Talk: GeoCultures – Circuits of Art and Globalisation

GeoCultures is an attempt to understand how a large range of current cultural practices- including fine arts, architecture and spatial practices, internet and screened media, curating and organising, sonic culture, performance, and theory – are producing new and unexpected realities within circuits of globalisation. These departures are not simply the production of new subject matter or forms, but the production of new artistic arenas which enact contemporary political conjunctions.

Do the new cultural effects of globalisation produce communities which share, to paraphrase Jean Luc Nancy, a ‘being in common’ rather than a ‘having in common’?

Irit Rogoff is a theorist, curator and organizer who writes at the intersections of the critical, the political and contemporary arts practices. Rogoff is Professor of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths College London University, a department she founded in 2002. Her work across a series of new ‘think tank’ PH.D programs at Goldsmiths (Research Architecture, Curatorial/Knowledge) is focusing on the possibility of locating, moving and exchanging knowledges across professional practices, self generated forums, academic institutions and individual enthusiasms. Publications include; “Museum Culture”  (1997) “Terra Infirma – Geography’s Visual Culture” (2001) , “A.C.A.D.E.M.Y” (2006) “Unbounded – Limits Possibilities” (2008) and forthcoming “Looking Away – Participating Singularities, Ontological Communities” (2009). Curatorial work includes; De-Regulation with the work of Kutlug Ataman (2005-8) ACADEMY (2006), “Summit – Non Aligned Initiatives in education Culture” (2007).

Performance: Panic – Perverted

The performance “Panic: Perverted” is a reenactment of Valie Export’s Aktionshose: Genitalpanik (1969). It articulates perspectives of Expanded Cinema and Body Performance for the present. By making use of a complex media installation the performance explores possibilities of feminist counter positioning in times of global migration.

Ana Hoffner is a performance artist and works in and on queer and migrant politics.

In English

Irit Rogoff
Ana Hoffner

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The event is organized by the ICI Berlin in cooperation with the Institute for Queer Theory and the Lateinamerika-Institut of the FU Berlin.

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