Transmission in Motion


“Two Animals One Line” – Tamalone van den Eijnden

As part of the Transmission in Motion Seminar 2017/2018 Nicholas Salazar Sutil gave a lecture on “How to get a Wall to Dance.” His speech was based on the objects of limestone, caves and cave paintings. However, while speaking of these objects of the Palaeolithic age, often also referred to as ‘prehistory,’[1] he was simultaneously…

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“Dancing the Cave” – Gido Broers

Before discussing the movement in cave art, I will address briefly movement in another art form, namely dance: “In watching a collective dance – say, artistically successful ballet – one does not see people running around; one sees the dance driving this way, drawn that way, gathering here, spreading there – fleeing, resting, rising, and…

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“Imagination transmission through Exupérism: what’s in the box?” – Max Peters

Nicolas Salazar Sutil’s engaging lecture gave fascinating insights into prehistoric artworks, through an analytical approach reminiscent of an archaeologist or even geologist. Through his discussion of caves, limestones, sedimentary rocks and the impact of darkness on artists, he showed us how the principles of artistic practices can be recognized and interpreted in centuries-old rock paintings. The key…

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“Tacit Knowledge in Matter and Motion” – Lisa-Maria van Klaveren

In his presentation, Nicolas Salazar Sutil offers a new beginning, reaching back to pre-historic knowledge. This opening, that he is mapping out in his forthcoming book Matter in Transmission (Bloomsbury), overcomes the idea that transmission is only possible in conventional telecommunicational forms, such as electricity, radio-waves, microwave and infra-red. Instead, he invites elements – water,…

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“Transmission in Motion Seminar” (2017-2018)

Technological developments inform the ways information travels through media, turn archives into ‘dynarchives,’ and set knowledge cultures in motion. Such developments foreground the performativity of practices of transmission and the materiality of mediation; moreover, they point to movement and embodiment as key to both transmission and mediation. Moving images, motion capture, virtual mobility, mobile media,…

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Transmission in Motion invites you to their 1st event!

We proudly inaugurate a series of events organized by the research community Transmission in Motion! For its first event, Transmission in Motion invited four renowned researchers to Utrecht to share their knowledge about the “possible” influence of the arts in the development of social robots. Ruairi Glynn, (Associate professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London), Elizabeth Jochum (Associate at…

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