Date: 12 - 16 April 2010
Visual Culture Research Center (VCRC), Kiev
Located in the former space of the Soros Contemporary Art Centre in Kyiv at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, the Visual Culture Research Centre is an initiative in an academic frame. Involving the faculty and students of the cultural studies department in collaboration with international researchers, curators, critics and artists in the form of working seminars, conferences, residences and exhibitions, the Centre is intended as an innovative platform to integrate current artistic practice and academic disciplines. The aim of the Centre is to develop an environment that promotes the analysis of manifestations in post-Soviet cultural, political, and economic situation evident and particular to Ukraine. With a focus on issues relevant to interpreting the concrete historical circumstance, the primary objective of the Centre is to generate a format for the production of discourse.
Visual Dispositif / Social Dispositif is a first conference in the framework of the collaborative project Art/Knowledge/Politics which joins politically engaged artists, critical academics and activists at the platform of VCRC, Kiev.
Introduction. Olga Bryukhovetska. Art/Knowledge/Politic
Keynote. Nikita Kadan. Practices of Self-organization in Young Ukrainian Art.
Keynote. Galit Eilat. From Imagination to Radical Thinking.
Dispositif of City
Introduction. Olga Bryukhovetska. Landscape theory.
Screening. Masao Adachi. AKA Serial Killer. Japan, 1969.
Anna Hurina. Cinema and City.
Olga Bryukhovetska. Dream Screen: Negative Landscape in Analepsis.
Screening. Sean Snyder. Analepsis. 2003 - 2004.
Dispositif of Prison
Introduction. Galit Eilat. Evil at the Core.
Screening. Artur Zmijewski. Repetition. Poland, 2005.
What is repeated in Repetition?
Moderator Olga Bryukhovetska.
Yevgenia Belorusets. Presentation of the photo-project on poverty.
Launching of The Court Experiment, the installation-in-process project.
Presentation of the first issue of Commons, the Journal of Social critique.
Criminalization of protest.
Yevgenia Belorusets, Vitaly Atanasov, Olexandr Volodarsky, Andry and Serhy Movchan.
Moderator Olga Bryukovetska.
Reading group. So what is Dispositif?
Collective project The Party, an experiment in self-organization.