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Matthew Fuller on Thu, 5 Jul 2012 04:53:41 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> July 5th Moving Forest workshop


MOVING FOREST CODA - One day WorkshopÂ5th July 2012
12-5pm Chelsea College of Art and Design, John Islip Street, London

What are the aesthetics of the unitised/securitised/database city, one scorched by thick steams of capital, excitation and control? What forms of timing, synchronisation, disruption and commune are possible, dead, or making themselves happen? What kinds of signals and distribution can start other forms of composition? What lines do the arrows that fill the air describe, how does the forest move? Moving Forest works with a number of scales to force something chaotic, doomed and tender into being, but also proposes new virulent forms: durational performance frameworks; distributed urban aesthetics; full improvisation; software aesthetics; Following Kurosawa's reworking and invoking of Macbeth, what form of tragedy is adequate to the present - a moment when we see not just the wreckage of the flawed hero, as a form of learning, but entire systems tanking and contorting and breaking? What are the ethical and aesthetic consequences and what comes into being? Taking Moving Forest as a case study, the conference gathers together thinkers, artists, programmers, schemers, strategists to provide a context for unravelling complex innovative and challenging performance works.

12.00 doors open - Triangle Space, CCAD

12.40pm - Opening with David Garcia & Shu Lea Cheang

1pm - how can a forest move?
Ambivalent affordances and interests; practical experiments in disruptive infrastructures; de facto commons; cryptophilia; unbankable data; witches who cleave time
chair: Matthew Fuller
Graham Harwood, YoHA
Eleni Ikoniadou, Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University
John Jordan, The laboratory of insurrectionary imagination
Rachel Baker, irational.org

3.30pm - The tragic in the present, (in which futures are deleted)
tragedy; minor politics / non-normative political art; anti-representation; human strike; the self-expression of control
chair: Josephine Berry-Slater
John Cunningham, writer and participant in Full Unemployment.
Jesse Darling, Brave/New/Whatever
Brian Ashton, writer and activist
Nick Thoburn, School of Social Science, Manchester University
Closing movement with Robin Bale


Organised by
Take 2030
Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London
Chelsea College of Art and Design
Mute
Full Unemployment Cinema


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