Ungrounding the Object
Ungrounding the Object is the second event in The Matter of Contradiction series. It focuses its attention on the renewal of the object as conceived outside of human access and the shattering of the ‘space of critique’. It attempts to understand how art, philosophy, mathematics, geology and physics can collide, not just as procedure of transdisciplinarity but through the intersection of their independent dynamics and collusion of their materials. Articulated as the disruption or collapsing of the ground on which we stand, we claim ungrounding is a cognitive and material process of evisceration. To this end, the correlation between thought and the object should be revised. We wish to explore the impact of objective reality within the realm of art practice, contending that we must understand the capacity of the (art)object to unground through its contingent materiality.
Ungrounding the Object was split in two parts. From Saturday 1st to Friday the 7th, Treignac Projet hosted a private workshop with a group of 13 participants. On the weekend of 8th and 9th September, Le Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière hosted a two-day conference addressing the issues raised during the workshop.
List of speakers / 8th-9th of September
Workshop participants / 1st-9th of September
Workshop speakers / 1st-9th of September
(more infos on the speakers page)