Parallel Systems - Establishing and Forming New Media Art

14.11.2019

This autumn, in association with SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts - Ljubljana and other partners, we explore the establishment of new media art in Slovenia and the broader region with lectures, analysis, a workshop, and a roundtable discussion. We focus on the attempts to have new media art recognised as an independent field as well as cultural policy and financial mechanisms that have defined the field since the 1990s. As a new art phenomenon, new media art has not always overlapped with the existing art infrastructure, which is why its actors strove to establish a parallel system of different platforms, festivals and spaces, as well as sought potential entries in the predominant art system.

Programme

Lecture, 4 November 2019, 6 pm, Project Room SCCA, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana
MIKLÓS PETERNÁK: CHANGING THE SYSTEM: THE INTERMEDIA MODEL.
From Media Research to Intermedia 2.0 (1989–2019)

Lecturer and director of the C3 centre in Budapest Miklós Peternák will present the emergence of media art in Hungary during the time of regime change, as well as its characteristics, which are linked to experiment and experience, and its role in determining answers to current issues of the post-information society.

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Workshop, 20–21 November 2019, Project Room SCCA, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana

SUZANA MILEVSKA: WRITING ABOUT, WITH, AND OUTWARDS ART

During a two-day workshop, theoretician and curator Suzana Milevska will address the complexity of different genres of writing about art and present strategies for writing the various genres of texts that accompany media art. 

Price of the twoday workshop: 15 euro. To apply, contact info@scca-ljubljana.si.
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Round table, 27 November 2019, 6 pm, Trubarjeva hiša literature, Stritarjeva 7, Ljubljana

NEW MEDIA ART AND CULTURAL POLICY (discussion will be held in Slovenian)
Participants: Semira Osmanagić, Simon Kardum, Jurij Krpan, Gregor Bulc
Moderator: Tjaša Pureber

Experts and actors in the media art field will discuss financing mechanisms at the national and municipal level, and about the responsiveness of the cultural policy to the new art field and its establishment in Slovenia.
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Lecture, 10 December 2019, 6 pm, Moderna galerija, Cankarjeva 15, Ljubljana
SIEGRIED ZIELINSKI: PRO-SPECTIVE ARCHAEOLOGIES. Travelling through DEEP TIME OF THE MEDIA into Possible Futures

Siegfried Zielinski, lecturer and former rector of the Karlsruhe University of Arts & Design, will speak about the utopian potential of media-archaeological activity and about media archaeology, with which he is intensely involved. 
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Talk, 18 December 2019, 5 pm, Project Room SCCA, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana
AMY IRELAND in MIKKEL BINDSLEV: Shanghai Frequencies

Mikkel Bindslev’s talk

What is happening now? Beginning with this question, Bindslev sets out to discuss how archaeology liberates us from the illusion that living in the present coincides with our own “now”. In this way archaeology serves as a material basis for a radical unsettling or disruption of philosophy, art and poetics. Mikkel Bindslev is Scandinavian archaeologist, editor and writer, based in Copenhagen. His writings are primarily concerned with the intersection of philosophy, theory, poetry, art and archaeology.

Amy Ireland’s talk
Beginning with the apparent triviality of an encounter with Mikkel Bindslev on a street corner in Shanghai, Amy Ireland draws a line from the concrete to the abstract, passing through reflections on xenofeminism, xenopoetics, alienation, justice, nihilism, empathy, and suffering, to emerge, not unscathed, with an ethics of intensity founded upon the mortification of knowledge by time. Amy Ireland is an Australian writer and theorist currently based in Singapore. Her research focuses on questions of agency and technology in modernity and she is a member of the technomaterialist transfeminist collective Laboria Cuboniks.

This even is prepared by Šum journal and is part of the series Parallel Systems. Establishing and Forming New Media Art.
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Parallel Systems. Establishing and Forming New Media Art programme is organized by School for Curatorial Practices and Critical Writing World of Art (SCCA-Ljubljana) and Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory, and in partnership with the ŠUM journal, Goethe-Institut Ljubljana, The Cultural Center of the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Slovenia, Balassi Institute, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana and Trubar Literature House.

The program is supported by: City of Ljubljana Department for Culture, ERSTE Foundation, Zaklada Kultura nova.
Suzana Milevska’s Workshop is part of the BIO accompanying programme.

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