1948 Unbound

2017, Nov 30 — Dec 2

Unleashing the technical present
Research, talks and performative elements

The year 1948 serves as an aperture through which we can rethink the history of the now; the decisive moment when the heap of fragments left by the fury of two world wars began to reassemble into new forms of technological, scientific, and cultural order that inform our contemporary situation. With the atomic age, the digital age and the age of the "hydrocarbon man” taking off, 1948 represents an inflection point for many developments and path dependencies to come.

To project

Audio – 0:24:38

Jens Soentgen: Explosions: Initial Ignition, Mobilization, Cults of Combustion

Jens Soentgen in conversation with Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger Dec 1, 2017 English translation

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Jens Soentgen: Explosions: Initial Ignition, Mobilization, Cults of Combustion (German)

Jens Soentgen in conversation with Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger Dec 1, 2017 German original version

Audio – 0:35:26

Dieter Hiller: Las Piedras: Technosphere as Frontier, Industrial Knowledge, Concepts of Environment (German)

Dieter Hiller in discussion with Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger Dec 1, 2017 German original version

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Alexander Ilitchevsky: Practices and Metaphysics of Oil (Russian)

Essay by Alexander Ilitchevsky, read by Marina Frenk Dec 1, 2017 Russian original version

Audio – 0:33:32

Dieter Hiller: Las Piedras: Technosphere as Frontier, Industrial Knowledge, Concepts of Environment

Dieter Hiller in discussion with Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger Dec 1, 2017 English translation