Ubuweb features "Junkopia" by Chris Marker, John Chapman & Frank Simeone (1981, 6 min)
One day, at the stroke of evening, on Emeryville beach in San Francisco, where unidentified artists, leave, without anyone knowing, sculptures manufactured with items that have washed ashore from the sea.
For every teacher/student: This is Rainer Maria Rilke's letters to a young poet written from 1903-08.
"Letters To A Young Poet are ten letters written to a young man about to enter the German military. His name was Franz Kappus, he was 19 years old, and he wrote Rilke looking for guidance and a critique of some of his poems. Rilke was himself only 27 when the first letter was written. The resulting five year correspondence is a virtual owner's manual on what it is (and what is required) to be an artist and a person."
The Raqs Media Collective (Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula & Shuddhabrata Sengupta) has been variously described as artists, media practitioners, curators, researchers, editors and catalysts of cultural processes. Their work, which has been exhibited widely in major international spaces and events (from Documenta to the Venice Biennale), locates them squarely along the intersections of contemporary art, historical enquiry, philosophical speculation, research and theory - often taking the form of installations, online and offline media objects, performances and encounters.
By merging two of the most misunderstood and yet influential concepts of not just feminist theory production of the 1970ies and 1980ies we are going to explore what could be at stake in this weeks "Feminism Now!?" project. At the same time the two presentations will reconnect to the last sessions work on the concept of immanence and elaborate further on it.
New York Times writer Robert Sullivan has published a great long piece on Todd Haynes new movie: "You could begin the story of Todd Haynes’s Dylan movie at the very beginning, about seven years ago, while Haynes was driving cross-country in his beat-up old Honda.
"Art is rigorously co-extensive with the truths that it generates." The first theory session of the new semester links back to the close reading of Alain Badiou's "Fifteen theses". After a brief introduction into the concept of immanence we are going to work further on the theoretical and practical challenges of art as an immanent practice as well as its ethical and esthetical challenges.
"Art is rigorously co-extensive with the truths that it generates." The first theory session of the new semester links back to the close reading of Alain Badiou's "Fifteen theses": http://kit.kein.org/node/87 After a brief introduction into the concept of immanence we are going to work further on the theoretical and practical challenges of art as an immanent practice as well as its ethical and esthetical challenges.
If you want some (short)information in Norwegian about the films being screened this week check out: http://www.nfi.no/cinemateket/ ! All you need to do is search for the title
What does it mean to steal a film? Who owns reality? Why is property always a fiction and imagination a matter of theft? This session, entitled "Imaginary property", takes place in the week from October 22th to 25th, 2007. It is focussing on the burning questions of todays creative industries: the processes of expropriation and re-appropriation of so called "intellectual property". Besides a presentation that aims towards a critique of "Imaginary property", discussions and readings we are going to see four movies: two key films of european post-war cinema and their contemporary chinese remakes.