Local, artist-centered organizations unite to connect New Orleans to the sixth annual Creative Time Summit.
Join Pelican Bomb, BUREAU OF CHANGE, and Press Street for a day of presentations on the role of art in public life streamed from the 2014 Creative Time Summit in Stockholm. In addition to video talks from some of the world's leading artists, activists, writers, and curators, local panelists will join in the discussion live.
Highlights of the day include:
11:30 - 1:30 PM : LIVING TOGETHER & NATIONALISMS The recent European elections have demonstrated that nationalism remains a galvanizing force whose presence seems to only increase with the growth of interconnected labor forces. Identification with the state, particularly through lines of heritage, history, and racial identification, serves as a rallying cry across the international arena.
"Living Together," live lecture (30 min): Dr. Lorenzo Zucca, international legal philosopher, Kings College, London
"Nationalisms," streamed panel discussion (90 min): Ram Manikkalingam (moderator) ; Jonas Hassen Khemiri ; Mariam Ghani ; Jonas Dahlberg; Elisa Santos of Temporary Occupations ; Jonas Staal ; Matt Lucero and Tuan Andrew Nguyen of the Propeller Group
1:30 - 3:30 PM : DATA SHADOWS & ART IN THE AGE OF SURVEILLANCE If the 1990s was the age of surveillance, then the current period has compounded this troubling sense of being watched. The recent revelations of NSA surveillance are exacerbated by the fact that self-surveilling has become the common language of contemporary life. As the private and public become deeply intertwined, their political and personal implications are increasingly conflated.
"Data Shadows," live artist talk (30 min): AnnieLaurie Erickson
"Art in the Age of Surveillance," streamed panel discussion (80 mins): Birgitta Jónsdóttir (moderator) ; Jill Magid ; Metahaven ; Tomáš Rafa ; Dora Garcia ; Natalya Eryomenko of the Vera Ermolaeva Foundation of Contemporary Feminist Art Initiatives
The day concludes with a 4 PM panel discussion on "Movement and Migration" at Pelican Bomb's "Foodways" exhibition (725 Howard Ave).