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Kirkeby – 2012 Sep 12

Ole Fogh Kirkeby
  • gospel of st. john’s – the word is creating the world…
  • logos – ratio – reason
  • rational – reason – intellect
  • vernunft – verstand
dianoetical and discursive capacities
the razor of the intellect – disect
vs. 
holistic logos and noetic 
non-object (to throw before – antichimean – to make into an object – to throw before you)
  • in the origin of languages the verb came before the substantive – the action as primary / outside of thinking the thing as seperate
  • there was a golden age when people were must closer to things….
reason and intellect: 
aristotle: theoretical reason 
vs. 
practical reason – the reaosn 
phronesis which serves the word that it relates to 
an ethical sense of the event (emphathy) 
you can relate through experience to all the whole world – not only to human beings 
 
generosity
 
the ethos of the event 
  • to prove oneself worthy of the event
  • to guard the secret of the event (the power of otherness)
  • to make the world worthy of the event 
the eventuals
  • heterotelos (decency) 
  • emotional attitudes 
  • sinkatathesis (accept in freedom)
  • emotional attitudes (angst is shared) – angst related to anger
  • lepsis
  • love
  • kataphge (to be the Other’s hostage) – diversity management – to honor the time of manage – pleroma (the time when we shall all gather togethre in the 1000 years realm) 
  • grattitude 
  • creative empathy – encouragement 
  • ergon – to honor the one i might become… to be a leader is to wish to die for your community
fight enlightened self interest – sustainability 
denmark – the marsh  
nokia – finding a box of old stocks (former boot maker) 
 
metropole
  • the first nature – trees
  • second nature – social (hegel) being 
  • third nature – city as a form of nature / nature as a form of city
 
clusters in the city – grapes / flower
  • instead of reserve – deleuze – israeli army using reserve to fight terrorist… networks (nets that you catch fish, birds in)
  • pauses – heideggers science of 
  • spaces of time 
  • rivers of emotion and intensity 
  • dance halls of ideas
emotional logistics – 
  • being is now which unites everything into one 
  • transfering ourselves into instruments of rest 
  • time as slicing – organic time – transfer time into lines of flight –  
two horses and a white one / a black one – have to have the same pace
let the nature of the senses give new sense to nature  
isaac lauria – levinas / buber (hasidic jew) – chirina (the devine light of god in the face of a stranger – every other person is ‘god – not a god, but god)
  
ardorno – negativity – negative dialgectic:  you can’t define god as positive or negative 
 
the not other is the not other than the not other 
 
the catalege – 
 
the opening of the sense – “come to your senses” is to be losing your mind – 
 
the desiring thought and thinking desire 
 
palimpsest  – written on top of each other – layers of writing… the secret of the tattoo – it’s all about what’s there when you remove it 
 
marathon – immediately in the way that one meets oneself 
 
what’s natural to us is what we don’t remember coming into being – built environment 
 
 
questions: 
 
how do you account for the subject/object divide – do you base that blame in language? in Kantian? 
 
“you can relate through experience to all the whole world – not only to human beings” – how do you react to accusations of anthropomorphisation and still allow the secret of the event to be kept 
 
kairos – 
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Ole Fogh Kirkeby – 2012 Sep 10

Ole Fogh Kirkeby – 2012 Sep 10
 
Gospel of st. john’s – the word is creating the world… logos – ratio – reason – rational – reason – intellect – vernunft – verstand. 
 
dianoetical and discursive capacities
the razor of the intellect – disect
vs. 
holistic logos and noetic 
non-object (to throw before – antichimean – to make into an object – to throw before you)
 
in the origin of languages the verb came before the substantive – the action as primary / outside of thinking the thing as seperate
 
there was a golden age when people were must closer to things….
 
reason and intellect: 
aristotle: theoretical reason 
vs. 
practical reason – the reaosn 
phronesis which serves the word that it relates to 
an ethical sense of the event (emphathy) 
you can relate through experience to all the whole world – not only to human beings 
 
generosity
 
the ethos of the event 
  • to prove oneself worthy of the event
  • to guard the secret of the event (the power of otherness)
  • to make the world worthy of the event 
the eventuals
  • heterotelos (decency) 
  • emotional attitudes 
  • sinkatathesis (accept in freedom)
  • emotional attitudes (angst is shared) – angst related to anger
  • lepsis
  • love
  • kataphge (to be the Other’s hostage) – diversity management – to honor the time of manage – pleroma (the time when we shall all gather togethre in the 1000 years realm) 
  • grattitude 
  • creative empathy – encouragement 
  • ergon – to honor the one i might become… to be a leader is to wish to die for your community
 
fight enlightened self interest – sustainability 
denmark – the marsh 
nokia – finding a box 
 
metropole
  • the first nature – trees
  • second nature – social (hegel) being 
  • third nature – city as a form of nature / nature as a form of city
clusters in the city – grapes / flower
instead of reserve – deleuze – israeli army using reserve to fight terrorist… networks 
pauses – heideggers science of 
spaces of time 
rivers of emotion and intensity 
dance halls of ideas
 
emotional logistics – 
  • being is now which unites everything into one 
  • transfering ourselves into instruments of rest 
  • time as slicing – organic time – transfer time into lines of flight – 
discussion
 
  • two horses and a white one / a black one – have to have the same pace
  • let the nature of the senses give new sense to nature 
  • isaac lauria – levinas / buber (hasid) – chirina (the devine light of god in the face of a strange – every other person is ‘god – not a god, but god)
  • nicholas kissenis 
  • ardorno – negativity – negative dialgectic:  you can’t define god as positive or negative 
  • the not other is the not other than the not other 
  • the catalege 
  • the opening of the sense – “come to your senses” is to be losing your mind – 
  • the desiring thought and thinking desire 
  • palimpsest  – written on top of each other – layers of writing… the secret of the tattoo – it’s all about what’s there when you remove it 
  • marathon – immediately in the way that one meets oneself 
  • what’s natural to us is what we don’t remember coming into being – built environment 
questions: 
 
how do you account for the subject/object divide – do you base that blame in language? in Kantian? 
 
“you can relate through experience to all the whole world – not only to human beings” – how do you react to accusations of anthropomorphisation and still allow the secret of the event to be kept…
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MeLa – Meeting – Newcastle

 

habbermas – communicative action – rationalising the interpersonal relationships 

“the materialised site of memory,” museums being one of these – expressing validity claims

symbolical nationalisation 

empirical research – historical policy 

museum: a structure that communicates – the re-constrcutiong (building and maintaining) cultural identities 

 

photography in polish museums

lola arellano-weddleton

sontag negative epiphany 

warsaw – rapidly transforming landscape – city of ruins (warsaw museum)

memory tours

contexts impact perception as memory

barthes punctum

photography and death – the function of photography as centrally memorial  

site specificity: experience of the landscape mediates the experience of the museum 

 

Battlefield Europe – The conflict of european history 

 

Contemporary collecting policies 

museums are part of the renegotiation of what it means to be a european

are we collecting with a european perspective (too large a container / too small a container) 

why a container?  

ICOMOS – cultural routes – social mobile contact zone – how does the route become a transnational mobile object 

Diderot – route

Gimblat – route as movement 

Links between FP7 museum and memory projects and citizenships

 

Museum Europaischer Kulturen

Dahlem museum 

‘Universalising’ tendencies versus the object-material structures

Material culture as symbolic 

European costumes designed by Stephan Hann, Berlin 2010

contact zones <-> boundary objects

Tradition / religion / piety – totalising 

European Cultural Days

 

Design and the Museum 

Pluralist museum 

“Inventiveness” – how do you encapsulate this / foster this?

Red Location Museum – Lisa Finlay (Holocaust Museum in DC)

Ashmolean Museum

Wider and deeper communication – improving influence / cultural right

Intellectual Ergonomics – harmony / veracity and ergonometry

Community collaboration 

 

Making of Modern Tyneside

German Emigration Center – theatricism – 

First person approach to the stories – emotional connection 

 

Identity

Doing Identity in Luxembourg

Brubaker 2001 – Identificaiton / Self-identification / Groupness (Max Webers “Zusammengehorigkeitsgefuhl”) 

Avanza and Laferte 2005 – Indentification / Social Image / Group Belonging

Weichhard 1990 – Being identified / Identification / Identification with

Reflexivism – caught between post-structuralism and post-positivist realism

Saussure – signified and signifier.  Derrida – the link between signifier and signified is arbitraray.  Lacan – mirror stage – the central or ideal ‘I’ is socially constructed 

Habitus versus performativity – Butler

The self is all but a constant renegotiation – Anthony Giddens – allows for the

Chapter 8: New Epistemologies: Post-Positivist Accounts of IdentityLinda Martín Alcoff – “The limit of human embodied experience”

 

 

 

Memento Park – Stalin’s boots replic (symbol of the 1956 uprising)  

House of Terror, Budapest – shadow ‘terror’

Jean Monnet – “here was conceived in 1950 the idea of the european project” 

Robert Schumann – Maison Schuman exhibition 

 

Notes


Media as Forming the Nation

Nationalism developed, according to Benedict Anderson, in the 18th century when print media began “fostering a new sense of attachment, in this case among those who read the same newspapers, or imagined the same fictional communities through novels”. This allowed:

 

Chapter 8: New Epistemologies: Post-Positivist Accounts of IdentityLinda Martín Alcoff

 
ciid phd readings

Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy – Bruno Latour, Peter Weibel

“It’s clear that each object – each issue – generates a different patter of emotons and distuptions, of disagreement and agreements. There might be no continuity, no coherence in our opinions, but there is a hidden continuity and a hidden coherenec in what we are attached to. Each object gathers around itself a different assembly of relevant parties.  Each object triggers new occasions to passionately differ and dispute.  Each object may also offer new ways of achieving closure without having to agree on much else.  In other words, objects – take as so many issues – bind all of us in ways that map out a public space profoundly different from what is usually recognized under the label of “the political”.  It is this space, this hidden geography that we wish to explore…”

  • res publica = matter public
  • res publica = the state, the commonwealth

Object oriented democracy is a realist politics – taking into account the two ways that ‘representation’ has functioned:

  • in law / politics – representation as the way that people are gathered around an issue
  • in science – representation as the way that the matter of concern is re-presented to the eyes, the ears, the hands…

Hobbes Leviathan

  • Representing the body politic
  • Shapin and Shafer – Boyle’s air pump

From objects to things

  • The ‘thing’ has been cast out of politics, but it was long resident there
  • “thingmen” – icelandic meeting at the transatlantic fault line
  • Heidegger’s “Gatherings” – sites that are able to assemble mortals, gods, humans and non-humans
  • It is not about materialist ‘things’ as even to be materialist is ‘up for grabs’

Iconoclash

  • “… a new respect for mediators”
  • “Thou shalft not freeze frame”
  • “Truth is image, but there is no image of Truth”
  • If you stick to them images are dangerous, but are indespensable if you move from one image to the next

Disabled Persons of All Countries Unite

  • Fundamentalism is about obtaining better representation through denial of representation – they “despise the indirectness of representations”
  • Politics might be better conceived as a branch of disabilities studies
  • I.e.: We all need prostheses to understand – crutches – everything is mediated so it is the nature of these crutches that is important

From an Assembly of Assemblies to an Assembly of Dissembling

  • Exhibitions – much like a fair visitors or readers can compare the different types of representation
  • “parliament” with a small ‘p’ – a parliament of things – speaking things

The Phantom Public

  • Politicss tries a panapoly of representations to evoke the ‘body politic – trying to attach the interactions of humans to some kind of natural interaction (bees, machines, brains, etc.)
  • Body politics is a monster… the leviathon and the phantom public

 

ciid readings

The Beauty of Letting Go – Sven Ouzman

The Beauty of Letting Go: Fragmentary Museums and Archaeologies of Archive by Sven Ouzman

Objects, places, and people have typically “messy” biographies that offer points of attachment for a wide range of sensory engagement. Archaeology’s two strengths, materiality and context, can productively expose significant ruptures in master narratives through archaeologies of archive that ask how objects come to be collected and displayed (or not) and at what cost.”

Imagine a beautifully designed museum where light, airy galleries enter into contrapuntal conversation with darker, more atmospheric niches. Imagine further that these spaces frame and give texture to thousands of objects1 collected from near and far, from long ago and yesterday. Now imagine that, intermingling with beautiful and intact, text-accompanied objects, there are hidden display cases, empty or half- filled with tragic and disintegrating objects, some smelly. The visible manifestation of declining funding? The aftermath of “looting” such as recently occurred at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad? No. The future of museums and archaeology? Hopefully.

Fred Wilson – artist who has used museum collections, juxtaposed in a certain way, to point out colonialist attitude and tropes.

Critique of ‘sight’ as dominant form of knowing – the “sense of reason”

[Aside: Tanizaki – a restaurant famous for its dining rooms illuminated by candlelight – electric lighting as a Westernising force that changing relations to custom and tradition.  “only in dim half-light is the true beauty of Japanese lacquerware revealed” – the things deprived of their agency through too much (Western) light.]

Georg Simmel writes powerfully on the politics of numbers: a “3,” for example, suggests the possibility of an interlocutor and exponentially more connective and disjunctive possibilities than does a binary

Seeing from below (instead of the militarised gaze of seeing from above): “But how to see from below is a problem requiring at least as much skill with bodies and language, with the mediations of vision, as the “highest” techno- scientific visualizations (Haraway 1981:191)”

Object Logic

What do objects want from us?  Fetish, beauty, authenticity

Object rights

Acknowledges the mutuality of “nature” and “culture.”

Specific example of human remains as ‘object.’  What if we called “human remains” simply “humans.”

The right to a life history, agency, and home.

Life history: Example of the drum ancestor – a zoomorphised drum that sometimes contains the bones of ancestors.  Works of art accumulate scars and marks – part of their character and ‘multiple lives’ and biographies

Agency: “bored stone” – technology of multiple uses that is argued over – these objects select us to display them, not the other way around (i.e.: we don’t know what they are, but there is just something about them)

Home: the object’s right to integrate or reject its current surroundings.  Absences of objects is often as important as presence – e.g.: Elgin Marbles

 

ciid events

MeLa – General Assembly – Barcelona

Chris Whitehead

  • Museums and Identity in History and Contemporaneity
  • Geography and environmental psychology
  • What is the significance of museum representations of place for expressions of cultural identity in european museums.  
    • Staying, moving, not-moving, not-staying
    • What are the teleological repercussions
  • Objectives 
    • Interpellation – routes and roots
  • Producers and consumers – curators / audience
  • Lewis Chess Men: museum touch points – text (tone of pronouns, us/we), person profiles, videos
  • Literature review: place, nationalisms, mabliities, identities
  • Primary case studies – particular museum contexts: 3 clusters
  • Secondary case studies – geographical areas
  • Textual versus experiential analysis of exhibitions…
  • Transitive experiences – in the video…

Ian Chambers

  • How does art intervene in the contestation of normalized views of difference and domestication
  • Changing forms of particiaption in the museum experience
  • Art modify existing barriers and thresholds?
  • Durham / Taussig
  • Danilo Capasso: The MAC Museum at Erolano and the metro station-museum Stazione Municipio, Naples
  • Postcolonial museums – ‘imperialism’ and the situatedness of museums within a postcolonial ‘mutlple modernities’
  • Manifesta – a sort of ‘anti-museum’ – Manifesta 7 ironic installation “Museum of European Normality
  • Naming – Kunstaller, museums, galleries, curator (visual arts administrator), exhibition

Perla Innocenti

  • European policy level
  • Collaborations between libraries and museums
  • Europeana / IFLA
  • Think tank – April / May 2012

Mark Nash

  • Artistic and curatorial reflection
  • Migration – contemporary art
    • Isaac Julien Western Union Series
    • MateiBejenaru, Travelling Guide, 2005
    • Huang Yong Ping, Frolic, Barbican Art Gallery, 2007
    • Roman Vasseur, 500 Pounds of Common Earth
  • The Roma – Call The Witness – “the great and the good talking about – instead of the creative empowerment”
  • Think Tank – 23rd of March
  • Bergen Biennial – “A told work of art versus and executed work of art” – conceptual art + radio play + sound art.  Narration, sound art, archival materials.  Works that remain unrealised…

Other notes

  • Interest in the ways that ‘user contributed’ exhibitions function vis a vis the materials available to them…
    • I.e.: There are user contributed shows that develop through an assumption about ‘user needs’ or ‘user awareness’ but what tools are they given to develop language, relations, etc.
  • The online exhibition
    • Distributed / parallel exhibitions