Program » 07.12.2015 - 11.12.2015

To Note: Notation Across Disciplines

'To Note', Courtesy of Sonic Soundscape, rebeccacivil.wordpress.com

Presented by RMIT Design Hub and led by independent curator Hannah Mathews, To Note: Notation Across Disciplines considers the significance, influence and role of notation across creative disciplines throughout history into contemporary practice.

Over 5 days practitioners from the disciplines of visual art, dance, sound, design and architecture gathered together to learn more about notation through a series of commissioned lectures. 

Reflecting a range of practices, backgrounds and generations, the participants also shared their own interests in notation from a process and/or work-based perspective through artist-led activities.

Lunch-time lectures were free and open to the public as follows:

Lunch-time Lectures »
Design Hub Lecture Theatre, Level 3, Free! 

Introduction to the lecture series: 
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Monday 7 December, 1 - 2pm »
Notation in Design and Architecture: Search. Contain. Paper Work

Dr Michael Trudgeon, Professor of Design, RMIT University

Dr Michael Trudgeon is Professor of Design, RMIT University and Deputy Director of VEIL, a sustainability research centre at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. Michael is also the design director at Crowd Productions, a transdisciplinary design studio, incorporated in 1983, with a focus on technology innovation in and its relationship to cultural change. Michael’s experience is diverse and combines a long transdisciplinary career in practice as well as teaching post-graduate design studio programs. Michael’s range of design work crosses the disciplines of Industrial design, architectural and interior design, furniture design and manufacturing and digital design, design research, scenario mapping and visualisation, experience design, exhibition design and content curation.

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Tuesday 8 December, 1 - 2pm »
False Relations:
On the Problem of Translation Between the Sonic and the Visual Sign

Erkki Veltheim, Musician, Chamber Made Opera

Erkki Veltheim is a musician and interdisciplinary artist. He has performed with ensembles such as Australian Art Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Elision and Ensemble Modern, and has featured as a soloist with London Sinfonietta and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Erkki is a recipient a 2013 Myer Creative Fellowship.

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Wednesday 9 December, 1 - 2pm »
Dance Notation - or the Process of Recording Movement on Paper
Dr Sally Gardner, Senior Lecturer, Dance, Deakin University

Dr Sally Gardner is a former dancer and now a senior lecturer in dance at Deakin University. She is a co-editor of Writings on Dance and regularly contributes to dance, arts and humanities forums and publications through thinking that attempts to articulate experienced phenomena of movement.

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Thursday 10 December, 1 - 2pm »
Spatialising Time - Notation and the Visual Arts
Dr Alex Selenitsch, Senior Lecturer, Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne

Dr Alex Selenitsch is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. He is also an artist and poet and was awarded a PhD by the University of Melbourne in 2008 for his thesis Sets, Series and Suites: composing the multiple artwork. His creative practice exploits the creative interaction of pre-set systems and conditions against improvisation and intuitive processes and ranges from literature and graphics to sculpture, furniture and architecture.

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.