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_________ Jan van Eyck Event __________ Friday 6 June 16:00 – 20:00 Florian Schneider, Franco Berardi Bifo, Anselm Franke Imaginary Property — symposium — auditorium __________ The symposium Imaginary Property, introducing the research project by the same name, explores new potentials for design practices across various registers at the intersections of design-theory and image-production. What challenges emerge from the paradoxes that research into ‘imaginary property’ has given rise to? How could these potentially generate new rules of production, bearing in mind that property relations are constantly exchanging meaning? Do we have to rethink and re-evaluate the notion of ‘design’ against this background? __________ Programme 16:00 welcome 16:10 Florian Schneider 16:55 Franco Berardi Bifo 17:40 Anselm Franke 18:25 break 18:45 round-table discussion Florian Schneider “Imaginary Property” What was formerly known as "information society" has turned into an image economy based on the techniques of imaging information or turning information into images. Images act as storage units for framed portions of psychic realities that can be duplicated without significant loss and can be distributed almost in real time. Consequently, the image turns out as both subjected to processes of design and as designing processes of subjectivation. Franco Berardi Bifo “After the Future” In the 20th century Futurism, in its Italian and Russian variant, has become the leading force of "Imagination" and "Project", giving rise to the language of commercial advertising and the language of political agit propaganda. Cyberculture as the last utopia ended in a clash and it has left behind a growing system of virtual life and actual death, of virtual knowledge and actual war. Ever since, the artistic imagination has seemed unable to do away with fear and despair. How can we find a path beyond the limits of the "Dystopian Kingdom"? Anselm Franke “Animism” Anselm Franke’s presentation is based on research for two exhibition projects that deal with the notions of ‘Soul’ and ‘Animism’ – terms that have figured as the Other in rationalizing modernity, signifying an ambiguous history in which the relation between the psyche, imagination and modernity is at stake. Franco Berardi Bifo is writer, media theorist and media activist. He founded the magazine A/traverso (1975-1981) and was part of the staff of Radio Alice, the first free pirate radio station in Italy (1976-1978). Like others involved in the political movement of Autonomia in Italy during the 1970s, he fled to Paris, where he worked with Felix Guattari in the field of schizoanalysis. During the 1980s he contributed to the magazines Semiotexte (New York), Chimerees (Paris), Metropoli (Rome), Musica 80 (Milan) and Archipielago (Barcelona). In the 1990s he published Mutazione e Ciberpunk (Genoa 1993), Cibernauti (Rome 1994), Felix (Rome, 2001) and Generacion Postalfa (Buenos Aires). He is currently collaborating on the magazine Derive Approdi and teaches the social history of communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. He is the co-founder of the e-zine rekombinant.org and of the telestreet network. Anselm Franke is a curator and writer based in Antwerp. He is currently director of Extra City Center for Contemporary Art in Antwerp, and co-curator of Manifesta 7 in Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, taking place in the Summer of 2008. Recent projects include Mimetisme at Extra City, No Matter How Bright the Light, the Crossing Occurs at Night at Extra City and KW Berlin (2006, with Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Ines Schaber and Judith Hopf). He was the curator of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin until 2006, where he curated exhibitions such as Territories. Islands, Camps and Other States of Utopia (2003); Image Archives (2001/2002); The Imaginary Number (2005, together with Hila Peleg) and B-Zone – Becoming Europe and Beyond. He has edited and published publications with Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König and others and is a contributor to various magazines. Anselm Franke is currently a PhD candidate in Visual Cultures/Center for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College London, and the co-curator of the Forum Expanded of the Berlinale/International Film Festival Berlin. Florian Schneider is a filmmaker, based in Munich. He was one of the initiators of the campaign Kein Mensch ist illegal (No one is illegal) at HybridWorkspace/Documenta X (1997) and subsequent projects such as the Noborder network and the online-platform Kein.org He has published widely about subjects at the crossing between mainstream and independent media, art and activism, theory and technology. As a filmmaker he directed several award-winning documentaries as well as two theme evenings for the German-French TV station Arte on the topics of migration and activism. He developed and co-organized events such as Makeworld (Munich 2001), Neuro-Networking Europe (Munich 2004), Borderline Academy (Tarifa 2005) and various smaller conferences, workshops, gatherings. He has been developing and curating the multimedia performance project Dictionary of War (Frankfurt, Munich, Graz, Berlin, Novi Sad) and Summit – non-aligned initiatives in education culture (with Irit Rogoff). Currently he is working on Imaginary Property, a series of texts, films and video installations researching the question, "What does it mean to own an image?" He has lectured at museums, galleries, art academies, conferences worldwide. Since 2006 he is part of the PhD programme Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, London. He teaches art theory at the art academy KIT of NTNU Trondheim and is advising researcher Design at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht. Application Candidates interested in this project can apply by submitting a research proposal. Selected candidates gain the position of researcher at the Design department of the Jan van Eyck Academie. For more information on the practical side of your application, financial questions, and other matters, please consult the website or contact the academy via Leon Westenberg, firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone +31 (0)43 350 37 24. 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