Conceptual and Technical Panels
Tamsie Ringler with panel presenters: Nikki Moser, Rosemarie Oakman, Ronda Wright, Lucky Iron, Alabama Art Casting or other organizations that bring iron to communities and out of academic setting)
The Politics of Melting
Liz Ensz. (Single presenter-would encourage presenter to add others to create panel for discussion. Great topic, very relevant to artist and activists)
Festivalism, Globalization, and Selfiebait: Unpacking the Contemporary Art Fair Phenomenon.
Of interest to artist in general
Bringing Outdoor Sculpture to Your Community
How to organize, details and players needed, etc. Single speaker, with a panel of others.
Tamsie Ringler. Panel presentation of residencies and pour opportunities. If the group is well curated and have a chance to talk about the organization could be a nice show and tell and resource sharing
Materiality of Iron
Gina Miccinilli w/ panel: Cristin Millett, Jenny K. Hager-Vickery, Jam Lovell, and Katie Hovencamp. Iron as material historic and contemporary.
Iron: the human element. Jam Lovell-History both cultural and industrial as well as physics, myth and religion, iron in our bodies and the cosmic origins of iron.
Digital Sculpture as Conceptual art:
Paul Higham. Data-visualization, digital output and casting. Interesting area of expertise and range of experience.
USA vs Finland Lecture on Contemporary art in Finland in comparison with US.
Antton Mikonen, Kim Jonuni, Mikko Tapio. International exposure and conversation with work samples.
Holding up a Mirror, or Not
Coral Lambert moderator, Joel Kiser and Ben Woodeson to debate. “In the spirit of divergence and dialog, artists Joel and Ben, will verbally wrangle and bicker over the soul of contemporary cast iron art” Light hearted political style debate over representational vs abstract etc.
Digital Application in the Production of Cast Metals
James Harmon with panel presenters: Tom Bollinger, John Lash, Mary Neubauer, Cliff Prokop, and Joel Weissman
Traces of Beauty-Mark Making with Iron
Lauren Koch with panel presenters: Julie Ward, Mike Domenic, Matt Mroz, Kurt Dyrhaug, Page Burch, Alan Peterson
Iron Coatings for Metal, Plastic, and Paper
Kurt Dyrhaug with panel presenters: Luke Sides, Jeff Brewer, Jay Wholley
Soft into Hard: Material Transformation in Casting
Approaches to Metal and Glass (in)Compatablilty
A Felt Experience: Touch Sensors and Cast Objects
Kimberly Lyle and Cydnei Mallory