Patricia Pisters (University of Amsterdam) and Adam Nocek (Arizona State University)
Jussi Parikka, Duncan Fairfax, Filippo Bertoni, Iris van der Tuin, Erin Espelie, Gregg Lambert, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Richard Turner, Stephen Loo, Jonathan Beller, Conny Groenewegen, Marcel O’Gorman, Betti Marenko, Siebren de Haan, Ron Broglio, Femke Herregraven, Angela Sakrison
This project brings together a vibrant cast of scholars and practitioners from across North America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia to engage in the varied and complex entanglements of media and geological materials.
With the discourse of the “immateriality” of media thankfully fading and it becoming clearer that media have materiality (geophysical, computational, infrastructural, financial, etc.) that significantly impacts life on Earth, there is an urgent need to situate media and mediation in terms of its earthly materials and practices. The GMC engages this urgency in a variety of contexts: academic presentation, artistic experimentation, curated exhibitions, socially engaged design practice, and publication.
• The project developed under the umbrella of Geological Myth, Magic, and Alchemy supported by Nocek’s visiting professorship at the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
• Project incubation at Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), 2018.
• Public Talk by Adam Nocek titled, Geomedia: On Mythic Noise and the Design of Geological Communication, at Literary Theatre Perdu, Amsterdam.
• Geo-mediologies of the Screen panel at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), Toronto, Canada.
• Geomediations Exhibition June 15-16, 2017 at Mediamatic, Amsterdam.
Artworks by: Conny Groenewegen, Patricia Pisters, Marcel O’Gorman, Erin Espelie
How can the arts and art research help to address global issues related to ecological change and natural disasters? During this evening event, the speakers will give three examples of the way in which the use of raw materials (such as oil or wood) has cultural, political and social consequences.
What can we learn about contemporary geological processes and the role of humans therein by looking at media objects and digital culture? The symposium Geo Mediations celebrates the entanglements of media and geological events. The evening program brings together a wide ensemble of voices in both talks and artwork presentations.