Liam Gillick: Creative Disruptions in the Age of Soft Revolutions

1948 Skinner and Counter Revolution

Thursday 28 February, 2013
7pm, $0

Columbia University, Miller Theatre
2960 Broadway

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Selected as the 38th Bampton Series speaker, artist and Visual Arts Professor Liam Gillick, presents a series of four lectures examines a particular genealogy of the modern period that offers a revised understanding of the origins of contemporary art and its analysis.

1820 Erasmus and Upheaval
Tuesday, February 26, 7pm
The first lecture begins in 1820 and addresses the immediate aftermath of the French and American revolutions, which leads to new models of work, life and social organization.

1948 Skinner and Counter Revolution
Thursday, February 28, 7pm
1948 is the starting point for the second lecture. Examining conspiracy, behavioralism, post-war restructuring and the delusions around applied modernism it will reveal the various counter measures, both intentional and structural, that shaped the post-war sense of self.

1963 Herman Kahn and Projection
Tuesday, March 5, 7pm
For the third Bampton lecture, 1963 is the pivot for a consideration of projection – both social and political. The rise of insurgency and the consolidation of the scenario as a tool of political and financial control is combined with new models of the presented self within developing sub-cultures.

1974 Volvo and the Mise-En-Scene
Thursday, March 7, 7pm
The final Bampton lecture is rooted in 1974 and beyond looks at the mise-en-scène as a model for social and cultural organization. Continued shifts in technology and the rise of Neo-Liberalism are countered by the rise of new identifications and subjectivities.
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