Twelfth Salon Digital
Twelfth Salon Digital
Eventseries / 05.06.2018
"Cryptic Meditations: the Resonance of Ether"
With Jacob Remin and David Gauthier.
On the 5th of June 1995, a time-matter compound called the Bose–Einstein condensate was produced for the first time in history. With this condensate, quantum matter stood completely still for a split of a second, as if time stopped and rendered matter motionless once and for all. In this Cryptic Meditation: the Resonance of Ether we want to mark this mythical moment by inviting you to an outdoor séance where arcane topics such as matter-as-waveforms, actions at a distance, Aristotelian ether, medium-isms, entropy, and quantic divination will be discussed and summoned.
05.06.2018, 6 pm
Foyer of Speicher XI 8, Bremen
The program for Digital Media at the University of the Arts Bremen launched a regular series of salon-style gatherings titled “Spectacle: Reenactments in the Arts, Design, Science and Technology.” The events have an open format and provide a forum for experiments, presentations and performances from a range of different fields, but with a common focus on old and new media, as well as technologies. The salon thereby enables a practice of reenactment as a way to make things past and hidden visible, present and also questionable.
Contemporary new technologies and media seem to cover knowledge with complex layers of materials, code/sign systems and history/organization. Reenacting can translate obscured knowledge, ideas and theories into bodies and actions. At the heart of this conceptual approach is a desire to turn past events into present experiences—although the very nature of the past prohibits such an endeavor.
The salon pursues the primary goal of opening closed systems and constructions (black boxes). Global power structures, as well as complex processes in development and production—leading to hermetic constructs—have made it even harder to understand science, economy and contemporary media, as well as new technologies. Recipients therefore tend to mostly grasp only their superficial level. The spectacle is a way to condense actions and processes. Reenactment, on the other hand, builds on repetition and history. But the spectacle is a moment in the here and now where everything flows together and culminates.
Organised by: Andrea Sick, Ralf Baecker und Dennis Paul