The 2017/2018 lecture series

The Collapsing Time Lecture Series challenges a singular perspective of time by presenting manifold interpretations of time’s malleability while considering how flattening past, present, and future through creative models can generate new experiences of time beyond physical limitations.

As humans, we experience time as a linear, limited, and measured entity. The imaginative nature of art and design—providing novel insights into our world and experiences—allows us to challenge our quotidian and restrictive conception of time by dismantling absolutes and poking holes in barriers assumed to be impermeable. From simple gestures like acknowledging the present moment’s continuous slippage from future to past or our obsession with nostalgia, to grand revelations of future apocalypse fabricated from warring pasts, contemporary artists, scholars, and designers are tinkering with and breaking clocks, disassembling time, and contemplating what happens when such a universally accepted concept folds in onto itself.

The Collapsing Time presenters

David Horvitz | Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Andrea Zittel | Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Sondra Perry | Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Sophie Clements | Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Michael Jones McKean | Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Lilli Carré | Tuesday, March 20, 2018


All lectures are FREE and open to the public.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and lectures begin at 6:30 p.m.
Space is limited and registration is highly encouraged. Lecture registration will be available approximately one month prior to the event.

Lecture Location

Mary Harris Auditorium on RMCAD’s campus
1600 Pierce Street, Denver, CO 80214

Additional rmcad community Events

In addition to the lecture, RMCAD students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to interact with our distinguished guests during Next Day Q+A Luncheons, workshops, studio visits, and more. These events will take place the day following the lecture (unless otherwise noted). 

The Collapsing Time Film Series at Alamo Drafthouse: Sloans Lake

Learn more about the corresponding Film Series here.

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