13.15 Tomas Ferm, project leader of the KOM
What is the KOM project?
Anita Synnestvedt, Archaeologist, GU
Information about the forthcoming archaeological dig at Konstepidimin 4 May 14.00 Doug Bailey, professor in Visual Anthropology, San Francisco State University Cutting the surface: art, archaeology and beyond
When we cut a surface, we enter complex territory. This lecture examines the intentions, actions, and consequences of breaking surfaces. Beginning as an archaeological investigation (the speaker's dig of a Neolithic - 6000 BC - site in Romania), this talk quickly expands the discussion in broad terms. Specific topics include the following: the art of Lucio Fontana, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Ron Athey; the philosophy of "holes" (they are the ultimate paradox, being an object that does not exist); the visual perception of concave spaces; and the linguistic anthropology of cutting things. The lecture will be of interest to archaeologists, art historians, artists, anthropologists, and others who enjoy engaged intellectual conversation.
15.20 -16.30 Alexander Wilczek, doctor, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Freud and Archaeology
Freud used archeology as a metaphor for how one can approach humans and their story, something to be discussed in this presentation. By "penetrating the surface" and uncovering the layers of the psyche and the human experience, understanding can be reached.
16.30 Mingle buffet with drinks