24 Presentation of "Time to Reflect Reality" at Deep City: Climate Crisis, Democracy and the Digital
Synne Tollerud Bull will present Time to Reflect Reality by Bull.Miletic at the international conference Deep City: Climate Crisis, Democracy and the Digital. Deep City will take place online as well as at the EPFL Campus in Lausanne, with parallel and common activities in partner sites in Singapore (in collaboration with SUTD Singapore University of Technology and Design) and Hong Kong (in collaboration with Hong Kong University).
For more information, please see deepcity.ch
11 Exhibition Opening, 11:00-17:00
The exhibition will be open to the public from February 11 to March 21, 2021, at ROM for Art and Architecture. The opening hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00-17:00 and by appointment.
The exhibition includes Time to Reflect Reality by Bull.Miletic, RE FLUX by Jonas Gunerius Larsen and Christine Petersen, Objective Enactive by Petrine Vinje and Olaf Tønnesland Hodne, and Everywhere is Now: A Cartography of Remote Daydreams by Kjersti Wikstrom.
11 Presentation of "Time to Reflect Reality" at the 109th CAA Annual Conference
Synne Tollerud Bull will be presenting Time to Reflect Reality by Bull.Miletic at the 109th CAA Annual Conference, February 10-13, 2021, in the panel "Alternative Cartographies in Art and Art History."
The talk will be online during this period at: www.collegeart.org (registration required)
Live Q&A: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 22:00-22:30
04 Lecture by Shannon Mattern: "How to Map Nothing: Geographies of Suspension," 18:00-20:00
In this lecture, Shannon Mattern (New School for Social Research) maps out the urban infrastructural ecologies of pandemic retreat. The lecture is in English.
Two years ago – or, a century ago in phenomenological and political time – artist and writer Jenny Odell published to great acclaim a book about How to Do Nothing. She made the case for retreat or refusal as an act of resistance to capitalist productivity and laid out a plan of action for “holding open [a] place in the sun,” for attending to the world’s sensory richness. Not even a year after the book’s release, retreat was imposed on the world in the form of social distancing and lockdowns, and many people found themselves doing a whole lot of involuntary nothing. Maps and graphs showed stilled air traffic and transit systems, depressed economies, shuttered businesses, and sheltering communities. Yet underlying these geographies of suspension were urban and extra-urban networks in furious motion, ecologies of social welfare and surveillance that have historically functioned off the map, either in informal economies or via proprietary infrastructures. In this talk, we draw from feminist geography, critical race studies, and critical disability studies to consider how we might map the flip side of a COVID-19 dashboard: what urban ecologies make suspension possible for those who can afford to retreat?
The lecture is presented in collaboration with the Urban Ecologies project at ROM for Art and Architecture, the Media Aesthetics Work Group, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, and Places Journal.
12:00 [EST] / 18:00 [CET] Introduction to ROM and Urban Ecologies by Director Gjertrud Steinsvåg
12:02 [EST] / 18:02 [CET] Introduction to Shannon Mattern by Urban Ecologies PI Synne Tollerud Bull
12:05 [EST] / 18:05 [CET] Lecture by Shannon Mattern
12:45 [EST] / 18:45 [CET] Q&A
13:05 [EST] / 19:05 [CET] Break, 10 min
13:15 [EST] / 19:15 [CET] PechaKucha by the members of the Urban Ecologies collaborative group
13:45 [EST] / 19:45 [CET] Response by Shannon Mattern
14:00 [EST] / 20:00 [CET] The End
28 Artist talk by Petrine Vinje: "Objective Enactive," followed by a conversation with Synne Bull, Dragan Miletic, Ingrid Halland, and Gjertrud Steinsvåg, 11:30-12:45
Artistic Research Week, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
This talk will focus on the first outcome of Petrine Vinje's Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, a tripartite site-specific artwork, pursuing a speculative exploration of the ecology of the city, between the urban and the biological, unfolding its layers and materiality of time.
Following the presentation, Synne Bull, Dragan Miletic, Ingrid Halland, and Gjertrud Steinsvåg will have a conversation on Urban Ecologies, explaining the phases in the project, discuss how artistic research can create institutional community and how we are utilizing the exhibition space as a spatial open-ended research platform.