Monday, November 2, 2009

TONIGHT: Lecture @ MIT

MIT Visual Arts Program presents another lecture in the series, "City as Stage, City as Process."
Tonight's speakers are Ana Miljacki and Nomeda Urbonas. Their topic will be,
"Protest City " (see description from the emailing below):

Protest City
Ana Miljacki speaks about her project Classes, Masses, Crowds. This project was presented in Making Things Public, a 2005 exhibition curated by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel at the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany. Nomeda Urbonas talks about the concept, process, and outcome of the project Pro-test Lab, a multi-dimensional project to save a historical cinema in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Location:
Joan Jonas Performance Hall, MIT Visual Arts Program, Bldg N51-337, 3FL
265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
(see directions below). Free and open to the public.

For more information:
http://imaginingcities.mit.edu

1 comment:

Julia Wagner said...

Last night's lecture definitely proved the importance of good speaking. The two artists who spoke had apparently worthwhile projects, but the details and significance were lost in the absence of planned presentations. One project was mostly about expressing the relationship between communist parades and then the protests of the 90s in the Soviet. The other project was about saving an old Lithuanian Cinema through sort of Schäferian methods in the context of a Pro-Test Lab. Lots of strong emotions were being displayed, but none were carried through by the presenters. I was sad to see some of my fellow attendees actually sleeping; life is busy, but for a focused lecture series by artists, a little self-awareness and planning would have gone a long way by the presenters.