Jessop West Exhibition Space
12 September 2011, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Assembling Archaeology is a day seminar which forms the culmination of the Leverhulme Trust artistic residency at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield. The meeting will conincide with an exhibition of work produced during the residency, and the artistic work will provide a backdrop to the event. Large plasma screens will also showreel other works associated with the speakers.
Assembling Archaeology focuses on how the practice and materiality of archaeology can be researched through visual art and media. The day will bring together a range of speakers who will discuss how artistic practice visualises the connections between archaeologists and the materials and places that give meaning to their work.
The contributors will draw upon a range of media including photography, painting, drawing, film and theatre. They will address themes such as the representation of archaeology as practice including archaeologists´ relationships with tools and their means of ordering things, and a consideration of the representation and evocation of the past in contemporary landscapes.
The conference will include art works produced during the residency and the preview of `Triangulation´ by Bill Bevan. This is a triptych created as the culmination of Bill´s Leverhulme residency at the Department of Archaeology and will be installed over three floors in Northgate House at the end of September.