Future Past Tense is the launch event for the new research group at Winchester School of Art. Archaeologies of Media and Technology (AMT) is an office for theoretical and practice-based work in media, design and art, in relation to both contemporary culture and cultural heritage.
The event includes talks by some of the most interesting theorists and practitioners currently working in the field. The topics address media archaeology, art and curatorial work, and open up the question of how media theory situates itself in an art and design school context. The talks explore historical perspectives to media art culture, but also problematize what we even mean by history in a situation where temporal coordinates are as interestingly mixed and layered as are our geopolitical situations. We are interested in futures past, and past futures – in imaginaries of media and the technological conditions of art in contemporary culture. The event is organised in collaboration with and is hosted by our partner organisation, transmediale art and digital culture festival.
Amt – (German) an administrative unit, office
Also: Airy Mean Time, a time standard used for timekeeping on Mars
AMT online: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/amt
And on Twitter: @amt_office
Organised in collaboration with the transmediale festival.
For more information regarding this event, please email Professor Jussi Parikka at: J.Parikka@soton.ac.uk.
13.00 Jussi Parikka and Ryan Bishop (WSA), “AMT – An Office for Media Archaeology”
13.20 Kristoffer Gansing (Artistic Director, transmediale, Berlin), "In Office: Humans, Machines and by Incident, Art"
13.40 Joasia Krysa (Liverpool Biennial and Liverpool John Moores University), “Working at the Intersection of Media Archaeology and Contemporary Art"
14.10 Louise K. Wilson (Artist, University of Leeds), “Excavating with Sound/ Listening to the Background”
15.30 Alessandro Ludovico (WSA), “Looking for the Spaceless Book: An E-book Archaeology”
15.50 Ned Rossiter (Western Sydney University), “Infrastructural Imperialism: From Logistical Labour to Logistical State”
16.10 Sean Cubitt (Goldsmiths, London), “GesAMT and Gestalt”
17.15 Jamie Allen, with Moritz Greiner Petter (Critical Media Lab, Basel), "How to Build a Lie" (Lecture Performance)
18.00 Launching AMT (Rotunda, East Building, WSA)