Promiscuous Publics

11 Oct. 2018

Public talk at Knot Project Space 11 Oct. 2018 @18:00, as part of their Video in the Public Sphere lecture series.

Firstly, this two-part talk introduces the general framework of Public Art Munich 2018 (directed by Joanna Warsza), a performative series of art and discursive events that took place over a three-month period during the summer. As the theory researcher for the series, Reed will discuss some of the concepts concerning our understanding of ‘publicness’ today that helped to contextualize the diverse artistic interventions, each of which occurred in a unique location across the city of Munich. The second part of the talk addresses the transformation of the public sphere in view of networked communications technologies, arguing for the need to grasp publicness today through the logic and political dynamics of the platform.