• FASST 2016: Dr Courtney Pedersen, Dr Laini Burton and Michelle Xen. H.D Video still courtesy Panoptic Press.

  • FASST 2016: Dr Courtney Pedersen, Dr Laini Burton and Michelle Xen. H.D Video still courtesy Panoptic Press.

  • FASST 2016: Dr Courtney Pedersen, Dr Laini Burton and Michelle Xen. H.D Video still courtesy Panoptic Press.

  • FASST 2016: Dr Courtney Pedersen, Dr Laini Burton and Michelle Xen. H.D Video still courtesy Panoptic Press.

  • FASST 2016: Dr Courtney Pedersen, Dr Laini Burton and Michelle Xen. H.D Video still courtesy Panoptic Press.

  • FASST 2016: Dr Courtney Pedersen, Dr Laini Burton and Michelle Xen. H.D Video still courtesy Panoptic Press.

  • FASST 2016: Dr Courtney Pedersen, Dr Laini Burton and Michelle Xen. H.D Video still courtesy Panoptic Press.

  • FASST 2016: Dr Courtney Pedersen, Dr Laini Burton and Michelle Xen. H.D Video still courtesy Panoptic Press.

  • FASST 2016: Dr Courtney Pedersen, Dr Laini Burton and Michelle Xen. H.D Video still courtesy Panoptic Press.

  • FASST 2016: Dr Courtney Pedersen, Dr Laini Burton and Michelle Xen. H.D Video still courtesy Panoptic Press.

FASST 2016: Dr Courtney Pedersen

PanOptic Press | Little Tokyo Two Substation

Sunday 20 March 2016 | Published Tuesday 22 April 2016

The first seminar in our 2016 series featured three Brisbane based, internationally recognised, academics, published authors and practicing artists. Including Dr Laini Burton (Griffith University), Dr Courtney Pederson (QUT) and Michelle Xen (QUT) who together explored phenomena surrounding fashion, body modification and the post human condition. Held at the Little Tokyo Two Substation, 22 Petrie Terrace from 12 midday on Sunday the 20-3-2016, all reservations could quickly and easily be made through our EventBrite page (now disabled).

Dr Courtney Pedersen is the Head of Visual Arts at QUT and a Senior Lecturer in Art History / Theory. Her research interests include the position of women in art, feminist methods in creative practice-led research, and visual arts pedagogy. She has also been a practicing artist for over 20 years, with her primary training in photography at Prahran College and the VCA. Courtney is currently a co-director of the feminist artist collective LEVEL, and serves on the boards of Eyeline Publishing and Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space in Brisbane.

While we often think of body modification and a ‘posthuman’ condition as being contemporary phenomena, we can look to the avant-garde art and design of the early twentieth century as predictors of many of our current concerns. In both art and fashion, there was a keen interest in redesigning the body itself as a response to technological and social change. In this talk, Dr Courtney Pedersen invites us to consider the provocations that these practitioners raised and how many of their concerns are still relevant for us today.

Panoptic Press in association with Little Tokyo Two Substation and Reach Media would like to extend our appreciation toward the following Brisbane based galleries, all of whom encouragingly support this initiative by providing a selection of books, catalogues, bookmarks and cards, both for sale and gifts to be handed out on Sunday the 20-3-2016 including:

The University of Queensland Art Museum: James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive , The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Q 4067.

Heiser Gallery: 90 Arthur Street Fortitude Valley Brisbane Q 4006.

Milani Gallery: 54 Logan Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Q 4102.

Griffith University Art Gallery: 226 Grey St, South Brisbane, Q 4101

QUT Art Museum: 2 George Street, Brisbane, Q 4000.

Queensland Centre for Photography: PO Box 5848, West End, Q 4101.

The Institute of Modern Art: Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Q 4006.

Jan Murphy Gallery: 486 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006.

Panoptic Press is a converged media, cross sector collaboration between the disciplines of art, art history, philosophy, psychology and the creative industries. Through the development of an ecosystem of disciplines, allowing ideas and concepts to mingle and cohabitate, finding realisation and understanding through shared networks, Panoptic Press is designed to grow a critical voice throughout the broader arts sector. Philosophically we foster a wide community of arts accessible to the broader community. Affecting community engagement with the humanities and commerce, Panoptic Press is pleased to be associated with the following organisations.

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