Friday, February 1, 2008

Our Literal Speed

Rather than a series of academic lectures, OUR LITERAL SPEED is imagined as a kind of “media pop opera” or a “pedagogical concept album,” implying fluid and/or jagged transitions among scholarly presentations, panel discussions, artist’s talks, performances, and an art exhibition within an academic conference. These emerging, hybrid forms demand a synthesis of collective activity ("OUR"), a self-reflexive examination of art history and its constitutive technologies ("LITERAL"), and an intense concern for the pace and texture of our movement through institutional mediation ("SPEED"). The project offers a temporary discursive laboratory in which artists and curators, art historians and media theorists can investigate non-formulaic, experientially vibrant and theoretically precise responses to the modes of distribution, consumption and circulation that drive contemporary art.
Tania Bruguera & The Weather Underground

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