Technological Earth Visions: Remote Views and Disembodied Landscapes
Online Workshop SDU 2021, organized by Lila Lee Morrison
Friday, 12 March 2021, 11:00-13:00
Registration, the lecture will be on Zoom.
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This workshop focuses on the ways in which the earth is visualized through technologically lead perspectives and how this has led to new understandings in our relationship to the environment. Referencing images produced from both historical and emerging forms of advanced visual technologies such as spacecraft photography, popular images of amateur drone operators and remote algorithmic sensing, this panel of speakers will present on the creative and critical potential that is afforded through the aesthetics of such distributed perceptions of the earth. The discussion will explore the notion of ’vision’ not only as an act of sight and/or the representation of a site, but also as a speculative approach towards the role of imagination and the possibility of empathy on a planetary scale.
Max Liljefors, Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at Lund University,”
“A Recording Device”
Geocinema, Solveig Qu Suess & Asia Bazdyrieva, artist collective that explores the possibilities of a “planetary” notion of cinema
“#unamazingdroneviews: In defense of the poor image of the Earth”
Joanna Zylinska, Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London
Joanna Zylinska is Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. The author of a number of books – including AI Art: Machine Visions and Warped Dreams (Open Humanities Press, 2020), The End of Man: A Feminist Counterapocalypse (University of Minnesota Press, 2018) and Nonhuman Photography (MIT Press, 2017) – she is also involved in more experimental and collaborative publishing projects. Her own art practice involves working with various forms of image-based media.
Geocinema (Solveig Qu Suess & Asia Bazdyrieva) is a collective that explores the possibilities of a “planetary” notion of cinema. Based in Berlin and Kyiv, they are conducting episodic research vis-a-vis experiments in moving image, narration and collective thinking. Each probe into ways of understanding and sensing the earth while being on the ground, enmeshed within vastly distributed processes of image and meaning making. Their work has circulated internationally, including most recently their first solo show Making of Earths at Kunsthall Trondheim (2020),and, in group shows including Critical Zones at ZKM Karlsruhe (2020-21) and Rethinking Collectivity at Guangzhou Image Triennale (2021). Bazdyrieva & Suess were Digital Earth Fellows (2018-19), and have been nominated for the Schering Stiftung Award for Artistic Research (2020).https://geocinema.network/
Max Liljefors is Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at Lund University. His research interests include visual historiography, the visual cultures of the biosciences, boundary object theory, and aesthetic metanoía.
11:05 Max Liljefors, “Earthly Empathy”
11:25 Geocinema, “A Recording Device”
11:45 Joanna Zylinska, “#unamazingdroneviews: In defense of the poor image of the Earth”
12:05 15 min. Breakout rooms for discussion (This time may also be used for a break for audience / panel members)
12:20 Return for open discussion, Q&A from audience and organisers.
Organized by Lila Lee-Morrison (post doc, University of Southern Denmark).
The event is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, Drone Imaginaries: www.sdu.dk/diac), the Surroundings Lab (www.surroundingslab.org) and Center for Culture and Technology at SDU www.sdu.dk/en/cult-tech
Contact person: Lila Lee-Morrison: email@example.com