Farocki Now Academy: Live Action Role Play on October 21, 2017, silent green – OPEN CALL & registration

LARP: Brand New Island

Plastic particles have accumulated to form an island the size of Texas in the Antarctic. Cities near coastlines have been shrinking horizontally. As a growing percentage of millennials have lost their desire to work, the UN has set out to fund an experiment, in which these youths will be sent to form a “think tank” in order to populate the plastic island.
In this LARP the four chosen finalists will converge to compete with their extraordinary visions of organizing the future on the island. What will the citizens vote for? An epic VR experience or sunset flirts on the rooftop of a high-end prison?

The event is for registered participants only, who are willing to play an active role in the game. Attendance to the LARP for registered audience only.

O P E N C A L L

If you would like to partake in this event, please send an email with your name to gio.gago@gmail.com
More information in the following PDF:
OPENCALL_lensbased (Farocki Now Academy)

Check out the Open Call video:

October 17th, 2017, Event / Projects
Interface

Brought to our attention by Derek Gregory via his resourceful Geographical Imaginations blog: an open call for contributions to the “Corona Notebooks” of Warscapes, a recommended independent online magazine “that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world.” Warscapes is looking for short, 2-3 minute videos “of yourself thinking about this pandemic, maybe accessing a previous memory, maybe reporting on an injustice, maybe narrating a sweet fragment from your daily life, maybe recounting a second chance that this pandemic gave you, maybe telling us about a loved one you reconnected with, maybe you’ve seen a movie or read a book that was powerful, maybe telling us about having the illness. The tone, the tale, the genre and the language is yours to choose. There is an overwhelming amount of news and information but we will together weave an emotionally vibrant and artistic tapestry.”

April 3rd, 2020, Tom

Almost too good to be true in these times of pandemically enforced streaming: Means TV claims to be “the world’s first worker-owned, post-capitalist streaming service,” “entirely funded by people like you.” It has “a library of films, documentaries, and shows with new programming added all the time,” as well “live weekly shows covering news, the working class, gaming and sports. All available to subscribers for $10/month across desktop, mobile and smart TV devices like Roku, Fire and Apple TV. No advertisements or product placements. No corporate backers or VC cash ever.” See also the respective article at Hyperallergic.

April 1st, 2020, Tom

After all the buzz and clamor caused by the 2019 re-opening of the extended MoMA and the much celebrated rehang of its permanent collection, N+1 publishes a sobering curatorial fantasy (by Claire Bishop and Nikki Columbus) on what should have been done instead to come to terms with the “outrageous disconnect between saying and doing at this museum—the brazen hypocrisy and superficial multiculturalism.”

January 8th, 2020, HaFI
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