Artist Jesse Jones joins Fionn Meade in the second session to trace aspects of “cinefication” in the work of Vsevolod Meyerhold and Bertolt Brecht through to Jones’s own work involving the social and political history of cinema.
Repeatedly an unfaithful servant to the systematizing and unifying impulses of aesthetics and philosophy, Fionn Meade will present a Proposition that will consider how and when artworks enact critique, and why this discernment involves an indispensable entanglement with historiography. To include reflections on Marcel Broodthaers, Rosemarie Trockel, and Group Material, as well as art historian Aby Warburg and writer Danilo Kiš, potential typologies will be outlined.
Propositions is a public forum that explores ideas in development. Each two-day seminar introduces a topic of current investigation in an invited speaker’s own artistic or intellectual practice. Over the course of a seminar session, these developing ideas are responded to, researched, and discussed to propel them forward in unique ways.