Temporality / Entropy / Being evidences and celebrates the diversity of art practice afforded by its theme which permeates discourse in art, philosophy, science, social science, literature and music.

Our cluster’s output seeks to interrogate the notion of ‘temporality’ from a wide range of inter-related perspectives, providing platform for debate and critique within contemporary cultural contexts.

About the cluster

Temporality / Entropy / Being is one of four research clusters within the School of Art at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA).

It is convened by Dr Louise Milne, a Lecturer in Critical Theory at ECA.

Bringing together established and early career researchers, including PhD students and tutors, such as current member Jonathan Owen, we are open to everyone at every career stage. 

Events

This year, the School of Art Friday Lectures - a public series of talks by leading national and international artists and thinkers - have been themed around the School’s research clusters.

Four of the talks were linked to Temporality / Entropy / Being:

27th January 2017 - Lucy Soutter

3rd February 2017 - Dee Heddon

10th February 2017 - Melanie Gilligan

17th February 2017 - Filipa Ramos

Photo of an artwork by an E C A researcher
Photograph John McKenzie | courtesy of the artist and Ingleby Gallery
Jonathan Owen. Untitled (2016). Commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival

We evidence and celebrate the diversity of art practice afforded by its theme which permeates discourse in art, philosophy, science, social science, literature and music. 

Images

The images on this page are of work by Temporality/Entropy/Being team members.

Jo Ganter, Running Under Bridges (2015).

A series of graphic scores performed by George Burt (guitar), Raymond MacDonald (saxophone) and Catriona McKie (harp) at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Jonathan Owen, Untitled (2016).

Nineteenth century marble statue with further carving, installed inside the Burns Monument, Edinburgh. Commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival.

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