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Jean-Baptiste Naudy on Sat, 19 Jan 2008 16:55:49 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime-ann> SOCIETE REALISTE: Activities in Berlin, January 2008.


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Activities in Berlin: January 2008.

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       i/ POLISTERIES

Friday 25 JAN, 20:00
a lecture presented at uqbar,
Schwedenstr. 16, Wedding, 13357 Berlin
www.uqbar-ev.de


       ii/ TRANSMEDIALE: Conspire...

Exhibition opening: Tuesday 29 JAN
Open through Sun 24 FEB 24.
Festival located at Haus der Kulturen der Welt,
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
http://www.transmediale.de


       iii/ THE ARTIST, THE SCIENTIST AND THE INDUSTRIAL

Thursday 31 JAN, 15:30
a lecture at the Bilderberg Salon
within the frame of Transmediale
Haus der Kulturen der Welt,
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
http://www.transmediale.de


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CONTENT: POLISTERIES
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Lecture


A stere is an old measurement unit, coming from the greek -stereos-,
which means "a volume of solid matter". Societe Realiste will use
this notion to relate,
 > on one hand, the work established by its MINISTERE DE
L'ARCHITECTURE (http://www.societerealiste.net/#MA) about blocks as a
perception unit (see MA: Volksballast der Republik); membranes as a
territorial device between various kind of steres  (see: MA: Deuxième
Contact); the relation between a practical discipline and a work
volume (see: MA:Volksballast der Republik (The Seminar))
 > on the other, the exploration of "steres of utopia" by "Le
Producteur", the 2008 political transitions collection of Societe
Realiste's Trend Bureau TRANSITIONERS


Friday 25 JAN, 20:00
uqbar
Schwedenstr. 16, Wedding, 13357 Berlin
T +49.30.46069107
projectspace (at) uqbar-ev.de
www.uqbar-ev.de



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CONTENT: TRANSMEDIALE - Conspire...
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Exhibition


Transmediale: CONSPIRE… the transmediale exhibition, guest curated by
Natasa Petresin-Bachelez, focuses on the strategic notion of the
conspiratorial act. In poetic reference to the term's Latin roots,
conspirare, the exhibition deconstructs the nature of conspiracy into
a silent and cosmic act of 'collective breathing' suggesting a
sharply targeted, yet anonymous and intimate form of creative
collaboration. The works and projects chosen approach the perceptive
borders of our daily lives with coded instructions, exploratory maps
and speculative allusions which provoke alternative views about the
way in which we understand information and what we believe to be
universal truths. As such, thematic constructs around the notions of
conspiratorial truths, bio-organic systems and twisted realities
emerge from the contextualising clusters explored within the exhibition.

Featuring works by:

Julieta Aranda, Uršula Berlot, Lene Berg, Egle Budvytyte, Bureau
d'Etudes, Alain Declerc, Alban Hajdinaj, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil
Joreige, Ilana Halperin, Norimichi Hirakawa, Janez Janša, Christoph
Keller, Hassan Khan, Kimsooja, Olga Kisseleva, Knowbotic Research,
Julius Koller, Mangelos, Alice Miceli, Laurent Montaron, Matt O'dell,
Trevor Paglen, Lisa Parks, Marko Peljhan, Tobias Putrih, Peter
Sandbichler, SilentCell Network, Société Réaliste, Einar Thorsteinn,
Ykon, Artur Zmijewski,


Exhibition opening: Tuesday 29 JAN
Open through Sun 24 FEB 24.
Festival located at Haus der Kulturen der Welt,
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
http://www.transmediale.de



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CONTENT: THE ARTIST, THE SCIENTIST AND THE INDUSTRIAL
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Lecture


Invited for the Transmediale 08 : Conspire exhibition, the
cooperative Société Réaliste will present the 2008 collection of
Transitioners, its political trends design bureau. This collection,
entitled Le Producteur, is inspired by major utopist thinkers of the
first three decades of the 19th century, such as Fourier, Enfantin,
Rodrigues, Cabet, Owen, or Saint-Simon. Their role as theoritical
activists in the first stage of the industrial revolution has been
central and still nourishes our common political, social and
economical representations. Indeed, inventing what could be nowadays
called political design, they managed to melt problematics coming
from fields as different as politics, culture, spirituality,
industrialism or science. They have proposed programs for
transforming modern societies, partly realized, partly still at the
basis of current political critical theory.

For its intervention at the Bilderberg Salon, Société Réaliste will
come back to the exemple of the saint-simonians, inventors of the
concept of avant-garde artist. In his 1825's essay entitled "The
artist, the scientist and the industrial" (L'artiste, le savant et
l'industriel), one of their key philosopher, Olinde Rodrigues,
explains that considering "the power of the arts as indeed the most
immediate" in order to reform, every rational society should place
the artist next to the scientist to pilot the pioneering social
machine. The work of most of these utopian thinkers had been to
determine how to improve the industrial society, how to make it
peaceful, how to design it as a perfectly balanced and dynamic
system. The stake of this intervention is to try to understand how
utopian strategies and techniques are still used in order to pilot
the social machine.


Thursday 31 JAN, 15:30
Bilderberg Salon
Transmediale
Haus der Kulturen der Welt,
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
http://www.transmediale.de



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