Tomorrow I will be participating in Lines and Nodes, a day-long gathering scholars and artists who study the politics and affects of human-made infrastructures. I will be moderating a discussion to follow a film screening featuring the works of Len Lye (a short PSA made in 1937 that could have been made this year for its formal innovation), CAMP (a terrifying demonstration of the ubiquity of urban surveillance), Larilyn Sanchez (an exploration of globalization through the specificities of death) and Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc (a video questioning the contemporary inheritance of colonization). This happens alongside presentations by Brenda Longfellow, Michelle Murphy, Deborah Cowen and Ursula Biemann. Based on a program presented in New York last year, these considerations of infrastructure, space and resource extraction promise to challenge understandings of how these different aspects of contemporary economic systems are interconnected, and how representation and resistance come together to make change.
Sunday, 22 February 2015
Daniels School of Architecture, 230 College Street, Room 103 (Please use Huron Street entrance)
A full schedule of events can be found here.