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0x SALON: Temporal Secessionism

16/11/2021


Monday, 22nd November 2021, 19h (CET) @osmo/za

The inaugural event of the project Temporal Secessionism: Time Zone #4 by Nascent will take the form of a special edition of the 0x Salon, by Wassim Alsindi. There will be a short presentation of the project and a group discussion.

The participants will discuss the production of techno-time, transcendental time machines and strange temporalities.

https://youtu.be/l_H-1_5FawU

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Digital Dish: Paloma Kop

16/11/2021

Paloma Kop: Magnetic Field Recordings

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 | 17:00 CET (11:00 EST)
@ online stream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_G65WGrZKA

The Digital Dish will offer a view behind the scenes of Paloma Kop’s multimedia art practice, focused on the process used to create Magnetic Field Recordings (2021) and her ongoing series, Electromagnetic Earth. Today, electricity and magnetism are mainly considered in the context of human-made technologies, but nature, the earth and the cosmos are alive with all forms of radiation and electrical activity. The artist investigates the blurry boundaries between nature and machines as well as how recent technology provides new ways to observe and explore the environment.

The presentation will be followed by a discussion with Ida Hiršenfelder.

Paloma Kop is a video and sound artist using feedback, electronic hardware and hybrid media processes to produce compositions, installations and performances. She deconstructs the boundaries between material space and electronic space and is interested in the universalities between natural phenomena, computing and chaos. She holds an MFA in Electronic Arts from Alfred University and has performed at Ibrida*Pluri Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ambient Church and others.
http://palomakop.tv

Ida Hiršenfelder (beepblip) is a Ljubljana-based sound artist and archivist. She performs under an onomatopoeic alias beepblip. She makes immersive bleepy psychogeographical soundscapes by use of analogue electronics, DIY and modular synths, field recordings and computer manipulations. Her solo album Noise for Strings, Vol. 1 (2019) and Noise for Strings, Vol. 2 (2020) were published by Kamizdat label. She currently studies Masters of Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
Web: https://beepblip.org/. Sound: https://beepblip.bandcamp.com/.

Production: Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory, and Projekt Atol Institute.
With support from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture.

Cover illustration by Dorijan Šiško.

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Digital Dish: Jussi Parikka

16/11/2021

Jussi Parikka: On Vegetal Surfaces and Scales of Images

Friday, 26 November 2021 | 16:00 CET
@ online stream

https://youtu.be/8WY4u9Kfeh0

The lecture will discuss Parikka’s work-in-progress research on “vegetal images” in collaboration with Abelardo Gil-Fournier as an entry point to an alternative history of visual culture and photography. The talk draws on their recent practice-based engagement, the audio-visual essay Seed, Image, Ground (2020) that will be screened as part of the talk. Hence, questions of artistic methods are central in this respect as well.

Parikka will address how the project develops a genealogy of energetic and material forms of images that have emerged in the contexts of plant research since approximately the 1850s. The authors turn to plants, not only in the broader philosophical sense of the last years of discussions but also in the contexts of research in the modern history of sciences, experimental practices and modelling.

The work Seed, Image, Ground (2020) is part of the Operational Images project, which prompts us to consider the concept of operational and instrumental images in relation to environmental humanities – including addressing techniques of remote sensing, aerial vision and vegetal surfaces. While these relate to current forms of earth observation and thus to core questions about contemporary forms of control and governance through environmental monitoring, they also offer a speculative history that relates to the audio-visual essay and its themes concerning technologies of air, seeding and agricultural surfaces as image surfaces for operational procedures.

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The presentation will be followed by a discussion with Robert Bobnič.

Jussi Parikka is a professor of Technological Culture & Aesthetics at Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton) and starting January 2022, a professor of Digital Aesthetics at Aarhus University (Denmark). He is a member of Academia Europeae and a visiting professor at FAMU, the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where he leads the project Operational Images and Visual Culture (2019–2023). His published books include Insect Media (2010), Digital Contagions (2007/2016), A Geology of Media (2015) and What is Media Archaeology? (2012). Recently, he co-edited Photography Off the Scale (2021). He is the co-author of The Lab Book: Situated Practices in Media Studies (2021). http://jussiparikka.net

Robert Bobnič is a researcher at the Centre for Cultural and Religious Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, and a PhD student in Media Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. His PhD dissertation focuses on the study of algorithms and automation in the field of cultural consumption. In the past, he has worked as an editor at V.B.Z. publishing house (2018–2020), editor of the cultural editorial office at Radio Študent (2013–2016), chief editor of Tribuna (2011–2012). He was also a member of the editorial board of ŠUM Journal for Contemporary Art Criticism and Theory (2018–2019), among others.

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Production: Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory, and Projekt Atol Institute.

With support from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture.