Edition 2013

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“Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.” (Jorge Luís Borges, Labyrinths)

While XX Century has given us some of the most deep and fruitful reflections on the nature of time (Bergson, Heidegger, Benjamin) and its relation with society (Glen H. Elder jr., Kenneth Gergen) and personality, we do still need to work interdisciplinarily to build a unifying and general insight on the processes through which time affects to society. On the one hand, it is still ethically and politically urgent to understand deeply how some models of time determine human beings in western cultures. On the other hand, time is also the most important dimension through which human creativity has always been developed and has served as a door to new ways of thinking and being.

The annual series of workshops on “Time and its Images” starting this year 2012 endeavours to bring an unpretentious, but critical and interdisciplinary, contribution to this important issue. In this wide horizon contemporary art can play one of the main roles, taking into account its capacity to reflect on the immediate sensual and conceptual human life.



Thursday February the 21st. Location: Location: UPF. Sala de graus Albert Calsamiglia (40.035)

15h – Presentation: Antonio Luna, Head of Departament of Humanities (UPF) and Estela Ocampo (Head of the Institut Universitari de Cultura).

15:30h – Dr. Charlie Gere, Lancaster University, Instant, Repetition, Media.

17:00 – Dr. Silvia De Bianchi, Technische Universität Dortmund, Time in between Physics and Philosophy: Is a World without Change Possible?

18:00h – Break

18:30h – Pol Capdevila, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Paradoxical Experiences of Time in Art.

20h Dinner

Friday February the 22nd. Location: UPF. Room. 23.103 (Edifici Mercè Rodoreda)

10h – Dr. Kathrin Braun, Universität Kassel, Modernity, Biopolitics and Temporality.From historicity to the end of time as we knew it?

11:15h – Break 

11:45h – Dr. Enrique Luque, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Tiempo y narrativa: El punto de vista de los antropólogos.

12:45h – Dr. Ivan Pintor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Supervivencias y migraciones del gesto. Imagen y temporalidad a través de Aby Warburg.

14-00h – Lunch break

16:00h – Dr. Hannelore Paflik-Huber, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Time in the Contemporary Art.

17:15h – Prof. Carles Sora, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Fuzzy Time and Dislocated Space in Interactive Media.


18:00h – Martí Ansón, Aesthetics of Failure / Art Against Time

19:30h – Round Table. Conclusions. Jordi Ibáñez (UPF), Pol Capdevila (UPF).

There will be given 30 minutes to read the paper and 30 more to discuss it with the audience. The last session is a round table, with presentations and final discussion.



Coordinator Contact

Dr. Pol Capdevila: pol.capdevila@upf.edu

Scientific Comitee

  • Dr. Pol Capdevila, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Dr. Jordi Ibáñez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Prof. Carles Sora, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Departament d’Humanitats, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Institut Universitari de Cultura de la UPF

Research Project (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad) FFI2012-32614: “Experiencia estética e investigación artística: aspectos cognitivos del arte contemporáneo”