About the conference

This conference sets out to investigate the circumstances and motivations for the re-emergence of wonder in contemporary artistic practice and discourse. How do artists deal in their practice with fixation and the levels of attention often referred to as Wonder. The conference provides a platform for cross-disciplinary debate and the presentation of new practice-led research. Topics include:

  • the phenomenon of absorption or fixation of the viewer as response to the visual impact
  • wonder as strategy of breaching the dichotomy of science and art
  • wonder in the age of new media
  • wonder as questioning modes of representation and visibility
  • wonder and its role in contemporary creative practice
  • wonder’s role rendering the strange conceivable