This conference sounds relevant to our February theme- are any CRUMB
list denizens going and would like to report back?
Begin forwarded message:
> OUR LITERAL SPEED
> Der performative Diskurs
> A Conference at ZKM | Auditorium and ZKM | Media Theater with an
> accompanying Exhibition at ZKM | Media Museum
> Opening: Friday, February 29, 6pm at ZKM | Foyer
> ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
> Lorenzstrasse 19
> 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany
> phone: +49(0)721-8100-1200
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> further information: http://www.zkm.de
> OUR LITERAL SPEED manifests the imperatives that materialize the
> theoretical and the pedagogical. No longer can we interpret forms of
> academic and artistic professionalism as neutral, abstract backgrounds
> to the aesthetic and performative. These activities have produced
> their own distinctive surfaces and materials: the "aesthetic" has
> become discursive and "discourse" has become aesthetic.
> Rather than a series of academic lectures, OUR LITERAL SPEED is
> imagined as a kind of "media pop opera" or a "pedagogical concept
> album," implying fluid and/or jagged transitions among scholarly
> presentations, panel discussions, artist's talks, performances, and an
> art exhibition within an academic conference. These emerging, hybrid
> forms demand a synthesis of collective activity (OUR), a
> self-reflexive examination of art history and its constitutive
> technologies (LITERAL), and an intense concern for the pace and
> texture of our movement through institutional mediation (SPEED). The
> project offers a temporary discursive laboratory in which artists and
> curators, art historians and media theorists can investigate
> non-formulaic, experientially vibrant and theoretically precise
> responses to the modes of distribution, consumption and circulation
> that drive contemporary art.
> OUR LITERAL SPEED will be continued with further conference-events at
> the University of Chicago (2009), and at The Getty Research Institute,
> Los Angeles (2010).
> In cooperation with the University of Chicago and The Getty Research
> Institute, Los Angeles.
> With: Art & Language, Walter Benjamin, John Bock, Tania Bruguera &
> The Weather Underground, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Anthony Cokes, Darby
> English, Andrea Fraser, Rainer Ganahl, Boris Groys, Charles Harrison,
> Sharon Hayes, Christopher P. Heuer, Matthew Jesse Jackson, Jackson
> Pollock Bar, David Joselit, Juliet Koss, Miwon Kwon, Porter McCray,
> WJT Mitchell, Hila Peleg Andrew Perchuk, The Project for the New
> American Century, Tino Sehgal, The Size Queens, Anton Vidokle, Anne M.
> Wagner, Peter Weibel
> Conference Program:
> Friday, February 29
> 6pm: Opening at the ZKM | Foyer
> 6:30pm: Jackson Pollock Bar: "Utopia Station 2003"
> 7:30pm: video screening
> Hila Peleg: "A Crime Against Art", 2007 based on "The Trial", Anton
> Vidokle & Tirdad Zolghadr, unitednationsplazastudios with an
> introduction by Hila Peleg
> Saturday, March 1
> 10am: On the 'Gesamtkunstwerk'
> Juliet Koss: "Total Utopia"
> Anthony Cokes & Andrew Perchuk: "Shrinking Criticism: Reframing
> 'pause Coda: (Hidden Track)' 2004"
> Porter McCray: "MoMA and International Program", produced by the
> Museum of American Art
> Christopher P. Heuer & Matthew Jesse Jackson: "OUR LITERAL SPEED"
> lunch break
> 1:30pm Art & Language: "NOT QUITE THE BELACQUA POSE -- A Talk in
> Three Voices"
> panel discussion with Art & Language, Anthony Cokes, Juliet Koss,
> Christopher P. Heuer, Matthew Jesse Jackson, Porter McCray
> 3pm: Tino Sehgal & Peter Weibel: "A Conversation on the Relationship
> of 'Art and Economy'"
> 4pm: Performativity and the Political
> Peter Weibel: "Performativity and the Political"
> Tania Bruguera & The Weather Underground: "I do not want to see that
> at my Breakfast Table"
> Julia Bryan-Wilson: "Sincerely Yours, Sharon Hayes"
> Sharon Hayes: "Sound-Image"
> 8pm: Jackson Pollock Bar: "Art & Language Sings a Song"
> 9pm: Rainer Ganahl: "Educational Complex"
> 10pm: video screening
> John Bock: "Palms", 2007
> Boris Groys: "The Immortal Bodies", 2007
> Sunday, March 2
> 10am: Formalism/Historicity/Performance I
> Miwon Kwon: "No Title for Now"
> Darby English: "For Puzzling Irrelevance"
> David Joselit: "On Being a Readymade"
> Charles Harrison: "PARTY TIME? -- An illustrated talk"
> panel discussion with Darby English, Charles Harrison, David Joselit
> moderated by Andrew Perchuk
> lunch break
> 2pm: Formalism/Historicity/Performance II
> Andrea Fraser: Video Screening
> WJT Mitchell: "Cloning Terror: The War of Images, 9-11 to Abu Ghraib"
> Jackson Pollock Bar: "Theses on Feuerbach"
> Anne M. Wagner: "Behaving Globally"
> panel discussion with Jackson Pollock Bar, WJT Mitchell, Anne M.
> Wagner moderated by Matthew Jesse Jackson with a concluding
> presentation by Rainer Ganahl
> end approx. 6pm
> "OLSSR - OUR LITERAL SPEED SOUNDTRACK Recordings" by The Size Queens
> (additional tracks by Glasstown & Roman Evening)
> The conference will be held in English.
> Fr: admission free
> Sat, Sun: (day-ticket)
> Press contact:
> Irina Koutoudis
> phone: +49(0)721 - 8100 - 1220
> fax: +49(0)721 - 8100 - 1139
> e-mail: [log in to unmask]
> Image above:
> Walter Benjamin, Mondrian '63-'96, Video, 30min
> Produced by The Marxist Center and SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, 1986
> Produced by TV Galerija and broadcast by Belgrad TV, 1987
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