[-empyre-] into what midst? which collective? whose imaginary space?

Johannes Birringer Johannes.Birringer at brunel.ac.uk
Tue Apr 16 23:12:54 EST 2013

greetings to all

just out of curiosity, if I may, in terms of the way you plan/ned to carry forward the discussion this month, was the core debate meant to be on the SAT project (into the midst), on SenseLab as a case-study for the kind of practices you have mentioned and described (and I'd like to come back at some point and ask some questions about your language), or did you envision having others on the wider empyre community respond to the SenseLab team with their readings of your event or with other propositions?

 --here , below,  a notice just received from Furtherfield (London), it might be of interest;
 and for those here who like to pursue and discuss the angle of the Croatian critique of neo-capitalist collectivism and instrumentalized choreograophic/"process" techniques without outcome (immaterial labor?), 
let me know and i send you the Kostanic essay & other links  if you like,

with regards
Johannes Birringer
dap / interaktionslabor

::  Peer to Platform: Artist Collective vs. Social	Network  ::: 

1 May 2013


£10 / £8 Concessions / £7 ICA Members / £5 ICA Student Members

This panel discussion will highlight the overlaps between the way in 
which a radical artist collective functions and how individuals operate 
together within the most contemporary of frameworks, the social network.

If the radical artist collective is posited as a network for shared 
political ideals and collaborative production, could it be proposed that 
an emerging generation of digitally-native artists is more comfortable 
establishing such structures online? Perhaps the accessibility of 
virtual space, the promise of relative anonymity and the corporate 
overtones of online platforms provide the perfect forum to continue the 
legacy of groups such as Bernadette Corporation.

Reflecting on the notion of the network and questions of authorship, 
ownership, self-promotion, and sincerity, the conversation will explore 
the ways in which – arguably – the peer-to-peer bond of the artist 
collective has been replaced by the virtual connections of Facebook and 

Chaired by Ben Vickers, the panel will comprise Lizvlx from 
UBERMORGEN.COM, Metahaven and Ruth Catlow from Furtherfield.


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