GARETH POLMEER
About



Gareth Polmeer is a writer, artist and lecturer. He studied at the Royal College of Art (RCA) and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. He has exhibited works nationally and internationally, holds a doctorate from the RCA, and has published and presented widely. He is a Senior Tutor at the RCA.

His research interests are in the relation of art, metaphysics and the imagination. Recent research has considered the nature of participation, appearance and noesis, and questions around technology and perception. This has been further explored in papers on philosophy, poetry and meaning. Recent papers at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and the British Computer Society.

Exhibitions in recent years include 'Alternate Frames' in Spain, 'Contact: A Festival of New Experimental Film and Video' in the UK and ‘Four Modes of Anti-Image’ in Russia.   


Qualifications 


BA(Hons), MA, PhD(RCA), PGCert(HE), FHEA


Current Employment


Royal College of Art, UK
Senior Tutor (Research) in Critical and Historical Studies.


Camberwell College of Arts, UK
Associate Lecturer.



Other Activities


Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Conference (EVA), Member of the Organising Committee and Submissions Reviewer

Leonardo Peer Review Panel, Manuscript Reviewer

Member of the Hegel Society of Great Britain

Member of the Computer Arts Society (CAS)


Previous Employment



Middlesex University, UK
Sessional Lecturer in Multimedia

University for the Creative Arts, UK
Sessional Lecturer & Senior Lecturer in Film and Video

Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Sessional Lecturer in Digital Arts

James Cook University, Australia
Guest Lecturer in Arts and Media

London College of Communication, UK
Guest Lecturer in Film and Television


Other Links


> Academia.edu

> LinkedIn


> Leonardo

> Arteca 

> RCA research

> RCA Repository

> EThOS online

> Research Gate




Chapters, Essays and Proceedings



Finding Vision and Vision's Life: Barfield, Noesis and Imagination. Coleridge Bulletin, Summer 2021. (Forthcoming)

Polarity and the Significance of Imagination. Coleridge Bulletin, Summer 2021. (Forthcoming)

'Imagination, Participation and Neoplatonism'. In Ovens, Martin (ed) Owen Barfield in Contemporary Contexts. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (Forthcoming)      
Computational Culture and AI: Challenging Human Identity and Curatorial Practice. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Conference (EVA) Proceedings. With Giannini, Bowen, et.al. BCS, London, 2020.

'Historical Questions on Being and Digital Culture'. In Giannini, Tula and Bowen, Jonathan (eds.) Museums and Digital Culture: New Perspectives and Research. Springer. 2019 

States of Being: Art and Identity in Digital Space and Time.
Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA) Conference Proceedings. With Giannini, Bowen, et.al. BCS, London. 2018.

Coded Communication: Digital Senses and Aesthetics, Merging Art and Life. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA) Conference Proceedings. With Giannini and Bowen.  BCS, London. 2017. ISBN: 978-1-78017-399-3

Sublating Time: Hegel’s Speculative Philosophy and Digital Aesthetics.
Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA) Conference Proceedings, BCS, London. 2016. ISBN: 978-1-78017-344-3 

'Trees in Autumn'. In: Hamlyn, Nicky. Payne, Simon., and Rees, A.L. (eds.) Kurt Kren: Structural Films. Bristol: Intellect. 2016. ISBN: 978-1-78320-551-6

'Tree Again'. In: Hamlyn, Payne and Rees (eds.)

'Asylum'. In: Hamlyn, Payne and Rees (eds.)

Film Unframed. In: Austrian Studies. Vol. 23. MHRA. 2015. ISSN: 13507532

Movement within Movement. In: VIDEO. London, Evelyn Yard. 2015. 

Processes and Variations in Digital Landscapes
. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA) Conference Proceedings, BCS, London. 2015. ISBN 978-1-78017-316-0


Motion to Becoming: Nature and the Image in Time. PhD thesis. Royal College of Art. 2015.

Sequences and Intervals. In: Leonardo Journal. Vol. 48, No. 2. 2015. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISSN 0024-094X

Transient Landscape. In: Millennium Film Journal. Issue 61. New York: Millennium Film Workshop. 2015. ISSN 1064-5586

The Cinematic Map. In: Materiality of Time. London: UAL/LCC. 2015. ISBN 978-1-906908-34-8

The Cinematic Map. In: Troubled Waters. London: Camberwell Press. 2013. ISBN: 978-1-908971-14-2.

States of Flux. In: MIRAJ, Moving Image Review and Art Journal, Volume 1, Issue 2. 2012. Bristol: Intellect. ISSN: 20456298.

About Now MMX (excerpt). In: One More Time, Catalogue, London: London Met University. 2011.

About Now MMX (excerpt). In: Media City Film Festival, Catalogue, Windsor, Canada. 2011.

The Cinematic Map: William Raban's About Now MMX. In: Tengen Magazine, Issue 3. London: UCL. 2011.


Books (In Development)


The Movement of Appearance

Collected essays in aesthetics, considering art, spirit, beauty, imagination and modernity.

Hegel's Logic and System

An edited volume on Hegel developed from a series of workshops on the Logic and broader contexts.        

 

Papers, Lectures and Talks


   
Noesis and Actuality. 'Hegel's Doppelsatz: Rationality and Actuality' Workshop. Clare College, University of Cambridge, (Forthcoming).

Polarity and Inspiration: Barfield, Coleridge and the Creative Imagination. 'Barfield, Coleridge and the Imagination' Workshop. Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, May 2020.  

Logomorphism, Logic and Imagination: Owen Barfield and Hegel's Preface to the Phenomenology of Spirit. Phenomenology of Spirit reading group. Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, November 2019.   

Reason and Eternal Essence: Spirit, Absolute Knowing and the Poetry of Hegel's Logic. Absolute Knowing and Presuppositionless Science. Fourth Oxford Hegel Reading Group Workshop. Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, 2018.

Spirit and Experience: Hegel, Intuition, Concepts and Non-Identity. London Hegel Reading Group, SOAS, University of London, 2018.

Digital Senses and Aesthetic Autonomy. 'Coded Communication: Digital Senses and Aesthetics, Merging Art and Life'. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA) Pre-Conference Symposium, British Computer Society, London. 2017.

Intuition, Images and Appearance in the Logic. 'Hegel's Science of Logic and the Logic of his Philosophy'. Third Oxford Hegel Reading Group Workshop. St. John's College, University of Oxford, 2017.

Appearance of the Lasting: Art, Spirit and the Digital Age. University Church, University of Oxford, 2017

Knowledge and Relativism: A Critique of Postmodernism and an Argument for Systematic Philosophy. 'The Journal' session. Humanities Research Forum, Royal College of Art, London, 2016.

Appearance, Illusion and Time. Part of the panel 'Modern Time'. 'Living Pasts, Moving Present', German Screen Studies Network Symposium. King's College London. 2016

Sublating Time: Hegel’s Speculative Philosophy and Digital Aesthetics. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA), British Computer Society, London. 2016.

Duration and Timelessness: Hegel, Aesthetics and the (Slow) Image in Time. Slow Cinema Symposium. Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 2016.

Impermanence and the Image of Trees: Hegel, Dialectic and the Experience of Nature.
German Research Seminar, King's College London. 2016.

‘Immanent Movement’: Hegel’s ‘speculative thinking’ and questions of meaning in German Philosophy. Humanities Research Forum, Royal College of Art, London. 2015

Processes and Variations in Digital Landscapes. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA), British Computer Society, London. 2015.

Fragment/Continuum - Disunity in Cinematic Time. Unity/Disunity Conference. University College London. 2013.

Experimental Film and the Architectonics of Light. Association of Art Historians conference. University of Reading. 2013.

Re-temporalising Time: Motion and Intervals in Experimental Film. Fast/Slow: Intensifications of Cinematic Speed. Anglia Ruskin University. 2013.

States of Flux. Visual Communication Research Symposium, Royal College of Art. 2013.

Adorno, Nature and Film. Marx and the Movies conference. University of Central Lancashire. 2012.


Symposia, Workshops and Panels Organised


'Hegel's Doppelsatz: Rationality and Actuality' Workshop. Clare College, University of Cambridge. (Forthcoming).

'Barfield, Coleridge and the Imagination' Workshop. Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, May 2020.

'Absolute Knowing and Presuppositionless Science: Hegel's Phenomenology and Logic'. Fourth Hegel Reading Group Workshop. Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, 2018.

'States of Being: Art and Identity in Digital Space and Time'. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA) Pre-Conference Symposium, British Computer Society, London. 2018.

'Hegel's Science of Logic and the Logic of his Philosophy'. Third Oxford Hegel Reading Group Workshop. St. John's College, University of Oxford, 2017.

'Coded Communication: Digital Senses and Aesthetics, Merging Art and Life'. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA) Pre-Conference Symposium, British Computer Society, London. 2017.


Screen Time, Screen Space - Cinema and/as Gallery Art (co-convened session). Association of Art Historians conference. Royal College of Art, London. 2014.

 



Recent Work and Exhibitions



May 2020. Streams, XVIIX, online gallery of artists' film and video. 

July 2019. Event Two, Royal College of Art, UK

June 2019. Alternate Frames, Cineinfinito, Spain

March 2019. To the Filmic, Analogue Ensemble, UK

March 2017. Holding Space. The Brick Cube, UK.

March 2017. Signal Noise. Close-Up Film Centre, UK.

February 2017. To Flowers. Andor Gallery, UK.

October 2016. Double/Distance (solo show). The Advisory, UK.

May 2016. Contact: A Festival of New Experimental Film and Video. Apiary Studios, UK.

January 2016. Moving Still. Rough Print Gallery, UK.

December 2015. VIIDEO, experimental video. Evelyn Yard Gallery, UK.

October 2015. VIDEO, experimental video. Evelyn Yard Gallery, UK.

October 2015. Edges and Intervals. Painting, Film and Video (co-programmed). Apiary Studios, UK.

September 2015. Water-worlds: art practices and wet ecologies. Geographies of the Anthropocene, RGS-IBG Conference, University of Exeter, UK.

July 2015, Building Structures, Victoria and Albert Museum, UK.

June 2015, SHOW RCA, Royal College of Art, UK.

June 2015, Seascapes. Royal College of Art, UK.

February 2015, Four Modes of Anti-Image: Recent Experimental Film and Video from the UK, The State Hermitage Museum, Russia.


September 2014, Screenscapes - Landscape film and video, Cyprus.

July 2014, Durational Video, Northwest Film Forum, USA.

May 2014, XVIIX, online gallery of artists' film/video.

March 2014, Screenscapes - Landscape film and video, Apiary Studios, UK.


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