Wednesday 6 May 2015, 11.00AM to 5.00pm
We are delighted to present this extraordinary event involving art historians, mathematicians, chemists, and digital theorists to think across disciplinary boundaries about Pattern and Decoration.
This international collaboratory investigates the patterning of pattern / the figuring of decoration in different disciplines. How do different disciplines recognise, describe, resist, or utilise 'pattern' or 'decoration'? What status are they accorded? What new possibilities do they open up? What might be learned from such 'patterns' of thinking about pattern/ adornment?
11:00 Helen Hills (University of York): Introduction
11:15 Keynote: Robert Zwijnenberg (University of Leiden): Aesthetics and Ethics. How to tell an Artwork from a Scientific Image
12:00 Maria-Anna Aristova (University of York): Locating the Decorative― Architecture and Beyond
12:10 Martin Nixon (University of York): Pattern and Coherence in the Palazzo Biscari, Catania
12:20 Julie Wilson (University of York): Molecular patterns: What can we Learn from Chemical Analysis?
13:00 Lunch break
14:00 Michael Brennan (Trinity College, Dublin): Disturbing Behaviour: Inside the Mind of the Pattern-breakers
14:20 Jane Hawkes (University of York): Order out of Chaos: the Art of Pattern in Anglo-Saxon England
15:30 Sanju Velani (University of York): Patterns Made by Fractions
16:00 Andrew Goffey (University of Nottingham): Abstracting Figures. Challenging Technoscientific Accounts of Pattern Recognition
Everyone is welcome.
Download the Patterning Pattern Programme (PDF , 27kb)
Location: The Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building