Friday 5 June 2015: The Anthropocene Project at Tate Modern. With, among others, DAI-tutor the Otolith Group
10.15am - 5.00pm
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
Bankside, London SE1 9TG.
£15, concessions available.
Humanity is in the midst of a global crisis. Economic and technological developments of the last hundred years have made human beings into the strongest driving force of geological and ecological processes – with massive consequences not only for nature, but also for humankind itself. Beyond merely describing this phenomenon, the new conceptual framework offered by the Anthropocene thesis opens up an integrated perspective from which to grapple with this changed reality.
Taking the pioneering Anthropocene Project 2013–14 at HKW in Berlin as a starting point, historian Dipesh Chakrabarty, geologist Jan Zalaseiwicz, the artist collective The Otolith Group, the research organization Territorial Agency (John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog), photographer Armin Linke, curator Anselm Franke, philosopher and HKW Director Bernd Scherer will present a range of artistic and theoretical approaches and concepts.
10.25am Welcome Marko Daniel
10.30am Introduction Bernd Scherer
10.50am Jan Zalasiewicz
11.20am Dipesh Chakrabarty
11.50am Discussion chaired by Bernd Scherer
12.30pm Screening of Medium Earth The Otolith Group
1.15pm Lunch break
2.15pm Introduction Anselm Franke
2.35pm The Otolith Group
3.05pm Territorial Agency
4.05pm Plenary discussion chaired by Anselm Franke
4.55pm Closing remarks Bernd Scherer
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