Working through practice-led research: Metaphysical notions of “leading man back to the Divine” : Seminar with Dr Derek Ventling

19 Jul 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Wonder Room

From the perspective of a contemporary practitioner, I revisit Bonaventure’s 13th Century theory of light as a connective agency and an activating principle along the path of creative endeavour. As both the embodied observer and the observed, I experientially consider the dynamic relationship between making, light and my conscious self.

I am particularly interested in exploring the threshold between metaphorical and visible light, the real and the imaginary, the seen and the unseen. Immersed in material assemblages I captured fleeting moments photographically. I will explore how the installation heightened creative consciousness by inviting a discourse on the potential of light.

If, according to medieval theory, light is indeed providence and catalyst, it may be the mediator that transcends the boundaries of our space and being, engendering a transformational influence on our cognitive journey.


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