Lecture at Gertrude Contemporary

Mar 3 2015, 18:00

Diagrammes and Futurity lecture in the Gertrude Contemporary – Discipline series, Melbourne, AU. March 3, 2015 18:00. With Sean Dockray as respondent.

Where is the future? Such a question deliberately situates the future as a territory to be engineered, a future not merely unveiled by mechanisms (or automatisms) of critique. The future demands an exercise rooted in the speculative labour of linking knowing with doing, namely ethics, and not sheer gestures of cognitive negativity. The future demands affirmation. This diagrammatic talk will cull from recent (left) Accelerationist discourse and probe the constructability of futurity, partially via the humble back door of artistic practice.