In his research Jóhannes focuses on the relationship between different components of what is often categorized as a creative act or creative action and the context these take part in. The concept of creativity, in relation to knowledge, intentions, and perception makes up a big part of his field of interests.
In the paper, Listening while Moving Jóhannes invites the audience on a metaphorical road trip through a landscape containing concepts like intentions, luck, chance, symbol, meaning, repetition and knowledge. In the paper he makes use of narrative and poetic gestures in an attempt to get closer to an understanding of these concepts and the actual experienced things or phenomena they are supposed to represent. There is no fixed outcome in the form of a conclusion, but rather the paper is an attempt at map making and thereby opening access to familiar topics using new paths.
Listening while Moving was made possible by a research leave at the Icelandic University of the Arts in the fall term of 2018. In the talk Jóhannes will outline the more comprehensive project he is developing and situate the talk within that context.
Jóhannes Dagsson is a philosopher and a visual artist. He holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Calgary (2012). His research takes place at the intersection of philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and aesthetics. Questions surrounding perception and meaning in the context of art define his research. Jóhannes uses his research in his teaching, publications, and his visual art. Jóhannes is a lector and theory program director at the department of visual art at the Iceland University of the Arts.
Open lectures in Laugarnes will take place in the fall of 2018, hosted by Departments of Art Education, Fine Art and Performing Arts
The lecture will be held in English and is open to all.