[spectre] Live Streams Archaeologvy of Imaginary Media 5-8 February

Eric Kluitenberg epk at xs4all.nl
Thu Feb 5 18:36:46 CET 2004

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An Archaeology of Imaginary Media

February 5 - 8, 2004,
De Balie - Centre for Culture and Politics, Amsterdam

An Archaeology of Imaginary Media is a mini-festival in De Balie in 
Amsterdam around the eternal return of mankind's desire for the 
ultimate communications medium.

With lectures and presentations by Siegfried Zielinski, Bruce 
Sterling, John Akomfrah, Klaus Theweleit, Timothy Druckrey, Erkki 
Huhtamo, Zoe Beloff and Edwin Carels, a multi-layered music-theatre 
performance developed specifically for this program by Peter Blegvad 
(with Chris Cutler, Johan Greaves and actors Kees Hulst, Christine 
van Stralen), a very extensive film program, and a narrative space 
with new work of 11 cartoonist / artists around imaginary media.

Full program at:
NL version: http://www.debalie.nl/archeologie




* Thursday February 5 / 20.00 hrs:

    World-Première:  On Imaginary Media....
    Music-Theatre by Peter Blegvad

    A philosophical drama, a multi-layered collage of meditations
    on the sublimity and tragedy of imaginary media, of the dream
    for the ultimate communication medium.

* Friday, February 6 / 15.00 - 17.30 hrs:

    Siegfried Zielinski - Deep Time of the Media,
    an anarchaeology of hearing and seeing through technological means.

    Klaus Theweleit - on the soccer game as an imaginary medium.

* Friday, February 6 / 20.00 - 22.00 hrs:

     Edwin Carels - on pre-cinema and the iconography of death.

    Zoe Beloff - on spiritist media and stereoscopic cinema.

* Saturday, February 7 / 15.00 - 17.30 hrs:

    Bruce Sterling - on dead media en never realised media histories.

    John Akomfrah - on Afrofuturism and imaginary media.

* Saturday February 7 / 20.00 hrs:

    On Imaginary Media....
    Musictheatre by Peter Blegvad

* Sunday, February 8 / 15.00 - 17.30 hrs / Grote Zaal:

    Erkki Huhtamo - on the archaeology of the dream world of interactivity.

    Timothy Druckrey - on the archaeology of the present in the works 
of media-critical media-artists.

Live-stream available at:


De Balie will use the Real streaming format for this weekend.
Find the appropriate free player for download here:


Further background information, essays, information about the 
presenters and web links can be found in the dossier "Media 
Archaeology" on the website of De Balie:

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