Student Spotlight: Nicholas Samuel Heskes
The Student Spotlight series aims to highlight the work of current MFA students, asking them to share thoughts on their practice by answering curated and peer-submitted questions. Nicholas Samuel Heskes is a student in the Visual Arts Program.
What themes or subjects are you currently addressing in your work?
IN COLLABORATION | LIAM GILLICK FOR THE BAMPTON LECTURE SERIES
From 26-Feb-13 7:00 pm through 07-Mar-13 7:00 pm
Selected as the 38th Bampton Series speaker, artist and Visual Arts faculty Liam Gillick presents a series of four lectures examining a particular genealogy of the modern period that offers a revised understanding of the origins of contemporary art and its analysis. The series is co-presented by the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life.
1820 ERASMUS AND UPHEAVAL
TUES, FEB 26, 7 PM, MILLER THEATRE
The first lecture addresses the immediate aftermath of the French and American revolutions, which leads to new models of work, life and social organization.
1948 SKINNER AND COUNTER REVOLUTION
THURS, FEB 28, 7 PM, MILLER THEATRE
The second lecture examines conspiracy, behavioralism, post-war restructuring and the delusions around applied modernism, revealing the various counter measures, both intentional and structural, that shaped the post-war sense of self.
1963 HERMAN KAHN AND PROJECTION
TUES, MAR 5, 7 PM, MILLER THEATRE
For the third lecture, 1963 is the pivot for a consideration of projection, both social and political. The rise of insurgency and the consolidation of the scenario as a tool of political and financial control is combined with new models of the presented self within developing sub-cultures.
1974 VOLVO AND THE MISE-EN-SCÈNE
THURS, MAR 7, 7 PM, MILLER THEATRE
The final lecture, rooted in 1974, explores the mise-en-scène as a model for social and cultural organization. Continued shifts in technology and the rise of Neo-Liberalism are countered by new identifications and subjectivities.