[spectre] Constructing a practice in the space of Post Autonomy

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Fri Feb 10 16:45:40 CET 2006

> From: "David Goldenberg" <dged03 at hotmail.com>
> Press Release
> Constructing a practice in the space of Post Autonomy
> 1st – 30th March 06
> Presented by the Bureau of research into Post Autonomy – David 
> Goldenberg, Stefan Beck and the assistance of Giulia Bonali
> A series of random, strategic, interventions around London in public 
> and virtual spaces – With contributions from Basekamp, Stefan Beck, 
> David Goldenberg, Interactingarts, Christian Nold, Wim Salki, 
> Stateless Nation, Stevan Vukovic  Anabela Zigova.
> The project proposes to stage a thought experiment - that looks at the 
> conclusion and by-passing of the tradition of a Euro-centric art 
> practice so that we can then go onto construct an entirely new model – 
> against the backdrop of Globalisation - under the umbrella term of 
> Post Autonomy.
> Our entry point’s into the construction of Post Autonomy is via 
> addressing the processes and issues of “Globalisation” and 
> “Colonisation” – in this case as present within London with its claim 
> to be a Global City. In order to make visible the dynamics and 
> mechanisms of Globalisation, Colonisation, and the role that art plays 
> in this process, the contributors will come together through the 
> exploration of a participatory methodology [which can be found on 
> http://www.interactingarts.org wiki page] to design a series of 
> strategic interventions into both the visible and de-material fabric 
> of London.
> The project aims to confront complex and difficult issues which are 
> neither easy to frame within the language and concepts currently at 
> our disposal, nor for that matter, once they are brought to the 
> surface easy to resolve. For instance –
> “How much of the European tradition of art and Mind set is it possible 
> to jettison?”
> “How is it possible to use the material generated by the interventions 
> to map the dynamics of Globalisation and Colonisation throughout 
> London along with arts involvement?”
> “How do we then use this material to go onto construct a Post 
> Autonomous Practice?”
> In addition to the interventions there will also be an on-going series 
> of on-line debates along with dinners and discussions at venues around 
> London.
> The programme of activities can be found from the end of February on:
> www.postautonomy.co.uk 
> www.nodel.org
> www.interactingarts.org
> For further information and documentation on any aspect of the project 
> please contact Giulia Bonali on giulia at postautonomy.co.uk
> Information on the Bureau of research into Post Autonomy and the 
> launch of the Post Autonomy website
> The beginning of 2006 sees the launch of the Bureau of research into 
> Post Autonomy – dedicated to the research, archiving and promotion of 
> all aspects of Post Autonomy.
> This will be the principle vehicle for exploring new models and 
> thinking into a contemporary cultural practice.
> The centre for all research, information, archiving, promotion and 
> operating will be the new website – http://www.postautonomy.co.uk
> This year will also see a continuation of a series of projects whose 
> purpose is to both open out and map the uncharted territory and domain 
> of Post autonomy – Beginning with “Constructing a practice in the 
> space of Post Autonomy” In March as part of Node London – information 
> can be found on http;//www.nodel.org
> The project continues on from the “Space of Post Autonomy” which took 
> place as part of the Open congress event at Tate Britain in October 05
> Information on further projects will be posted at regular intervals 
> throughout the year – while at the same time information – plus 
> photographic documentation and texts on past projects - can be found 
> on the Post Autonomy website.

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