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

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

You have probably watched Ricky Gervais yesterday’s Golden Globe speech already, or read about it, so this is not exactly news to you. Still, it deserves mentioning and posting, particularly if you haven’t seen it yet, notwithstanding all its shortcomings. If simply for the fact that Gervais here shows a welcome (and rare) structural, dialectic, and pretty pitiless understanding of

a) his own debatable role at the ceremony and in the industry as such;
b) the game-shifting changes in the media industry caused by monopoly digital streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple;
c) the necessity to (once again) question the public performance of the political amid the liberal Hollywood establishment;
d) the systemic contradiction between “progressive” media content (“quality TV”) and the outrageously destructive economies and technologies on which this content and its providers gleefully rely;
e) the blatant inconsistency in the actions of the media industry people when it comes to not only complaining about racism but actually fight it;

and much more…

January 6th, 2020, HaFI
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