e-flux & HaFI Konferenz: Art After Culture: Navigation Beyond Vision, 5. & 6. April 2019, HKW, Berlin

Harun Farocki, Parallele IV, 2014 © Harun Farocki GbR, Berlin

Navigation Beyond Vision
Lectures, Filme und Diskussionen
Fr, 05.04.2019, 19h
Sa, 06.04.2019, 11h – 20h
Ort: Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
Auf Englisch, Eintritt frei

Mit Ramon Amaro, Julieta Aranda, James BridleKaye Cain-NielsenMaïté ChénièreKodwo EshunAnselm FrankeJennifer Gabrys, Charles Heller, Tom HolertInhabitantsDoreen MendeMatteo PasquinelliLaura Lo PrestiPatricia ReedNikolay Smirnov, Hito Steyerl, Oraib Toukan, and Brian Kuan Wood.

Navigation beginnt dort, wo die Landkarte unsichtbar oder nicht zu entziffern ist. Sie arbeitet auf einem Immanenzplan, in ständiger Bewegung. Anstatt die Welt einzurahmen oder zu repräsentieren, erstellt Navigation ständig unterschiedliche Ausschnitte der Welt: Blickwinkel werden aktualisiert und angepasst, mehrere Ebenen mit jeweils eigenem Horizont werden zusammengefügt. Für Harun Farocki bedeutete dies: „Eine Computeranimation ist weniger eine Reproduktion als vielmehr eine Produktion … oder die Schaffung einer Modellwelt.“ Wie beeinflussen navigatorische Paradigmen Bildpolitiken in virtuellen Räumen und Offline-Umgebungen? Wenn Navigation den statischen Rahmen des fotografischen oder filmischen Bildes ontologisch herausfordert, was bedeutetet das für unsere Begriffe von politischem Handeln, visueller Bildung und kollektiver Intervention? Geht es darum, in „Modellwelten“ zu handeln oder diese zu überwinden?

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Freitag, 5. April
Doreen Mende, Brian Kuan Wood
Keynote, Screenings
:  James Bridle, Hito Steyerl

Samstag, 6. April
 Kaye Cain-Nielsen und Tom Holert
Sensory Counter-Mappings
:  Anselm Franke, Jennifer Gabrys, Laura Lo Presti, Mariana Silva (Inhabitants), Nikolay Smirnov,
moderiert von Tom Holert
The Tasks of Abstract Space
:  Ramon Amaro, Matteo Pasquinelli, Patricia Reed,
moderiert von Brian Kuan Wood
Extra-Image Violence: 
 Maïté Chénière, Charles Heller, Oraib Toukan,
moderiert von Doreen Mende
:  Kodwo Eshun

„Navigation Beyond Vision“ ist das dritte Kapitel der mehrteiligen Konferenz „Art after Culture? A second decade of e-flux journal“ in Paris, Rotterdam, Berlin und New York anlässlich des 10-jährigen Jubiläums des e-flux journals. Es wird von e-flux journal und Harun Farocki Institut (HaFI) organisiert, in Kooperation mit dem Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW). Mit zusätzlicher Unterstützung durch den CCC Research-Based Master of Visual Arts am HEAD – Genève.

27.02.2019, Projekte / Veranstaltung

David Graeber (1961-2020) on What Would It Take (from his The Democracy Project. A History, a Crisis, a Movement, 2013, p. 193): „We have little idea what sort of organizations, or for that matter, technologies, would emerge if free people were unfettered to use their imagination to actually solve collective problems rather than to make them worse. But the primary question is: how do we even get there? What would it take to allow our political and economic systems to become a mode of collective problem solving rather than, as they are now, a mode of collective war?“

07.09.2020, Tom

T.J. Demos on why cultural practitioners should never surrender, via tranzit.sk:  „For artists, writers, and curators, as art historians and teachers, the meaning-production of an artwork is never finished, never fully appropriated and coopted, in my view, and we should never surrender it; the battle over significance is ongoing. We see that battle rise up in relation to racist and colonial monuments these days in the US, the UK, and South Africa. While the destruction of such monuments results from and is enabling of radical politics, it’s still not enough until the larger institutions that support and maintain their existence as well as the continuation of the politics they represent are also torn down. This is urgent as well in the cultural sphere, including the arts institutions, universities, art markets, discursive sphere of magazines and journals, all in thrall to neoliberalism, where we must recognize that it’s ultimately inadequate to simply inject critical or radical content into these frameworks, which we know excel at incorporating those anti-extractivist expressions into further forms of cultural capital and wealth accumulation. What’s required is more of the building of nonprofit and community-based institutions, organizing radical political horizons and solidarity between social formations.“

21.08.2020, Tom

Bernard Stiegler, quoted from The Neganthropocene (trans. Daniel Ross): „Does anyone really believe that it is possible to ‘solve’ the problems of climate change, habitat destruction and cultural destruction without addressing the consumerist basis of the present macro-economic system, or vice versa, or without addressing the way in which this system depletes the psychic energy required to find the collective will, belief, hope and reason to address this planetary challenge? Can this consumerism really survive the coming wave of automation that threatens to decimate its customer base and undermine the ‘consumer confidence’ that is fundamental to its perpetual growth requirements, themselves antithetical, once again, to the problems of biospherical preservation?“

14.08.2020, Tom
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