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Interactions with the Real

The third annual Practice-based Research Conference organised by Royal Holloway postgraduate students, this day-long, interdisciplinary event provides a space for creative dialogue between practitioners and academic researchers by foregrounding practice as a means of creative exploration and academic enquiry.

The theme for the day is INTERACTIONS WITH THE REAL.

Venue: Central London (tbc)
Date: Saturday 21st November 2015
Time: (tbc)

‘Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.’ - Kierkegaard

‘Reality is merely an illusion –albeit a very persistent one.’ – Einstein

What is reality/real today? What has it been in the past? The popularity of social media, rise of the celebrity, resilience of reality television , and renewed interest in biopics, documentaries and historical novels bring us into daily contact with the art of ‘reality’ in all its forms.

How might artists and artworks respond and engage with ‘the real’ in our contemporary world?

How does your artwork,artistic practice and research (or that of others) engage with the concept of 'reality' or 'real'?