Speaker Semester 1 Program 2019

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presents the Semester 1 program for SPEAKER

SPEAKER is a series of talks by contemporary artists, thinkers and curators. Semester 1 talks will be given by: | ‘Sindikit |, Thomas Rentmeister, Hoda Afshar and Jozef Cseres

| ‘SINDIKIT | (Tim Doud and Zoe Charlton)
| ‘sindikit | is a project space created to support experimental work, to promote practice-based research, and to foster art-centered conversations. The | ‘sindikit | project is a creative, self-funded endeavor that emphasizes and extends our collaborative practices as artists and educators.

DATE Thursday 21 March
TIME 12.30–1.30pm
LOCATION RMIT Building 80, Level 3, Room 15

Thomas Rentmeister is a leading German artist who lives and works in Berlin. He is Professor at the Braunschweig Hochschule fur Bildende Kunst and studied at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf. He has exhibited in solo shows at the Kunstmuseum, Bonn; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; the Centraal Museum, Utrecht; and the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne.

DATE Thursday 28 March
TIME 6–7pm
LOCATION RMIT Building 94, Level 1, Room 6

Hoda Afshar explores the nature and possibilities of documentary image-making. Working across photography and moving-image, the Melbourne-based artist considers the representation of gender, marginality and displacement. In her artworks, Afshar employs processes that disrupt traditional image-making practices, play with the presentation of imagery, or merge aspects of conceptual, staged and documentary photography.

DATE Monday 1 April
TIME 12-30–1.30pm
LOCATION RMIT Building 94, Level 1, Room 11

Jozef Cseres (b. 1961) lectures on aesthetics and the philosophy of music, visual arts and intermedia at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.

DATE Thursday 11 April
TIME 6–7pm
LOCATION RMIT Building 94, Level 1, Room 6

SPEAKER talks are free and all are welcome.



Image: Hoda Afshar, still from the video Remain, 2018