Camouflage Cultures Conference Program


THURSDAY 8 AUGUST

6.30pm
Camouflage Cultures Exhibition Opening:
Professor Jill Trewhella, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research


FRIDAY 9 AUGUST

6.30 to 7.00pm
Camouflage Cultures Conference:
Opening Address: Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Sydney

7.00 to 8.00pm
Opening Keynote Address
Roy R. Behrens, Professor of Art & Distinguished Scholar, University of Northern Iowa
Khaki to khaki (dust to dust): The ubiquity of camouflage in human experience


SATURDAY 10 AUGUST

Session 1: 10.30am to 1.00pm
COMMUNITIES

Ian McLean, On the mimetic faculty: Appropriation as de-camouflage
Nikos Papastergiadis, Hiding in Hybridity
Linda Tyler, From Ghillie suit to glittering kowhaiwhai – contemporary New Zealand artists deploy the camouflage aesthetic
Ross Gibson, 'Dynamic Modelling and Dynamic Masking'

Session 2: 2.00 to 4.00pm
SURVEILLANCE

Donna West Brett, Interventions in seeing: the Cold War camera in the GDR
Ben Wadham, Unmasking Militarism: Camouflage, Naturalisation, Hegemony
Ian Howard, Camouflage and Artists - Attraction by Deception, for what ends?

Second Keynote Address: 4.30 to 6.00pm
Hsuan Hsu, Associate Professor of English, University of California, Davis
Of Mimicry and Hipsters


SUNDAY 11 AUGUST

Session 3: 10.30 to 1.00pm
AESTHETICS

Edward Colless, The Thing at the End of the Earth
Pam Hansford, Beyond their Busy Backs I Made a Magic
Tanya Peterson, Light Leak
Jacqueline Millner, Camouflage/fashion/performance

Session 4: 2.00 to 5.00pm
ANIMALS

Ann Elias, Zoos and Camouflage
Paul D. Brock & Jack W. Hasenpusch, Australian stick and leaf insects (Insecta, Phasmida): camouflage and natural history
Jonnie Morris, Mimicking the masters: A new age for camouflage design
Bernd Hüppauf, The devil in the frog. Camouflaging the evil