September 7, 2016

This is the program of THE SOCIAL – the IAVC conference at Boston University. The conference is supported by OCR, the Museum of Contemporary Cuts, the Boston University Center for the Humanities and Arts Administration @ Boston University. The conference is free for speakers and attendees. Attendees can register at this link: http://www.bu.edu/artsadmin/the-social-confrence-registration/. Also, if you wish to support our Kickstarter for artworks the link is here. Check our FAQs for quick answers.

 

THE SOCIAL conference address is: College of General Studies (CGS), 871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

 

From September 1 to October 1 

Exhibition: Murat Germen, SOCIAL – IST

Museum of Contemporary Cuts

 

Day 0 – Wednesday September 28, 2016

 

9:30 – 11:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 505

Projection of Madame B by Mieke Bal & Michelle Williams Gamaker

 

18:00 – 19:00

Performance: conceived and curated by Lanfranco Aceti, Hope Coming On

with Boston Children Chorus and Urbanity Dance

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston address is465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115.

 

 

19:00 – 20:00

Peripatetic lecture across the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s new exhibition Political Intent 

Hope Coming On: Artworks, Monuments and Memorializations Beyond Authenticity and into Humanity

Speakers/Guides Lanfranco Aceti (BU), Vincent Brown (Harvard), Jen Mergel (MFA and curator of Political Intent), Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU), Susanna Schoenberg (Art Academy Düsseldorf)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston address is465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115.

 

Day 1 – Thursday September 29, 2016

 

9:00 — 9:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Introductions by Lanfranco Aceti and Marquard Smith

 

9:30 — 10:30

Panel 1 (Revolutions, Free Speech, Radicalization and Social Media track)

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Marquard Smith

Laura Hartmann-Villalta, “‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’:

Tracing the Origins of Social Media in Spanish Civil War Visual Culture”

 

Panel 2 – Parallel Session (Social Incarceration track)

9:30 — 10:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 505

Chair: Özden Şahin

Sungeun Kim, “The Memory of the 25th Hour: Visualising Gangjeong Struggle”

Erin Greer, “Another Court, Silent and Black: The Satanic Verses’ Picture of a Counterpublic”

 

Panel 3 (Social Incarceration track)

10:30 – 11:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Sara Blaylock

Matt Knutson, “Algorithm and Architecture: The Persistence of Disciplinarity in Informatic Control”

Ligia (Licho) López López, “Africa Migration Visualities and the Humanitarian Disaster”

Clorinde Peters, “Total War: Documentary Photography in an Era of Neoliberal Conflict”

 

Panel 4 (Social Incarceration track)

11:30 – 12:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Özden Şahin

Susanna Schoenberg (alias arte-e-parte) in collaboration with Christiane König, “Deep Interview (on monitoring)”

Carol Jacobsen, “Visual and Political Strategies for Freedom and Human Rights of Incarcerated Women”

 

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch Break

 

14:00 – 15:00

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Lanfranco Aceti

Keynote, Prof. Vincent Brown – Harvard University (Social Incarceration track)

“The History of Slavery in the Database Age: Design for Social History”

Panel 6 – Parallel Session  (Revolutions, Free Speech, Radicalization and Social Media track)

15:00 – 16:00

BU College of General Studies – CGS 505

Chair: Marija Katalinić

Kelsey Christensen, “Interactivity and the Restitution of the Aura”

Boris Ruzic, “The Possibilities of the Formation of a Spectator as an Intersubjective Agent”

 

16:00 – 16:30 – Coffee Break

 

16:30 — 17:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Marquard Smith

Keynote, Prof. Nicholas Mirzoeff (Revolutions, Free Speech, Radicalization and Social Media track)

“The Space of Revolution #BlackLivesMatter”

18:00 — 19:00

Performance: Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins, The Body Of The People

with Rex Cadwallader on piano, vocals by Tiffany Jackson, Arti Dixon on drums, and Mike Asetta on bass

Old South Meeting House

The Old South Meeting House address is310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108.

 

Day 2 – Friday September 30, 2016

 

9:00 – 10:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 505

Projection of Madame B by Mieke Bal & Michelle Williams Gamaker

 

10:15 – 10:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Introduction and Housekeeping by Lanfranco Aceti and Marquard Smith

 

10:30 — 11:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Marquard Smith

Keynote, Prof. Lanfranco Aceti, Boston University (Reverberations of Art, Politics and Violence from the Mediterranean track)

“Fires in the Mediterranean: …Serendipitous History of an Emigrant”

 

Panel 7 (Reverberations of Art, Politics and Violence from the Mediterranean track)

11:30 – 12:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Sara Blaylock

Asimina Ino Nikolopoulou, “Testimony and the Visual: Documentary Photography, Social Media Platforms and the Plight for Agency in Imagery of the Syrian Refugee Crisis”

Andrea Pruchova, “How Does Central Europe Imagine a Refugee?: Visual Analysis of Media Representation of Immigrants in Times of ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Countries of the Visegrad Group”

Özge Ejder, “Ambivalence of Representation”

 

Panel 8 (Reverberations of Art, Politics and Violence from the Mediterranean track)

12:30 – 13:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Douglas De Natale

Thalia Hoffmann, “Guava”

Allison Rowe, “Greeks for Greece: A Narrative Exploration of Frat Culture, the Greek Refugee Crisis and an Art Exhibition”

Özden Şahin, “Political Violence, Media Art and Biopolitical Spaces of Illegal Immigration across the Mediterranean”

13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch Break

 

12:00 – 13:00 

Performance: Michaela Davies, Sound Politics (Duty and Untitled Involuntary Cyborg Quartet)

With Urbanity Dance

Boston Athenaeum

The Boston Athenaeum address is10 ½ Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108.

 

13:00 – 14:00 

Performance: Bill BalaskasThe Market Will Save Us

With Urbanity Dance

Boston Common

The Boston Common address is50 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108.

 

Panel 9 (Post-society and Financial Exsanguination track)

14:30 – 15:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Özden Şahin

Violeta Vojvodic Balaz, “Value Quest Bourse—The Perpetual Bond of Virtual Economy”

Daniel Feinberg, “Lived-Environment Aesthetics After Efficiency”

Mark Curran, “Normalising Deviance & the Construction of THE MARKET”

 

Panel 10 (Post-society and Financial Exsanguination track)

15:30 – 16:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Sara Blaylock

Timothy Furstnau, “The Museum of Capitalism”

Verónica Tello, “Post-Institutional Critique in the Former West”

Davey Whitcraft, “The Franchise of the Self: Envisioning the Artist as Immaterial Labourer through Biopolitics”

 

Panel 11 – Parallel Session (Post-society and Financial Exsanguination track)

15:30 – 16:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 505

Chair: Douglas De Natale

Camilla Boemio, “A Hybrid Archipelago”

Shane Brennan, “Visionary Infrastructure”

 

16:30 – 17:00 – Coffee Break

 

17:00 — 18:00

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Marquard Smith

Keynote, Prof. Mieke Bal – Un. Amsterdam (Post-society and Financial Exsanguination track)

“Emotional Capitalism (about the film Madame B by Mieke Bal & Michelle Williams Gamaker)”

Madame B by Mieke Bal & Michelle Williams Gamaker is the basis for this keynote speech. Therefore, everyone attending the lecture is kindly requested to see the film. Projection times are as advertised on this programme.

 

Day 3 – Saturday October 1, 2016

 

10:15 – 10:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Introduction and Housekeeping by Lanfranco Aceti and Marquard Smith

 

10:30 — 11:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Marquard Smith

Keynote, Prof. Christopher P. Heuer, Clark Institute (The Social in Visual Culture track)

 

Panel 12 (The Social in Visual Culture track)

11:30 – 12:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Marquard Smith

Katie Pratt, “Invisible Geometry”

Kevin Dowler, “Reclaiming the Spectacle of the Social: An ‘Unproductive’ Analysis”

Suzana Milevska, “Against the Organised Amnesia and Implanted False Memories in Public Space”

 

Panel 13 – Parallel Session (The Social in Visual Culture track)

11:30 – 12:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 505

Chair: Marija Katalinić

Francesca Martinez Tagliavia, “Image as Society: The Birth of the Visual In Emile Durkheim’s Sociology (1890-1914)”

Lewis Johnson, “Figuring in Exposure: Critical Forms of Sociality in Recent Photographic and Videographic Work by Turkish Artists”

 

Visual Culture Board Meeting

11:30 – 13:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 511

 

Panel 14 (The Social in Visual Culture track)

12:30 – 13:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Michael Spicher

Stefka Hristova and Jennifer Daryl Slack, “Socialıty In-Color”

Stephen Monteiro, “From Apps to Bees: Social Media Design and Gendered Labor Practices”

Lana Locke, “The Feral, the Social and the Art Object”

 

Panel 15 – Parallel Session (The Social in Visual Culture track)

12:30 – 13:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 505

Chair: Özden Şahin

Christopher Lineberry, “Pleasure Gardens and Disco: Formatting Social Incorporation”

Mike Richison, “Video Voto Matic

Steve Maher, “Crossroads: Context for Socially Engaged Artistic Strategies Dealing with

the History of Censorship in Post-Civil War Ireland”

 

13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch Break

 

13:00 – 14:00 

Performance: Stefanos TsivopoulosOne Too Many

With Urbanity Dance

Boston Athenaeum

The Boston Athenaeum address is10 ½ Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108.

Master Lecture by Stefanos Tsivopoulos and Lanfranco Aceti will follow the performance

 

Graduate Forum

13:30 – 14:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Blair Hollis

Laura Belik “Cities: to whom, by whom? The Minhocão elevated highway case study in São Paulo/ Brazil”
Giovanni Gonzales “Active Viewing: A Performative Lecture”
Jackie Valle “The Flowering of State Murder: Art at the intersections of the bloom”
Craig Berggold “Precarious Visibility”
Amanda Cachia “Sweet Gongs Vibrating: The Politics of Sensorial Access”
Stephanie Sherman “Henry Ford’s Fordlandia: Strategy and Tragedy”
Marija Katalinic “Images of Vulnerability”
Sara Blaylock “DIY Public Sphere: East German Galleries and Independent Publications as a Counter-Public”

 

Panel 16 (Art & Society track)

14:30 – 15:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Herbert Jones

Joel Neville Anderson, “Narcissism and Community Video”

Joe Joe Orangias, “Homomonuments: LGBTQ2 Memorials and their

Displacement of Culture”

 

Panel 17 – Parallel Session A (Art & Society track)

14:30 – 15:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 505

Chair: Özden Şahin

David Ayala Alfonso, “The Broken Voice: Field Observations On The New Spatializations Of Dissent”

Jennifer Stob, “Hallucination, Abstraction, Consciousness: Social Space in the Cinétracts and Other Moving Image Activist Imaginaries”

Donasia Tillery, “Radical Counter-geographies: Street Art, Haunting, and Futurity”

 

Panel 18 – Parallel Session B (Art & Society track)

14:30 – 15:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 511

Chair: Michael Spicher

Mia Kang, “Aesthetic Intimacies: The Social Avoids Eye Contact”

Toisha Tucker, “Alone Together

Robin Alex McDonald, “What Does It Mean to ‘Be with’ Others in our Current Era of Neoliberal Capitalism?”

 

Panel 19 – Parallel Session C (Art & Society track)

14:30 – 15:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 527

Chair: Marquard Smith

Maria V. Barriga, “Visions of a Conflict. Three Images to Understand the Araucanía, Chile”

Tarcisio Torres Silva, “Looks over the Landscape: Image and Memory in the Socio-Environmental Disaster In Mariana, Brazil”

Jackie Valle, “The Flowering of State Murder: Art at the Intersections of the Bloom”

 

Panel 20 (Art & Society track)

15:30 – 16:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Chair: Herbert Jones

Lee Rodney, “Sites of Dissensus: Aesthetics after the Border”

Rebecca Uchill, “Beyond the Usual Parameters of ‘the Art World’”

David Luke Houston, “‘Have you been to FASHION 時裝 MODA МОДА?’ Art, Politics and Social Connectivity in the South Bronx and Beyond”

 

Panel 21 – Parallel Session A (Art & Society track)

15:30 – 16:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 505

Chair: Stephanie Sherman

Peter Ride, “Inclusive Museum Space – Digital Museum Projects as Inclusive Initiatives”

Verónica Soria Martinez, “The Fight for Visibility and the Luxury of Voluntary Anonymity”

 

Panel 22 – Parallel Session B (Art & Society track)

15:30 – 16:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 511

Chair: Marija Katalinić

Catherine Bernard, “Guerilla 2.0

Jason van Eyk, “Public Interventions as the Artist’s Gift”

 

16:30 – 16:50 – Coffee Break

 

IAVC2018@Pretoria

16:50 – 17:00

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Address: Amanda du Preez

 

17:00 — 18:00

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Keynote, Prof. Vera Ingrid Grant – Harvard (Art & Society track)

Chair: Lanfranco Aceti

18:00 — 18:30

BU College of General Studies – CGS 129

Conclusions by Lanfranco Aceti and Marquard Smith

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