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More on Merleau-Ponty – for your interest

This text is Lecture 6. Art and the World of Perception from a book of a series of seven lectures given on French radio in 1948. Although the text we’re reading for friday was written in 1961, I thought you would be interested to see how he presented his ideas at an earlier stage of development, in simpler form and in language for general audience. Apologies for the quality of the scan, but I think you should be able to read it.

By the way, Jude’s text, I think (say if I’m wrong Jude), is from; The Merleau-Ponty Aesthetics Reader Edited & with an Introduction by Galen A. Johnson, pub. Northwestern University Press. It is in the library so you can check notes for Eye and Mind see Plates of artists work discussed in it and also read the introductory chapter and a critical essay on Eye and Mind. If you’re not familiar with M-P, these and the attached text may be useful.

Interested to have your comments on any of this.



May 25, 2009 Posted by | Reading 3, reading group | , | 1 Comment

Intensive drinks and dinner Wednesday 27 May

Twelve people from the PGI went to dinner at the China Tea Club in Lyneham and had a few drinks and a stack of delicious dishes including Gone with the wind. (What??) Harriet and Bosco got the doggie bag. (??)

It was extremely pleasant..anyone disagree, the blog’s the place to say it.

May 25, 2009 Posted by | Postgrad intensive | , | 1 Comment

Jon Cattapan at the Australian War Memorial Fri 29 May

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If you happen to be in Canberra on Friday May 29th: The commissioned works from Jon Cattapan’s time in Timor Leste for the Australian War Memorial will be unveiled for a  press launch at the AustralianWar Memorial, Canberra.

He’s sent us the following invitation’

“Following the Press launch on the 29th I am going to stick around  from 3.30pm to 4.30pm and would like very much for you to join me at that time in the AWM’s Courtyard  Gallery to take a look  at the works with Giselle and I, have a chat and maybe a drink afterwards in the cafe or at a yet to be decided bar.

Hope you can make it along.  Jon”

The works are viewable to the public until only Sunday 31st May.

May 25, 2009 Posted by | Exhibition | , | Leave a comment

Howard Morphy Lecture – SoA L.Theatre 3pm Thur 28 May

Professor Howard Morphy, Director Research School of the Humanities: Mediating Forms: The Spiritual and Personal Dimension of Yolngu
Professor Morphy argues that the presence of a person and attributes of a person’s ‘biography’ are two relatively autonomous components of portraiture. He develops a comparative argument, considering commonalities between different artistic practices including conventional Western portraiture based on likeness, abstract  expressionism, North West Coast Native American art and Indigenous Australian art. This broader perspective reveals commonalities  across cultures that deepen understanding of portraiture as a process for mediating identity.

SofA Lecture Theatre

Thursday 28 May @ 3.00pm

May 25, 2009 Posted by | Lecture | , | Leave a comment