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 – 0:40:46

Oxana Timofeeva: The Geo-Power of Oil: Material Power, Economies of Excess, The Capitalist Unconscious

Oxana Timofeeva in conversation with Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger Narrator: Priya Basil Original version Dec 1, 2017

Audio – 0:26:56

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

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

Audio – 0:15:46

Oil Man: Dark Matter, Oil-Anthropology, Petroculture Without Oil?

With Dieter Hiller, Stephanie LeMenager, Jens Soentgen & Oxana Timofeevan; moderated by Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger Narrator: Priya Basil Original version Discussion, Dec 1, 2017

Audio – 0:35:00

Oil Man: Dark Matter, Oil-Anthropology, Petroculture Without Oil? (German)

With Dieter Hiller, Stephanie LeMenager, Jens Soentgen & Oxana Timofeevan; moderated by Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger German translation Diskussion, Dec 1, 2017

Audio – 0:21:54

Stephanie LeMenager, Alexander Ilitchevsky: Oil Lake

Original version (English, Russian) Presentation, reading, Dec 1, 2017

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 Narrator: Priya Basil English translation Dec 1, 2017

Audio – 0:24:38

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

Jens Soentgen in conversation with Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger Narrator: Priya Basil In English Dec 1, 2017