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

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

Navigation begins where the map becomes invisible or indecipherable. Navigation operates on a plane of immanence in constant motion. Instead of framing or representing the world, the art of navigation continuously updates and adjusts multiple frames from viewpoints within the world. Navigation is thus an operational practice synthesizing multiple layers, each with its own horizon. In the words of the late Harun Farocki, “A computer animation is less a reproduction and more a production … or creation of a model world.” Co-organized by the Harun Farocki Institut (HaFI) and e-flux journal in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), “Navigation Beyond Vision” asks: How do navigational paradigms in virtual and offline environments increasingly inform the politics of the image? If navigation puts ontological pressure on the static frame of a photographic or cinematic image, then how are our concepts of political action, visual literacy, and collective intervention also pressured to surpass or perform model worlds?

Join us for “Navigation Beyond Vision,” the third in the conference series Art After Culture? organized in Rotterdam, Paris, Berlin, and New York launching off the next ten years of e-flux journal.

With Ramon Amaro, James Bridle, Kaye Cain-NielsenMaïté ChénièreKodwo EshunAnselm FrankeJennifer Gabrys, Charles Heller, Tom Holert, InhabitantsDoreen MendeGloria MeynenMatteo PasquinelliLaura Lo PrestiPatricia ReedNikolay Smirnov, Hito Steyerl, Oraib Toukan, Vassilis Tsianos, Ben Vickers, and Brian Kuan Wood.

Co-organized by the Harun Farocki Institut (HaFI) and e-flux journal in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW). With additional support from HEAD – Genève.

More information on the program will soon be available here.

Navigation Beyond Vision
Lectures, films, and discussions
Fri, Apr 05, 2019, 7pm
Sat, Apr 06, 2019, 10:30am – 8pm
Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
In English, free admission

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