Please note: This is a preliminary schedule and therefore subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Venue: Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

9.00 – 9.45am 

Coffee and Registration

9.45 – 10.00am 

Welcome and Introduction

10.00 – 11.15 am 

– Keynote Address: Thomas Lemke – 

“Biopolitics: Current Issues and Future Challenges”

11.15 am – 11.30 pm

Coffee/Tea Break

11.30 – 12.30 pm 

– Plenary Panel: States of Control and Resistance – 

Ronit Lentin (Trinity College Dublin)

“Israel/Palestine: State of Exception and Acts of Resistance”

Matthew Causey (Trinity College Dublin)

“Bio-Politics, Digital Culture, Art Practice”

12.30 pm – 1.30pm 

Catered Lunch for Full Registrants in Long Room Hub

2:00 – 3:00 pm

– Parallel Sessions –

Venue: Arts Technology Research Lab, Trinity Tech campus, Pearse St.

a. Transplants and Artificial Lives

Ciara Kierans (University of Liverpool)

“The Biopolitics of an Ambivalent Technology: The Production of Power Relations in Organ Transplantation in Mexico”

Natasha Lushetich (University of Exeter)

“Organs with a Pedigree: Biopolitics and Linguistic Performativity”

b. Experimental Bio-technologies (part 1)

Orkan Telhan (University of Pennsylvania)

“Synthetic Ideologies of the Synthetic Living”

Pau Alsina (Open University of Catalonia)

“Tactical Biopolitics in Art Practices: Case Studies at the Crossroads between Activism and Technoscience”

3.00 – 3.15 pm 

Coffee/Tea Break

3.15 – 4:15 pm

– Parallel Sessions – 

a. Punishment and Bare Life

George Pavlich (University of Alberta)

“Punishment, Biopolitics and the Lives of Others at the Cape of Good Hope”

Aurora Voiculescu (University of Westminster, London)

“The Bio-Politics of Human Rights: The Ultimate (Corporate) Frontier”

b. Experimental Biotechnologies (part 2)

Meredith Walsh (University of London)

“Producing Bare Novelty”

Kathryn Bird (University of Leeds)

“Poor Things, Poor Creatures: Bare Life, Public Health and Autoimmunity in Alasdair Gray’s Poor Things and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go”

4.45 – 5.30 pm – Performance 1 by Kira O’Reilly

(Venue: Pearse Centre, Pearse Street)

6.00 – 7.30pm

– Keynote Address: Giorgio Agamben  –

“The Archaeology of the Work of Art”

Venue: Tercentenary Theatre in the Biosciences building, Pearse St. (Next to Goldsmith Hall)

7.30-8.30 Reception   Organized in honour of Giorgio Agamben by the Italian Institute of Culture-Dublin, in the Knowledge Exchange, Second Floor, Biosciences Building.

Thursday 1 November

Venue: Art, Technology and Research Lab, Trinity Tech Campus, Pearse St.

9.30 – 11.00am

– Plenary Panel: Conceptual Approaches to Social Control – 

Felicity Colman (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

“The Technology-image”

Audronė Žukauskaitė (Lithuanian Culture Research Institute)

“Life as Pure Immanence: Foucault, Deleuze, and Agamben”

Tobias Matzner (University of Tübingen)

“Resisting What You Are By Who You Are:  an Arendtian View on the Ethics of Biopolitics”

11.00 – 11.30am

Coffee/Tea Break

11.30am – 1:00pm

– Parallel Sessions – 

a. Biopolitical Thresholds: Power, Powerlessness, and Resistance

Eve Katsouraki (University of East London)

“A Life that is Not Worth Living: Powerlessness as Resistance in Praxes of Political Suicide”

Mark Maguire (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

“Policing the Emotions: Abnormal Behaviour Detection in Counter-Terrorism Operations”

Maciej Ozog (Lodz University)

“Bio Art as Praxis of Biopolitical Resistance”

b. Aesthetics and Resistance

Alan Boardman (NCAD and Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, Dublin)

“Reformatting the Biopolitical through an Aesthetics of Emergence”

Eric Weitz (Trinity College Dublin)

“Formatting Homo ridens: The Clown as Biopolitical Agent”

Karoline Gritzner (Aberystwyth University)

“Aesthetic Experience and the Biopolitical Body”

1.00 – 2.00pm

Catered Lunch for Full Registrants in ATRL

2.00 – 3.00pm

– Parallel Sessions – 

a. Social Control and the Ethics of Violence

Paula Gilligan (Institute of Art Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire)

“‘Harsh Realism’: Gender, Reality Television, and the Politics of the “Sink” Housing Estate in Austerity Britain”

Elke Schwarz (London School of Economics)

“From Transcendence into the Phenomenological – The Possibility of Ethics in a Biopolitical Modernity”

b. Art and Performance Confronting the Bio-technological

Ruth Kerr (visual artist, Dublin)

“The Sadodispassionate in the Context of Bio-Art”

Yu-Chien Wu (Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz)

“How We Became Non-Human? Transforming in the Re-appearance”

3.00 – 3.15 pm 

Coffee/Tea Break

3.15 – 4.15 pm

Parallel Sessions – 

a. Feminist Concerns

Jemima Repo (University of Helsinki)

“The Biopolitical Foundations of Gender Theory”

Tina Kinsella (National College of Art and Design, Dublin)

“Non-Life as the Possibility for Life: Resisting Technologies of Power through Bracha L. Ettinger’s Theorisation of Matrixial Trans-subjectivity”

b. (De)Constructing the “Master Race”

Paul O’Brien (National College of Art and Design, Dublin)

“Eugenics, Applied Biology, and the Politicisation of Aesthetics”

Maura Pavalow (University of Exeter)

“’I want to make white people FEEL white’: Experimenting with Radical Performance Pedagogy to Affect Everyday Whiteness as Liberation Praxis”

4.45 – 5.30 pm – Performance 2 by Kira O’Reilly

(Venue: Pearse Centre, Pearse Street)

6.00 – 7.30pm

– Keynote Address: Rosi Braidotti – 

“What Is ‘Human’ about the Humanities Today?”

Venue: Long Room Hub


Friday November 2

Venue: Arts Technology and Research Lab,  Pearse St

9.30 – 11.00am

– Plenary Panel: (Courts of) Human Rights – 

Ukri Soirila (University of Helsinki)

“Making Life Live or Letting it Die: (Human Rights) Courts as Administrators of Human Life”

Stephen Kirwan (Trinity College Dublin)

“Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: Towards a Bio-Political Understanding of Humanitarian Intervention”

Ezgi Yildiz (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva) “Biopolitical Rationales of State and Evolution of Norms on State Violence”

11.00 – 11.15 am 

Coffee/Tea Break

11.15am – 12:45 pm 

– Parallel Sessions – 

a. Representing the Abject

Sandra D’Urso (University of Melbourne)

“Writing A Democratic Constitution in Blood: Performing Biopolitical Encounters between Bodies and Text”

Steve Wilmer (TCD)

“Statelessness within Biopolitical Structures”

Caitlin Purdy (University of Colorado, Boulder)

“(Re)Making Memory in Peru: Representing the Biopolitical”

b. Controlling the Skies and Urban Spaces

Veronika Valk (RMIT University School of Architecture and Design, Melbourne)

“Biopolitics and Weatherwars”

Stephanie Wakefield (City University of New York Graduate Center)

“Administering the ‘Environment:’ Urban Climate Adaptation and Biopolitics”

Debra Benita Shaw (University of East London)

“Strange Zones: Posthuman Urbanism & Metropolis”

1.00 – 2.00 pm – Performance 3 by Kira O’Reilly

(Venue: Pearse Centre, Pearse Street)

2.00 – 3.00 pm 

Catered Lunch for Full Registrants in Long Room Hub

3.00 – 5.30 pm

– Keynote Plenary Panel – 

 Artistic Interventions with Manipulated Life

(Venue: Long Room Hub)

Oron Catts (SymbioticA, University of Western Australia)

“Neolifism – Life Removed From Context”

Ionat Zurr (SymbioticA, University of Western Australia)

“On Techno-scientific Bodies and Living Tools”

Kira O’Reilly (Performance Artist, UK)

“In Vivo/In Vitro: Between Body, Laboratory and Text”

5.30pm  – Closing Remarks


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