An experimental video essay by Gary Hall, Clare Bichall and Peter Woodbridge
The second episode in the series takes as its focus Gilles Deleuzes short essay Postscript on the Societies of Control. While this episode is being made available for the first time in an issue of Culture Machine: An Open-Access Journal of Culture and Theory culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/issue/view/22 which has the theme of creative media; and while Liquid Theory TV could be described as a creative project, to the extent it is concerned with producing alternative, rival, or counter-desires to those currently dominant within much of society (at its simplest, a desire for philosophy or more broadly theory, rather than for the creations of Richard Branson, Simon Cowell or Rupert Murdoch, say), this does not mean that either the series, or this particular episode, should be regarded simply as an attempt to perform Deleuzes philosophy. The critical and interpretive aspects of scholarly work remain important to us here, even if they are being undertaken in a medium very different to the traditional academic journal article or book.
Liquid Theory TV is a collaboration between Clare Birchall, Gary Hall and Peter Woodbridge petewoodbridge.info/
Leonhard Bartolomeus from Ruangrupa, a self-organized community-centric culture- and art-space in Jakarta (Indonesia), talks about the 'Infrastructure' exhibition piece. This is the product of 3 days of collective discussion, reflection and work of the Making Change peers in general, and the dedicated work of Barto, Irene Agrivine (HONF, Indonesia), Yun Chen (Hanart Gallery, Shanghai), Maya Ganeshi (Tactical Technology Collective, Berlin).
:: part of the final open studio at 'Making Change' production sprint, Center for Internet and Society, Bangalore, 5.-9.6.2014
:: documentation and exhibit part of 'making vision!'
:: [raw] means: unedited material!
This experimental documentary conveys the interwoven stories, memories, histories and emotions of a diverse group of Athenians as they walked through their city. The voices of the many become embodied in one protagonist who sleepwalks the city. We see and hear the city through his point of view, the fictional character of Andreas gives us a universal perspective on how both the past, present and future of a city can be carved out of the individual experiences and truths of real people. The initial concept, goals and follow-up projects unfold while outlining the fate of an avatar named Andrea/s, a semi-fictitious figure whose lifetime is related to fundamental elements of the general metropolitan stories of subsumption such as energy, time, sleep, sounds, landscapes, the extended mind, or the public/private bi-polar. Premiering at Transmediale: Capture All, 2015, Berlin, Germany at Glossary of Subsumption: Enclosed Athens Disclosed. Screening Side Gallery, Jaipur, India, March, 2015.
Created in collaboration with Athens Subsumption.