Consideration on the Works of James Joyce and Marcel Duchamp: Visual Work In Progress

Dr. Ian Hays
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My visual and written research is concerned with the strategies and arts of Joyce and Duchamp and some of the surrounding technological and scientific and artistic notions of their day. The works are large and are being created on computer using Photoshop and they consist of tiny details that are gradually being contextualised through my own speculative writing processes. The work looks to philosophers like Wittgenstein, Heidegger and Derrida among others, in an effort to bring out the confluence of ideas in Duchamp's Glass and his Notes, the work in Joyce's Ulysses and Finnegans Wake especially. This project hauls us over vast terrains of conceptual knowledge whose end can not be known and thus the work does not present itself in a manner best suited to the gallery system.

Keywords: Visual art as Process and Pedagogy, Writing and Reading Essential to Visual Artworks, Scholarship and Pure Thought as Goals in Themselves, The Picture as Process that Never Ends, Exegetical Writing and its Critical Discourse, Art, Science, Literature, Philosophy
Stream: Literature, Literary Studies, Knowledge, Teaching and Learning
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation in English
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Dr. Ian Hays

University Lecturer, School of Art and Design, Coventry University

Research on my subject Reading Joyce Reading Duchamp was delivered as a paper and PowerPoint at the Dublin James Joyce Colloquium in June 2004. Then I gave a paper and PowerPoint at the Slought Foundation, University of Pennsylvania in December 2004, and I am presenting a paper and PowerPoint at the University of Cornell, Ithaca, in June of this year. My background is in painting and the history and theory of art. My concerns are based on visual art as a pedagogical and learning process not necessarily as an exhibiting agent.

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