Thursday, 14 March 2013

Broken Performances: Time and (In)Completion (Zagreb)

I will be speaking at this event in Zagreb. Here's the programme:

18.00 @ Pogon Jedinstvo Bojan Djordjev: What I have Learned about Capitalism – (never ending self) lecture performance
20.00 @ Pogon Jedinstvo BADco.: Is There Life On Stage? – performance

22. 03.2013
11.00 @ mama The research group of Maska’s Seminar for Contemporary Performing Arts: Broken Lecture
12.45 @ mama Nik Wakefield: A Genealogy of Performance Itself: Bergsonian Memory and Documentation
13.15 @ mama Tomislav Medak: Theatre and Totality
17.00 @ mama Sean Cubitt: Visible time -keynote
18.00 @ mama Marie-Luise Angerer: Too Much Time – keynote
19.30 @ mama Bojana Cvejić, Marta Popivoda and Ana Vujanović (TkH – Walking Theory, Belgrade): Public Sphere by Performance and Yugoslavia, how ideology moved our collective body – book and film presentation

23. 03.2013
11.00 @ mama Karin Harrasser: “There, everybody who stutters, is obliged to limp”. Time-Images in Heiner Göbbels, Alexander Kluge, Samuel Beckett
11.30 @ mama Goran Sergej Pristaš: The Time After (In)Completion
13.00 @ ZPC Marjana Krajač: Manual For Empty Spaces – entering the performance – performance
17.00 @ mama Benjamin Noys: The War of Time: Occupation, Resistance, Communization -keynote
18.00 @ mama Stephen Zepke: Art, Communization and the Biopolitical Event – keynote
19.00 @ Gallery Nova Franck Leibovici: Formes des vie – book presentation
20.00 @ Theatre &TD Saška Rakef: The Debt of Rakef Saška – performance

24. 03.2013
21.00 @ Cinema Tuškanac Nicolas Rey: Differently, Molussia – film screening
This symposium and its topic are a continuation of BADco.’s artistic interest to relate performance and time. More concretely, it was motivated by BADco.’s work on the development of imaging technologies and their application in performative settings, and it revolves around inquiry of images and performances of time in the technologically driven production – both in the capitalist economic production, in the work with technologies on-stage and in the work of dance as an old technology.
The symposium is a part of our participation in the project “TIMeSCAPES – Images and performance of time in late capitalism.” TIMeSCAPES is a long-term artistic research and production platform initiated by five cultural organizations: BADco. (HR), Maska (SI), Walking Theory (RS), Science Communications Research (A) and Film-protufilm (HR). It brings together four organizations, whose internationally renowned artistic and cultural practice is rooted in research, publishing and discourse, with one science-oriented organization developing methodologies of artistic research. The double objective is to research and artistically reflect the transversal issue of time that cuts across economy, society and art: structure of working time in different economic contexts, temporal experience in technologies, performative dramaturgies of time, etc.; while at the same time tackling the issue that has acute resonance in cultural and academic contexts across Europe: what should the models and institutions of artistic research be, given the constraints of time, money and mobility that artists face.

The attendant artistic program is organized in collaboration with the Multimedia Institute/MAMA, Academy of Drama Arts – University of Zagreb, POGON – Zagreb Centre for Independent Culture and Youth, Culture of Change – Student Center, What, How and for Whom/WHW, Zagreb Dance Center and Institut français de Zagreb.

Concept, organization and coordination: Goran Sergej Pristaš, Jasna Žmak & Tomislav Medak
Production: Lovro Rumiha

“Broken Performances: Time and (In)Completion” is part of TIMeSCAPES, Images and performances of time in late capitalism, a partner project of BADco. (Zagreb), Maska (Ljubljana), Science Communications Research (Vienna), Walking Theory (Belgrade), Film-protufilm (Zagreb) and Academy Of Dramatic Arts, University of Zagreb. With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
The symposium and artistic programme are supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and Office for Education, Culture and Sport of the City of Zagreb.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Accelerationism in Lisbon

I'm doing two events in Lisbon, one which is based around 'The Grammar of Neoliberalism' and the second around 'Cyberpunk Phuturism' (this will also form a chapter in the new book on accelerationism.

Monday 11 March
'The Grammar of Neoliberalism: A Discussion', Unipop, @ RDA69.

Tuesday 12 March

10 am 'Cyperpunk Phuturism', 'Movement & Technical Mobilization' Conference

The Weird: Fugutive Fictions/Hybrid Genre CFP

The Weird: Fugitive Fictions/Hybrid Genre
A one day research conference in association with the Centre for Contemporary Literature, Birkbeck, exploring the weird literary tradition and the many facets of weird writing.

Keynotes: S.T. Joshi / Professor Roger Luckhurst / more TBA

Friday 8th November 2013 / Senate House, London

Until recently weird fiction, if acknowledged at all, was usually considered to be a marginal mode in the already lowly Gothic tradition - less a genre than a particular affect. In the last ten years, however, it has come to be regarded as a separate and distinct form with an increasingly important role to play in the theory of popular genre. The debate has broadened its scope to perceive and explore connections with discourses, literary traditions and cultures not previously associated with the Weird. This call for papers invites contributions that engage with weird fiction in its various aspects, including, but not limited to, the following topics and authors:

• The weird cosmic horror tradition of H.P. Lovecraft and his ‘Weird Tales’ contemporaries

• The recent New Weird advocated by China Miéville and others

• The evolution of the Weird

• The global Weird - weird fiction in translation

• Genre theory and fugitive forms

• Modernism and the Weird

• Weird Philosophy and Weird Theory

Please send 250 word abstracts for 20 minute papers, together with a brief biography, to by 1st August 2013.

Thursday 7th November 2013 (evening event): weird fiction reading (details TBC)

Follow ‘The Weird’ on Twitter: @WeirdConference

This conference is supported by the Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Literature, Birkbeck School of Arts, and the Institute of English Studies, University of London.