Reflexive Ecologies of Post-Internet Art

Type: 
Seminar
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Building: 
Nador u. 13
Room: 
516a
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:30pm
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Date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

With Joana Moll, Inga Lāce and Áron Fenyvesi, introduced by Maja and Reuben Fowkes

Perpetual connectivity and the incorporation of the internet into the habits of daily life, the intercession of social media in personal communications as well as in interactions with the natural world constitute critical elements of post-internet art practice. This seminar investigates the reflexivity of such approaches in relation to the environmental aspects of the underlying infrastructure, ecological footprint and conflicting materiality of online transactions. How does contemporary art impact a post-internet ecology that confronts the wastefulness of built-in obsolescence and challenges the transformation of the internet into a monetised space of surveillance and manipulation? What are the prospects for the emergence of post-human, entangled and non-dystopian relations between people, species and the natural world?

 This seminar is part of the programme of the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative at Central European University and is organised in collaboration with Translocal Institute for Contemporary Art.

For speaker biographies and abstracts see:
http://translocal.org/postinternet/index.html