e-flux journal: Navigation Beyond Vision

The current issue of the e-flux journal on “Navigation Beyond Vision” is now online. It is the first (of two) instalments of the conference “Navigation Beyond Vision” organized by the Harun Farocki Institut (HaFI) and the e-flux journal, which was held from April 5 to 6, 2019 at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin. It contains contributions from James Bridle, Jennifer Gabrys, Tom Holert, Matteo Pasquinelli, Patricia Reed, Nikolay Smirnov, and Oraib Toukan.

A second part is currently being prepared and will appear in October.

Issue no. 101 of the e-flux journal can be read here.

June 28th, 2019, Event / Projects

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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