One-Day Symposium on the Post-Internet
Tuesday March 21st.
Arabia campus, Hämeentie 135 C, Room 5022.
Adding to the long list of “post” conditions, the term “post-internet” offers a fairly recent attempt to characterize a certain social, political, historical, and material condition that artists, curators, educators, and critics are currently working with. For some, it provides a language to articulate the complex entwinements between online and offline, while for others, it presents yet another blasé attempt to excite the neoliberal art world.
The aim of this one day symposium is to offer entry points to the post-internet logic, its conceptualization, and its critique by examining its (ab)uses in artistic, educational, and curatorial practices. We ask, why and how to engage with or disengage from the post-internet and what happens when the post-internet enters the institution.
The symposium is free and open for everyone.
Tags: memes & millennials, insta fame & tumblr dirt, fuckbois & Spice Girls, “how to get into the (Anthropo)scene” vs. “how to seem cool in your (Chthulu)scene”, temporary work & persisting affects, pop-up start-up fuck-up, biennale bomber jackets & moldy bananas, classist new age spiritualism & crippling depression, three stripes materiality, etc.
9:25 Opening words
9:30 Approaching the Post-Internet
Max Ryynänen: Hegel's Pipe: Magritte, memes and weak thinking
Elvia Wilk: We don’t get the terms we want – we get the terms we deserve
10:50 Post-Internet Art Education
Konstanze Schütze: Silent Survival Strategies – The Image and Contemporary Visual Culture
Juuso Tervo: Education in the present tense
13:00 The (post?)Politics of the Post-Internet
Jenna Jauhiainen: Know Your Enemy: Military Memetics and Cambridge Analytica
Nora Sternfeld: What comes after the post-? For a repolitization of politics and education
14:20 - 15:30 Wrap-Up Session & Open Discussion
16:00 Screening: Stephanie Comilang: Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me, Paradise; 2016, 26 min)
We have reserved 20 minutes for each presentation and 30 minutes for open discussion in each session.
Juuso Tervo (juuso.tervo [at] aalto [dot] fi)