What does it mean to imagine that everything exists equally in the world, and that human beings have no more status than atoms or alpacas? Object-oriented ontology (“OOO”) puts things (rather than human beings, science or social relations) at the heart of studying what it means to exist. It is a new philosophical movement that has had a decisive influence on the work of both artists and exhibition-makers. A discussion with philosopher Graham Harman, curator Michelle Kasprzak and lecturers Francis Halsall, Kevin Love and Andrew Goffey will address implications for the artwork as object.
Free, The Space
6pm Screening: Elizabeth Price User Group Disco
6.30pm Discussion: With Graham Harman, Michelle Kasprzak and Francis Halsall.
With responses from Kevin Love (Nottingham Trent University) and Andrew Goffey (University of Nottingham)
Part of The Secret Life of Things