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Archive for December, 2010

 

Aural Contract (Lawrence Abu Hamdan )

The ongoing Aural contract project initiated by the artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan in February 2010 at The Showroom in London is constituted by a series of events, publications, performances, exhibitions, workshops and audiovisual material that examine a contemporary politics of listening through a focus on the essential role of the voice in law. The project [...]

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Posted in RESEARCH

 

BONA FIDE (Alessandro Sambini)

Bona Fide is a documentary essay based on archive material. The work is concerned with the amatourial/official, public/private imaginaries revolving around the issue of domestic labour economy between Philippines and Hong Kong and their means of production and perpetuation. Ultimately, this documentary reflects on the use of images of abuse as agenda setting devices and [...]

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

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Ontology. How to make the ethics react with the exercise of politics? (MdeG)

The story and the research gravitate on the life of G. and Y. and the question of storytelling in relation or better inherent with a life and his world. The research is structured as a play in two acts, four scenes each. A book gathers the play; the last two scenes slip the binding. Ontology. [...]

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

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NACHLEBEN – Towards a new postcolonial ecology (Lorenzo Pezzani)

In the same way as in the biological sciences the concept of ecosystem does not describe an order in perfect equilibrium but rather a provisional arrangement continuously challenged by multiple events, likewise the ecology of thing, persons and ideas that I have tried to outline is subject to several and sometimes conflicting forces constantly reshaping [...]

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

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Coll[]sion (Joana Rafael)

Coll[]sion focus on the relation between two, seven days interval, event-accidents that happened one in the deep Sea other in the Outer Space. Both presented as remarkable misfortunes and constructed as paradigmatic “chance” opened door to the recognition of failure and to attempts to overcome (or improve) if not to silence and/or deceive: collision able [...]

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

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General Essay on Air: probes into the atmospheric conditions of liberal democracy (Paulo Tavares)

a full version of the General Essay on Air can be found here MODEL ATTACK (epilogue) 1. AIR In principle, by its own nature, air is an element that avoids spatial description, visual representation, and ultimately, historicity. Its resistance to formalization puts air almost on the opposite side of architecture: air is shapeless, neglects order, [...]

Monday, December 13th, 2010

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HARUN FAROCKI: SUBSTANDARD

“A filmic narrative requires above all else that peoples and places re-appear in different guise yet remain recognizable. In order to sustain the development of the action, montage above all has to confirm continuity of the events. Because our film narrative is composed of found footage and because there were no central direction of the [...]

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Posted in THINK TANK BLOG

 

Julian Assange: Conspiracy as Governance

Conspiracy, Conspire: make secret plans jointly to com- mit a harmful act; working together to bring about a par- ticular result, typically to someone’s detriment. ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French conspirer, from Latin conspirare agree, plot, from con- together with spi- rare breathe. (OED) The best party is but a kind of [...]

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Posted in THINK TANK BLOG