eFlux Journal Series

e-flux journal series at REDCAT - #1

October 1-2, 2016

Two days of workshops and events featuring Julieta Aranda, Benjamin Bratton, Ricardo Dominguez, Ruth Estévez, Sohrab Mohebbi, Stephen Squibb, Andrew Norman Wilson, and Dena Yago.

For almost a century, art has been positioning itself vis-à-vis the cultural industry. But today, with the mass availability of user-friendly media technology at the tip of our fingers, that industry is undergoing a mass transformation. How will art respond to the reconfiguration and possible collapse of its preferred opponent?

Will it dismount and take a knee before the evacuated sound stage, overcome with emotion at the fate of its old counterpart? Will the museum’s staff drive in triumphant circles at the center of Paramount's lawn? It's not like us to celebrate. How will we greet our dawn?

e-flux is pleased to announce the beginning of an open-ended collaboration with REDCAT, beginning the weekend of October 1-2, 2016, in pursuit of these and other questions.

Saturday, October 1 – The Artist in Crisis

Workshop with Stephen Squibb, Andrew Norman Wilson and Dena Yago.

1:30 – 3:30 pm | Free event. Space is limited, please RSVP: redcatrsvp@calarts.edu

Conversation with Julieta Aranda, Ruth Estévez, Sohrab Mohebbi, and Stephen Squibb. Screening of Ode to Seekers, 2012 by Andrew Norman Wilson.

5:00 pm | Public and free event.

Recent trends have urgently raised the question of whether the artist is an artist anymore or rather something else. A revolutionary in disguise, or some kind of organizer? Do we need the artist to be something distinct with regards to art? How do we negotiate our identities as artists alongside our involvement within quintessentially late-capital institutions? Can we find the poetics within these institutions while still seeing art and an artistic identity as being outside of them somehow?

The readings offered for discussion background this question by looking at moments of crisis, both contemporary and otherwise, and how the positioning of art and artists within them has been understood.  

At 5:00 pm, Julieta Aranda, Ruth Estévez, Sohrab Mohebbi, and Stephen Squibb have a public conversation introducing the new e-flux journal series at REDCAT. Following this, Andrew Norman Wilson screens and discuss his new work Ode to Seekers 2012 (HD video, color, sound, 8 minutes 30 seconds, 2016) 

Sunday, October 2  – Theory/fiction

Workshop with Julieta Aranda, Benjamin Bratton, and Ricardo Dominguez

1:00–3:00 pm | Free event. Space is limited, please RSVP: redcatrsvp@calarts.edu

Julieta Aranda, Benjamin Bratton, and Ricardo Dominguez hold a workshop considering the contemporary work of theory/fiction. 

Conversation with Julieta Aranda, Benjamin Bratton, and Ricardo Domínguez

4:00 pm | Admission is free and open to the public.

It has been said that science and philosophy are linked because are they both theoretical disciplines. By that same logic they are also immigration officials, patrolling the border with fiction? Is theory/fiction is the insurgent practice of smuggling ideas across the border?

Julieta Aranda, Benjamin Bratton, and Ricardo Dominguez lead a workshop considering the contemporary work of theory/fiction. 

At 4pm, Aranda, Bratton, and Dominguez have a public conversation on the topic. 

 

Excerpt of Jacques Tourneur's Experiment Perilous (1944), with Hedy Lamarr.

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