, 10:00 AM – Thu, May 4, 2017, 4:00 PM BST
Two-day workshop led by artist Duncan Marquiss
Participants are invited to attend both days: 10am–4pm on 3 May and 10am–4pm on 4 May 2017
"Every concept we have is a tightly packaged bundle of analogies. All we do when we think is to leap from one analogy-bundle to another — and, such leaps are themselves made via analogical connection, to boot." Douglas Hofstadter
In 1942 the neuroscientist Charles S. Sherrington famously compared the human mind to an "enchanted loom". In her 1976 installation Text & Commentary the video artist Beryl Korot made an analogy between the threads on her weaving loom and the lines that make up a video image. Taking analogical thinking as its focus, the workshop will use video as a framework for examining the human tendency to draw comparisons and think in metaphors.
Can an analogy be the subject of a film? How might the form and structure of a film mimic its subject matter? Through discussions and practical exercises the workshop will consider how artists and filmmakers use analogies to generate ideas and devise new formal approaches by combining disparate topics, materials and processes.
Participants are encouraged to bring a video-camera or smart-phone with them to use during some short filming-exercises during this workshop. Laptops are also welcome for a short editing session on the second day. While these are welcome, they are not a requirement to take part. If you don't have access to either a camera or smart-phone then please book your workshop place and email email@example.com and we can organise equipment for you.
This workshop develops on from a workshop that Duncan held in March 2017 at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kerala, India, hosted by LUX Scotland, British Council and Kochi Biennale Foundation. With thanks to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.