Embodied Fantasies, a concept central to art history, theory and practice is concurrently a topic debated in the fields of the neuro and cognitive sciences, philosophy and phenomenology.
This theme will be addressed in a transdisciplinary conference hosting scholars and artists from the fields of architecture, art history, visual art, history of science and psychology among others. Discussions will focus on concepts of embodiment as they relate to sexuality, aesthetics, epistemology, perception and fantasy itself. Approaches to the role of fantasies will be viewed beyond traditional conceptions to include complex thinking processes, subjectivity, and the intersubjective.
Prominent attention will be paid to fantasies and images as a form of knowledge production. Speakers include: Gabriele Brandstetter (Freie Universität, Berlin), Horst Bredekamp (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin), Mark Dery (Cultural Critic), Frank Gillette (SVA), Dan Hutto (University of Hertfordshire, UK), Mitchell Joachim (TerreformONE), Arthur I. Miller (University of London, UK), Alva Noe (University of California and CUNY), Shelley Rice (NYU), McKenzie Wark (The New School), among others.