I'll be talking about CRUMB and curating new media art at this event
next Friday. Maybe see you there.
Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College
All day event
Friday 4th June 2004, 10am to 6pm
Speakers: Stefano Boeri; Mark Tribe; Eric Alliez
Location: Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre
Admission Free: but please confirm attendance by emailing
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The fields of art, philosophy and architecture have always been deeply
interconnected. Yet the recent development of an unprecedented shared
interest in this interconnectedness leads them beyond
interdisciplinarity, beyond even interdependence, towards a seeming
interchangeability, where each might almost be taken for any other.
The possibilities of information technology, new and broadcast media
and communications, theories of non-linearity and complexity coagulate
in a general shift away from cultural production’s dependence on
spatial extensity towards what might be called a register of
Arising out of disciplines’ specific histories, the convergence of
these trends is in itself intensive: just as art and architecture are
no longer necessarily tied to the spatial limitations of size, distance
and materiality, so previously strong metaphorical or mental spatial
boundaries, between art and theory, between historical events, between
disciplines, the distinction itself between actual and virtual space,
are destabilised. A researcher, theorist or practitioner, in making a
valuable contribution to her field, must not only challenge its
boundaries but threaten the very ground of its distinct existence.
Unstable art, unstable media, unstable architecture.
Yet physical space and spatial thinking do not disappear. Buildings
and cities still need to be made; art still needs its fields of
production, its social and cultural space; theoretical work depends
upon its institutional and disciplinary boundaries; political and
geographical boundaries remain pre-requisite for any kind of social
activity. This event feautures art and media practitioners,
programmers, and theorists involved in such projects, mediating
creatively between the irreducibility of extensive reality and the
intensive processes transforming it.
Stefano Boeri, editor of Domus and a co-founder of Multiplicities, an
ongoing collective research project that explores the relationship
between territorial mutations and self-organization in urban locations.
Mark Tribe, director and founder of Rhizome, provides a database of
on-line artistic projects, theory, commentary, and review.
Eric Alliez, philosopher of art and the author of the influential work
Les temps capitaux (Capital Times); he also sits on the editorial board
of Multitudes, in which he publishes regularly.
Each key speaker will present to a panel of discussants with shared
practical and/or research interests. Discussants include Warren
Neidich, Sarah Cook, Scott Lash, Suhail Malik, Tiziana Terranova, and
Andrew Barry. The event will close with all three speakers responding
to questions raised by one another as well as audience members during
the course of the day.
New Media Curator and Researcher
CRUMB: The Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss
School of Arts, Design, Media and Culture
University of Sunderland
Sunderland, UK SR2 7JZ
+44 191 515 2046