A Fearless Look at the Unspeakable: Visual Cultures Public Programme Sping Term 2018

Andrews, Jorella G. and Martinon, Jean-Paul. 2018. 'A Fearless Look at the Unspeakable: Visual Cultures Public Programme Sping Term 2018'. In: Visual Cultures Public Programme. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom Jan-Feb 2018. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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During this five-week programme of talks, we will dare to address what is often considered either obsolete and therefore unworthy of philosophical and art-theoretical debate or, more radically, as anathema and therefore vigorously to be opposed: 'faith', not in the sense of a belief in the doctrines of a religion, but as an effort to persevere in the face of what cannot readily be verbalised. The aim for this series of talks is not to resuscitate and/or revisit old theological turns in western thought or return to a transcendental narrative against the prevailing materialist and immanentist status quo of today, but to hazard a look at how we interact with what stubbornly presents itself as already beyond words and is therefore consistently dismissed as unreal, fictitious, hypothetical, irrational, dangerous, or false.

The argument for this series is that contemporary forms of incredulity with respect to faith are historically, culturally, and ideologically embedded within modern logocentric paradigms. We argue instead for the urgency of entering a broader field of awareness and endeavour in which 'faith' is understood as part of a number of perceptual, corporeal, and ritualistic ways of engaging with what knows no proper rationalization.

Series conveners Jorella Andrews & Jean-Paul Martinon

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Other)


visual culture, faith, philosophy, theology, precognitive

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures


11 January 2018Accepted

Event Location:

Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

Date range:

Jan-Feb 2018

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08 Jan 2019 16:38

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29 Apr 2020 17:03



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