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Lecture

The Enduring Appeal and Fear of Indexicality and Origins

18:00–19:00

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Sculpture of leaves scattered around a polystyrene box

This talk uses our current exhibition Hany Armonious: Stone Soup as a springboard to consider some strands of Western philosophical and aesthetic traditions as they pertain to representation, mimesis, the metaphysics of presence, technology, and simulation.

A key thinker about the import of simulation is Jean Baudrillard, a quintessentially Cold War theorist whose work examines analogue and digital technologies to take account of the desire for, rejection of and impossibility of indexical replication. His thought will provide one of many key touchstones for this talk.

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About the speaker

Ryan Bishop is Professor of Global Art and Politics at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. His most recent book is Technocrats of the Imagination: Art, Technology and the Military-Industrial Avant-garde (2020, Duke University Press, co-authored with John Beck) and his editorial work includes co-editing the journal Cultural Politics (Duke UP) and two book series ‘A Cultural Politics book’ (Duke) and ‘Technicities’ (Edinburgh UP, with Jussi Parikka).

Other events in this series

Hany Armanious: Stone Soup
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Exhibition

Hany Armanious: Stone Soup

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Sculpture Galleries
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Curator’s Tour of Hany Armanious: Stone Soup
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Part of Hany Armanious: Stone Soup
Part of Hany Armanious: Stone Soup

Guided tour

Curator’s Tour of Hany Armanious: Stone Soup

18:00–19:00

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Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
The Enduring Appeal and Fear of Indexicality and Origins
Sculpture of leaves scattered around a polystyrene box
Part of Hany Armanious: Stone Soup
Part of Hany Armanious: Stone Soup

Lecture

The Enduring Appeal and Fear of Indexicality and Origins

18:00–19:00

Book your free ticket

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Getting here

Henry Moore Institute

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Leeds
LS1 3AH
United Kingdom

T:  01132 467 467
E:  reception@henry-moore.org