Dr Alistair Payne - 'Resistance and Persistence: Exploring the condition or position of Painting'
School of Fine Art

Event Type:

Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT), Rose Street, Glasgow


23 Nov 2012
11:00 - 12:00



Alistair Payne
‘Leviathan’s Slumber’

Dr Alistair Payne - 'Resistance and Persistence: Exploring the condition or position of Painting'

Event info

Dr Alistair Payne
Resistance and Persistence: Exploring the condition or position of Painting

11am, Friday 23 November 2012

In this talk Dr Alistair Payne will discuss his work and writing in relation to notions of Interdisciplinarity in relation to new forms for contemporary Painting practices. He will examine the interdisciplinary potential of Painting primarily through the writing of Gilles Deleuze and look at connections and relationships between painting, three-dimensions, the moving image and time.

This talk derives from an ongoing investigation into the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and initiates a discussion around notions of medium-specificity. The ideas contained within renegotiate the theorization and realization of painting by proposing a commonality with Bergsonian and Deleuzian motifs of the virtual. Inclusive of close connections with architectural theory this talk will propose ideas of change and the new in relation to Deleuzian becomings.

The two terms Resistance and Persistence will be discussed in order to outline a number of key factors implicated within the condition of Painting today.

He will close his talk by proposing a differentation between the possibilities of Interdisciplinarity, in relation to Deleuze and the notion of Indisciplinarity recently discussed by Jacques Ranciere outlining the proposition of subversion as an ongoing strategy for making.

Since September 2012 Dr Alistair Payne has been the Programme Leader UG Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art. Previously he was the MA Fine Art Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art (Painting) at The University of Wolverhampton. He has also worked at Manchester Metropolitan University in the Painting Department (2002-2005) and as a Visiting Lecturer at different UK institutions. In 2006 he was awarded a PhD from Chelsea College of Art, he also has a Fine Art Degree from The University of Hertfordshire and an MFA from The University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

In 2013 he has a book chapter titled 'The Virtual and Interdisciplinarity' being published through IGI Global and will be exhibiting his new work at the Beton7 Gallery, Athens. In 2008 he published the book 'Painting as an Interdisciplinary Form' and he has also exhibited widely throughout the UK and also in the US. Over the last four years he has organised painting conferences and exhibitions collaboratively under the title 'Conversations in Painting'.