Revival of Clashes in Representation and Materiality

Visiting Lecture

On 3 March 2020 Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás, a curator from a partner institution ZKM Center for Art and Media  Karlsruhe, held an online visiting lecture Revival of Clashes in Representation and Materiality – as a part of Systems of Representation MA course taught by professor Lily Díaz-Kommonen – in which she summarised the main concepts of the Beyond Matter – Cultural heritage on the verge of Virtual Reality project as well as presented the two milestone exhibitions, Les Immatériaux (1985) and Iconoclash (2002) that will be revived and interpreted over the course of the project. Below you can watch a video interpretation of the lecture based on the archival research.

00:18:23    Revival of Clashes in Representation and Materiality
01:31:02     Les Immatériaux
10:16:11     Iconoclash
14:50:14     Interface
18:20:00     Immersion
22:34:00     Material Turn
23:58:11     Virtuality
25:36:06     Deconstructing Virtual Reality
30:26:23     Q&A – Contemporary Reinterpretation of the Model Exhibitions
32:05:18     Q&A – Postmodernism and Contemporary Context
32:40:01     Q&A – Interface and Processual Ontology
35:43:07     Q&A – Grasping Complex Curatorial Concepts
38:24:08     Q&A – Contextualising the Model Exhibitions within New Media History
39:57:23     Q&A – Hands-on Approach to Virtuality and Dissemination
43:10:20     Q&A – Impact on Exhibition Histories
44:25:00     References
44:28:00     Media Sources
44:31:13     Credits

References:
Bruno Latour and Hans Ulrich Obrist: Video interview in Paris 9.1.2016, modesofexistence.org (2017) (retrieved in May 2020 )
Antonia Wunderlich: Der Philosoph im Museum. Die Ausstellung »Les Immatériaux« von Jean François Lyotard, transcript (2008)
Yuk Hui, Andreas Broeckmann (eds.): 30 Years after Les Immatériaux: Art, Science and Theory, Lüneburg: Meson Press, (2015)
Daniel Birnbaum and Sven-Olov Wallenstein: Spacing Philosophy: Lyotard and the Idea of the Exhibition, Sternberg Press (2019)
Jorinde Seidel: The Exhibition as Emulator, commissioned by Stroom hcbk, The Hague, for the ’InfoArcadia’ exhibition (2000); trans. James Boekbinder, Mediamatic, vol. 10, no. 1 (Fall 1999)
Brenda Laurel, S. Joy Mountford (eds.): The Art of Human-Computer Interface Design, Addison-Wesley Longman Publishing Co., Inc. (1990)
Matthew Fuller: Immersion, Saturation, Ingestion. DRHA2019 Radical Immersions:Navigating between virtual/physical environments and information bubbles (2019)
Wiebke Gronemeyer: The Curatorial Complex: Social Dimensions of Knowledge Production. Wilhelm Fink, Paderborn (2018)
Bruno Latour: Reassembling the Social – An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory. Oxford University Press (2005)
Karen Barad: Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. Durham: Duke University Press (2007)
Donna Jeanne Haraway, Nikolaus G Schneider, Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs GmbH, Documenta GmbH: Donna Haraway : SF: speculative fabulation und string figures = SF: spekulative Fabulation und String-Figuren. Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz Verlag (2011)
Andreas Brockman: Les Immatériaux Research. les-immateriaux.net (retrieved in May 2020)
 
Media sources:

Les Immatériaux. Montage de l’exposition. Photographe : Jean-Claude Planchet. © Bibliothèque Kandinsky, MNAM/CCI, Centre Pompidou – Dist. RMN-Grand Palais (retrieved in May 2020)
Les Immatériaux. Vues de salles. Photographe : Jean-Claude Planchet. © Bibliothèque Kandinsky, MNAM/CCI, Centre Pompidou – Dist. RMN-Grand Palais (retrieved in May 2020)
Les immatériaux, trente ans après. Thought and Debate, 27 November 2015, Petite Salle – Centre Pompidou, Paris. Record of an event. © Centre Pompidou 2015 (retrieved in May 2020)
Les immatériaux. Petit journal (Audience Guide). Centre Pompidou, Paris (1985) p 17 (retrieved in May 2020)
Les immatériaux. Catalogue, Vol. 1: Épreuves d’écriture. Centre Pompidou, Paris (1985) (retrieved in May 2020)
Les immatériaux. Catalogue, Vol. 2: Album et Inventaire. Centre Pompidou, Paris (1985) (retrieved in May 2020)
Les immatériaux. Immaterials: Route: Zones & Sites. Centre Pompidou, Paris (1985) (retrieved in May 2020)
Iconoclash. Exhibition views. Photos: ONUK. 2002 © ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Manfred Wolf Plottegg: Iconoclash: Beyond the image war in science, religion and art. (Architectural model) Karlsruhe (2001) © ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel (Eds.): Iconoclash. Beyond the image war in science, religion and art. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2002)
Iconoclash. Jenseits der Bilderkriege in Wissenschaft, Religion und Kunst. (Exhibition booklet). ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (2002)
Annegret Soltau, Schwanger (Pregnant), 1977–82. © Annegret Soltau
Arata Isozaki: Electric Labyrinth, 1968. Photo © ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Achim Mohné: Fireflies @ ZKM Karlsruhe. 2002. © ZKM | Center for Art and Media (29s from 0:02:03)
Nam June Paik: TV Budha, 1974/2002 © Nam June Paik
Beyond Matter – Immaterial Display (Banner)  © AKU Collective
Net art section, Documenta X, Documenta-Halle, Kassel (1997) Photo © Joachim Blank (retrieved in May 2020)
Net art section, Documenta X, Documenta-Halle, Kassel, 1997. (retrieved in May 2020)
Net art section, Documenta X, Documenta-Halle, Kassel, 1997. (retrieved in May 2020)
Ryan Gander:  I Need Some Meaning I Can Memorise (The Invisible Pull). dOCUMENTA (13), 2012. Photo © Rosa Maria Ruhling (retrieved in May 2020)
Ryan Gander:  I Need Some Meaning I Can Memorise (The Invisible Pull). dOCUMENTA (13), 2012. Photo © humanscribbles.blogspot.com (retrieved in May 2020 )
Ryan Gander’s installation, 2012. © Gelguda. YouTube Video. (retrieved in May 2020)
teamLab: Borderless. Universe of Water Particles on a Rock Hill where People Gather. MORI Building, Digital Art Museum, Tokyo. (2018) © teamLab. Video (retrieved in May 2020)
Hans Hollein: Architekturpille, Non-physical environment, (1967) © Hans Hollein


The video is to be used solely in non-commercial, academic and research environments. 
Video editing and archival source research by Cvijeta Miljak.

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