***BLAST***FORUM***

Posted by Rhizome | Wed Jun 11th 1997 1 a.m.

Announcing a documenta X forum on spatial articulations, perspectives,
and procedures organized by Blast

12 June through 28 September 1997 via mailinglist and
http://www.documenta.de/english/blasta.htm or
http://www.documenta.de/deutsch/blasta.htm

SUBSCRIBE through the site above, or send email to
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FORUM HOSTS: Jordan Crandall, Keller Easterling, Alexander Galloway,
Sulan Kolatan and William MacDonald, Bracha Lichtenberg-Ettinger, and
Henry Urbach

AREAS OF INVESTIGATION:

ARTICULATIONS. The articulations, interventions, and agential positions
that constitute contemporary differential, networked spaces. Local
interventions that illuminate and rework existing spaces, as well as
practices that develop alternate spaces. Modes of signification. Space
as contextualization or "environmenting"--a knowledge/practice formation
that ties together diverse modalities. Forms of spatial representation
and the struggles for voice, materialization, and control that are
initiated and registered therein. Space as figuration; figuration as
space. Spatial actors, including object-agencies and their alliances.

PERSPECTIVES: The visual faculty necessary to access such formations,
its embodied forms and orientations. New viewing agencies and multiple,
situated viewpoints (analytic, subjective, visual). Emerging bodily
capacties, temporalities, and alignment modes. Diffractions that
displace and augment the reflective, registering non-reflective identity
and identifying modes. The politicization of the viewpoint.
Perspective after the condensation and implosion of space. Perspectives
embedded in "communication enhancements" and their market structures,
including cellularity, speed, mobilization, and manipulation of scale
(especially miniaturization). Renaissance-based visual conventions as
normalizations or naturalizing techniques.

PROCEDURES: Procedures of subjectification and objectification and
their apparatus. The significatory, material, and technical procedures
that register and determine space and agency. Contestatory sites. The
vehicle: the body/machine/image complex and its procedures of
orientation, re-alignment, acclimation, and travel. Procedures that link
bodily and machinic rhythms together in new behavioral patterns. The
formatting of space according to diverse protocols, and the agents and
apparatuses of these protocols. Forms of navigation, action,
organization, and in/habitation that span these diverse spatial formats.
The terms of access. Space as the access, incorporation, and
socialization of pattern.

documenta X. Kassel and http://www.documenta.de
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