Seminar 31 // 2, 3, 4 February 2012 // London

Thursday February 2nd

Venue - Goldsmiths, The Prokovief Room, The Library Building.


Program Business: First part of Presentation of Individual terms. As ours is a vocabulary project, an attempt to articulate a vocabulary for a series of expanding practices that do not yet have an adequate one, we have asked all those on the program to prepare a short presentation (about 15 minutes) of the term that both defines and drives their inquiry. We suggest a short presentation followed by some questions. After this seminar we will ask everyone to write up a short version of their vocabulary term to be posted on the website.

1.30-3.00 lunch

3.00 - 6.00 Meeting with students from the MA Lab group: The Lab is one of the MA Contemporary Art Theory courses in the department. It is a practice based course run by Peter Moertenbock and Helge Mooshammer, two architects who have an interesting research and production practice. The students who are working on a collective project, will present this and are hoping to have your spontaneous feedback on their presentation. We have done this, with greater and lesser success for the past two years and its an attempt to slightly integrate C/K into the life of the department.

Friday February 3rd
Venue - Goldsmiths, The Prokovief Room, The Library, as above.

11.00- 1.30 'Complex Practices' Series Presentation by Jannane Al Ani: Jananne is an Iraqi British artist based in London. her moving-image practice has moved from narratives by intimates to large scale research projects. She will unfold this body of work in the first part of the session. Readings (to be posted): "Shadow Sites II' Paul virilio, "The Aesthetics of Disappearance" Jean Baudrillard "The Gulf War Did not Take Place"

1.30 -3.00 Lunch

3.00-6.00 Comments on morning presentation by Irit Rogoff and Stefan Nowotny and general discussion.

Dinner Saturday February 4th
Venue , in all likelihood the seminar room at InIva, Rivington Place. 12.00-5.00

12.00 - 2.00 Second part of presentations of terms.

2.30 -5.00 Presentation of Walter Benjamin, Thesis on the Philosophy of History - Stefan Nowotny, Irit Rogoff. There are several really interesting shows on in London: Grant Watson has curated a project at InIva called "The Social Fabric" which you should see and Zahrina Bimji has just opened a show at Whitechapel which is undoubtedly interesting as well. Do leave time to see these.


Footnote to a Project- (J Al-Ani Section)

Virilio - The Aesthetics of Disappearance

Situated Technologies Pamphlets 6: MicroPublicPlaces by Hans Frei and Marc Böhlen

In The Country of Men by Hisham Matar


Seminar Dates: 
Thu, 02/02/2012 - 11:00 - Sat, 04/02/2012 - 18:00