Making exhibitions is necessary, not only for the presentation of artworks but also as a very particular mode of rendering intellectual thinking in a creative, visual, and experiential way.
Video: Improving Reality 2013 | Keller Easterling
A lecture in the framework of The Lighthouse Arts 2013 Event.
In this lecture Keller Easterling poses the following question ‘Are cities only made by constructing buildings?’ exploring the becoming-infrastructural technology of space. She noted radical changes to the globalizing world in the language of ‘matrix space’, including massive global infrastructure systems, administered by mixtures of public and private cohorts and driven by profound irrationalities…
Source: Lighthouse Arts
Curating architecture is a way of framing cultural issues that can be discussed through the built environment. Under these terms, a good exhibition could be critical or supportive, provocative or banal in getting its message through.
Dan Handel —> Quaderns
in Aircraft Carrier. Interview with Dan Handel || Quaderns
A guest post by Javier Arbona, written to accompany the opening of Very Large Organizations, an exhibition by Jordan Geiger, at Studio-X NYC.
Outside of the purity of cultural scripts that we might regard to be politically authentic are rapidly mutating political scripts that may be the…
Spatially, I think we are witnessing this notion of territory more and more because it is becoming increasingly difficult to define the spatial boundaries of the contemporary metropolis, largely due to globalized networks of logistics that move people, matter and economics in complex ways that are continually being renegotiated. I think what makes infrastructure critical is that it has to navigate these scales and is therefore the primary spatial device of fabricating territory. (…) It is no surprise that as the spatial territory of the ‘city’ expands, this also implicates the disciplinary territory within architecture, which now often includes urbanism, landscape, and infrastructural design.
The interview will be published this week or next week on my blog ULGC.
Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box is a thriller based on actual events that takes you to the heart of our automated financial world. Based on interviews with those directly involved and data visualizations up to the millisecond, it reconstructs the fastest and deepest U.S. stock market plunge ever.
/// The complete documentary: Money & Speed
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October 3 - December 6, 2013
We’re pleased to premiere a new fiction called (In)Visible Sites as part of Timing is Everything at the University Art Gallery, UC San Diego. Timing is Everything ”explores the ways that built space situates us in time”. In this exhibition, Joseph Redwood-Martinez’s investigations into the mixed temporalities of the built environment (in text, video, and photo formats) will “house” a rotating series of films from several artists [Charles G. Miller (Oct. 3-17), Hong-An Truong & Dwayne Dixon (Oct. 18-31), Cauleen Smith (Nov. 1-14), and Uriel Orlow (Nov. 15 - Dec. 6)]. These film works offer “epistemological tools with which to examine other instances of architecture and corresponding notions of time, memory, and history”.
Paired with the showing of Chuck Miller’s Hidden in Plain Sight: La Jolla/UTC Annex, An-Edge City (2013), our text will be available in the gallery. Nick and Javier will participate in a couple of public events. Here’s the schedule for those appearances:
Thursday, October 3, 5:30 - 8:30pm
October 3 - 17
Charles G. Miller
Hidden in Plain Sight: La Jolla/UTC Annex, An-Edge City, 2013
Single-channel HD video, 55 min.
Friday, October 4, 10:30am
Breakfast reception and premiere of Hidden in Plain Sight: La Jolla/UTC Annex, An-Edge City
Followed by a conversation with Joseph Redwood-Martinez, Charles G. Miller, & DEMILIT (Javier Arbona & Nick Sowers).
A conversation around urban rumors and anthropology/archaeology of the built environment. Whether “decoding,” “defamiliarizing,” or “giving attention to the overlooked,” their spatial practices converge at the messy locus of ethics in making visible what is not permitted. Whether in San Diego-Tijuana, Petra, Phoenix, Istanbul, Oakland or Quito, how are these questions of visibility navigated in different contexts? How might these obscured forms of the built environment be represented?
Saturday, October 5, 1 - 4:00pm
Detour: La Jolla / UTC, walking with DEMILIT & Charles G. Miller
A collective ambulatory exploration of the political and psychological geography of La Jolla/UTC. The walk attempts to endure and read a landscape that is pedestrian-hostile and sometimes inscrutable. How to navigate and document a corporate landscape? Can misrepresentation and abstraction thereof enable otherwise precluded critical positions? For whom, and how might they be exercised? Participants are welcome to come with audio/visual recording devices to gather and share their findings. This is not a guided tour.
For more info on Timing is Everything and a complete calendar of events, go to:
So if you’re in San Diego or nearby… add this event in your cal…