The Visibility Conference
We love collaboration, interdisciplinary engagement, criticality, discussion and pushing forward the profile of practice-based PhD’s
About The Conference
Visibility within practice-based research and artistic practice is an emergent discourse. It is central to the shaping of political, ethical and socio-economic concerns, in culture and within the subcultures it informs. Visibility within practice-based research can expose and question visual hierarchies, authority, authorship, the politics of technology, balances of power and representation or prompt dissent. Here, visibility is a concept that we have adapted and extended from the philosophies of Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze, where it shifts from a quality; of visibility, to an entity; the visibility. The concept of visibility generates a dual arrangement: of what can be seen operating with what cannot be seen. Our understanding of visibility provides a broad contemporary framework founded in the histories of post-colonialism and feminism.
We will examine the many dialogues which incorporate themes of visibility within art, visual practice and participatory practice to prompt a discussion between multiple disciplines. Artwork that incorporates documentation expands the making process into one that could involve broader considerations, such as gaining access, subject matter, permissions, negotiating authorship, representation and use of technology or technique. This dynamic thematic will enable new perspectives on the conditions of practice based research.
We welcome responses to questions which might consider:
Who or what is made visible, and what remains invisible?
How do perceptions of visibility affect power dynamics?
What is hidden within practice-based artistic research?
How are the politics of representation examined through visibility within arts practice?
How does visibility broaden considerations of context and approach within practice-based research?
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We are practice-based PhD students based at Sheffield Hallam University's world-renown C3Ri Research Centre.
The Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute C3RI is Sheffield Hallam University's largest and highest rated community of researchers; a large majority of our work was recognised in the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) as being of international significance.
The C3RI is all about making connections - bringing together specialisms in art, design, media production, communication studies, computing and engineering into the University's largest community of researchers.
The Institute includes two Research Centres, the Art and Design Research Centre and the Communication and Computing Research Centre. In addition, the C3RI is host to Design Futures who provide specialist research and consultancy services in the areas of product and packaging design.
The C3RI provides a business focussed consultancy and research service in communications and computing to businesses through our dedicated Knowledge Transfer team.
The C3RI is also home to Design Futures, a discrete unit within C3RI delivering packaging and product design research to industry. Design futures has a proven track record as innovators being cited as inventors or contributors to a portfolio of intellectual property, it has accrued a number of design awards.
The C3RI is housed in the landmark Cantor building, which is also home to Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery.
This project is funded by the SHU Doctoral School