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situated practices in media studies

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Post-Studio Practices: An Interview with Neal White of Office of Experiments

I wanted to deliberately move away from the hermetic space that media / digital art was creating for itself – the Lab – and to set up an independent contemporary art practice that was networked and moved across spaces, enclosures, archives and galleries. Therefore I needed to find a way of working with others that was neither exploitative nor driven by serving another discipline or field.

Interview by Jussi Parikka

6/2016

Neal White runs the Office of Experiments, a research platform that “works in the expanded field of contemporary art.”

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Jesper Olsson on The Media Archaelogy Lab

the point of the Media archaeology lab is to historicize and critically investigate digital media and technologies…not to underwrite the myth of constant progress, but rather to complexify the history of media. In tinkering with old, forgotten, and dead media it opens our eyes to mistakes, waste, and failure […] in order to sharpen our understanding of what media are and how they operate, of their specific temporality, of their impact on perception and thinking, on cultural practice and art and everyday life.

An interview with Jesper Olsson on the concept of the media archaeological lab.

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sister labs // MAL, MAF, and Signal Lab

Thanks to the generosity of Stefan Höltgen, I recently had the pleasure of touring two important media archaeology labs: the Media Archaeological Fundus, founded by Wolfgang Ernst, and the Signal Lab, founded and directed by Stefan. I was especially keen to tour these labs partly because I consider them sibling labs to my own Media […]

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