Workshop: McKenzie Wark
Friday, November 22, 7PM, MOCA
Lecture by McKenzie Wark, moderated by Gean Moreno.
McKenzie Wark discusses the role of technology in popular culture and fine art production today.
Wark is a professor of media and cultural studies at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College in New York City. He works primarily on media theory, critical theory and new media and is the author of several books, most recently A Hacker Manifesto (Harvard University Press) and Dispositions (Salt Publishing).
Moreno is a Miami-based artist and theoretician, and the founder of [name] publications. His writing appears regularly in the e-Flux journal.
Admission: FREE for Members
$10 General Admission
Saturday, November 23, 2PM at The LAB Miami
Workshop continues with informal presentations by media theorist Mckenzie Wark and Miami artists Adler Guerrier and Felice Grodin.
Wark will set the tone with his research on “the silver age of social media,” when sharable technologies and platforms held a degree of emancipatory potential.
Guerrier and Grodin will present on the ways in which the “silver ages” of other media have influenced their work and thinking.
Guerrier will speak on the once-possible “regionalization” of Situationist practices: that is, the ways in which certain strategies, at some point still not completely co-opted by mainstream institutions, could be adjusted to respond to very specific local demands.
Grodin will speak about the early days of algorithmic architectural production, when digital logics began to articulate morphologies in the analogue world. She will explain how efforts that characterize this process, such as Bernard Tschumi’s and Rem Koolhaas’s proposals for the Parc de la Villette, influenced her thinking and her work.
After the floor will be opened for an informal discussion with the audience.
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Visitors from around the world are drawn to its permanent collection reflecting the most important developments in contemporary art. MOCA presents a continuous calendar of lectures by renowned artists and critics, film screenings, concerts, and cutting edge performances. It has attracted nationwide attention for highly original education and outreach programs that make contemporary art accessible, understandable, and enjoyable to people of all ages.
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