(Department of English, University of Southampton and Winchester School of Art)

Organisers: Sarah Hayden, Paul Hegarty and Ryan Bishop. In conjunction with the John Hansard Gallery.

Friday October 14th

Winchester Guildhall, King Charles room

10.00 -11.00 Registration

11 – 12

Keynote- Dr Keith Potter

12 – 13.15

Panel 1 reduction excess

Alistair Rider, Minimalism’s Ascetic Tenor

Sophie Seita, Minimalist Procedures against the Precious Poem

Al Cameron, Nietzsche Rhythm Machine



14.15 – 15.30

Panel 2 in the expanded field

Meredith North, The Politics of Seriality: Minimalism and Social Engagement in the Work of Peter Roehr

Katya Evan, Minimalism as a Language of Generation in Israeli Art of the 70s

Wouter Davidts, ‘I am totally uninterested in European Art and I think it’s over with’: Donald Judd’s hat trick at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (1970/ -79/ -87)

15.45 – 17.00

Panel 3 ambient

Jonathan Tadashi Naito, ‘Relaxing, Boring, Open, Flat’: Tan Lin’s Ambient Literature, Minimalism and the Contemporary

Emre Çağlayan, Dead, Silent, Slow: Notes Towards a Theory of Cinematic Minimalism

Robin Purves, Non-Stops




Conference Dinner [No formal arrangements. Option to join other participants at a local restaurant]


Performance- William Basinski


Saturday October 15th

Winchester School of Art

[Rooms tbc]


Keynote- Dr Renate Wiehager, Germany in the Sixties, 1958-1968: ZERO—Concrete Art—Conceptualism—Minimalism


Panels 4 & 5 [parallel]

4 transtemporal

Natalie Ferris, The ‘how-much-angst-on-the-head-of-a-pin-school’: Minimalism and The Review

Marc Botha, The Logic of Intermittency: Minimalism as a Transhistorical Phenomenon

5 set

John M. Pymm, Chanting and Chattering: Steve Reich and the Museum of Merchandise

Fiona Curran, .Earthed

12.30 -13.30

6 practice

James Davies, Minimalist Poetry and Textual Attractors

Daniela Perazzo Domm, Layering and Questioning: Reconfigurations of Minimalism in Jonathan Burrows’ Choreography

7 construct

Tara Wilson, Minimalism in Practice: a Post-Structural Paradigm

Matthew Bowman, The Crux of Minimalist Criticism

Lunch 13.30 – 14.30

Winchester School of Art Phd students and staff will offer works of art and design, as well as theoretical presentations, engaging legacies of minimalism in the present, including that from Asia. [throughout the day]


Panels 8 & 9 [parallel]

8 process

Jacob Warmberg, Entropy Reigns: Minimalism Seen Through Robert Smithson and the Sciences of Complexity

Declan Synnott, Minimalist Music and Minimalist Input – From Modular Synthesis to No Input Performance

9 exemplary

Jelena Novak, Shaggy-Dog Minimalism in Operas by Tom Johnson

Emily Zubernis, Minimalism/Modernism: Mina Loy on Constantin Brâncusi’s Golden Bird


Panels 10 & 11 [parallel]

10 edge

Matthew L. Levy, Robert Mangold’s Dialectical Minimalism

Hayden/Hegarty, Line and Cut: Defining Modularity in Peter Roehr

Meredith Morse, Minimalism, Post-minimalism and 1970s Dance: Simone Forti, Trisha Brown and Richard Serra

11 appropriate

Anna Moser, Paul Thek: Blakean Iconoclast: Sabotaging Minimalism with the Technological Reliquary

Andrew Chesher, Iterations of Phenomenology: From Minimalism to Joëlle Tuerlinckx

Cheng-Chu Weng, Making Minimalism Disappear…

17.30 VENUE

Keynote performance lecture – Professor Redell Olsen


Wine Reception – Sponsored by the Hansard Gallery, Southampton

Performance – ‘Noumenal Cheese: The Intolerance Banquet’ (Scott Wilson and Edia Connole)


Performance- Vomir


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Minimalism: Location Aspect Moment is generously supported by the Department of English at the University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art, John Hansard Gallery and Daimler Contemporary.