e-flux lectures

e-flux lectures


Darren Bader, The Vagrant, undated. One-channel video, 13:32 minutes. Courtesy the artist; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; Sadie Coles HQ, London; Galleria Franco Noero, Turin; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo.

May 3, 2017
e-flux lectures
311 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002

Join us at e-flux for our May program featuring Jodi Dean, Andrew Herscher, Andrew Norman Wilson, Lee Mackinnon, Francesca Hughes, Masha Gessen, and New Territories.


Lecture: Jodi Dean
“From Allies to Comrades”

Friday, May 5, 7pm

How does the left move forward today? Where do we find resources not just for hope or survival but advance and revolution? Communist theorist Jodi Dean considers the end of the left political imaginary that accompanied the dark years of neoliberalism and the turn toward more solidaristic forms of association that can strategize, scale, and endure.

Book launch and discussion: Andrew Herscher with Sandi Hilal, Reinhold Martin, Alessandro Petti, and Nikolaus Hirsch
Displacements, Architecture and Refugee

Monday, May 8, 7pm

In architectural history, just as in global politics, refugees have tended to exist as mere human surplus; histories of architecture, then, have usually reproduced the nation-state’s exclusion of refugees as people out of place. Andrew Herscher’s Displacements: Architecture and Refugee examines some of the usually disavowed but arguably decisive intersections of mass-population displacement and architecture through the twentieth century and into the present. 

Screening and presentation: Andrew Norman Wilson
“This Light: The New York Announcement of a New Cinema”
Wednesday, May 17, 7pm

This event is an attempt to describe a free cinema that emerges out of a desire to make private viewing habits public. The cinema goes by the name This Light. At a time when public space is rapidly dissolving into private property and attention is dissolving into the monetized distraction of streaming content in solitude, the cinema activates the possibilities offered through networked technology and opens the domestic up to what could be called anybody. The New York announcement of This Light will include a presentation of works by Anthony Discenza, Emily Wardill, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Mary Helena Clark, and Darren Bader followed by a reading of the cinema’s creed.

Lecture: Lee Mackinnon
“Automatic Love: Prototypes of Automation”

Friday, May 19, 7pm

It is well documented that, historically, women were synonymous with nature and love, which seemed to cast them outside systems of cultural value. This lecture begins by considering the idealization of women in literature of the nineteenth century, in order to trace the symbolic function of woman in modern systems of automation and consider her labor within them.

Lecture: Francesca Hughes
“Truth in the Tower”
Monday, May 22, 7pm

Truth, abducted, is being held prisoner in the tower of falsehood, from whose high windows she calls out to be freed: so depicts Thomas Le Myésier in 1321. Riding to her rescue are three parties: At the front, Aristotle, armed with reason and the syllogistic apparatus of Greek logic; behind him, Averroes, armed with imagination and its wily short-cuts to destination truth which always elude Aristotle’s cumbersome reasoning; and at the rear, Ramon Lull, armed only with the revolving wheels of his Ars Demonstrativa.

Lecture: Masha Gessen
“How We Survive an Autocracy”
Wednesday, May 24, 7pm

Journalist and author Masha Gessen discusses ways of survivng an autocracy. Rule #1? Believe the autocrat.

Lecture: New Territories

Friday, May 26, 7pm

Post-humanism is not a blank check for deterritorialized techno-libertarian orphans. It is not only a graft for performative prosthesis, but also the re-articulation of bio-political social organization through the synchronicities and contingencies between fabrication and fiction. Do we need to pull back the curtain and reveal that architecture is consubstantial to zones of conflict that cannot be metabolized by sympathetic moralism or the techno parade?

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