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|[Nettime-ro] Launch of Electric Palm Tree, 15 May 2008, Amsterdam|
A public lecture by Philippe Rekacewicz on the occasion of the launch of Electric Palm Tree Thursday 15 May 2008, 17.00 hrs Felix Meritis, Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam In the context of a two-evenings public program of Fonds BKVB's Intendant Cultural Diversity project, entitled "6(0) Ways...". Philippe Rekacewicz, a geographer and cartographer for Le Monde diplomatique and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP/Grid-Arendal in Norway), will question the position of cartography, between its long standing role as an instrument of power in the sphere of world representation and its capacity for subversive imagination and action, analyzing common strategies of map-drawing and contemporary art in dealing with the visible, the potential and the represented. Philippe Rekacewicz will also hold a workshop at 14.00 hrs, on the same day, developing an in-depth, critical and playful examination of these issues, with a group of local artists, intellectuals and activists. If you are interested in the workshop, please write us at: email@example.com. This program also marks the launch of Electric Palm Tree, a long-term project for artistic and intellectual practice that focuses on issues of co-existence and the politics of culture in the current global society. The lecture will be preceded by a short introduction of Electric Palm Tree by the curators Kyongfa Che, Binna Choi and Cosmin Costinas. During 2008 and 2009, Electric Palm Tree is supported by Fonds BKVB within its project Intendant Cultural Diversity. For further information on Intendant Cultural Diversity and the events "6(0) Ways...", organized by the other project-teams on the 15th and 16th of May, please visit http://www.fondsbkvb.nl/intendant/english/nieuws/2008/04/3986.php. firstname.lastname@example.org www.electricpalmtree.org ------ Electric Palm Tree is a circuit that connects different forms of artistic and intellectual practice from various parts of the world, and aims at a modest but determined engagement with the issue of co-existence and the politics of culture in the current global society. Electric Palm Tree is being shaped by the urgent need for constructive political imagination and by the crises in the discourse around subjectivities, identities, cultures, and their various forms of interaction and representation. Electric Palm Tree is also responsive to the localized crisis of imagining formats and positions throughout the globally expanding art scene. More specifically, Electric Palm Tree works in the long term to introduce and connect data, thought, inquiries and experiments from curious, suspicious and imaginative minds, while occasionally setting up grounds for activities such as exhibitions, lectures, workshops or other kinds of public events and interventions. Just like the playfulness, absurdity and solitary air floating around the blinking electric palm trees appearing but simultaneously disappearing in many parts of the globe, Electric Palm Tree takes a journey into the dynamics of cultural movements and shifts that are taken for granted, unvoiced or yet to be recognized. Please feel invited to seek further information or involvement by writing us at: HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com"firstname.lastname@example.org. Also visit the Electric Palm Tree website HYPERLINK "http://www.electricpalmtree.org/"www.electricpalmtree.org. Electric Palm Tree is curated by Binna Choi, Kyongfa Che and Cosmin Costinas. During the period of 2008 and 2009 Electric Palm Tree is supported by Fonds BKVB.
Electric Palm Tree public activities (May—September 2008) 15 May, Felix Meritis, Amsterdam workshop with and lecture by Philippe Rekacewicz on the politics of cartography, as part of the resource building operation of Electric Palm Tree 15—22 June, Cubitt, London an Electric Palm Tree side-process, involving a series of happenings and non-happenings with artists, designers, musicians, curators and theorists reflecting on the conditions of discourse production and congregation 21—29 September, Jogja National Museum, Yogjakarta gathering of artists and intellectuals from Indonesia and abroad, pooling and formatting resources for an exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam in March 2008 ____________________________________________________________________________________ Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now. http://mobile.yahoo.com/;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ _______________________________________________ Nettime-ro mailing list Nettimeemail@example.com http://www.nettime.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/nettime-ro --> arhiva: http://amsterdam.nettime.org/