Speakers: Vito Acconci, Stephen Duncombe, Wafaa Bilal. Moderator: Peter Macapia.
The talk will consider the practice of media art interventions through the lens of performance art – examining a number of Vito Acconci’s projects and The First Work of Media Art in 1968, which was an art performance consisting of pure information staged in the mass media. Wafaa Bilal’s provocative performances with new media will make the case for today’s expanded notions of space, body and audience, as flows of informational entities orchestrated over digital networks still affect physicality. Stephen Duncombe will present others form of performative media interventions for socially engaged art that he studied and fostered for decades. Artist, scholar and curator Peter Macapia will facilitate a discussion among the speakers to define informational bodies and arenas through post-structuralist theories.