Materiality

Tuesday 12 June 2018, 14.30 – 16.30

As contemporary art making evolves, so too does the concept of materiality. Materials carry with them rhetoric of the past and have important implications for the future. As artists, we might select or reject both materials and making. In this KEY Event we will explore the critical notion of materiality, the phenomenology of materials and the role of making, through the undertaking of a collective making project.

We have invited two artists to help facilitate our investigation:

‧ Zoe Laughlin; Director of the Institute of Making at UCL and holds a PhD in Materials within the Division of Engineering at King’s College London

‧ Tom Railton; specialist technician at the Royal College of Art and a Fine Art lecturer at Leeds University

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