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SYNAPSE Workshop 2015 | June 30 – July 4, 2015

No One River Flows 無河不流, 有河必流

08.12.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: 12272014_02

“No man (sic.) ever steps in the same river twice…” Heraclitus 6th Century BC The preceding quote is something that was reputedly said by the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus, though everything we know about him is from second-hand accounts. If…

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Stories and Situations: The Moderation(s) Conference

01.10.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: Stories-and-Situations-tyopgraphic-image

Presented at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art on October 5, 2013 http://www.wdw.nl/event/stories-and-situations/ How do minor histories and non-heroic gestures transpire over time and across geographies? Can language transform and influence our understanding and perception of (works of) art? And how…

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Available Now! Scapegoat EXCESS issue at NY Art Book Fair

21.09.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screen Shot 2013-09-21 at 12.02.13 PM

SCAPEGOAT Architecture | Landscape | Political Economy 05 — Summer/Fall 2013 EXCESS — issue editor Etienne Turpin We are pleased to announce the release of SCAPEGOAT’s EXCESS issue at the New York Art Book Fair, 19-22 September, 2013. With over 60 contributors, including Synapse 2013…

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KAO Chung-Li 高重黎// Ah-Q

21.09.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: 01

KAO Chung-Li 高重黎 KAO started working with photography and experimenting filmmaking (Super 8 mm). Though he had no official training in these areas, he made a name for himself in the circles of photography and experimental short films in Taiwan…

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SYNAPSE 2013 – DAY 3

25.04.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: R&Sie, "Hybrid Muscle" (2003) in “Boys from Mars,” by Philippe Parreno (2003). © 2010 Philippe Parreno

The third day of the Synapse conference began with a stimulating talk by Natalie Jeremijenko. Jeremijenko is an artist and scientist, based in New York, whose work focuses on, among tohers – in her words – “In the tradition of institutional critique……

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SYNAPSE 2013 – DAY 2

25.04.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: "Robert Bakewell's 'Two Pounder' " by J. Digby-Curtis (1790). Credit: The Royal Agricultural College Collection

SYNAPSE 2013 Continued on Wednesday with a screening of Galapagos, which related to a project in which twelve artists were brought to the Galapagos Islands and asked to freely respond to the fragile environment around them. Following this screening co-curator…

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SYNAPSE 2013 – DAY 1

23.04.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: Photo: Dante Busquets, 2013

The SYNAPSE 2013 conference got off to a start today. Present at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt were this year’s round of eleven curators – Nabil Ahmed, Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran, Xiaoyu Weng, Natasha Ginwala, Alice Carey, Manuela Moscoso, Etienne…

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Interview with Natalie Jeremijenko

11.04.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: Source: NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist and engineer who directs the xdesign Environmental Health Clinic at NYU. Previously she was on the Visual Arts faculty at UCSD, and Faculty of Engineering at Yale. Her work was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial of American…

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Roundup: recent Anthropocene-related articles and links

26.03.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: "GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction" (2010) by Mark Leckey. Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin

The recent The Anthropocene Project: An Opening (10.01.2013 – 13.1.2013) at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt cast overdue light on a theme that’s being increasingly discussed well beyond its original geological context: the Anthropocene and its ties to art and science….

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URBAN SYNESTHESIA 城市‧魅感

20.03.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: Townhouse-Camp Charlie Block#1,Paju2009, Inkjet print, 155x196cm

The technical definition of synesthesia is a state in which one sensory or cognitive pathway crosses over into another. It has also been described as a kind of hidden sense as many synesthetes are unaware that their sensory perceptions are…

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