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Gaps and Overlays: dislocating temporalities

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29th September: 9-12:30 CET, hybrid workshop / informal afternoon program in Zürich

- Individual contributions, format, overall structure
- Informal afternoon program on location
- hybrid evening event at Kunsthaus Zürich show on “Time”

Individual contributions:

Mirjana Dokic, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong:

- Presentation of cultural heritage of Hong Kong: Tai Kwun;
- Presentation of Mirjana’s original compositions: fusion of traditional music and computer music.
- Format: participatory/deep listening and discussion.
- Content from the Shared Campus summer school ‘Underwater Cables: Practices in Telematic Performances’, School of Contemporary Music (LASALLE), Singapore

Dr. Meltzer Burkhard, Zurich University of the Arts: Dis-locating temporalities in Visual Communication
Small group(s) of BA Visual Communication students will take you on a (live) tour to a specific place. They`ll explore temporalities on location and how practices of visual communication contribute to dis-locating effects in transcultural spatial relations.
The contribution will be an introductory exploration to a seminar led by Burkhard Meltzer. It will follow the traces of globalized design practices (case studies) and respective theoretical considerations from cultural philosophy and design studies. The aim is to reflect on contemporary visual communication against the background of global circulation and transcultural overlaps. This applies to cultural events as well as to clothing brands, certain forms of food, or phone apps.
In the course of the seminar, we`ll try to elaborate on how can something be grasped at a certain place that is potentially everywhere?

Michael Asbury, University of the Arts London: Anachronism in relation to certain places, that art is not “contemporary” there
- acknowledgement, but also critical view on Peter Osbornes “time of our history”, the post-conceptual condition: “Osborne’s idea is that ‘the contemporary’ articulates a new experience of time, as the coexistence of different times in a ‘disjunctive conjuncture’: this is the time of an increasingly globalised society, in which different social and historical times meet in the messy nonunity of the present.“

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TitleGaps and Overlays: dislocating temporalities
Locationon location/hybrid
Degree of recognitionInternational event