Kristoffer Gansing | The Leonardo Art Science and Technology Lecture Series 2017 | Leonardo/ISAST

Kristoffer Gansing | The Leonardo Art Science and Technology Lecture Series 2017

Dates or Deadline: 
10 November 2017
City: 
Beijing
Country: 
China

CAFA Event

Leonardo Art, Science and Technology Lecture Series 2017

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transmediale: Art & Digital Culture At Face Value

Speaker: Kristoffer Gansing

Introduced by WANG Yuyang

Time: 08.11.2017 18:30 – 20:00

Venue: The Lecture Hall of CAFA Art Museum

Co-organized by CAFA Center for Art and Technology, CAFA School of Experimental Art,

Chronus Art Center In collaboration with Leonardo / ISAST and CAFA Center for Art Technology

 

CAC Event

Leonardo Art, Science and Technology Lecture Series 2017

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transmediale: Art & Digital Culture At Face Value

Speaker: Kristoffer Gansing

Introduced by ZHANG Ga

Time: 10.11.2017 19:00-20:30

Venue: EXTRA TIME(No. 888 Changde Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai)

Co-organized by Chronus Art Center, CAFA Center for Art and Technology, CAFA School of Experimental Art In collaboration with Leonardo / ISAST and CAFA Center for Art Technology

 

About the Lecture

Based on the thirty-year legacy of critical engagement with media art of the Berlin-based transmediale festival, this lecture makes a case for the values of speculative, interventionist practices in art and (post-) digital culture. Hybrid research and development processes that fuse art, science and technology are ever more in demand but are at the same time increasingly separated from processes of value creation. The latter are determined by the drive to datafy everything in order to implement fine-grained forms of measurement and quantification. As creativity becomes a highly sought after skill in an increasingly knowledge-driven economy we need to ask ourselves whose and what innovation is eventually being produced by artists intersecting with industrial contexts, scientific knowledge paradigms and a financialised economy. The lecture will explore artistic work produced within the framework of the festival which offer new critical imaginaries of what technological development might look like in this moment of a datafied reality, algorithmic communication cultures and post-digital breakdowns of the analogue and the digital.

 

About the Speaker

Kristoffer Gansing is a Swedish curator, writer and researcher living in Berlin where he for the past seven years acts as the artistic director of the world-renowned transmediale festival for art and digital culture. Intersecting art, theory and technology, Gansing’s writing and curatorial work is a critical interrogation of our relation to technology from a post-digital perspective where digitisation has become part of everyday life. Gansing has contributed articles to academic volumes such as Place Studies in Art, Media, Science and Technology (WDG, 2009), Online Territories (Peter Lang, 2011) and journals such as The Fibreculture Journal. His PhD Transversal Media Practices (2013) dealt with how media archaeological art practices reconfigure linear conceptions of technological development and was published by Malmö University Press in 2013. With Ryan Bishop, Jussi Parikka and Elvia Wilk he edited across & beyond – a transmediale reader on Post-digital Practices, Concepts, and Institutions published by Sternberg Press in 2016. Prior to these activities, Kristoffer Gansing worked in between media research, art and curation, including the artist run TV channel tv-tv in Copenhagen and as co-director of the media art festival The Art of the Overhead, devoted to the near forgotten medium of the overhead projector.

 

➙ As an installment of the Leonardo Art, Sicence and Technology Lecture Series 2017, this lecture will be premiered at Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) on June 7th.

 

About the LEONARDO ART, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LECTURE SERIES

 

Co-organized by CAC and Leonardo / ISAST, in collaboration with CAFA Center for Art and Technology (CAFAcat) and CAFA School of Experimental Art, each installment of the series will feature renowned guest speakers from around the world on topics within the ever-expanding scope of Art/Science. CAC and its partner institutions will provide the venues for the events.

 

About CAC

 

Chronus Art Center (CAC) is China’s first nonprofit art organization dedicated to the presentation, research / creation and scholarship of media art. CAC with its exhibitions, residency-oriented fellowships, lectures and workshop programs and through its archiving and publishing initiatives, creates a multifaceted and vibrant platform for the discourse, production and dissemination of media art in a global context. CAC is positioned to advance artistic innovation and cultural awareness by critically engaging with media technologies that are transforming and reshaping contemporary experiences.

http://www.chronusartcenter.org/en

 

About Leonardo

Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) serves the global network of thinkers and practitioners working in the realms where art, science and the humanities connect. Since its beginnings nearly 50 years ago, Leonardo has fostered and supported the work of artists, scientists and scholars dedicated to breaking down the barriers that often separate fields of endeavor. Today, Leonardo/ISAST continues its leadership in cross-disciplinary creativity through the publication of content on evolving platforms (in collaboration with the MIT Press); the presentation of events, residencies and art/science projects; and other programs designed to address the interests of the art/science/humanities community.

More info at: www.leonardo.info