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April 17, 2007

Liam Gillick: Five Short Texts on the Possibility of Creating an Economy of Equivalence

Liam Gillick:
Five Short Texts on the Possibility of Creating an Economy of Equivalence

May 7-May 11, 2007

All sessions will start at 7:30 PM
Admission is free but space is limited, please register with Magdalena@unitednationsplaza.org

unitednationsplaza
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 14a
Berlin 10249 Germany
T. 49 (0)30 700 89 0 90
F. 49 (0)30 700 89 0 85
www.unitednationsplaza<.org

unitednationsplaza is pleased to continue its program with a seminar with Liam Gillick:
Five Short Texts on the Possibility of Creating an Economy of Equivalence
Liam Gillick

May 7 May 11, 2007
All sessions will start at 7:30 PM

Five thirty minute lectures, followed by drinks in the bar at unitednationsplaza.

The outline of a possible text. Five parts will be tested and developed, quickly.

Day 1: The day before closure of an experimental factory.
Day 2: Redundancy following the lure of infinite flexibility.
Day 3: Reoccupation, recuperation and aimless renovation.
Day 4: Reconfiguring the recent past.
Day 5: Relations of equivalence three potential endings.

The text looks again at the dynamic that exists within a group when one set of people thinks that there will have to be change and things wont be able to continue this way and the other believes that change will only occur as a result of direct action.

We are interested in the cone shaped gap that you could argue is perceivable in the trajectory between modernity and modernism. Modernity leading to both Wal-Mart and memory sticks on one hand and modernism as a kind of circling the drain complex of striated, layered forms of self-referentiality which at the same time attempts a way to envision creating continual and endless possibilities of critique in relation to modernity, modernism or any of its late and post iterations.

The question is whether they return to the abandoned factory to play out a new economy of equivalence or finally put it to rest and focus on other places that remain fixed and secure in earlier models of spectacular exchange masquerading as revelation or mere reflections of dominant models that currently leave all relationships intact.

Admission is free but space is limited, please register by email with
magdalena@unitednationsplaza.org

unitednationsplaza is exhibition as school. Structured as a seminar/residency program in the city of Berlin, it will involve collaboration with approximately 60 artists, writers, theorists and a wide range of audiences for a period of one year. In the tradition of Free Universities, most of its events will be open to all those interested to take part. unitednationsplaza is organized by Anton Vidokle in collaboration with Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, Martha Rosler, Walid Raad, Jalal Toufic, Nikolaus Hirsch, Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Tirdad Zolghadr.

Selected lectures at unitednationsplaza are now available to view online at www.unitednationsplaza.org/broadcast.html
unitednationsplaza
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 14a
Berlin 10249 Germany
T. 49 (0)30 700 89 0 90
F. 49 (0)30 700 89 0 85

www.unitednationsplaza.org

For further information, please contact Magdalena Magiera:
magdalena@unitednationsplaza.org

unitednationsplaza

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