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<nettime-ann> atc @ ucb: marina grzinic: apr 26, 7:30pm

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium
of UC Berkeley's Center for New Media Presents:

Representing Time in the Absence of Space
        Marina Grzinic, Artist and Writer, Lubiljana

Wednesday, Apr 26, 7:30-9pm: UC Berkeley, 160 Kroeber Hall
All ATC Lectures are free and open to the public.

Territory as a pure geopolitical, physical, and material space is
gone. Territory is now a much broader concept. Our intellectual
concepts, our books, our works, and above all, our archives, are the
new territories. Giving, contributing concepts, is, therefore, a
gesture of expanding and broadening the concept of territory
itself. In the first period of capitalism (if we think of the Fredric
Jameson conceptualisation) the question of territory was connected
with its geographical aspect; it was bound to colonial ventures. Today
surplus value can be produced in dematerialised territory: this is the
case with the Internet.  Internet space is the new territory.

Today, instead of talking about the production of space, which was
connected with the modernistic venture and the colonial mind, we must
talk about the production of time in relation to territory and
space. Space is gaining a new dematerialised form, and it is all bound
to time. Access to such space is inherently connected to questions of
time, to the speed of modems, as there is no longer a question of the
conquest of a physical territory, but of converting time into
accessible zones.

Dr. Marina Grzinic is a philosopher, artist and theoretician.  She
lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia and works in Ljubljana and Vienna.
Marina Grzinic is researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the ZRC
SAZU (Scientific and Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of
Science and Art) in Ljubljana. She is Professor at the Academy of Fine
Arts in Vienna. She also works as freelance media theorist, art critic
and curator. Marina Grzinic has been involved with video art since
1982. In collaboration with Aina Smid,  Grzinic produced more than 40
video art projects, a short film, numerous video and media
installations, several websites and an interactive CD-ROM (ZKM,
Karlsruhe, Germany).

Her two most recent books are: Une fiction reconstruite. Europe de
l'Est, post-socialisme et rétro-avant-garde [Fiction
Reconstructed. Eastern Europe, Postsocialism and Retro-avantgarde],
L'Harmattan,  collection Ouverture philosophique, Paris, 2005, and
Situated Contemporary Art Practices, Art, Theory and Activism from
(the East of) Europe,  ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana and Revolver, Frankfurt am
Main, 2004.

ATC Primary Sponsors: UC Berkeley Center for New Media (CNM) and
Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

Additional ATC Sponsors: Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and
Provost, College of Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies Program,
Consortium for the Arts, Intel Research, BAM/PFA, and the Townsend
Center for the Humanities.

ATC Director: Ken Goldberg
ATC Associate Director: Greg Niemeyer 
ATC Assistant: Irene Chien
Curated with ATC Advisory Board

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